The Deputy Tourism Minister, Fish Mahlalela has called on tourism operators to make their activities and attractions more affordable for locals.

During the official Tourism Day celebrations he said this will encourage a more inclusive tourism sector.

Mahlalela said pricing is one of the biggest factors that discourage locals from enjoying South Africa’s tourism offerings.

Read the Deputy Minister’s full speech here.

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Western Cape residents will, between 13 and 20 September, be able to access 22 Cape Nature reserves free of charge.

The initiative forms part of Cape Nature’s yearly Heritage Day and Tourism Month celebrations.

Visitors to the 22 reserves will enjoy free day entry.

Spokesperson for the province’s Department of Environmental Affairs, James-Brent Styan.

Get more information here.

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