UMSINSI WOKUZIMILELA -Msinsi Originals
It’s time to warm up to winter at Msinsi Game Reserves & Resorts. Here there’s always something fascinating round every corner –msinsi tree blooming! We’re excited to deliver you our very first newsletter. Appropriately, it’s launched in midwinter when we greet the stunning scarlet flowers of our emblem, the msinsi tree. The msinsi tree is known as the Erythrina, and also called the coral tree because of the colour and spiked shape of the colour. The characteristic flowers help you spot them easily in our reserves at this time of year. But it’s the tree’s hardworking leaf that forms the Msinsi Holdings’ logo – and with its three lobes, it reminds us of the three-part Msinsi pledge in protecting the environment. At Msinsi, we are custodians of these resources on behalf of Umgeni Water and we are ultimately responsible to the people of South Africa under the National Water Act No.36 of 1998. Help us celebrate and protect these glorious water resources this winter and for many seasons to come – and enjoy keeping in touch through our newsletter!
50% OFF WINTER SPECIALS!
There’s a special to warm up your bank balance this winter! And it’s what we’re offering on accommodation and campsites until 25 August 2014. Book now to make sure you’re able to enjoy this great offer! Go to: www.msinsi.co.za; or phone 031 765 7724
Record-breaking Inanda Bass Classic!
This year’s Inanda Bass Classic was especially one to remember – Ronnie Thompson smashed the existing record of 5.23kg by landing a 6.28kg monster! “Never give up,” was his advice for next year. “It wasn’t easy but the prizes made it worthwhile.” When it was time for Inanda Bass Fishing Chair Ken Ainslie to present prizes, including R30 000 cash and more, excitement gleamed in the eyes of all the fishing enthusiasts. As well as Ronnie, prize-winners included runner-up Chris Smith, whose fish weighed in at 3.896kg. “Ken has been successfully running this competition for 17 years and you can really see this behind the scenes,” said Happy Ndlovu, Msinsi Holdings acting Marketing Manager. “Everything was impressively well organised and people were working with real dedication.” Save the date of next year’s Inanda Bass Classic on 2 and 3 May 2015 to try to claim the floating trophy from Ronnie. For more information on bass fishing, visit: www.inandabassclassic.co.za
Msinsi connects with the world
Msinsi once again had a stand at the legendary Tourism Indaba, which this year took place from 10 to 12 May. This international trade show, Africa’s biggest tourism marketing event, attracted nearly 10 000 delegates. “Participating positions Msinsi as part of the exciting and growing world tourism market,” says Ray Naguran, acting Managing Director. “We were even able to give prospective buyers who engaged with us a small Msinsi gift to remind them of us when they return to their homes and offices. “The Minister of Tourism pointed out in his speech at the Opening Ceremony that total international arrivals have grown 300% in the 20 years of our democracy. At Msinsi, we want to be part of the drive to make tourism work for KZN and for South Africa – boosting the economy and providing jobs.”
COMING SOON: Harry romps again! Remember that rampaging hartebeest knocking the mountain-biker to the ground during a race at Albert Falls Game Reserve? The video went viral in October 2011 and is still one of the two most popular YouTube clips to come out of South Africa so far. Now we’re putting together a retrospective for the exciting, new user-friendly Msinsi website. We’ll keep you posted on Facebook and Twitter when it comes live. Meanwhile, explore our sleek new look – and try out our winter specials!