Tag: Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve

  • The Road to Hell is paved with Good Intentions

    I was asked to join the board of directors of the Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve (CWBR)  in July 2014. An honour indeed; or so I thought.  This area encompasses one of the most beautiful regions anywhere in the world.  It embraces more opportunities than challenges.  It has — by virtue of its inhabitants, landowners and […]

  • The problem with tourism is… usually the people who are supposed to run it

    I was asked to join the board of the Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve (CWBR) last year and was given the marketing portfolio. Now, the CWBR is mandated by UNESCO, the Western Cape’s Biosphere Reserves Act and MOUs with national &  local government departments to address growth in tourism within the Reserve in such a way that…