Cape Town drought hits tourism, threatens province’s credit ratings South African Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona and Wesgro CEO Tim Harris discuss the Cape Town water crisis and the importance of bolstering the tourism industry despite the drought. 07.02.2018. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Videoediting: Christo Greyling.

As the ongoing drought and resultant water crisis threatens Cape Town’s credit ratings and gross domestic product (GDP) growth, warnings of the impact the drought on the local tourism industry are mounting. Tourism to one of South Africa’s most popular destinations is starting to take a knock as visitor levels to the province, and even nationally, start to decline amid Level 6B restrictions and the looming Day Zero.