Category Archives: cycling

40th Cape Town Cycle Tour makes history for all the wrong reasons!

For the first time in the forty year history of the Cape Town Cycle Tour, the race was cancelled, two hours after its start, due to a number of factors, leaving 35000 disappointed cyclists who had traveled from around the country and internationally to participate in the world’s largest timed cycling event. Continue reading →

Café Pavé at Camberley unique Bistro in cycle shop!

imageI received an invitation from Chef Couple Sidwell Yarrow and Angelique Dreyer to attend the launch of their Café Pavé at Camberley Wine Estate in Banhoek in Stellenbosch ten days ago. It was my first visit to the low-key wine estate neighboring Michael and Rose Jordaan’s Bartinney, and I was impressed with the quality of the food that was served. Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 4 September

imageTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   Our economy is struggling, business confidence having fallen to its lowest level in 16 years. The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Confidence Index fell from 88 in July to 84 in August! This scenario may cost the country’s workers 60000 jobs.

*   Given that the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held in Durban, Continue reading →

Tourism Month 2015: foundation for Western Cape Tourism development in next five years!

Cape Town fogYesterday Tourism Month 2015 was launched by Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde, who spoke at a media briefing about the province’s plans to grow employment in the tourism sector by 100000 by the year 2020.

The Western Cape Khulisa Project focuses on growth-generating sectors of our province’s economy, and Tourism is one of the most important to meet this goal! Minister Winde mentioned the investment of R 179 million by the V & A Waterfront to build a cruise liner terminal, as well as the doubling in size of the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the new R680 million Tsogo Sun Hotel in the city centre, and the new Continue reading →

New Cycle Route between Cape Town and Plettenberg Bay to be developed!

imageIn order to stimulate Tourism in the Western Cape, a new Cycling Route between Cape Town and Plettenberg Bay is to be established over a five-year period, Western Cape Minister of Tourism Alan Winde has announced. It will contribute to his goal of attracting 100000 cycle tourists to the province every year.

The project is a joint venture between the  Continue reading →