Ten days ago, on its third day of operation, hotelier and writer Llewellyn Lambert, architect Jan de Wet, and I went to visit The Silo Hotel in the commercial side of the V & A Waterfront. We were blown away by the luxury of the interior decor, the generosity of spaciousness, and the extreme friendliness of the staff, hallmarks of the operations of The Royal Portfolio. I returned nine days later, to have a second lunch at The Silo Rooftop. (more…)
Entries tagged with “tourism”.
Monday 13th March 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Monday 24th October 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Despite the number of hotel projects already underway in Cape Town, more are planned, with another 500 hotel rooms to be added in the city, representing an investment of R2 billion. (more…)
Tuesday 18th October 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
At the presentation of the 2016 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 awards at Nooitgedacht outside Stellenbosch on Friday, it was announced that eight out of the Top 20 Sauvignon Blancs come from Elgin and Durbanville.
Sunday 31st January 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Despite the weaker Rand, international tourist arrivals have not increased dramatically as one would have expected. Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has encouraged locals, (more…)
Sunday 13th December 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
South Africans are still reeling in shock about the sudden axing of our Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene earlier this week. In the midst of this action appears to be SAA, its chairman Dudu Myeni being a close friend of President Zuma, and not accepting being dictated to by (more…)
Thursday 10th December 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Western 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…)
Wednesday 9th December 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Chef Mike has been at Myoga for eight years, having opened the restaurant after leaving Ginja, at which he worked with a number of younger chefs who have (more…)
Sunday 8th November 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Despite a dreadful tourism performance in the past year, largely due to the Department of Home Affairs Visa Regulations introduced more than a year ago (but recently reversed), Cape (more…)
Saturday 7th November 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
A Western Cape trade, tourism, and investment delegation is currently visiting China, led by Premier Helen Zille and Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde. Exports to China from the Western Cape were valued at R2 billion in 2013. The delegation’s goals include doubling (more…)
Monday 26th October 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
More than a year since the introduction of the first onerous Visa Regulations in June last year, an Inter-Ministerial Committee chaired by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced changes to the regulations, tremendous news for the Tourism industry.
The new improved revised Visa regulations: (more…)