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Great Easter turn out

Kopano Dibakwane

Graskop Chamber of Business and Tourism (GCBT) has confirmed that the 2018 Easter holidays were very profitable for the town. Louis Trichardt Street, affectionately known in local circles as the Golden Mile, drew the biggest crowd of tourists.

The entire street offers the best restaurants, curio shops, accommodation, informal trading market, currency exchange outlets, a bank, to name but a few. Tourists were so eager to get a taste of the rare Graskop experience that they gladly braved the pouring rain throughout the long weekend.

GCBT Secretary, Ted Bones, said that recent developments in Graskop, including the Gorge, are helping the town to regain its former popularity.

“It was indeed a better Easter than last year. The businesses did well, which is way better than what we saw in recent years. There was an upturn in the number of visitors and the Gorge Lift has played a big role in drawing more people to Graskop. According to the info centres, our accommodation sector reached over 99% this year and some of the visitors had to be sent to Sabie and Pilgrims Rest because there was no more space, everybody was fully booked,” said Bones.

He said that more initiatives were in store in relation to the development of Graskop. Bones believes that cooperation amongst the community can yield great results for the future generations of Graskop.

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