Aquila Collection proudly hosted the Cape Town Summer Celebration

Aquila Collection Hosts Cape Town Summer Celebration in Collaboration with Leading Partners

Cape Town, February 2024

Cape Town, 15 February 2024 – Last week, Aquila Collection proudly hosted the Cape Town Summer Celebration, a vibrant event celebrating the success of Cape Town’s summer season. The gathering was hosted in partnership with Air France KLM, SATSA, Groot Constantia, and Simon’s Restaurant.

The occasion brought together friends, colleagues, and industry leaders to celebrate a myriad of successes and upcoming endeavours.

As February marks the final month of official Cape Town summer, the event served as a fitting tribute to the season, highlighting the spirit of camaraderie and collaboration that defines the region’s tourism industry. At the oldest wine estate in South Africa – against the backdrop of South African wine’s 365th birthday, attendees toasted to partnerships, innovation, and the rich tapestry of experiences that make Cape Town a premier destination.

Hand-delivered invitations ensured a diverse gathering of individuals passionate about advancing tourism in Cape Town. 

The hospitality of Simon’s Restaurant and the exquisite wines of Groot Constantia set the stage for an afternoon filled with lively conversation and shared enthusiasm. Jean Naude, CEO of Groot Constantia raised a glass of MCC to welcome delegates to the estate.

Jean Naude, CEO of Groot Constantia

David Frost, CEO of SATSA, delivered an insightful presentation on seizing opportunities within the tourism sector – with a highlight on China and India, while Wilson Tauro of Air France KLM reaffirmed the airline’s dedication to fostering collaboration in the Mother City.

David Frost, CEO of SATSA
David Frost, CEO of SATSA
Wilson Tauro - Country Manager for Air France KLM

A highlight of the afternoon was the unveiling of upcoming projects by Aquila Collection. Cape Town safaris are being redefined, and new developments at Aquila’s properties are set to be a game-changer for the Western Cape. 

Johan van Schalkwyk, representing Aquila Collection, seized the occasion to reaffirm the team’s unwavering commitment to showcasing Cape Town’s wonders and safari options to a global audience. It was a moment to reflect on Aquila’s 25 years of Cape Town safaris and to envision the exciting future ahead.

Johan Van Schalkwyk - Aquila Collection
Alderman James Vos, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth in the City of Cape Town

Alderman James Vos provided closing remarks, inspiring attendees with his team’s pledge to create tourism jobs in every Cape Town household.

The Cape Town Summer Celebration was a testament to the bold minds and brands driving innovation and growth in the tourism sector. 

As discussions centred on ambitious ideas and future initiatives – it was evident that Cape Town’s allure and potential remain boundless.

Johan Van Schalkwyk

Group Marketing and Trade Manager