Tourism Month | Cape Town Tourism launches one of Africa’s longest ziplines

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The City launched Tourism Month at one of Africa’s longest ziplines at Hout Bay.

The zipline route is approximately 2.3km long with a single cable that stretch up to 500m in length and soars 155m above the ground at their highest point.

The Member of the Mayoral Committee for Economic Opportunities, James Vos, says they’ve adopted a strategy to attract business and leisure travel.

“In most of our destinations, we have accommodation, aviation and attractions and in all three categories. We are now recording 80% plus recovery. And in some instances we have passed 86%, like in aviation more than 30 000 people are coming through Cape Town International Airport per day.” says Vos.

Western Cape sees increase in tourism following end of COVID-19 restrictions

Tourism in the Western Cape is reporting a more than 200% recovery in attendance at most of its attractions following the end of the COVID-19 restrictions.

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Kogelberg Nature Reserve in the Overberg region, and Knysna National Park each recorded between 200 and 259% increases in visitor numbers.

Tourism performance post COVID-19 lockdown shows significant recovery: Minister Lindiwe Sisulu

Tourists from other African countries still account for bulk of visitors to SA

Tourists from other African countries still account for the bulk of visitors to South Africa. That’s according to Tourism Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu.

She briefed the media on domestic and international tourism performance from January to June this year in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, on Thursday.