Feb 27

Inanda Dam – Inanda Heritage Route Development

by in Community, Culture & Heritage, History & Memories, Tourism

Significance
The huge body of water is sited spectacularly within broken terrain and yet the enormous potential lies generally dormant. Since Inanda presents the easiest access to the dam which lies at the far end of the Route this should eventually lead to ongoing invigoration along the entire length.

Vision
It is important to make access to this spectacular dam so near central Durban more accessible to the general population and in so doing offer employment opportunities.

Opportunities

To enhance the social perspective by displaying examples of the early Bantu settlements inundated under the dam.
To demonstrate the importance of water in Development
Enhance social tourism which is already in place eg ‘home stays’
Create employment opportunities servicing tourist facilities

Guidelines
All developments will need to be undertaken in close co-operation with relevant Water Authorities who have the responsibility of maintaining the integrity of this major water source.

 

Excerpted from: DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK PLAN & MARKETING STRATEGY INANDA HERITAGE ROUTE Harber & Associates IHR Consortium FINAL REPORT July 2010

Durban Green Corridor has subsequently developed various adventure tourism and recreational services and programmes around the dam, for instance, Youth Trail Running.

 

 

 

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