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Nine differently-abled children prepare for the Cape Town Cycle Tour

On Sunday 11 March 2018 nine differently-abled children, ranging from eight- to twenty-years-old and with varying disabilities, will share in the spirit and camaraderie of the iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour towed by able-bodied cyclists in specially manufactured buggies. Partnering with Cape Town Tourism on this event for the second […]

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Universal access in Cape Town – making tourism for all

Universal Access (UA) in tourism – or tourism that can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of their abilities – is one of Cape Town’s eight responsible tourism priorities. In fact, the City of Cape Town wants Cape Town to be a premier Universal Accessibility tourism destination. They’re working on this too. They’re […]

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Cape Town needs tourism now more than ever

Cape Town is open for business. The city needs tourism now more than ever, as we aim to keep our economy growing and creating jobs during this challenging drought. This is critical. International press coverage of the drought, and on the prospects of “Day Zero”, has caused anxiety among foreign […]

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Tourism Boot Camp 2018 kicks off

The second Tourism Boot Camp kicked off on Monday 15 January at the PG Tops offices. Tourism Boot Camp aims to bridge the skills gap for unemployed youth through skills transfer and industry placement. South Africa has over 60% youth unemployment. Despite this, the tourism sector is struggling to find […]

#87litres in the day of a tourist discovery

If you’re going to set a date to challenge six people to make their way around to some of Cape Town’s tourist attractions and save water, try not to make it the hottest day in summer yet.  But, the participants of our #87litres in the day of a tourist discovery were […]


#Savelikealocal posters available

A large print run of the new ‘Save Like a Local’ #savelikealocal tourism campaign posters and leaflets have arrived. Hospitality-related businesses can come to collect them from the Comms Dept on the 3rd Floor of Tower Block at the Civic Center in central Cape Town (1 Hertzog Boulevard). They can collect […]

Water-saving shower-heads for small tourism establishments

On 13 December 2017, Wesgro will be kicking-off their distribution of 1 800 low-flow shower-heads as part of its campaign to help smaller tourism establishments save water during the worst drought in living memory. Last month, Wesgro, the Western Cape Government, CapeNature and Airbnb announced that it would distribute a […]

Follow the #87litres winners on 6 December

A couple of weeks ago, we ran a #87litres twitter competition with our friends at Better Tourism Africa @RespTourismSA and Cape Town Pass @CapeTownPass.  To our delight, there were some pretty cool responses from all over South Africa, summarised here.  @FTTourism, @DiBrown5 and @CCHotel grabbed the three top spots. Check out their […]