Tourism enterprises, routes and the ocean in the GCBR
The GCBR prides itself about its tourism industry.
What can we learn from the distribution of tourism and hospitality enterprises in the GCBR?
The relative strengths of the tourism and hospitality sector in the Gouritz Biosphere places are clearly influenced by their location. The tourism and hospitality sectors of Route 62 towns tend to be stronger than those on the N2 or coast. The successful protection and marketing of the Route 62 brand has clearly benefited all of the Route 62 towns, also De Rust, Prince Albert and Uniondale that are associated with or linked to it. The relative strengths of the tourism and hospitality sectors on the N2 are surprisingly weak given the fact that they are directly linked to the Garden Route.
View of Mossel Bay coast
(Photo: Sandra Falanga)