Cape Town Tourism – the official regional organisation – predicts that tourism within the city is set to rise by a figure of three per cent year-on-year all the way up until 2030.
Although Cape Town is blessed with numerous fulfilling pursuits for travellers upon tailor-made South Africa holidays to enjoy, namely Table Mountain and Robben Island, this positive prediction means that the Rainbow Nation’s Western Cape can’t stand still when it comes to providing enough accommodation across the vicinity.
It seems that Cape Town’s tourism industry leaders have identified the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront as the initial location to capture the growing hoards of international arrivals.
The plan is to begin construction upon an internationally recognised mid-market hotel this year so that overseas guests are persuaded to remain in this vibrant heart of Cape Town.
The V&A Waterfront, for short, makes use of Cape Town’s harbour and is an intriguing mix of apartments, boutiques, restaurants and of course, vessels – one actually functioning as a museum in the form of the SAS Somerset.
The precinct is often referred to as the most visited attraction in all of Cape Town and is regularly frequented by the 24 million visitors that visit this intriguing part of South Africa each year.
Justifying the collective ambition to construct the new accommodation complex, V&A Waterfront chief executive David Green said “Given the growth in domestic, business and leisure tourism, coupled with consistent growth in the occupancy at our current hotels over the past 18 months, we believe the opportunity exists for a mid-market hotel development.”