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Theewaterskloof municipality hoping for tourism cash injection

Mayor Chris Punt believes growing tourism can help fund the financially strained municipality.

Some towns under the Theewaterskloof municipality are heavily dependant on tourism. Picture: Ilze-Marie Le Roux/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Theewaterskloof councillors say the municipality's tourism industry could do with an investment boost.

Some towns in the Overberg region are heavily dependent on tourism and political leaders say more can be done.

Eyewitness News visited the area ahead of the local government elections this week.



Nestled in Theewaterskloof's mountainous terrain and lush green valleys, small towns like Greyton provide the perfect weekend escape for city dwellers.

Restaurant, inn and brewery owner Louis Engelbrecht employs six people.

"I think if it wasn't for the tourism industry, this town would just die off."

DA ward councillor Nico Peterson says investing in Grabouw's CBD could further highlight the surrounding attractions

Mayor Chris Punt believes growing tourism can help fund the financially strained municipality.

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