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Tour de Plett MTB race moves to Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival weekend in October 2015

The increasingly popular Tour de Plett MTB Race will take place on Saturday 10 October 2015 – at the same time as the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival, which takes place on 9-10 October. The Tour de Plett consists of an 85km Marathon, 55km Half-marathon and

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Message in bottle discovered on Garden Route beach

Cape Town – It’s a fantasy many adventurous young souls have – to send a message in a bottle out into the world and see what returns. Well, when 13-year-old Angela Harris filled a glass bottle with a few personal items as well as a letter telling

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Cheri-Lynn’s dreams become a reality

During August 2014, at the Francois Ferreira Academy’s Open Day, Cheri-Lynn Speelman decided to book an appointment with the Principal, Francois Ferreira. Cheri-Lynn’s passion was clear to the Academy during the first minute of the interview. “All I want to do is cook and I want to

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5 Garden Route destinations: TOURISM SPOTLIGHT

South Africa’s legendary paradise extends from as far as Stilbaai in the Western Cape to Stormsriver in the Eastern Cape. This expansive Eden is characterised by pretty fynbos-clad mountains, dramatic river gorges and dense forest rolling down to a beautiful coastline of rocky headlands and sandy beaches.

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Phase One of Field Guide Training a tremendous success

Phase one of the Plett Tourism Field Guide Training programme took place from the 9th to the 14th of February at The Conference Room in the Upper Deck in Plett, and included field trips to forests, wetlands and other sites of ecological, paleontological and marine importance in the

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Enjoy the inaugural Knysna Celtic Festival

Residents and visitors of Knysna will experience a transformation of the town on February 28 from 09:30 to 10:30 as the skirl of the pipes, the sound of the drums and the grace of the Highland dancers will all unite to form a rich kaleidoscope of Celtic

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Western Cape Tourism drawing more visitors, record growth

CAPE TOWN – The latest Western Cape tourism statistics have shown an increase in visitor number in areas outside of the Mother City. In recent months, The Agulhas National Park has seen a 130 percent increase in tourists. The Garden Route and Klein Karoo also enjoyed a

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Western Cape continues to show visitor increase

Western Cape Tourism has reported an increase in visitors throughout the province over the November and December period when compared with the same period in 2013. The V&A Waterfront experienced its best year to date, with 5 028 362 visitors in November and December, exceeding 24 million visitors over

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South Africa climbs global tourism list

South Africa has been ranked as one of the top 25 most attractive tourist destinations, according to a new global survey. Bloom Consulting’s 2014 Country Brand Ranking noted that for the first time, South Africa tops the list on the African continent, ahead of Egypt (27). Morocco

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Eden – Business Breakfast to boost Economic Development and Tourism

Economic Development in the Eden District Municipality is focused on promoting strategic partnerships to improve the economic development opportunities in the district.  For that reason, Eden District Municipality’s Local Economic Development- and Tourism Units held a business breakfast on 28 October 2014, to discuss economic development related

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