Czech tourists in accident

Six Czech tourists in accident on local soil
The Land Rover in which a family of six Czech tourists were involved in an unfortunate accident on the R543

According to Mr Athol Stark, the Chief Coordinator for the Highveld Tourism in Mpumalanga, six Czech tourists were involved in an accident on Sunday, 8 July 2018, near Dirkiesdorp on the R543.

Information provided by Mr Stark stated that the Kalabus family (from the Czech Republic), which included four adults and two 10-year old children, were travelling to Johannesburg when their vehicle of the Czech tourists collided with a horse at around 21:30 on the R543.

The Land Rover, in which the family was travelling, was a borrowed vehicle from Limpopo but luckily, they only sustained minor cuts and bruises as a result of the accident. The Kalabus family was admitted to the Life Hospital in Piet Retief for treatment and arrangements were made for them to stay overnight in a local guesthouse.

Mr Stark mentioned that Highveld Tourism was initially informed by their contact person for tourism incidents at Rolf’s Towing. The family flew back to their country on Monday, 9 July, and the Department had to make urgent arrangements to transport the family to O.R. Thambo Airport for their safe return to their home country.