Tourism

TOURISM DEVELOPMENT

The popular view sees tourism development as a process that improves the livelihood and  quality of life of people living at that destination. Therefore destination planners and managers must ensure that all the dimensions of destination development are considered.

For more information please visit the West Coast tourism website.

They are:

  • Product development.
  • Market development.
  • Facility development
  • Infrastructural development.
  • Human resource development and
  • Institutional development.

 Successful Tourism Projects

The following are projects successfully completed:

Duinepos

Self catering accommodation in the WCNP run by 3 ladies from the Langebaan community.

Snoek & Patat Festival

An annual community festival organised by the community.

Lekkerbekkie Restaurant in Wupperthal.

Upgraded and furnished. Run by ladies from the community

Self Catering Units SC Units build.

Run by the community of Wupperthal.

Donkey Trek route

Accommodation and guided donkey trekking routes by community of Heuningvlei.

Donkey cart

Heuningvlei

Coffee Shop

Coffee shop in Goedverwacht run by the community

Goedverwacht

Coffee Shop

Coffee shop in WC Fossil Park

Bicycles and trails

Bicycles and trails in Fossil Park

R27 HUB

VIC on R27 providing tourism information on mainly WCBR

Western Gateway

Provincial VIC in Vanrhynsdorp providing tourism information on the province

Western Gateway

Miershoop Restaurant

Community restaurant and info centre in Bitterfontein

Picnic Area

Picnic Area and splash-pool in Algeria.

Hiking trail

Building and provision of signage for Neulfontein hiking trail in Moorreesburg

Hiking Trail

Building and provision of signage for hiking trail in Elandskloof

Neulfontein hiking trail

Hiking Trail

Building and provision of signage for Darling Stagger hiking trail !Khwa ttu.

Kookskerms

Food shelters where local dishes are prepared by the community of Bitterfontein.

Community Theatre

A community theatre for the community of Saldanha

The following entrepreneurial businesses were supported with training them and provided with marketing opportunities to help them settle as self-sustaining businesses:

Paternoster Lodge

Accommodation and restaurant

View from the top

Self Catering Accommodation

Hoedjiesbaai Lodge

Backpackers Accommodation

CM Functions

Event Organising and Dècor

Rafferty’s

Transport

Ansha’s Villa

B&B

View de Montangne

Accommodation

Inthaba

Jam cooking

Mac-w-Catering

Catering

Training

Tourism Human resource development (Education and Training) is considered one of the pillars of the development of the Tourism Industry. This includes:

  • Capacity building programmes for emerging entrepreneurs as a specific focus area.
  • The Training of cultural and Nature guides.
  • The up-skilling of Tourism Officials
  • The capacitating of local communities to fully participate in tourism.
  • Assisting Provincial government in the roll-out of specific human resource capacitating interventions from time to time.

Training: Members of the Porterville Community attending a Tourism Awareness workshop

Tourism Awareness workshop