Revive Tourism And Economy By Fixing The Road To Mqanduli > Coffee Bay > Hole In The Wall!

Revive Tourism And Economy By Fixing The Road To Mqanduli > Coffee Bay > Hole In The Wall!

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Nqabakazi Sontshatsha started this petition to King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality and

I would hereby like to draw your attention to the neglect of the road to Mqanduli > Coffee Bay > Hole In The Wall right from the N2. This road is in a very bad/poor condition and is having a number of socio-economic impacts on business, the tourism industry, the whole KSD Municipality relying on it as well as the community in the area.


Just before the national lockdown in March 2020 due to Covid-19, I had booked myself and family at Coffee Bay for two days for leisure. When I told friends about the trip, they all warned me about the road saying I would need a 4X4 to travel it because of its bad shape. When driving on it, I was very sad because I thought they were just jealous. The road is full of potholes right from the N2 passing Mqanduli, Coffee Bay to the iconic Hole In The Wall. This is more than 50km of potholes, potholes and massive potholes. The road is not only bad for the cars but very dangerous and could be the reason of the vehicle accidents in that area. I also learned from others who have also visited the area that this has been the issue for more than 10 years. 


This does not only make the Hole In The Wall undesirable to see but also stand as a stumbling block in the economic development of that coast and as well as the lives of the community there.


I ask myself, what is it that is so special with the Table Mountain in Cape Town which our Hole In The Wall lacks? It cannot be just the cable car.


I studied and Graduated with the Diploma in Travel And Tourism at the Varsity College in Port Elizabeth. Though I am not working in the industry yet, I have kept myself warm by running a Facebook page called MyMthatha; www.facebook.com/MyMthatha/ where I seek to promote small town in tourism and business. I saw it very important to start with the Municipality where I reside which is also where I was born; the KSD Municipality. Fixing that road will not only make safe traveling to see the iconic Hole In The Wall but would boost the development of the area, making it enticing to investor and travelers.

 

I call on the KSD Municipality, OR Tambo District Municipality, Eastern Cape Tourism Board, Department Of Tourism and the Department of Transport to come together, work together in bringing this area to a very desirable state by fixing this road which is the way to one of the most natural tourist attraction the Eastern Cape Province has.

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