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Venturing into the Rural Heartland of Africa

Venturing into the Rural Heartland of Africa

Tourists are looking for a unique experience in Africa that they have not had elsewhere. We have a story to tell and the world wants to hear it, see it and experience it through Agritourism, which allows visitors to have experiential holidays with local farmers and rural communities.

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Hoe gaan dit op die Plaas?

Hoe gaan dit op die Plaas?

Agri-toerisme is ‘n onontginde geleentheid in Suid-Afrika wat die potensiaal het om in die toekoms as ‘n vuurtoring in die platteland te dien, sĂȘ Neels van Heerden

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Thinking out of the box about rural tourism

Thinking out of the box about rural tourism

Rural towns in South Africa were formed to service farmers who had the need to purchase supplies (human and agricultural) in close proximity to their farms, so as to bring down their costs and save time. With the disintegration of rural communities, farmers have had to spend additional capital transporting their produce to cooperatives or distribution centres. While doing some research for a EURAC project, I interviewed a dairy farmer in Baardskeerdersbos who told me he that his milk is transported every day to Ladysmith Cheese, a dairy processing company that has recently been acquired by Sea Harvest for R527 million.

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Country hospitality

What makes an Agritourism farm successful?

I am asked many times why certain Agritourism farmers are more successful than others. There are a number of reasons, but when the farmer views Agritourism as part of his/her farming business, then success is inevitable.

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Diversity is South Africa's strength

Branding South African agriculture for tourism

The National Agricultural Marketing Council has a project that will be launched this year where they want to get agricultural role players to financially support their endeavors to create a uniform image nationally and internationally for South African Agriculture.

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