Why Does Sean Penn Visit Cape Town?
Sitting at one of the street restaurants in Camps Bay, with Elmarie and Nandi on a perfect winter’s day, it was obvious why Camps Bay beach is one of the top beaches in the world.
By the way. The City Press made this comment.
Apparently the Hollywood star turned heads as he sat in one of the humble tavern’s leather booths. (Source)
Let’s move on:
Cape Town’s tourism director Anton Groenewald said on Wednesday: The top five countries of origin for tourists to Cape Town were South Africa itself, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Just looking at Britons flying out to Cape Town just for Easter week (April 17-24) stay in a four-star hotel averaging £640 per person.
Now, I am not saying that Sean Penn is out here because Cape Town is a bargain. I am saying that Cape Town is popular. Given the rand it’s even more popular.
The most important comment from this IOL article on Cape Town’s popularity is the following:
Yes. I agree Cape Town City is doing a great job of marketing Cape Town. And these factors are the reason why Sean Penn is here and why Britons are flying in for a weekend.
BTW: With flight tickets one Briton would be paying more than R22 000 for a week. This is R3143 per person per night. In South African rand terms this is serious money.
Also, when Britons are flying out to Cape Town we are not talking about the rich. We are talking about the general British public. They can afford to come here in droves.
What does it mean?
It adds to the increased demand for Cape Town short-term rentals.
The latest tourism figures show that most of Cape Town’s success is due to South African’s visiting Cape Town.
My Point: South Africans enjoying Cape Town will have to book early, and will have to pay more to visit Cape Town.
To our International readers you can smile all the way to Cape Town. To South Africans; Cape Town is an international destination where value is determined by the strengths of strong world currencies.
The following comments from the IOL article is one view of the predicament South African visitors have:
Whatever currency you are using, finding Cape Town accommodation during peak times will become more and more difficult. All I can suggest is that you plan your Cape Town holiday in advance, consider other seasons and other suburbs of Cape Town.