Get your act to­gether be­fore 2010 tourists ar­rive

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - COMMENT -

I WAS re­cently in Cape Town and was ap­palled at the bad ser­vice from the restau­rants at the wine farms.

Some­one said to me last year Cape Town was called the “Mother City” be­cause you have to wait nine months for ev­ery­thing.

Come on guys, you’d bet­ter im­prove if you want to im­press. God knows what the for­eign­ers are go­ing to tell their friends and fam­ily af­ter the World Cup.

Fran­schhoek has stun­ning scenery, but ev­ery­thing else was dis­ap­point­ing. We went to the wine farm, no greet­ing just a long wait for a sour stu­dent (I pre­sume) to de­cant without en­thu­si­asm, no chance to dis­cuss the wine (or look at the bot­tle).

The grounds had ta­bles and chairs with an um­brella not opened and it was 42°C. This is a to­tal rip-off, lack­ing in at­mos­phere or ser­vice.

The restau­rant there was a to­tal dis­ap­point­ment and the drinks came af­ter the food. We were served by a typ­i­cally mo­ronic waiter who could not re­mem­ber to bring us an ash­tray, even af­ter be­ing asked five times.

Get your act to­gether be­cause it will tell in the fu­ture. Peo­ple won’t come back.

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