Hanekom was speaking at the two-day Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba held at Cavalli Wine and Stud Farm. In addition to the large numbers of restaurant and wine estates, Hanekom said Stellenbosch had also seen growth in the business tourism sector. He pointed to the success of business tourism nationally, saying there had been considerable growth in the sector with a forecast of 30,000 delegates visiting South Africa this year. He projected this to grow to 100,000 by 2022.
Also speaking at the event, Tim Harris, CEO, Wesgro, said, “Tapping into the rest of Africa’s growth will be key for future growth. Some USD400 billion in total consumption growth in the next decade is projected for Africa.”