Local Hout Bay Micro Tourism Experience Winners Announced!


Micro  Business Opportunities winners are Karbonkelberg Hikers, led by Brent Thomas and Tours of Hope led by Phila Nogwavu. 

Last October we invited potential tourism entrepreneurs to submit proposals to create and enhance visitor experiences.  Be they interesting tours, fascinating stories, sharing cultural experiences, tasting cultural cuisine, and we encouraged innovative thinking.  Twelve proposals were received and the applicants presented to a panel of tourism experts. The shortlisted ones were subject to further interviews and site inspections.  Very encouraging experiences for the judges to meet so many committed people capable of enhancing tourism experiences and eventually we selected two winners: Karbonkelberg Hikers and Tours of Hope.  They each will receive a R50,000 marketing package including mentorship, training, networking and marketing.   These packages will be managed by Open Africa who runs similar schemes across Africa.