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The impact of Coronavirus on South Africa's tourism

  According to The World Travel and Tourism Council, the global COVID-19 pandemic will affect over 50 million jobs in the tourism and travel industries alone. They argue a full recovery will take...
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Cape Town tourists face water rations

Tourists warned not to waste water as Cape Town battles drought. Cape Town has imposed emergency water rationing on tourists, including two-minute showers, flushing toilets only when absolutely neces...
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Cape Town voted world’s best city by British tourists

2017 Telegraph Travel Awards see Cape Town retain top spot for fifth year. British tourists have voted Cape Town the "best city in the world" for the fifth consecutive year, as part of the annual 201...
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Probe into Robben Island ferry sinking

Passenger ferry began to sink on way back to Cape Town.An investigation has been launched to determine why a passenger ferry returning from Robben Island to Cape Town started taking water and began si...
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Cape Town airport to get major upgrade

Airport project to boost tourist sector and increase air traffic.Cape Town International Airport is set to receive a major upgrade in an effort to transform the tourism industry and increase visitor n...
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Tourism smart card for Cape Town

Cape Town introduces iVenture City Pass. A new tourism smart card, developed in partnership with Cape Town's tourism authorities, is now available for visitors of the city. The iVenture City Pas...
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Cape Town number one place to visit in 2014

New York Times names places Cape Town top of its list Cape Town has been named the number one place to visit in 2014 by The New York Times. The city secured the top spot ahead of Christchurch, N...
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Cape Town in top three cities to visit in 2014

Lonely Planet travel guide rates Cape Town third best city to visit next year Cape Town has been listed as one of the three best cities in the world to visit by travel publisher Lonely Planet....
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Fewer people fly to Cape Town

There has been a decrease in the number of arrivals into Cape Town international airport over the festive season according to the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), which blames the fall-off on air...
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Cape Town to get cruise liner terminal

A dedicated berthing terminal for cruise liners at Cape Town's Table Bay harbour is to be built after South African state company Transnet gave in to pressure from city and provincial authorities unha...
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Increased law enforcement on Cape Town beaches

Cape Town’s beaches and recreational hotspots are to be patrolled by “auxiliary” law enforcement officers. The volunteer officers, who start work in the run-up to the peak holiday...
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Cape Town to develop Clifton Caves for tourists

The rocky area of caves overlooking the sea above the affluent Cape Town suburb of Clifton and Bantry Bay is to be developed as a tourist attraction by city authorities. According to the long-moote...
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Cape Town’s Table Mountain among

Table Mountain was listed among the Seven Wonders of the World by the Swiss-based New7Wonders Foundation on 11 November. The win was the result of a global competition in which hundreds of millions of...
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Cape Town wins top tourism award

Cape Town won the title of Best Destination in Africa at the World Tourism Awards on 19 September, marking the seventh time the city was awarded the honour. With the exception of 2004 and 2007, when t...
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New hotel ratings system in South Africa

Hotels in South Africa will have to reapply for a new star rating under a stricter grading system being introduced by the ministry for tourism and the Tourism Grading Council South Africa (TGSA). Desi...
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Cape Town faces tourism difficulties

Cape Town faces a threat to its tourism industry according to a Cape Town tourism expert. Peter Bacon, chairman of Western Cape tourism authority Cape Town Routes Unlimited, said
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Cape Town beaches reopen after shark attack

Beaches in the popular False Bay area south of Cape Town have reopened after a brief closure following a fatal shark attack on 12 January, although the local authorities continue to urge caution. B...
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Cape Town gets new

One&Only Cape Town is to open on 4 April as part of the international One&Only luxury hotel chain owned by South African entrepreneur and casino magnate Sol Kerzner, who also developed the popular Sun...
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New hotel for Middle Eastern visitors.

An alcohol-free luxury hotel targeted at Middle Eastern visitors is under construction in central Cape Town. The 140-room five-star facility is being built in the BoKaap district, which was first se...
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Cape Town tourist railway.

Visitors to Cape Town can enjoy a new tourism route based on rail travel that takes in some of the main attractions and sites to the south of the city centre. Introduced in April on a pilot basis, the...


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