As someone on the front line of the accommodation industry, Ive experienced first hand the rising demand for Cape Town accommodation. I currently manage a wide selection of luxury Cape Town accommodation including luxury villas, hotels & self catering apartments, and by now most of them are fully booked up for the Peak season. Camps Bay Hotels & Apartments are nearing full occupancy for New Years, and our other areas ie. City Bowl, Sea Point, Green Point, Hout Bay, Llandudno, Constantia are quickly following suit.
The global credit crisis & financial meltdown has certainly hit most industries, and people are asking me whether there will be any noticeable effect on Cape Town travel & tourism. Obviously I don’t have a crystal ball and can’t say what the future will hold, but I can certainly say that accommodation is being booked up thick and fast, and therefore we can expect there to be lots of visitors come December January.
As usual we have received many bookings & accommodation requests from UK, as well as the Netherlands, USA & Japan. The number of visitors from the USA is certainly on the increase. The strong US Dollar, and the weak Rand is certainly making it more favourable for Americans to travel to South Africa, and Cape Town is still the number 1 choice for obvious reasons.
So, we are yet again heading towards a bumper season in Cape Town, and if you haven’t booked your accommodation yet, hurry up, before it’s too late…