An open letter from Mike Tompkins – CEO/Owner of Cape Tours Ltd

“It is difficult to imagine that back in March 2020, we were discussing lockdown measures with clients re-assuring them that come June / July 2020, the lockdown will be a distant nightmare and that we will all be enjoying our holidays as booked!

On 30 January 2018, Tourism Update and SA Tourism hosted a webinar on ‘The effects of Western Cape water shortage on tourism’.  The speakers were SA Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, CEO of Wesgro, Tim Harris, and Fedhasa Cape Chairperson, Jeff Rosenberg.  Harris summed up the core message, when he said: ‘We need to make sure we get a clear message across to the international community and answer any tourist concerns.  If you hear anyone saying that they are considering cancelling or suspending a trip or major event, make sure that they understand we have the resources to accommodate them’.  Harris also spoke of the close working relationships with major events to make sure that they do not impact the municipal water systems.  The key message delivered was ‘Cape Town is open for business!’

Everyone could use a cheat sheet when visiting another country, there are different customs, and tipping amounts, there are things which would be considered rude, or would flag you as a tourist. Find out how to keep up in one of the most diverse countries in the world!

South Africa is a cosmopolitan area complete with their own sense of high fashion, particularly in the trendy areas. Cape Town and surrounds are the perfect setting for model-perfect sunsets, and amazing photo opportunities. Cape Tours can bring you to all of the best and most happening spots in all of South Africa, but what to wear? If you want to not stand out as the tourist, and you don’t want to get caught out having packed the wrong clothing for your trip – look no further. We’ll tell you how to dress like the locals.

It’s summer in South Africa, and having summer over the Christmas season means a lot of fun in the sun and plenty to do as people from all over flock to our shores.

We’ve said before in prior posts, just how much is going on in South Africa at any given time, and Cape Tours is King in bringing you right to all of it, but summertime may just be the most happening time in this region of the world, because while the rest of the northern hemisphere is blanketed in snow, we’re celebrating the white sandy beaches and sunshine instead!