Nature-based tourism on communal land: the Mavhulani experience

SOURCE: Development Southern Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2000
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.H.Viljoen, K.Naicker
KEYWORDS: ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENVIRONMENTAL TOURISM, RURAL COMMUNITIES, TOURISM, TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 1803

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Abstract

South Africa is experiencing a boom in nature-based tourism in which underdeveloped and previously marginalized homeland areas are not sharing. The aim of this article is to determine some of the crucial constraints which inhibit tourism in these areas, by exploring various tourism development issues based on insights gained from research undertaken in Mavhulani bush cap, a seemingly successful nature based tourism development project. This venture is run on communal trust land in the former Venda homeland area.