68% of local businesses in South Africa are reliant on the domestic market. The impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every part of the economy and the tourism market in South Africa was severely hit as a result. A loss in tourism bookings is unfortunately directly linked to a loss in jobs and therefore the tourism industry is doing all that it can to target the domestic market and adjust their offerings to cater to the cash-strapped consumer.
Sheraaz Ismail, CapeNature Eco-tourism and Access Executive Director, says “CapeNature welcomes the addition of De Hoop Collection, to its annual Winter Campaign as the joint initiative seeks to generate much-needed tourism revenue for both parties involved. Collaborative efforts are required to steadily recover within the tourism sector.”
Just three hours’ drive from Cape Town, the 36 000 hectare De Hoop Nature Reserve was the perfect choice for a Public Private Partnership (PPP) in 2007. Famed for its rich biodiversity, De Hoop offers some of the best whale watching venues in the world, with 40% of the global Southern Right Whale population coming to the bay to breed each year. From campsites and rondavels to mid-range family bungalows and even luxurious seclusion on the vlei, De Hoop Collection accommodation has something for everyone. Whether it be families travelling on a limited budget or couples seeking a comfortable but affordable breakaway. All CapeNature winter discounts can be viewed here.