Traffic congestion is expected in most parts of the country as a result of Good Friday and Easter Weekend holidays.
From North West Province to Kimberley from KZN to Cape Town, roads will be a hive of activities as (holy)day makers and travelers will be seeking space on the road.
The popular yet controversial IPCC in Zuurbekom (Gauteng) will play host to thousands of congregants as from today. It’s unfortunate the death of the Father of the church has raised eye-brows with family members clinging to power.
In Northern Cape, Joburg based but Kimberely born will be making their way home as part of the annual Diamonds& Dorings music festival beginning tonight.
The fest promises to contribute millions into the coffers of the GDP of the Province, expected to take place over five days.
As per tradition Cape Town and Durban’s traffic volume will be expected as well, as holiday makers visit the beach before the end of Summer season.
Bokone BoPhirima (North West Province) welcomes tourists as the internationally renowned Sun City looks set to increase its visit despite going under the knife to the tune of R800m.
Other game reserves in the province will also see an increase of visitors.
On Limpopo roads, millions of members of the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) and its sister church St Engenas ZCC make their pilgrimage to Moria this weekend.
Moria, about 40km east of Polokwane, was already a hive of activity this week as members prepared for the multitudes expected to descend on two neighbouring villages. Many pilgrims had long arrived, preferring to be a step ahead of the inevitable congestion.
The highlight of the pilgrimage will be on Sunday when the leaders of the churches deliver their Easter messages.
The ZCC is led by Bishop Barnabas Lekganyane, while the relatively smaller St Engenas is led by Bishop Joseph Lekganyane.
The pilgrimage, often graced by politicians, prominent business people and sports personalities, is by far the biggest gathering of any kind in the region.
The ZCC claimed that 13 million people turned up over the Easter weekend last year.