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The Table Bay Hotel Introduces Voluntourism Program in Cape Town

Thursday, October 14, 2010
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The Table Bay Hotel is inviting guests to make a difference by actively participating in its latest commu¬nity initiative. The “One Street at a Time” project aims to build Langa, one of Cape Town’s oldest townships, into a sustainable tourism destina¬tion in the Western Cape. It represents a partnership between The Table Bay Hotel and Tony Elvin Associates along with the Harlem Avenue Resi¬dents Enterprise Association.

Starting on the richly historical and cultural Harlem Avenue, the social enterprise project is all about cleaning, greening and growing. The Table Bay Hotel is working with local residents and guests to completely rein-vigorate the township by preserving historic sites and building local busi-nesses such as hotels, cafes, restaurants, and arts and crafts vendors. The project will restore the homes of famous South Africans like Chris Hani, the influential anti-apartheid activist as tourism attractions.

The first phase of the project is the rejuvenation of the shop-lined street and The Table Bay Hotel is donating all the hardware, supplies, and man-power necessary for a complete makeover. Six historic homes have re-tained their original architectural styles on Harlem Avenue and, as part of a revitalized space, are the start of the rehabilitation of this famous ave-nue. Guests are invited to work hands on with residents and hotel staffers, spending either an afternoon or full day helping the community. Tony Elvin, of the Harlem Avenue Project, is “delighted that the Table Bay Hotel [is] involved in a project of this magnitude. Their commitment to the wider Cape Town community is impressive.”

The Table Bay Hotel is a Sun International property, located on Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and embodies all the tradition, grace and elegance befitting a five-star property while still maintaining its own unique nautical character. More information about The Table Bay Hotel and Sun International is available at www.suninternational.com.

About Sun International
Sun International operates resorts and luxury hotels in South Africa, Bot-swana, Namibia, Lesotho, and Swaziland. The company's distinctive and unique properties also include the award-winning Royal Livingstone in Zambia; as well as The Palace of the Lost City in Sun City.

United States Marketing & Sales Office of Sun International Hotels & Re-sorts, Tel: (954) 331 8135, Fax: (954) 331 3252,
Email: SAinfo@sun-int.net, www.suninternational.com
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