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Cape Town Tourism
Cape Town Tourism is the City of Cape Town's officlal regional tourism organisation, responsible for destination marketing, visitor and industry services.
Franschhoek Tourism
Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.
Spectacular vineyards cover these mountain slopes settled more than 300 years ago by the Huguenots, who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture. This is a valley rich in history centered around a picturesque village of friendly, welcoming people.

Franschoek Wine Valley

 

 

 

 

Hyde Park Corner
Perfectly positioned in the heart of Johannesburg's affluent northern suburbs, Hyde Park Corner caters for the aspirations and enjoyment of a discerning high-end market. Sophisticated shopping and sociability come standard at Hyde Park Corner, along with relaxed browsing and dining in consummate style.

The centre is light, spacious and welcoming and offers more luxury brands than anywhere else in Africa. In fact, you'll find over 500 of the world's foremost international brands within 130 iconic speciality retail stores: while twelve fabulous restaurants provide for a diversity of tastes and occasions, from fine dining to Meze on the move.

Whether you're shopping for art, antiques, fashion, home ware or fun, superb craftsmanship, quality and luxury will capture your heart and imagination at Hyde Park Corner. The centre also provides a wide range of medical, dental and health professionals, high-tech banks, cinemas, travel agencies and other services for your convenience.

Poached Rhino

In the wild the adult rhino has no real predators ;  its only real enemy is human. Despite its reputation for being tough, the rhinoceros is in fact very easily poached, due to its daily habit of visiting the watering hole, making it an easy target for poachers whilst it drinks.

Rhino poaching has increased by 3000 % in the last 5 years, feeding the demand of the illegal trafficking of rhino horn and creating a global wildlife crisis, which has its culprits in the West as well as the more easily recognized countries of Africa and Asia.

Composed of keratin, the horn of a rhinoceros, has the same physical composition as a human fingernail, making it completely ineffectual as a cure for cancer, impotence or recreational drug. Its appeal stems from its rarity. Its rarity fuels its value. Its value increases its desirability.

This desirability also has a price ;  that of extinction. The world’s rhino population has declined by 90% since 1970, with in excess of 1200 animals being butchered in South Africa last year alone (2014).

Our aim is to stop this needless slaughter by lobbying governments to outlaw the horrific trade ; increase security in vulnerable areas ; help finance the continuation of breeding programmes ; create awareness in local and global communities and above all eradicate demand for the priceless placebo that is rhino horn.

Script/article produced by Julia Bradfield.

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