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Number of direct flights between German-speaking countries and Cape Town to grow!

Airlines from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria will soon be flying directly to and from Cape Town, some expanding the number of flights per week, and some first time entrants, boosting tourism from these and other European countries during our summer months, according to Tourism Update. Continue reading →

Is Robben Island a Cape Town tourism liability? Service sinks to new low!

On Friday 15,September the Robben Island ferry Thandi close to sank in rough seas between the V&A Waterfront and Robben Island, with 64 passengers, most of them tourists, and five members of staff on board! It is the final straw of continuous problems linked to the Robben Island ferry service.

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Dalewood Fromage Huguenot wins 2016 SA Dairy Product of the Year!

imageFor the first time I was invited to assist in the judging of the 2016 SA Dairy Championships, 72 judges evaluating 895 dairy products entered by 85 producers, both record numbers. A total of 23 products received a Qualité Award, and one of these was named as the South African Dairy Product of the Year 2016, namely Dalewood Fromage Huguenot 12 months matured. Continue reading →

Century City Conference Centre & Hotel officially opened, hosts ‘Valentine under the STARS’!

imageLast night Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde officially opened the new Century City Conference Centre & Hotel, a R1 billion investment by the Rabie Project Group. The opening ceremony coincided with ‘Valentine under the STARS‘, the Continue reading →

Simonsberg fire minimal effect on 2016 wine harvest!

imageOnly ‘a fraction of the total wine production’ will be affected by the devastating wind-fueled fires that blazed on the Simonsberg last week, according to VinPro, reports the office of Alan Winde, Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunity. Continue reading →

‘Phenomenal season’ for Tourism, says Western Cape Tourism Minister Winde!

imageWestern Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, whose portfolio includes Tourism, has described the Tourism season lying ahead as ‘phenomenal‘. He has welcomed tourists visiting our province.

Since October the hospitality industry has improved dramatically, Continue reading →

New Mandela memorial tapestry welcomes passengers to Cape Town!

imageCelebrating International Human Rights Day, a giant tapestry in honor of the late Nelson Mandela was unveiled at Cape Town International by Mayor Patricia de Lille today.

News about the Flying Madiba’ tapestry was released earlier this year by Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Continue reading →

Auf Wiedersehen ‘Mr Hospitality’ Horst Frehse!

imageThe turnout at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa this afternoon, for the farewell tribute to its Executive Director Horst Frehse, was testament to his popularity and the respect in which he is held, it was clear to see by all who attended. He is one of two iconic hoteliers to retire this year.

Mr Frehse‘, as he has always been respectfully addressed by his Continue reading →