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.