Tourvest has opened a fine-dining restaurant boat at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The Alba has been modelled on similar global concepts like the Bateaux London, Bateaux Parisiens, Bateaux Dubai, The Hornblower, and the Melbourne River Cruises.
Moët & Chandon unveiled its Champagne Christmas Tree at the V&A Waterfront's Silo District in Cape Town on 7 December 2017. The interactive 10-metre Moët & Chandon Champagne Tree is made from more than 1,500 recycled Moët & Chandon champagne bottles.
To mark 14 years since its unveiling, the Cape Town International Convention Centre made a donation of R70,000 to its five Western Cape-based community partners; Ikhaya le Themba, Abalimi Bezekhaya, the Foundation for Alcohol Related Research, Journey of Enrichment, and Mothers Unite.
On 26 May 2017, the 18th Kruger National Park Achievement Awards took place in the park, at Skukuza, which saw finalists selected based on a set of strict assessment criteria. The awards were judged on overall performance, which included implementation of various systems, financial performance and management, guest complaints and compliments, compliance to policies and general neatness of the facility.
The 2017 Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge once again celebrated the country's leading 29 hotels with support from Distell; the Cape Town leg of the event was held at the Vineyard Hotel on 29 March. The other legs of the event were held at the Palace at the Lost City in Sun City, the Hartford House in Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal and NH The Lord Charles in the Cape Winelands.