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Chef Jenny Morris launches Yumcious Café in Durbanville! Exciting Tourism news from James Vos, Shadow Minister of Tourism!

Yesterday I attended the launch of Yumcious Café in the DeVille Centre in Durbanville, the second restaurant of Chef Jenny Morris, her first one being the very successful Yumcious Café in the Cape Quarter.  Continue reading →

Will Cape Town’s planned Cruise Terminal boost Tourism?

Cape Town cruise terminalIt appears that the Cape Town Cruise Terminal will be happening, but concerns are being expressed that the cost of building it may be larger than the revenue generated by the cruise ships visiting the city.  No additional cruise ships are expected to visit Cape Town as a result of the new Terminal, a tour operator told Tourism Update.

Cruise passengers need a facility to handle a large number of passengers to go on land, for the Department of Home Affairs staff in particular, and are less worried about the design of such a facility, being interested in the shopping and tourist highlights which the city they are visiting offers. As Cape Town would not receive visits from cruise liners every day of the year, the Cruise Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 28 March

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   Construction of the new tourist-friendly cruise terminal in the Cape Town port could begin at the end of this year, with tenders being sought.

*   The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is estimated to generate R520 million for the economy of the country this weekend, with 35000 jazz lovers attending two nights of local and international jazz, sold out two months ago already, reports The New Age.

*   OR Thambo International handled more international passenger arrivals (3,9 million out of 4,8 million) in 2013 than all other local airports combined, reports The New Age.  International arrivals at Cape Town International were reported to be 750000 in the past year.  While Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth are both designated as ‘International Airport’, they only handled 31 and 216 international passengers, respectively, in the past year!

*   The 20th anniversary of our country’s democracy will be celebrated in April with a month-long celebration of South African wines in Hong Kong.  On 16 April a South African Wine Festival will offer 150 wines to taste at Hotel ICON. South African Sommelier Association Chairman Neil Grant will lead a wine pairing dinner at Above & Beyond restaurant on 25 April.  The Continue reading →