On Monday, 24 July Wesgro and the iconic red bus officially launched the Cape Explorer Winelands tour, offering visitors to Mother City an "enticing opportunity to sample the best the Winelands has to offer in a safe, scenic and even carbon neutral way".
"The new Winelands tour route, which for the first time will take the City Sightseeing bus out of Cape Town," says City Sightseeing Managing Director, Claus Tworeck.
Wesgro CEO Tim Harris says, as Wesgro, they are proud to partner with City Sightseeing to boost local tourism.
"Wesgro is proud to partner with City Sightseeing and we look forward to working with this iconic attraction to get visitors out of the city and into the rest of the province to grow this vibrant sector and create local jobs," says Harris.
In attendance, Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde, used the event as an opportunity to share some insights on the province’s tourism industry and seasonality.
"A total of 344 131 tourists visited the Western Cape in last year's off-peak season (July - September). This double digit (20.2%) year-on-year growth, coupled with strong growth rates to the province from all global regions, led to R3.8 billion in tourist spend (33.8% growth)," says Winde.
"This positive contribution to the Cape economy during the traditional off-peak season (July - September) is a strong testament to the efforts we're making to address seasonality through Project Khulisa."
Availability and ticket pricing have yet to be announced - click here to see the City Sightseeing website.
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