Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge

The Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge is a great example of a Community owned, privately operated and Government supported Lodge on the South African component of the Maloti Drakensburg Tranfrontier Conservation Area.

Peace Parks Foundation Quarterly Review Oct-Dec 2015

The Quarterly Review highlights achievements and events of October to December 2015.

Transboundary protected areas: Opportunities and challenges

Transboundary protected areas—parcels of land designated for joint protection by neighboring countries—can be important tools for post-conflict peacebuilding and environmental management. The benefits of transboundary protected areas are evidenced by their growth in popularity: in the late 1980s, there were fifty-nine; as of 2012, there were more than 600 (Balkans Peace Park Project n.d.).

Baleni Scared Salt Camp

This African Ivory Route-Baleni Camp, won a silver award in the “Engaging People and Culture” category at the 2015 African Responsible Tourism Awards. Attached the Baleni story with pictures.

Transfrontier Parks Destination 2015 submission to African Responsible Tourism Awards

Attached the Submission which was made to the African Responsible Awards by Transfrontier Parks Tourism Destination

Transfrontier Parks Destination shine at 2015 African Responsible Tourism Awards

In 2015, Transfrontier Parks Destinations (TFPD) put together a submission to the African Responsible Tourism Awards. TFPD manage and market community -owed destinations in South Africa. Some of these destinations include !Xaus Lodge in the Kgalagadi, Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge within the Maloti Drakensburg TFCA ,camps within the African Ivory Route and the Awelani Lodge in Great Limpopo Transfrontier. At the Awards TFPD won a gold award in the “Poverty Reduction” category and The African Ivory Route-Baleni Camp, a silver award in the “Engaging People and Culture” category.