FORMER Norton legislator and fitness enthusiast, Temba Mliswa, is set to open the Spring Resort and Wellness Centre in Karoi to the public tomorrow.
Situated along the Harare-Chirundu highway, the resort offers tourists and travellers holidaying in Karoi, and those en-route to Kariba or Zambia, a place to rest.
It features a gym, where Mliswa will be one of the instructors, and a lodge which has been refurbished into a top-tier venue.
The lodge and restaurant are run mostly on solar energy, with plans to enhance capacity by year-end.
The facility complements the Government’s efforts to boost local tourism and focuses on green investments.
The launch will include tours of the horticultural projects, including practices of “farm to plate”, to reduce carbon footprints.
“The aim of the resort is to usher Karoi into modern tourism.
“With Mliswa at the helm, the project took on a new and much more luxurious turn and although the lodge has been in operation for years, the addition of the waterfront chalets, fitness and wellness centre and wedding venue has pushed the facility to a world star service provider,” said Spring Resort and Wellness Centre general manager, Abigail Stephens.
The facility boasts of 10 bedrooms and a thatched restaurant offering fine dining experience at reasonable prices.
“The facility is working towards embracing the theme of ‘Tourism and Green Investments’.
“Invited guests will get a chance to tour the horticulture projects where our patron Mliswa has insisted on practicing farm to plate to lessen the carbon footprint that comes with procurement of goods from distances,” she said.
Guests expected to grace the launch include captains of industry from the province, Government officials and stakeholders in the hospitality industry.