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Bay TV visits Oudtshoorn tourist attractions

Oudtshoorn, 23 May 2017 –The Bay TV crew that visited Oudtshoorn during the past weekend was astonished by a variety of tourist attractions the greater Oudtshoorn offers to tourists.

“I always thought that Oudtshoorn is just another small town somewhere in the Western Cape, but was amazed by the number of tourist attractions in Oudtshoorn, its warm reception and the quality of accommodation,” said the producer of the show, Zininzi Mgoqi.

The TV crew visited the Cango Caves, Wilgewandel, Cango Ostrich Farm, Cango Wildlife ranch, Safari Ostrich Farm and had a township tour. A number of interviews were also held with representatives of the above establishments.

The Executive Mayor Colan Sylvester also marketed the greater Oudtshoorn in one of the interviews. “Oudtshoorn presents a variety of tourist attractions with perfect weather for outdoor activities & sport tourism throughout the year; the breath-taking beauty of the natural scenery with snow capped mountains in winter and banquet of wild flowers in summer makes Oudtshoorn and its surroundings an ideal town for tourism.”

The Bay TV visit to Oudtshoorn coincided with the Tourism INDABA, one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar, which was held in Durban between 16 and 18 May 2017. Representatives from Oudtshoorn & De Rust Tourism, Cango Caves and other tourism institutions attended the Indaba.

The crew was invited by a local Disc Jockey (DJ), a 23-year-old Sibusiso ‘DJ Siso’ Appolis to his birthday event in Bongolethu. Appolis then requested the crew to feature Oudtshoorn in their programme. The Oudtshoorn Municipality in conjunction with the Oudtshoorn & De Rust Tourism organized the itinerary for the crew.

The 30 minute broadcast on the “Ekse Mamela” show which will only feature Oudtshoorn, will take place on the 2nd  June 2017 between 18:00 and 19:00 on channel 260.

In the photo:  FLTR: Zininzi Mgoqi (Producer), Mayor Colan Sylvester, Nomnikelo (Camera Operator) and Sesethu Ntame (Presenter)