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New SA route for Namibian tourists

The government plans to develop an additional access route for the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park between South Africa and Namibia ahead of the 2010 Worid Cup.

Yesterday, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk announced the planned opening of the Mata Mata gate next year and a bonier post with Namibia.

He was visiting the Twee Rivieren camp in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park as part of the 75th anniversary of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa’s portion of one of the biggest crossborder conservation areas in the world.

South Africa and Botswana in 1999 signed a bilateral agreement which united the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park and the Gemsbok National Park (Botswana), to create the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. It was the first of its kind in Africa. The park covers an area of 38 000 square kilometres.

Sapa, The Star

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