In most parts of the Tubatse rural area, swimming pools are a rare sight.
Locals have long been asking for such facilities, because people are still swimming in dangerous rivers, streams and crocodile-infested dams.
This weekend a gigantic new swimming-pool complex was officially opened at Ga Motodi village.
The opening of Shibishane Swimming Pools was attended by famous comedian Augustine Shotholo, artist Kenny Makweng, Paul Mabilo, Kgoshi Dafida and members from Ga Morota Tribal authority.
The new swimming pools are unique, well-maintained and they have manicured gardens, thatched lapas and high walls around the facility.
“The purpose is not to make a profit. We want the locals to have a place where they can relax and chill without travelling long distances just to swim. We created a number of jobs during the construction phase, as well as some permanent jobs at our swimming pools.
“We wanted to create a safe place for children and adults to have fun, especially during school holidays,” said Kgoshi Japhta Morena during the opening.
Morena also applauded his brother, Aaron Morena, who spent millions to construct the recreational facilities. The facility boasts two sparkling pools for adults, two kiddies pools and a thatched private dining and braai area.
The facility grabs your attention from a distance with its high walls and dense, tall trees. There are several unique designs of elephants in honour of the Morena clan.