Cape Point will represent the Western Cape at the Lilizela Tourism Awards on 9 October 2014 after winning the Scenic Beauty award in the provincial leg of the prestigious tourism industry competition, which is run by the National Department of Tourism. The Lilizela Tourism Awards honour tourism businesses for delivering world class products, which contribute to South Africa’s global destination competitiveness and grow tourism’s contribution to GDP and job creation. The Scenic Beauty award won by Cape Point falls under the Service Excellence – Visitor Experience of the Year category, recognising businesses that enable visitors to experience South Africa’s scenic beauty in unique ways.
Cape Point, situated in the Cape of Good Hope section of Table Mountain National Park, is home to the legendary electric powered Flying Dutchman funicular which transports visitors to a historic lighthouse to enjoy iconic views at the Point and the refurbished Two Ocean’s Restaurant.
“We are delighted and honoured that Cape Point has been recognised provincially for its beauty. International travellers often list Cape Point as one of the most beautiful places to visit globally and receiving this accolade by the tourism department shows the local recognition of the unique splendour that surrounds Cape Point. We were up against tough competition and we congratulate our colleagues in the industry for their nominations in this prestigious award,” said Brett Hendricks, Board Director for Cape Point Partnership.
The Cape of Good Hope is open 7 days a week (7am to 5pm April to September, 6am to 6pm October to March), with the Flying Dutchman funicular, Two Oceans Restaurant and the curio stores open from 9am to 5pm.