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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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Getting Settled On Carnavon Estate

Getting Settled on Carnarvon Estate

In 2009, the managing director of Nerpo, Aggrey Mahanjana, took charge of the 5 000ha Carnarvon Estate land reform farm in the Eastern Cape. Today he can look back on a successful journey, but one that has had its share of bumps and potholes. Mike Burgess reports.
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Branding South Africa Agriculture

Branding South Afican Agriculture

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. I presume that Brand SA; Proudly SA and South African Tourism would integrate this project into their current modus operandi as well.
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