Celebrating the Morula festival

Alex Matlala

Alex Matlala

It will be glitz and glamour in Phalaborwa today when dignitaries from neighbouring countries and abroad join Limpopo MEC for Economic Development Collins Chabane to celebrate the Morula Art Festival.

The annual festival takes place at Impala Park, Phalaborwa, near the Kruger National Park.

Dignitaries from Zimbabwe, Germany, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique are expected to attend.

The Morula Art Festival is celebrated each year in the tourism and mining town of Phalaborwa.

The festival, which was officially launched on March 2006, is aimed at celebrating the indigenous fruits of the amarula tree - marula.

The Greater Ba-Phalaborwa municipal mayor, Gloria Valoyi, said not only does the festival increase the number of tourists visiting the town, but also serves as an entertainer, educator and facilitator.

Several artists are billed to entertain guests at the festival today and tomorrow.

Free morula beer, food and music will be the order of the day.