The strike at Lonmin and other mines in the Rustenburg area has negatively affected the tourism industry in the
Owners of tourism establishments say their businesses have not attracted tourists, since most feared for their safety.
Elzette Putter is the owner of Innibos guest house, in Mooinooi, near Marikana. Her establishment has been hard hit by the strike. Her six chalets have not been visited as much as usual.
She says the strike at Lonmin has affected many of the neighboring guest houses in the area.
According to the
Businesses in the tourism industry are hopeful following the wage agreement that was reached between the Lonmin mine and its employees.
Some say that they will have to retrench their staff, should another strike in the area ensue, as they have lost revenue for over a month.