Categorising towns will be the real tourism game-changer!
Not all towns are tourism towns and some towns will never become tourism towns. I first mentioned the need for towns to be categorised in “Tourism will never be Helen Zille’s game-changer until there are lots of changes.” In response to another article where I said Montagu is not a tourist town (because most businesses […]
Tourism will never be Helen Zille’s game-changer until there are lots of changes
It’s been an interesting first few days of travels, and one realises how much observations and thoughts are always formed by the experiences that went before. What I observed in Montagu, my first stop, raised a red flag that was re-inforced throughout the Robertson Wine Valley. The urgent imperative in SA today is to create…
Montagu is as charming as ever… BUT… tourism authorities need a wake-up!
Montagu is one the the Western Cape’s premier heritage towns and a rock-climber’s haven. It is a really great place to visit. But has it really moved forward at all in the past two years as a tourist destination? Montagu is a wonderful getaway, a special-interest town and an architectural gem, but it’s not a…
Sylvan & budget bliss close to the centre of Montagu
It’s only three months since Marlies & Kingsley McCarthy took over the long-established De Bos Guest Farm on the outskirts of Montagu on the banks of the Keisie River, and one can’t overlook the improvements they’ve already made. It had been neglected for many years and was in dire need of lots of loving care…