Witness the birth of our own Bronberg Meander PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 June 2008 20:36
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Move over Midlands Meander, take care Crocodile River Ramble because the Bronberg area is getting its own tourist route.

The Bronberg Meander aims to attract national and international visitors to our unique area, and will provide visitors with an extensive guide of what to do, what to see and where to stay.

Businesses who want to be listed in this guide of activities and venues, can join the Bronberg Meander and be assured of maximum exposure to bring new feet to their doorsteps.


The Bronberg Meander’s logo

The Bronberg Meander is an initiative of The Bronberger in conjunction with the Gauteng Tourism Authority and the route’s tourist info centre will be at Watercrest Garden Estate in Lynnwood Road extension.

In a couple of months’ time you will be able to follow the brown meander road signs along the following routes: Delmas Road, including the Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, Garstfontein Road extension (M30), Lynnwood Road extension (M6), the old Bronkhorstspruit Road (R104), the Bronkhorstspruit- Bapsfontein Road (R25) and the Cullinan/Kemptonpark Road (R515).


This is roughly the area that the Bronberg Meander will cover

Things to do
The meander will offer visitors a range of activities – from paintball games, mountain bike, 4x4 and quad tracks, hiking trails, game drives, bird watching and picnic and fishing spots to horse riding and even rides on a donkey cart. Visitors will be able to learn how to fly at our own Kitty Hawk Aerodrome, they can indulge their senses at a relaxing spa, join a drumming circle or send the adrenalin pumping with a variety of extreme sports.

They can spend a day on a rose farm or in one of our area’s variety of nurseries and tea gardens. Activities for children will also enjoy exposure with special mention of where city children can inter-act with farm animals.

And of course all these visitors will get thirsty and hungry and they will want to know exactly where they can find a tea garden, pub & grill or restaurant in our area.

Heritage
Bronberg residents are proud of their area’s heritage and we can’t wait to show visitors all the historical sites. To get more information about bygone days, one can visit the Sammy Marks Museum and the Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum, both on the old Bronkhorstspruit Road.

Significant Anglo-Boer War battles were fought in Donkerhoek and Witpoort and the troops’ approach towards these battle sites can learly be traced on the Bronberg ridge where the ruins of old Ndebele dwellings were used as entrenchments.

The Bronberg territory is also home to a variety of artists, from sculptors and painters to jewellers and musicians. We would like to invite these artists and the studios and galleries that represent them to become part of our Bronberg Meander for extra opportunities to sell their art to tourists.


Discover the cultural history of the Bronberg area

Join
If you’re wondering what to do to become part of the Bronberg Meander, you’re going to need more information about the various development stages you will witness over the next couple of months.

The first step was to kick off with a Bronberg Meander website. Of course you’ll want to be listed on this website, and provide a link to your own website. If you don’t have your own website, you can enquire about the mini web pages on offer. We’re also going to give local businesses the opportunity to advertise on this website.

The meander has already been registered and if you’re curious, you can take a peep at the basic skeleton of the website. The flesh will be added to this skeleton as new members are welcomed to the different categories. The skeleton is at: www.bronbergmeander.co.za.

The next step is to get the electronic map of the Bronberg Meander up and running and interactive so that your business can be a click away on this map.

Brochure
Once we have a sufficient number of members in all activity categories and the Gauteng Tourism Authority has put up all the meander road signs, we’re going to print a map and brochure that will be distributed along the route as well as at tourism companies and spots across South Africa.

This brochure will be a full-colour, glossy A4-format publication and we will keep you informed about the costs of appearing in this publication. When everything is in place, the Bronberg Meander’s comprehensive package will offer members the following exposure: a website listing, visibility on an interactive meander map, a mini web page if you require it, your presence in a printed brochure and map, meander road signs from the provincial authority, international exposure and visibility in a local media campaign. Kiosk

The Bronberg Meander’s tourism info kiosk will soon be equipped with brochure stands by the Gauteng Tourism Authority. It’s at this kiosk that you can also put your own company’s brochures on display and get more Gauteng Tourism publications. For more information about the Bronberg Meander, send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 082-340-8711.


The Bronberg Meander’s tourism info kiosk will be here

 

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