Is that a Boeing on the highway in Polokwane? (No, it's a hotel)

17 May 2019 - 11:08 By TimesLIVE
The Boeing 737-200 that caused all the tweets was partly dismantled before its slow ride to Hoedspruit.
The Boeing 737-200 that caused all the tweets was partly dismantled before its slow ride to Hoedspruit.
Image: Facebook/Aerotel Hoedspruit Limpopo

The spectacle of a Boeing 737-200 rolling down the road brought traffic to a standstill in Polokwane on Thursday.

While several people took to social media to ask what was going on, there was no need to panic.

The Boeing, resting on a special trailer being towed by a truck, was making its way to Hoedspruit in Limpopo, where there are plans to transform it into a 12-bedroom boutique hotel for aviation enthusiasts.

"Things we don't see every day on South African roads," tweeted SALTruckers.

Traffic ground to a halt on Munnik Avenue when the aircraft rolled across the intersection of the N1 bypass, reported Bosveld Review.

The aircraft has raised eyebrows over the past few days as it embarked on a “low flying” but painstakingly slow journey towards its new home.

The aviation-themed hotel project is the brainchild of Martin den Dunnen and Riaan van Niekerk, according to the Facebook page of Aertotel Hoedspruit Limpopo.


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