Cape Town celebrates Responsible Tourism Week | Cape Town Green Map

By philip
8 February 2013

The City of Cape Town will celebrate Responsible Tourism Week by taking 60 community members to visit the City’s Table Bay and Blaauwberg Nature Reserves on Friday 15 February 2013.

Responsible Tourism Week will take place between 11 and 17 February 2013. Responsible Tourism is defined as: tourism that creates better places for people to live in and better places to visit. It makes positive contributions to natural and cultural heritage. It embraces diversity. It involves local people in decisions that affect their lives and life changes. It also embraces ideals and infrastructure that are environmentally positive.

The community members will be transported on a MyCiTi bus, with their first destination being the Table Bay Nature Reserve. Here they will participate in a guided hike and get a feel for what bird watching is all about. After lunch they will be transported to the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve, where they will enjoy scenic views of Table Mountain and Robben Island from Blaauwberg Hill.

The Table Bay and Blaauwberg Nature Reserves are two of many natural sites within the city limits that have been declared as nature reserves and are managed by the City of Cape Town. These reserves host a variety of unique and irreplaceable species and offer the responsible tourist many interesting activities.

For more information on the City’s nature reserves click.
Another event the City will be hosting, in partnership with Metrorail, is an educational heritage tour for 100 learners from Khayelitsha to the Prestwich Memorial and Visitor Centre in Green Point, on Friday, 15 February 2013.

Metrorail will transport the learners by train to Cape Town, followed by a tour of Cape Town Station. The learners will then experience the Fan Walk and end with a historical tour of the Prestwich Memorial.

The Prestwich Memorial and Visitor Centre is dedicated to the memory of Cape Town’s slaves and marginalised people, those 18th and 19th century inhabitants who helped to build this city, and whose remains are interred on this site. The Prestwich Memorial and Visitor Centre is situated at 1 Somerset Road, Green Point.
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