Entries tagged with “Cape Point”.


A record 111 South African wines received a coveted 2018 Platter’s Guide five-star rating at the Awards ceremony held at the Table Bay Hotel tonight. Raats Family Wines was named as the 2018 Winery of the Year. (more…)

Zu Gast ElephantWe have already predicted that Cape Town and our country will be overrun with German tourists in the next few months, given a documentary screened on 3sat German TV last week (Reisen in Ferne Welten: Kapstadt), as well as two movies about South Africa (‘Südafrika: Der Kinofilm, and ‘Der Geilste Tag ) showing in German movie theaters (more…)

imageEvery year the tourism authorities in Cape Town claim that the ‘holiday season‘ has been the busiest ever, without having any concrete figures as to the number of local and international tourists visiting our city. The media and (more…)

SA Kinofilm1South Africa can expect a Tourist boom from Germany this year, with another film about our country to be launched in Germany on 25 February. The documentary about our country is called ‘Südafrika: der Kinofilm‘ (South (more…)

imageEarlier this evening German TV channel 3sat broadcast a flattering 45-minute documentary on Cape Town, entitled ‘Reisen in Ferne Welten: Kapstadt’ (Travel in far worlds: Cape Town). Cape Town is (more…)

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, (more…)

CapeTownSA Tourism must be delighted that Telegraph Travel is doing its marketing at no charge! What better publicity than to get an article with ’25 reasons to visit South Africa right now’ written for free!

Obviously the benefit of the weak Rand relative to the pound sterling (more…)

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*   Pop-up restaurants are here to stay, and are increasingly supported by food lovers who are prepared to pay a premium to attend such a restaurant.  They give young chefs an opportunity to try their hand in running their own mini-restaurant.

*   Cape Town’s Tourism Big Six has grown to the Big Seven, with the addition of the Cape Town City Walk, a new service which is to be launched on Saturday 18 April, a walk covering the Company’s Garden, the Fan Walk, St George’s Mall, Waterkant (more…)

Capee Town firefighterThe Sweet Service Award goes to the hundreds of brave volunteer firefighters who gave their all over the past five days to tackle the numerous fires in the South Peninsula, including in Constantia, Clovelly, Chapman’s Peak, Hout Bay, Tokai, Cape Point, Noordhoek, and Muizenberg.  Capetonians are also recognised for their generosity in donating, food, beverages, medical supplies, and millions of Rands for the firefighters in various collection initiatives run during this past week.   (more…)

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   Cape Town’s South Peninsula remains under attack from numerous fires raging over the past four days.  Despite the most welcome rain earlier today, fires are still affecting the Tokai forest and Constantia wine farms, including Buitenverwachting, Klein Constantia, and Eagles Nest.  The lightning of this morning’s thunderstorm ironically ignited a fire at Cape Point, which had to be evacuated as a result.

*   Yesterday Cape Town was the hottest city in the world, at 42ºC, the highest temperature ever measured at Cape Town’s weather station at the airport.

*   The Stellenbosch Wine Route has been named the best in the world, and has won the Best Promotional Body for the second year running at the Wine Tourism Awards 2015 of (more…)