Parks Week ends on high no­te

Knysna-Plett Herald - - News | Nuus - – N­wa­bi­sa Pon­do­yi

SANParks wrap­ped up na­ti­o­nal Parks Week on a high no­te o­ver the wee­kend.

Lo­cals we­re gi­ven an o­pen in­vi­ta­ti­on to ex­plo­re the Gar­den Rou­te Na­ti­o­nal Park’s fo­re­sts and se­as­ca­pes from 18 Sep­tem­ber, which en­ded with a Sunset Se­re­na­de in Wil­der­ness on 23 Sep­tem­ber.

Park ma­na­ger Pad­dy Gor­don said, “We want pe­op­le to as­so­ci­a­te the con­ser­va­ti­on of na­tu­re with he­ri­ta­ge. We con­ser­ve na­tu­re for the be­ne­fit of cur­rent and fu­tu­re ge­ne­ra­ti­ons.”

Occu­pan­cy in the park’s rest camps both in Wil­der­ness and T­sitsi­ka­ma was 100% o­ver the long wee­kend.

In Ebb & Flow rest camp, Wil­der­ness, the Sunset Se­re­na­de fe­a­tu­red po­pu­lar lo­cal mu­si­ci­ans who en­ter­tai­ned the vi­si­tors.

Joe Da­vis on saxop­ho­ne and guit­ar was the o­pe­ning act for the nig­ht, fol­lo­wed by A­froQu­ar­tez, a clas­si­cal four-pie­ce vo­cal group who kept the au­dien­ce cap­ti­va­ted, and the last per­for­man­ce was by Les and Jor­dan Car­pe­de.

T­sitsi­kam­ma al­so had a sli­ce of the acti­on and hos­ted cul­tu­ral dan­ce groups from lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

SANParks com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons of­fi­ci­al Nan­di Mg­wad­lam­ba said, “T­his y­e­ar’s con­cer­ted ef­fort was ma­de to in­clu­de tho­se who had ne­ver vi­si­ted the park be­fo­re.

The park will tal­ly sta­tis­ti­cs and re­le­a­se them du­ring the u­p­co­ming week.”

Pe­op­le could en­joy the Sunset Se­re­na­de at Ebb & Flow rest camp in Wil­der­ness in a re­laxed set­ting.

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