Responsible Tourism Week

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Cape Town celebrates Responsible Tourism Week
Cape Town celebrates Responsible Tourism Week

Taking place between 11 and 17 February, Responsible Tourism Week aims to create better places for people to live in and better places to visit. It makes positive contributions to natural and cultural heritage, embraces diversity, involves local people in decisions that affect them and embraces environmentally positive ideals and infrastructure.

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. They will first be transported to the Table Bay Nature Reserve on a MyCiTi bus, where they will participate in a guided hike and get a feel for bird watching. 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 hosting a variety of unique and irreplaceable species and offering the responsible tourist many interesting activities.

Another event the city will be hosting on the same day and in partnership with Metrorail, is an educational heritage tour for 100 learners from Khayelitsha to the Prestwich Memorial and Visitor Centre in Green Point.

Metrorail will transport the learners by train to Cape Town, followed by a tour of Cape Town Station from where 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 from the 18th and 19th century who helped build this city, and whose remains are buried on this site.

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