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Lavonne Wittmann addressed the Skål Garden Route monthly networking event on Wednesday 17 July.

Lavonne is only the second South African (and first woman) to be elected World President in the 85-year history of Skål International.

South Africa has 6 very active clubs: Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Garden Route, Nelson Mandela Bay, Pretoria and Durban.

Presidents from Cape Town, Winelands, Garden Route, Nelson Mandela Bay, Pretoria, our national president, Fiona Angelico and Niel Els – International Skål Councillor for South Africa will be attending this historic event.

The main event took place at Sirocco Restaurant in Knysna with a boat trip to the Heads with Ocean Rhythm, dinner and stay at Blackwaters River Lodge, ending the festivities on route to Cape Town at Garden Route Game Lodge.

Visiting Skålleaugues will be taking an educational throughout the Garden Route and Klein Karoo with an exciting itinerary: Traditional South African Braai at Turnberry Hotel in Oudtshoorn and Zipline adventure at Cango Caves Estate.

These events are taking place every month in a different town along the Garden Route and Klein Karoo.

Contact Elfrida Fivaz for more information.

Skål International

Skål is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. Its members, the industry’s managers and executives, meet at local, national, regional and international levels to Do Business among Friends. 

Skål International today has approximately 15,000 members in 400 Clubs throughout over 90 countries. Most activities occur at local level, moving up through National Committees, under the umbrella of Skål International, headquartered at the General Secretariat in Torremolinos, Spain.

Skål International is governed by an Executive Committee of six members, elected by delegates to an annual General Assembly, held during the World Congress, hosted by a different country each year. This allows members first-hand observation of the travel and tourism potential around the world.

Anyone involved in the Tourism Sector is invited to join.

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