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Reasons to Choose Cape Town for a Dental Vacation

dental concept image

Medical (aka Health or Wellness) Tourism is a growing niche as more and more tourists travel to the stunning city of Cape Town, South Africa, for their dental procedures and treatments.  For Europeans and travellers from the Americas and Asia, ...

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Cape Town Airport Pick-Up Area Relocated

Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town, 19 March 2020 – With effect from Saturday 21 March the pick-up and go area at Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) will operate from the ground floor of Parkade 2. Currently, it is located in Parkade 1, but ...

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Cape Town Open for Business as a Safe Travel Destination

Aerial view of Cape Town

Joint statement issued by City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Tourism, James Vos and Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy: Cape Town remains open for tourism business and a safe destination for travellers. Cape Town, ...

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James Vos on eVisas and Tourism Growth

James Vos, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management in the City of Cape Town

Cape Town, February 2020 – During President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of Nation Address, he announced the roll-out of Electronic Visas (eVisas), to make applications easier for tourists wanting to visit the country. As the incoming Mayoral Committee Member for Economic ...

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Art Auction for Spirit Foundation Charity

RED! The Gallery Art Auction in Cape Town

Cape Town, 07 February 2020 – Red! The Gallery in Steenberg will be hosting a charity based art auction on 28 February 2020 opening up the stage for art lovers seeking their next great acquisition. The co-owners of RED! The Gallery, David Endean and ...

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Cape Town Revealed as Africa’s Leading Art Capital

Aerial view of Cape town

Cape Town, 05 February 2020 – Art collectors, museum directors, curators and gallerists from Africa and Europe will descend on Cape Town from next week, February 12, to soak up all the exhibitions, a new Triennale (in Stellenbosch) and two ...

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Dynamic Foresight Yields Exemplary Hotel Results

Cape Town, 27 January 2020 – The President Hotel, situated in Bantry Bay, yielded exemplary results this festive season, despite the downward turn in the South African economy. Occupancy grew by 5.5% from December 2018, with positive growth noted in ...

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The 2020 Cape Getaway Show

Cape Town, 24 January 2020 – The Getaway Show offers a fantastic three-day fun-filled experience for the whole family to enjoy from 6 to 8 March 2020 at the Sandringham Farm, Sandringham Road, in Stellenbosch. The show is the Western ...

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World’s Longest Walkathon to Promote Sustainable Tourism in Africa

World globe with walkathon logo icon

CAPE TOWN, 01 January 2020 – Walk4Africa, a continent-wide public participation multi-stage coastal beach walking event, aims to become the largest and longest walkathon in the world when it launches on 27 September 2020 at the V&A Waterfront in Cape ...

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Holiday Celebrations Kick Off at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel

With a continual set of refurbishments since 2017, The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel has transformed into a centre-point of pure entertainment just in time for the 2019 December holidays.  “We’ve been hard at work creating a space where every detail has ...

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New Cape Town Showroom for The Diamond Works

Entrance foyer at The Diamond Works Cape Town

New state-of-the-art showroom at 10 Christiaan Barnard Street, Cape Town signals a new era for the established diamond institute  CAPE TOWN Monday, 04 November 2019 – The Diamond Works will be opening its fourth showroom to the public for private tours ...

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Healey’s Cheese Launches Tomme de Waterkloof

Tomme de Waterkloof cheese on a platter with a bottle of Waterkloof wine

Tomme is the perfect treat for the artisanal range of natural, real cheese There’s a new Big Cheese in town and families are loving it. Called Tomme de Waterkloof, this creamy newcomer is not only tasty and gentle on the ...

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It’s Our Little Secret: Hidden Gems Along the West Coast

eden on the bay

We love tourists and their euros, make no mistake. But with The Season about to start, it’s nice to know that there are some things that will always remain ‘our little secret’. We all love a secret. We love knowing ...

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R11 Million Refurbishment Enhances Mount Sierra’s Wow Factor

Mount Sierra Indoor heated pool

Mount Sierra, a First Group property primely located at the foot of the iconic Table Mountain, has completed a massive R11 million refurbishment which has enhanced the ‘wow’ factor of this leisure and business all-inclusive accommodation.  “Cape Town boasts a ...

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How to Increase Digital Visibility at Zero Cost

Judith Lewis with Wine & Food Tourism Conference logo

Top digital strategist to show Wine & Food Conference delegates how to up their communication game at zero cost Wineries can easily and effectively raise their digital visibility and strategically enhance their impact without having to spend an additional cent ...

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National Minister Of Tourism, A First For Wine And Food Conference

Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane and Margi Biggs

For the first time, a national government minister will attend the annual Wine & Food Tourism Conference, when South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, presents the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Awards at Spier, near Stellenbosch on 18 September. ...

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Cape Town Ranked World’s Top Africa Destination

Aerial view of Cape town

New data reveals the world’s most popular bucket list destinations in Africa for 2019. Released by hoppa, a ground transportation specialist, their report surveyed travellers across the globe to find out what their bucket list destinations, attractions, and events in Africa ...

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Dion Chang To Headline Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2019

Dion Chang, headline speaker at the Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2019

This year’s Wine & Food Tourism Conference, taking place at Spier near Stellenbosch on 18 September 2019, will feature South Africa’s most respected trends analyst, Dion Chang, as headline speaker. Known as an innovator, creative thinker, and walking ideas bank, ...

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Table Mountain Cableway Is Hiring

Table Mountain Cableway

CAPE TOWN, 18 June 2019 – Table Mountain Cableway will be hiring up to 150 seasonal staff for the peak tourist season, 1 November 2019 to 30 January 2020. Its annual online recruitment drive opened on Monday 17 June.  With ...

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Hospitality Experts Gather to Boost African Investment

THINC Africa 2019 logo

CAPE TOWN, 18 June 2019 –  Industry experts and corporate executives are gearing up for one of Africa’s most insightful and focussed tourism, hotel investment and networking conferences, THINC Africa 2019, which will take place on 27 August 2019 at ...

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Lucid launches SA’s newest hotel brand Home* Suite Hotels

13 June 2019, Cape Town- Lucid Ventures, the R350M Cape Town based Hotel Fund, this week announced the launch of an all new boutique hotel brand Home* Suite Hotels into the South African market.  The brand aims to attract discerning ...

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New Tasting Menu at Azure Twelve Apostles Hotel

Exterior view of The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Journey Through the Cape – inspired food and wine pairing menu delights diners at Azure Restaurant. Cape Town, May 2019 – Besides its location in Camps Bay, with awe-inspiring Atlantic views and sunsets, there’s a new reason to visit The ...

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Tech Hub of Africa to Host Inaugural BigFive Summit

Big Five Summit event logo masthead

CAPE TOWN, 03 May 2019 – South Africa’s Mother City – the Tech Hub of Africa – will host a first-of-its-kind Summit from 13 – 15 May 2019 where pioneers in the provision of digital media and marketing technology solutions ...

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Darling Brew Woodstock Launches Craft Beer Classes

Darling Brew Woodstock Exterior

Cape Town, Monday 15 April 2019 – Visitors and locals alike have a new attraction to experience in one of the Mother City’s oldest, and trendiest suburbs – Woodstock.  Review by Des & Chase Langkilde. This evolving neighbourhood is where ...

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Nuovo At Hotel Verde Launches New Sustainable Menu

Nuovo Restaurant Superfood

On Wednesday 3 April, Nuovo Restaurant showcased their new menu at a media event held at Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport, Africa’s Greenest Hotel. Seven courses of beautiful food were created and served by Chef Adrian Schreuder and his green ...

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Radisson RED Launches Chilli Bang Bang

Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront Cape Town

Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront recently launched Chilli Bang Bang; an urban massage area where you can indulge in a quick mid-afternoon rubdown between meetings and deadlines. Michelle Perch enjoying a refreshing G&T with staff at Radisson REDs’ Chilli Bang ...

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How is Africa faring when it comes to adopting new hotel technology?

Robot hand with concierge bell

Cape Town, 25 March 2019– Hotel technology is developing in leaps and bounds across the globe with the African continent in particular gaining traction as a major force in the hospitality industry. The region’s potential continues to grow as several countries ...

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Wine and Dine with Cape Town Icons

Durbanville Hills Winery Restaurant

Take a leisurely 20-minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre towards the northern suburbs of Tygerberg and you’ll find Durbanville Hills Winery – the perfect location to experience the Mother City’s iconic attractions, namely wine, food, and panoramic views. Unlike ...

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Student Performers Shine at Vivaldi Restaurant

Waterfront Theatre School performing at Vivaldi Restaurant

There’s a new ultra-chic restaurant cum theatre venue in Cape Town’s Waterfront precinct that is rapidly becoming one of the Mother City’s trendy, must visit, attractions to wine and dine with theatrical entertainment. The Waterfront Theatre School has teamed up ...

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Newmark Opens New Hotel in Woodstock

Entrance to Newmark Hotels Stock Exchange in Woodstock, Cape Town

Cape Town, 04 March 2019 – Arguably Cape Town’s most creative neighbourhood, Woodstock is now home to a captivating new hotel, Stock Exchange, which officially opened on 01 March 2019. The hotel is managed by Newmark Hotels, Residences, Reserves & ...

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Cape Town Calls For Nowhere Better Campaign Support

Cape Town Nowhere Better campaign

The Nowhere Better Campaign was launched in October 2018, as a collaboration between the tourism industry and government. This was in reaction to the barrage of negative messaging received throughout 2018, which had a negative impact on Cape Town’s destination ...

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Winery Celebrates Muscat Vintage

Cape Town, 12 February 2019 – Stellenbosch Hills winery has marked an auspicious year with the release of its latest vintage Muscat de Hambourg. It was 30 years ago that the celebrated winery first produced the wine, South Africa’s only ...

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Hotel Group Announces Waterfront Acquisition

Cape Town, South Africa, 12 February 2019  – African hotel group ONOMO Hotels have announced the addition of their second Cape Town property, Signature Lux Waterfront by ONOMO, into their portfolio. The recently-launched hotel brings a new competitor to the ...

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Elements Luxury Suites Launches in Sea Point

Bedroom at Elements Luxury Suites, Sea Point, Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa, 21 January 2019 – Short-term rental company Totalstay, in partnership with Elemental Property Developers, have launched Elements Luxury Suites, a development in upper Sea Point offering a variety of luxury accommodation for short-term rental. The unique ...

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Property Review: Aquila Private Game Reserve

aquila lodge

Visitors to Cape Town are spoilt for choice when it comes to tourism experiences. There is so much to see and do. And yet, it’s a private game reserve located 2-hours from the Mother City that seems to be luring ...

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WTM Africa 2019 Takes Shape

WTM Africa Conference Speakers

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 03 January 2019 – The speaker line-up and programme for WTM Africa 2019 are taking shape, with Conference, Inspire, Destination and Travel Forward Theatres set to host presentations and interactive sessions with global travel influencers between ...

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50 Ways to explore Cape Town for under R50

South Africa’s Mother City has a lot to offer budget-conscious tourists. Make the most of your Cape Town visit by exploring the following 50 things to see or do for R50 or less – or even for free! 1. Explore ...

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Get revved up for another spectacular Cape Town Motor Show

Motor car show

The Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) is set to wow the crowds again at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World from 2-3 March 2019. The show promises two days of fun and excitement with a broad appeal to all car and ...

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Marriott Opens First Hotel In Cape Town

AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 12 September 2018 – 188 room AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront celebrates the brand’s European soul and Spanish roots with classic modern design. AC Hotels by Marriott, Marriott International’s European-inspired lifestyle brand, today announced the opening ...

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Why water is more than just a ‘drinking’ problem

Cape Town Marathon Trail Run Water Station

Water is everything. Literally. Besides being the lifeblood of the planet’s biological species, it is also used to produce everything we as humans make and consume. In recent times, the Western Cape has faced the possibility of running out of ...

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The evolving role of the DMO in optimising tourism opportunities

From the dawn of democracy in South Africa, we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming swathes of visitors from across the globe. Some came to see the remarkable country that Nelson Mandela did so much to promote, some came simply as ...

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Delheim Harvest Festival 2019

Delheim Harvest Festival 2019

Delheim’s 2019 Harvest Festival celebrates the rosé side of life Dress up in all shades of pink for family-fun in the Winelands Saturday, 26 January 2019. It’s time to get your PINK on! This happy colour is the theme for ...

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Cape Town welcomes visitors with open arms

Cape Town Heritage Day

Cape Town, South Africa, is a city renowned for its attractions, such as Table Mountain, the 7th Natural Wonder of the World; two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Robben Island and the Cape Floral Kingdom; and the V&A Waterfront, the most ...

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Summer Fun in Paarl and Wellington

Whether you’re in Cape Town for your #summerholidays from upcountry or enjoying a #staycation, head to the beautiful Boland towns of Paarl and Wellington for a spectacular summer holiday.  Located within easy driving distance from Cape Town, this rural region ...

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Promising Tourism Businesses Rewarded in the Cape

The winners of the annual Cape Town Tourism Board Development Fund (BDF) have been announced at a glittering industry function at the Cape Town International Conference Centre in the city. The BDF, established in 2014, has already aided several businesses ...

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FEDHASA Cape Awards Student Bursaries

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 26 October 2018 – As part of FEDHASA Cape’s on-going efforts to develop young professionals in the hospitality industry and grow the sector in Cape Town, the association has announced its 2018 bursary recipients in several ...

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Emirates Announces Exciting Offer to Explore Dubai

Emirates aircraft over Dubai

Emirates is offering South African travellers the opportunity to visit Dubai with a special Economy Class and Business Class roundtrip. Passengers who take advantage of the special will be able to earn Skywards Bonus Miles with the addition of a free third piece of ...

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Iconic President Hotel Revamped

CAPE TOWN, 16 October 2018 – Steeped in history as one of the oldest properties on the Atlantic Seaboard, the iconic President Hotel celebrates two decades since its namesake; former President Nelson Mandela reopened its doors in 1998 with a fresh ...

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The Real Return on Building a Green Hotel

Hotel Verde Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa, 15 October 2018 –  In this day and age, building ‘Green’ should be the norm rather than the exception, but misconceptions on green building ‘tax’ surprisingly still seem to hinder the decision. Hotel Verde Cape Town, ...

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Ultra-trail Cape Town presented by Salomon

Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) presented by Salomon takes place on Saturday 1 December, and sees four trail running races of 100km, 65km, 35km and this year for the first time, 21km, traverse sections of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, ...

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Big Names To Talk Big Data At Wine And Food Conference

If we don’t know what we don’t know, how can we tap into the true potential of South Africa’s wine and food tourism, argues tourism maven Margi Biggs. The convener of this year’s The Business of Wine & Food Tourism ...

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Travel Extravaganza for Cape’s Youth in Celebration of Tourism Month

80 young people from Cape Town got to enjoy the experience of a lifetime, celebrating Madiba’s heritage and footprint in the city. Hosted by Cape Town Tourism, learners from two marginalized areas around Cape Town –Langa and Khayelitsha, were given ...

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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Unveils Revamped Lodges

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve has unveiled the new-look Dwyka Tented Lodge and Gondwana Family Lodge. Recognised as one of South Africa’s largest privately-owned reserves, Sanbona stretches across 58 000 hectares of wide open Karoo plains and is known as the western ...

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Cape Town Strengthens Ties With Angola

CAPE TOWN, 05 September 2018 – Following Visa exemptions and increased direct flights between Cape Town and Angola, the President of the recently  established Angola-South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACIAAS), Victoriano Ferreira Nicolau met with Wesgro CEO Tim ...

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Stratus Raises the Steaks with Jack Daniel’s

CAPE TOWN, 16 August 2018 – Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town collaborated with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and the hotels’ resident Stratus Steak House to host guests at a function this evening where samples of some of the best Wagyu beef in Cape ...

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UnionPay Seeks Cape Town Product Offers

CAPE TOWN, 07 August 2018 – UnionPay International is working to forge relationships with Cape Town-based tourism operators to offer incentives aimed at attracting the Chinese market. Co-ordinated by Cape Town Tourism, a business breakfast session took place at the Vista Marina Restaurant ...

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Art & Wine Combine To Create Collectors Reserve

CAPE TOWN, 06 August 2018 – Durbanville Hills launched its latest collection of wines, the Collectors Reserve, to media guests today. The name is certainly an appropriate double entendre, as this premium wine-of-origin varietal collection ties-in perfectly with the linocut artwork depicted ...

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Local Artist Weaves His Magic

Paarl crafter Jonathan Hoffman

CAPE TOWN, 31 July 2018 – Paarl crafter Jonathan Hoffman might look as if he belongs to a reggae band, but his hands create sheer magic with intricate weaving and wirework.  After suffering a debilitating back injury and being unable to ...

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Cape Town: A Sustainable Tourism Destination

CAPE TOWN, 17 July 2018 –  Despite the heavy rains and Western Cape dams filling up considerably, the risk of a continued drought over the next few years still remains a reality. Due to the significant knock that the local hospitality ...

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Porsche Studio Cape Town Waterfront Inaugurated

CAPE TOWN, July 2018 – Adding to the Mother City’s already impressive array of tourist attractions, Porsche has officially opened its Porsche Studio in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront – one of the city’s most popular hubs. The first of its kind ...

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Africa’s Longest & Highest Zipline Re-opens

CAPE TOWN, July 2018 – Cape Town Ziplines, an SA Forest Adventures initiative, has re-opened in Silvermist Estate on Hout Bay Road. Following a two year closure, the site has been re-opened with GoPro partnering with Cape Town Ziplines last month. ...

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Water Savvy Cape Town Bounces Back

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 20, 2018 – “We’re open for business and forging ahead with plans for tourism growth in Cape Town and the Western Cape” – that’s the message a group of industry heavyweights are proclaiming, as the ...

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Can Golf Clubs Lose Their Elitist Reputation?

LANGEBAAN, South Africa – Golf has enjoyed consistent popularity for many years and the South African golf world has catapulted many a promising player into the professional game. But has golf become an out-of-reach, out-of-touch sport for our new generations? ...

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AfricArena Announces 2018 World Tour

24 April 2018, Cape Town – Today AfricArena, in partnership with Wesgro and Silicone Cape, revealed they will be hosting the AfricArena 2018 International Africa Tech Conference for a 2nd consecutive year with their first-ever “World Tour” scheduled for May. The ...

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The Red Bus Goes Green – City Sightseeing Lowers Water Consumption

City Sightseeing is committed to saving water and coming up with long-term solutions to ensure that the company uses as little water as possible. With effective water-saving habits and a desalination plant, the company has reduced its municipal water use ...

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WTM-Africa Kicks Off in Cape Town

Cape Town, Wednesday 18 April 2018. It is all systems go as WTM Africa 2018 kicks off today at the Cape Town International Convention Centre to deliver an exhibition dedicated to furthering the potential of tourism on the continent and ...

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Wesgro Trade Facilitates Billions in Export Deals

Wesgro’s Trade Promotion Unit has announced that it has helped facilitate R2,8 billion in export deals in the 2017/18 financial year, which ended on 31 March 2018. These deals are expected to create 734 jobs over the next five years. The ...

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Thebe Tourism: Lessons Learned from Water Crisis

South Africa can at times be a very reactive country, meaning we seem to wake up very late on critical issues. By Brett Hendricks, General Manager of the Thebe Tourism Group.  Over many years we have been hearing about the scarce ...

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James Vos on Tourist Guides and Visas

On Wednesday, 21 February 2018, South Africa celebrated International Tour Guide Day which gives prominence to the role that this sector plays in the tourism industry. By James Vos MP – Shadow Minister of Tourism. The celebration holds a special meaning to ...

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James Vos on Water Crisis and Tourism

The prospect of nations running out of water has become more pronounced due to recurrent droughts and climate change. Water shortages are essentially the ‘new normal’, and they pose a serious risk to the valuable tourism sector.  By James Vos MP ...

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BONangels Water Drive

We all know that the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape have been hit hard by a severe drought and are currently on level 6b water restrictions. The dams are at less than 25.9% and residents are now ...

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International Hotel Group ONOMO Hotels Enters SA Market

Casablanca- headquartered ONOMO Hotels has entered the South African hotel management arena with the acquisition of three properties: the iconic Inn on the Square in Cape Town, the Signature Lux Hotel and brand in Sandton, and a newly constructed ONOMO ...

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Wesgro Commends Cape Town JAMMS

The Western Cape Government and Wesgro have commended the Joint Association Members Meeting Sessions (JAMMS) on their numerous initiatives taken to assist the tourism industry during the drought, and the impact that it is having on this vital sector. JAMMS ...

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January Events at The People’s Republic of Howzit

Referred to as ‘The People’s Republic of Howzit’ by locals, Bay Harbour Market offers an authentic eclectic blend of all things South African. It’s no surprise to hear that it attracts close to 30 000 locals and tourists a month to ...

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Cape Town Boosts Air Access to Asia

Cape Town Air Access – a partnership between Wesgro, the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town, Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town Tourism, and South African Tourism has welcomed the announcement by Singapore Airlines (SIA) that it will ...

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Be Water-Wise in Cape Town

With the ongoing water crisis due to the drought in the Western Cape, South African Tourism urges holidaymakers and locals alike to use water sparingly and responsibly this festive season. This week, the City of Cape Town announced that its ...

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HVS Reveals Western Cape Water-Wise Hospitality Research

In response to the ongoing drought experienced in the Western Cape province of South Africa, this article explores various initiatives adopted by the hotel industry in order to mitigate the challenges that water scarcity imposes on water-intensive enterprises. Through primary ...

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Langa Quarter launches in Cape Town

Langa Quarter launches in Cape Town A Social Enterprise Precinct (SEP) zoned for tourism 13 December 2017 saw the official launch of The Langa Quarter, a tourism enterprise that has been in the making and flying under the radar in ...

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Tintswalo Atlantic Plays It Part To Save Water

With the announcement by the City of Cape Town that level 6 water restrictions will be introduced on the 1st of January 2018, the tourism industry is sharpening their pencils to find innovative ways to further reduce water consumption in ...

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Business Tourism Boost for Western Cape

Wesgro – Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency – is pleased to announce that the Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau, a unit of the Agency, has secured 2600 expected delegates in ...

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Paying it Forward; in Water

BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central is donating 5 litres of water to all guests passing through on their way to Cape Town during their #halfway2everywhere campaign. As you know, the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape have been hit ...

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Two-in-one Hotel Opens in Cape Town

Tsogo Sun’s new dual-band 19-storey hotel in the Mother City’s flourishing and vibrant City Bowl celebrated its opening on 28 September with the Director General of Tourism, Mr Victor Tharage, delivering the keynote address, along with speeches by Executive Mayor ...

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Winchester Mansions Refurbishes Bedrooms

Winchester Mansions has announced the commencement of a modern refurbishment of its 76 bedrooms which includes family and loft-style rooms, as well as various suites. The hotel – owned by Mrs Wainford, and well known for its rich history and iconic ...

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Hotel Innovations Assist Cape Town Water Crisis

In a bid to save water, the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa’s (FEDHASA) Cape region is encouraging their members, and the Cape Town hotel industry at large, to find new and innovative ways to save water. In this article, ...

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Property Review: City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront

If you’re checking into the City Lodge Hotel Victoria And Alfred Waterfront, ask for a room on the 1st floor as these have balconies from which you can truly appreciate the views across the Roggebaai Canal precinct towards the City ...

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Cape Town Golf Festival Here To Stay

Cape Town’s inaugural Golf Festival, arranged specifically to address the multiple challenges associated with seasonality and boost tourism numbers in the Western Cape during winter has been lauded as “a huge success” and is “here to stay”. The event was ...

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THINC Africa to Debate Mozambique Hotel Potential

Mozambique offers strong potential to both hotel investors and operators and this has prompted HVS, the global hotel consultancy and host of the upcoming THINC Africa conference, to include a specialist round table on Mozambique at this year’s THINC Africa. ...

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Preferred Hotels Appoints Mark Wernich

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent luxury hotels, has announced the appointment of Mark Wernich as Director of Business Development for Africa. Based in Cape Town, Wernich is tasked with the ...

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SA Tourism CEO Joins Speakers for THINC Africa 2017

HVS South Africa, organiser of the 2017 edition of the Tourism, Hotel Investment, and Networking Conference (THINC) Africa has confirmed that the CEO of South African Tourism, Sisa Ntshona, will be speaking at this much-anticipated conference coming up in Cape Town ...

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Digital Nomads Swap London For Cape Town

Digital marketing guru Simon Lewis, the creator of Travel Concept Solutions (TCS) and Co Working Days, has partnered with Wesgro, the trade development agency for the Western Cape and the city of Cape Town in South Africa, to give ten ...

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THINC Africa Launches Business Meetings

Delegates registered to attend the Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference (THINC) Africa event this year, can now schedule appointments to meet with speakers and fellow delegates to discuss business deals. The conference is taking place at the FNB Portside ...

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Conscious Conferencing Tips

Spier Wine Farm (outside Stellenbosch) has implemented numerous initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of their conferencing facilities, from careful recycling and consistently making sure the area is waste-free, to water conservation technology and training staff in the ways of ...

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Eco-Friendly Tours: Coffeebeans Routes

Travel is about sharing experiences and few tour operators enable guests to immerse themselves in South Africa’s extraordinary mix of culture and creativity better than Coffeebeans Routes. Established in 2005, Coffeebeans has created a formidable reputation as a cultural and ...

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8 Reasons to Attend THINC Africa 2017

If you missed the inaugural Tourism, Hotel Investment, and Networking Conference (THINC) Africa event last year, then you do not want to miss the second conference taking place at the FNB Portside Building in Cape Town’s iconic V&A Waterfront precinct ...

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Cape Royale Expands Portfolio

Cape Royale Luxury Hotel, located in Green Point, has expanded their portfolio to offer large corporates the opportunity to host conferences or intimate meetings in one of the rooftop penthouse suites, complete with a private terrace and garden area. Cape ...

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ATM Scam Targets Cape Town Tourists

Cape Town, 07 June 2017 – ATM scammers are getting more and more sophisticated in their attempt to con unsuspecting tourists, particularly as messaging to educate and warn both residents and visitors alike about ATM fraud is starting to reach ...

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