Blog 30 October 2012

 
News Updates today in St Francis Bay

1.  MILKWOOD SPEAKS ARTICLE - St Francis Tourism Update


National Tourism inspecting St Francis St Francis Tourism guided representatives of the National Department of Tourism as well as Eastern Cape Tourism through a flood damaged St Francis on Saturday October 27
to assist them with an assessment of damage to tourist destinations. With the main holiday season a mere four weeks away, the Eastern Cape can use all help they can get to be ready for their visitors.  The purpose of the visit was to see where the national office can assist local authorities in areas where the economy relies mainly on tourism. “One of our biggest problems is access to our beaches,” St Francis Tourism’s Warren Manser said. “We took them to Aldabara Run, Anne Avenue and the St Francis main beach, where they couldn’t even get onto the beach to take photos of the damage. They also inspected the ablution facilities as well as the life savers hut.”

The group also visited the small boat harbour on the canals, a vital access point for water sport and they walked the entire spit to see how vulnerable this area has become. They were taken to the Heritage Eco Centre and the Community Garden where the Two Harbour Walk towards Port St Francis starts.  “We showed them the huge gap that makes the Two Harbour Walk dangerous and inaccessible. We took them to the new St Francis Sustainable Seas Centre at Port St Francis, where they realized the importance of the walk between the two harbours,” Manser said. “They were also appalled by the condition of the road to Port St Francis, as they see the Port as one of our main tourist destinations.”  “At the Centre they studied aerial photos of the greater St Francis, taken by the Centre’s Rob Bester last Wednesday. That was the only way for them to understand the problems of the water logged walking and cycling trails in the Cape St Francis Nature
Reserve, part of our annual St Francis MTB Challenge four weeks from now. The photos also helped them to understand all the problem areas in Cape St Francis as well as at St Francis Field.”

The group also visited the industrial area and Sea Vista, an integral part of day tours through the greater St Francis. “We are very proud, as they commended us for our excellent knowledge of the area, as well as
the fact that we know the people from all walks of life in our area very well.”  A report have been submitted to get funding to reinstate the tourist destinations.  Tourism Officer Warren Manser with Mkhululi Losi and Senzo Ncala (National Department of Tourism in Pretoria) and Mkaya Zokoza, representing the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism.




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