Commemorating 200 years of the establishment of the Moffat Mission on March 18, 2016 fltr President of the UCCSA Rev Mosweu Simane, Paramount chief Dioka of Gamorona, chief Setlhodi, Reverend & Executive Director Kudzani Ndebele, MEC for Environmental Affairs honourable Tiny Chotelo and Paramount chief Toto.
The historical Moffat Mission in Kuruman has undergone a thorough restructuring exercise, courtesy of the National Lotteries Commission that injected substantial funds towards its rehabilitation.
With effect from April 1, 2016 the heritage site can be toured by visitors at a modest fee to ensure that maintenance of the site is kept within the lines of an attraction centre.
The Executive Director of the mission Mr Kudzani Ndebele said that in addition to the upkeep of the site, the centre has a tour guide who is to be paid with the modest takings. He said that all bookings are done at the central office of the mission to ensure direct arrangements of the tours and to avoid third party brokers. He emphasised the fact that the fee is not aimed at making profit, but to ensure that the site remains attractive and tourist friendly.
All structures of interest within the site will remain open and only the main entry point is being used to avoid muggings on the other entrance facing the church.
Group tours must be arranged in advanced with the mission office and not through agencies or third party arrangements. He advised the touring community to go to the municipalities for information and direction to the Moffat mission.
Apart from the heritage site, the Moffat Mission has accommodation and conference facilities where visitors can conduct social and corporate business. Adults pay R15 while school children fork out R5 for each tour.
He advised that schools wishing to bring learners should book in advance.
Recently, on March 18, 2016 the Moffat Mission celebrated 200 years of existence where dignitaries drawn from the religious, traditional leadership, provincial executives and the SADC region graced the occasion.
The Moffat Mission is renowned for hosting blessed weddings and arrangements are done through the central office contact numbers 074 1506 555074 1506 555 or 074 147 5653074 147 5653.