The second annual Cape Town Golf Festival took place recently in Cape Town, with a focus on golf, fun and bringing business to Cape Town during the quiet winter months.
This event was a first in a series of key initiatives, organised by the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) Cape region. The association, along with the City of Cape Town, Cape Town Tourism, Wesgro and Accelerate Cape Town forms part of an initiative spearheaded by Mayor Patricia De Lille, to combat seasonality in the province.
Metropolitan, Milnerton, Royal Cape and Westlake Golf Courses played host during the course of the festival, showcasing the different sides of the city, and players also got the chance to experience Robben Island, lunch at Groot Constantia, as well as tastings from Groot Constantia, Steenberg, Diemersdal and Cape Point Vineyards each day.
Tournament Director Reg Ferreira says direct bookings more than doubled compared to last year’s inaugural event. The winner of the 2017 tournament, Khomotso Mdhluli from Polokwane, won this year’s event and plans to be back in 2019 with an even bigger group of golfers.
Chairperson of FEDHASA Cape, Jeff Rosenberg applauds the efforts led by Reg Ferreira to keep Cape Town top of mind 365 days a year with this initiative. “Several of our accommodation member establishments put together special golf packages in order to enhance the Cape Town Golf Festival offerings to make it more attractive for out of towners to participate in the event.”
The festival will be held again from 18-24 August 2019.