The Department of Economic Development Environment Conservation and Tourism (DEDECT) in the North West Province would like to inform the public about the fire outbreak that gutted Sun Citys Cabanas Hotel and Manyane Resort on the 16th September 2023 at Mogwase, Moses Kotane sub-district.
According to Sun City General Manager Mr. Brett Hoppe, a fire broke out in the Cabanas Hotel kitchen at about 2.30pm on Saturday afternoon, the staff noticed a small fire which they extinguished, but it had already spread through the extraction ventilation to the reception area. In a separate incident, Manyane Resort also suffered the same fate of fire outbreak. There were no injuries reported in the two incidents and DEDECT as a custodian of tourism in the province is working closely with the management of Cabanas Hotel and Manyane Resort to establish the root cause of the fire outbreak.
These unfortunate incidents happens during the Tourism Month when the North West Province is preparing itself to host the World Tourism Day from the 26th – 27th of September 2023. It is equally important to indicate that the fire outbreak in Sun City happens immediately after the North West Government held a successful Premiers Investor Dinner. The importance of the tourism sector in the economy of the North West Province cannot be overemphasised as such, MEC Virginia Tlhapi is working hand in glove with the management of Sun City and Manyane Resort to try and normalize the situation.
The Manyane Resort is currently closed until further notice. However, the Park Mahala Week Programme which started from the 10th -17th September 2023 is continuing in other parks of the province.
Issued by the Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism (DEDECT) For media enquiries please contact:
Mr. Jerry Matebesi Cell JeremiahMatebesi@nwpg.gov.za