Garden Route & Klein Karoo Tourism attends Indaba 2013

Indaba is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and widely regarded as the continent’s premier travel trade exhibition. It has grown in status, quality and diversity to become one of the industry’s top three “must visit” travel and tourism trade shows of its kind on the global calendar.

Taking a practical technological leap, while staying true to the importance of personal interaction to grow South Africa’s tourism industry, was the standout theme of the four-day show at the Durban International Convention Centre, which ended on Tuesday 14 May 2013.

This year over 1,386 exhibitors exhibited at Indaba.

Indaba 2013 was attended by Mrs Fathima Hassain (Acting LED & Tourism Manager), Ms Amagene Pietersen (Tourism Development Officer), as well as Councillor Lionel Esau (Deputy Executive Mayor) representing the Garden Route and Klein Karoo Tourism from Eden District Municipality.

Garden Route & Klein Karoo Tourism, as well as two local tourism offices, George and Knysna and Boardwalk Lodge from Wilderness joined neighboring regions in the Western Cape on a joint stand with WESGRO (Western Cape Tourism Destination Marketing, investment and trade promotion organization), reflecting the Western Cape as tourism force to be reckoned with.


  • Cape Town and Western Cape Winning Gold for Best Stand at Indaba 2013
  • Partnering with Cape West Coast in Activations
  • Partnership with Cape Winelands in Activations
  • Garden Route was voted 6th best coastal drive in the world

A poll was conducted by the world renowned travel website:, featuring tourist’s favourite coastal drives around the world.

The Garden Route was voted one of the favourites because of its abundance of wild flowers, secluded bays and quaint villages:

  1. Pacific Coast Highway – Monterey, California;
  2. Kuhio Highway – Kauai, Hawaii;
  3. Overseas Highway (Hwy 1) – Florida Keys;
  4. Cabot Trail – Nova Scotia, Canada;
  5. Great Ocean Road – Victoria, Australia;
  6. The Garden Route – South Africa;
  7. Ring Road – Iceland;
  8. The Atlantic Road, Norway;
  9. Northeast Loop – Phuket, Thailand; and
  10. Kotor to Sveti Stephan – Montenegro.

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