BALENI CULTURAL CAMP

The place: Near the Klein Letaba River in a mopani forest

The people: VaTsonga

Owned by: Selomba Tourism Primary Co-operative Limited

Beneficiary villages: Selwane, Lulekani, Mbaula, Phalaubeni, Majeje.

As with many villages is rural Limpopo, there are high degrees of unemployment prevalent throughout the surrounding region. Baleni Cultural Camp has provided, among the usual employment that comes with a lodge, another, more traditional, form of employment. The people in the region have long practised traditional salt-harvesting. This artisanal salt has had a growing market, which encourages not just employment, but the continuation of their traditions.

community-based tourism