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Corona Virus Lockdown: Government announces final Level 4 regulations commencing on 1 May 2020, reverses cigarette sales and allows exercise!


In a Speech to the media this evening, Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma went through the key regulations contained in the 36 page document of the new Lockdown Level 4 regulations. Tobacco product smokers are beside themselves in anger, having been told that the sale of such products would be allowed from 1 May, only to be reversed again this evening.  Exercising is allowed with a 5 km radius from one’s home, but only between 6h00 – 9h00 in the morning, the assumption being that dogs may now accompany exercisers, having been cooped up in their homes for five weeks. Schools are scheduled to start reopening on 18 May for Grade 7 and Grade 12 learners, it was announced earlier today. Wine exports appear to be allowed again.  Continue reading →

TimeOut Market Lisboa presents the best cuisine of Lisbon, Portugal, under one roof!

I had seen in a magazine prior to my arrival in Lisbon that the Time Out Market Lisboa is a must-visit venue. What an impression it made on me, when I visited it at the beginning of June, with about 30 restaurants, bars, and florists in this massive food market very close to where I stayed in Lisbon. How does one choose what to eat, with such a selection?! Continue reading →

Cape Town Tourism launches ‘The Official Guide to Cape Town’ App, a local in one’s pocket!

CTT AppCape Town Tourism has launched an App ‘The Official Guide to Cape Town‘, aimed at first-time visitors to Cape Town, described as being like having a local in one’s pocket! The App reflects the tourism body’s strategy to be where tourists are!

The free App for IOS and Android contains locals’ hints and tips of what to see and do whilst in Cape Town, in addition to a list of tools. Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 29/30 October

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*    Cape Town harbour does not appear to be able to cope with the influx of tourists coming off cruise ships.  Earlier this week about 2000 passengers on the MSC Opera were stuck on board as there were only four customs officials to deal with the passengers who wanted to go on land to explore Cape Town, and those that wanted to board for the next leg of the cruise.  Provincial Minister of Tourism Alan Winde described the incident as a ‘major setback for cruise ship tourism in the city‘.  The departure time of the ship was delayed by two hours.

*   The price of petrol is expected to drop by at least 40 cents per liter and the price of diesel by about 56 cents per liter next Wednesday, predicts the Automobile Association.  Another petrol price decrease can be expected in December.

*   The Department of Transport is attempting to prevent Emirates from adding a fourth daily flight between Continue reading →