GARDEN ROUTE NEWS - SA National Parks managing executive Property Mokoena is pleased to announce the appointment of Victor Mokoena (of no relation to the ME) as park manager for the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park.
Victor joined Sanparks in 2005 as a duty manager at Golden Gate Highlands National Park (GGHNP).
In 2009, he was appointed as the front-office manager for the Golden Gate Hotel and later appointed as tourism manager in 2011. In 2013 he was promoted to regional manager of tourism and marketing for the northern region (Golden Gate Highlands, Marakele, Mapungubwe National Parks). While in this role, he was appointed as acting park manager for GGHNP between 2015 and 2017.
During his tenure as GGHNP acting park manager, Victor received the chief executive award for leadership at the 2015/16 Kudu Awards, and was also named best mentor at the Northern Regional Achievement Awards in the same year. Under his leadership, the park won five provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards and the title of Best Park of the Year at the Northern Regional Achievement Awards. His firm belief in community and stakeholder inclusion in park management has also won him best constituency builder of the year and leadership awards during the 2011 Kudu Awards.
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