On November 14th, 2019 (Cape Town local time), the “Visit Sanya, China” team welcomed visitors for the first “Open Day” in Cape Town. The crew’s boat was open to visit for locals and worldwide visitors, marking the official launch of the city promotion for Sanya in South Africa.



The boat arrived in Cape Town, which is just in its prime time for tourism, from Punta del Este in Uruguay after a 3,555-mile voyage lasting over 17 days. The arrival opened a door for locals and visitors to get a close-up look at Sanya and its colorful culture.

Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa in terms of population, and is well known for its picturesque scenery and pier construction. The region’s famous landmarks include Table Mountain, also known as “the Table of God,” and the Cape of Good Hope, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. The boat was docked at the V&A Marina at the foot of Table Mountain.


An Egyptian visitor to the boat said happily that he had been to many places in China, and Sanya was one of them. He went surfing in Sanya this May. He said Sanya had a coastline as beautiful and sand as soft as those found at Cape Town. At the end of his visit, he received coconut candy and a handmade boat-shaped coconut shell from Sanya ambassadors as gifts.


The Sanya ambassadors helped explain the boat’s structure and daily life on the boat for visitors. The event attracted many curious visitors.


The ambassadors also encouraged visitors to write down the Chinese characters for Sanya on a banner that was used to promote the 6th Asian Beach Games, which will be held in Sanya from November 28th to December 6th, 2020. About 4,000 athletes from 45 countries and regions are expected to take part in the beach games next year. The ambassadors called for worldwide support and invited attendees to the event.


The Sanya ambassadors hope to show off Sanya’s cultural and sports tourism offerings, and to present a positive city image to locals and tourists of different nationalities in Cape Town.