Greetings members (and interested residents), as summer eased into winter we’ve had some good rains and the Theewaterskloof Dam is looking great for water sports, especially if you are into training for your next Arctic swim, brrrr 🥶.
As of the 1st July 2021, the Protection of Personal Information Act in South Africa will be in effect and this means that we need to check in with you and give you the option to opt out of any future mails from us.
If that’s what you prefer, we’ll miss you of course, but we understand.
Just when things were looking up for our restaurants, B&Bs and lodges we’ve been put on, first Level 3 and now level 4 Lockdown restrictions, which is a bit of a blow, but everyone is in full swing with takeaways, deliveries and collections, so please support our local eateries in these difficult times.
Industry updates for accommodation and who is looking for what in our area, courtesy of Airbnb:
Main Point to note for July: Searches up 351% for accommodation 🙂
Thanks to Jan from Jan Staal who kindly donated his time and effort, we have installed security gates on the front door at Dagbreek. Jan has also replaced the unsightly door on the right front room and will be installing that door, once fixed, on the kitchen door at the rear of the building.
The Annual General Meeting will be scheduled for the last week in August. We hope to have a face-to-face meeting, but should the Covid19 pandemic not allow us to do so, we will arrange for a Zoom meeting. Please consider volunteering to serve on the Villiersdorp Tourism Association Committee for the period July 2021 to June 2022.
Here’s to a great second half of 2021.
If you know someone (or a new business) that would benefit from becoming a member, please consider asking them to join the Villiersdorp Tourism Association (click for the membership form).
Promoting our town as a tourism destination to bring new foreign and local tourists to the area.
Taking advantage of our dams, mountains, farms, golf course, bird life and exquisite scenery to become a preferred destination for local and foreign tourists wanting an outdoor experience. Be it eco-tourism, agritourism, water sports, golf, biking, hiking or simply a laid-back experience.
Membership is only R400 per business/couple for the year which is real value for money for the exposure you will receive.
VILLIERSDORP TOURISM GOING FORWARD
We would like to ask our members what they feel VTA should be doing to promote tourism
in our “dorp” going forward.
Do you have any great ideas for outdoor activities or other options in our region to entice more tourists to visit our town? Have you got mapped routes that tourists could hike on or ride their bikes? Let us know and we will put the info out there – especially if you have some nice images of your activities or attractions.
Or would you like us to advertise your accommodation/activity offers on our website and other platforms? Send them to us in advance and with information and we will promote your offering.