Tag: V&A Waterfront

  • If dams go dry – what it means for tourism in Cape Town

    The latest forecast for Cape Town’s rainfall in June, July and August is that it will be 40% below annual averages.  And there are predictions that this drought could last at least two years.  Cape Town could become the first world city to simply run out of water due to bad management and too much […]

  • Why Cape Town is surfing the crest of a wave

    In 1990, while I was part of the V&A Waterfront team, I bought an international travel magazine. There was a story on Barcelona’s renaissance after the end of Spain’s dictatorship. With events then starting to unfold in South Africa, I wondered if the same could happen in Cape Town. Although there have been scores of…

  • SA Destination Awards – How it all began

    I’ve spent two years exploring South Africa and have never ceased to be amazed at the enormous disparity between towns as “Destinations.” Take tiny De Rust near Meiringspoort in the Western Cape as an example. It has far greater attraction than Mokopane — 200 times larger — on the edge of the Waterberg in Limpopo.…

  • Surprises & Fresh eyes

    The last time I travelled on a train in South Africa was over 40 years ago. I have travelled on trains in France and Switzerland and I am a firm believer in train travel. But taking a suburban train into Cape Town raised all sorts of concerns – I’ve seen what’s been written on CapeInfo…

  • ICONIC CAPE TOWN – have your say!

    This is where you get to have your say – click on the comment link directly above and/or vote in the right hand column.  At the end of the day, it’s your opinion that counts. It’s not often that one comes across a truly great idea and this just has to be one of those…