Poor roads hamper access to Phikwe`s tourist attractions

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

SELEBI-PHIKWE: The unsatisfactory state of roads along the Selebi-Phikwe Regional Tourism Corridor, especially between the mining town and Sefhophe and in the Tswapong Hills area, makes it practically impossible for a safe and cost-efficient access to the region’s tourist attractions and products.

This was said by the Coordinator of the Selebi-Phikwe Economic Diversification Unit, Kago Moshashane, during World Tourism Day celebrations here last Monday.

Moshashane said similarly, lack of a regional international airport makes the region less attractive for upmarket, low volume but high value travellers. Lack of reliable communication facilities in the region, especially mobile telephony and Internet access, also impinge on the marketability and accessibility of the region.

Moshashane said it must be borne in mind that the Selebi-Phikwe region is in competition with other regions of Botswana and the SADC region for [continue reading]


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