South Africa’s Green Resort to manage waterfall and forest perimeter in Namaacha, Mozambique

26 April 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 26 April – The government of Mozambique has granted a concession to South African company Green Resorts to manage the waterfall and a forest perimeter in the municipal area of Namaacha, in Maputo province, southern Mozambique for the next 50 years, Rádio Moçambique reported.

Speaking to the radio station, the mayor of the Namaacha municipal area, Jorge Tinga said that the decision to grant the tourist area to a private company aimed to revitalise the infrastructure in order to make it an attractive place.

The National Forestry Directorate also granted the South African group an area of around 3,000 hectares to plant trees, “because the local authority recognises it does not have the vocation to manage waterfalls and forests,” Tinga said.

The mayor of the Namaacha municipal area said that the waterfall had not interested tourists over the last few years because of a drought that has affected the region and added that he hoped that with the new management tourist traffic would increase again.

Located some 80 kilometres to the west of the city of Maputo, Namaacha is a mountainous area with conditions for forestry tourism. (macauhub)