EWN reports the that popularity of The Wheel of Excellence has prompted the V&A Waterfront owners to conduct a land study to enable the tourist attraction to become a permanent feature in Cape Town.
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The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town on Friday said it was hoping to have the ‘Wheel of Excellence’ stay in the city for good.
The Ferris wheel arrived before the soccer World Cup and was originally supposed to leave the site at end of February.
A land study will now be conducted to determine whether the wheel will be allowed to make Cape Town its home.
V&A Waterfront’s Annemie Liebenberg said the stay has been extended until the end of May, when the study is complete.
“It’s a land study to determine if there would be any impact to the ground because its now at the hub of the V&A Waterfront,” she said. “So we hope it’s going to stay there forever.”
Liebenberg said they expect a busy weekend ahead.
“We’ve seen over the Argus weekend…we had over 200,000 visitors to the wheel,” she said. “So it’s very popular and especially now with Easter weekend school holidays, we anticipate quite a large crowd.”
(Edited by Dennis Georgiannis)