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#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 […]

water-saving messaging for tourists

Welcome to Cape Town! The water’s… scarce…

With peak season upon us, talk in the Mother City has picked up regarding how the influx of foreign and domestic visitors will impact on Cape Towns’ already stressed water supply. Is this being communicated to the thousands arriving for their indulgent, seaside holiday? Who is doing it and how? […]

green tourism incentive programme

Applications for the Green Tourism Incentive Programme to open in November

The national Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP) is to offer grant funding for small tourism businesses wanting to retrofit their facilities with energy efficiency systems. The programme has been developed by the Department of Tourism in partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The extent of grant funding tourism businesses […]

Solar energy, robben island

Robben Island gets solar power plant

Robben Island has gone green. The island, which previously relied solely on diesel generators for energy, has transitioned to solar energy. On 19 October, Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, handed over a solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant to the Robben Island Museum (RIM). The solar PV mini-grid  will not only reduce the island’s […]