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 […]

travell enjoy respect cape town

Travel, Enjoy, Respect Cape Town

 As part of the International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development, UNWTO is running a campaign called #travelenjoyrespect to encourage responsible travel. There’s an understanding that since each journey a tourist take changes them and the world around them, they are as responsible for the places they visit as the […]

cape town cultural heritage

Celebrating Cape Town’s arts & cultural heritage

September is Heritage Month, and with Cape Town’s rich history there’s many fun and interesting places that locals and visitors can visitor to learn more about the city’s cultural heritage. The most obvious attractions are the Iziko Museums dotted around the city. The military once played a important role in the […]

khayelitsha sustainable cycling tour

Khayelitsha’s sustainable cycling tour

Thursday’s blue skies and fair weather was perfect for the group of local tourism stakeholders and tourism business owners that set out from Lookout Hill on the Sustainable Tourism Cycling Tour of Khayelitsha. The tour was organised by the City of Cape Town’s Area East as part of their Tourism […]