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Cape Town looks to corner Easter break holiday market

Cape Town looks to corner Easter break holiday market

Tourism insiders in Cape Town are looking forward to the Easter Weekend, with domestic tourism expected to increase and travellers from across the country arriving to spend some quality time with family and friends.

“Easter is usually a good time for domestic tourism in Cape Town when visitors from across the country soak in the remainder of the warm days in Cape Town,” said Mariette du Toit-Helmbold, chief executive of Cape Town Tourism.

“Autumn in the Mother City is marked by mild sunny days and great events and activities aimed at the whole family.

“We are looking forward to welcoming our domestic guests to the Mother City and urge those travelling by road to drive safely. Be vigilant at all times, keep hydrated and awake, stop to stretch your legs, and whatever you do - do not drink and drive!”

Not only is Easter a time for family and fun but it also signals a change of season.

A season of culinary delights, wines, books, and culture; a season when engaging with nature is easier without the heat, and winter adventure activities are the order of the day.

“There is so much to see and do in Cape Town during the winter months,” continued du Toit-Helmbold.

“Granted it means less time spent on the beach, but there are beautiful walks in forests, exploring the Cape’s heritage, and experiencing our many indoor activities.”

Cape Town was recognised as Africa’s Leading Destination by the World Travel Awards in 2010.