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SÜD-AFRIKA Magazin features WhaleTales Blog story on Restaurant Recovery since Lockdown!


Today SÜD-AFRIKa magazine launched its first newsletter of 2022, and included an article written in German,  summarising my Blogpost of earlier this month,  with the wonderful news that more Restaurants have opened than have closed in the past 22 months, a wonderful turn-around for the industry.

The article features the photograph alongside, which is of the view from the terrace at Zezt Restautant Sea Point, one of the more than 100 restaurants that have opened during Lockdown. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 97 of Level 1, 5 January 2021


Wednesday 5 January 2022, Day 97 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a lovely day, combining work with leisure; for a longer sleep than usual, just over 7 hours; for getting my client work completed; for meeting Gary at the newly opened Cabo Beach Club , the former Shimmy, having been so badly destroyed that its interior was completely redone, but it still looks familiar, having a second birthday lunch, Gary Peterson insisting that I should be spoilt with such a generous treat 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏; for a shorter meeting today, only meeting with Zest as my newkings hotel client was ill; for fabulous service from Jared of Camps Bay Hardware, having a Continue reading →

Is lifting of the Curfew a good omen for the Restaurant Industry? Restaurant Update January 2022!


The lifting of the Curfew late on 30 December was the best gift that the Restaurant industry has received in the past 21 months. It meant that restaurants could remain open late on New Year’s Eve, and that income was boosted by the longer trading, and better bookings for the evening, one which saw bookings sluggish until the announcement was made.  One hopes that it is a good omen for the restaurant industry for the year ahead, coupled with the recent reversal of the travel bans instituted by the UK, the USA and Germany, being our major tourism source markets.

For the first time the number of restaurant openings exceeds restaurant closures.
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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 93 of Level 1, 1 January 2022


Saturday 1 January 2022, Day 93 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a very slow and relaxed day, staying home and catching up on sleep most of the day, Instagramming until 4h00; for lovely rain this morning, which reduced the number of people coming to Camps Bay today, at only 20C when the sun came out, but the litter is everywhere, picking up where I could 😡; for visible presence from Traffic Enforcement, Law Enforcement and Metro Police in Camps Bay 🙏; for posting New Year’s posts for my clients, being able to take tomorrow off as a Continue reading →