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Sporty Cape Town – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Some may call it “slaapstad” (sleepy city) but Cape Town has an active community, conscious of its health and wellness. Our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Chris Hitchcock shares his views with us.

J&B Met photos: Fashion at its finest

The 2012 J&B Met at Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday attracted an array of fashion fundis and creative outfits.

J&B Met 2012 challenging convention through fashion

As thousands descend on Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday January 28 for the largest annual outdoor social event in Cape Town, some will be looking at more than just the racehorses. In this instance the show ponies on display will be the fashionistas.

Cape Town summer sea adventures

Beach and water activities are naturally the order of the day in Cape Town during the balmy summer months. Here are a few adrenaline-pumping ideas for your next visit.

A day at the beach with Roxy Louw and Heinrich Rohwer

Riding the monstrous waves at Cape Town’s seven blue flag beaches and enjoying the vibrant city nightlife are all in a day’s work for local champion surfers Roxy Louw and Heinrich Rohwer. They shared their perfect surfing spots and water safety tips with us.

Flying over the Mother City – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

My first flying instructor once told me, “You are privileged to be able to fly, and doubly privileged to be able to fly in Cape Town!” As with most of his teachings this statement continues to ring true.

My Cape Town Ambassador: Christi Wiehann

Born and raised in Parow, Christi Wiehann has been skating since 1994 and making a successful career in skateboarding for the past four years. Ranked the number one skateboarder in South Africa, Christi competes across the world but admits there is no better place to “live the dream” than in the Mother City.

Two Oceans Marathon Results 2011: George Ntshiliza triumphs

The 2011 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon was won by George Ntshiliza from the Eastern Cape, who completed the 56km race in 03:08. Second place went to Motlhokoa Nkabutlane (Lesotho), while Tsokang Maine (Lesotho) finished third to complete the world’s most beautiful marathon podium. The women’s event was won by Oleysa Nurgalieva (Russia), with her twin sister Elena, in second place and Mamorollo Tjoka (Lesotho) claiming third prize.

Two Oceans Marathon 2011: Runners and road closures

The 2011 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon takes place in Cape Town on Saturday, starting from Main Road in Newlands at 06h25. The 56km ultra marathon and the 21km half-marathon both end at University of Cape Town, which like Newlands, is in the Southern Suburbs.

Enjoying Cape Town scenery at the 2011 Cape Argus Cycle Tour

The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour is one of the most scenic road races in the world.

Cape Argus Cycle Tour 2011 action photos

The 2011 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour was held in Cape Town today. Have a look at the photographs below and then read our blog about the race winner.

Cape Argus Cycle Tour 2011: Cycling enthusiasts flock to Cape Town

Photo courtesy ClareC79 Thousands of cycling enthusiasts from around the world converged on Cape Town today for the Pick n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour, the world’s largest individually-timed road race. This year’s event was won by Tyler Day, while his teammate and defending champion, Malcolm Lange, finished second in his final professional race.

Cape Argus 2011 results: Tyler Day edges Malcolm Lange

Tyler Day is the winner of the 2011 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, pipping his Team Bonitas partner, last year’s winner Malcolm Lange, at the post. Herman Fouche of DCM finished third. Day, 21, crossed the line in 2:32:10 to claim his first Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour title. The 2011 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour women’s race was won by Chrise Taylor of Team USN, in a time of 2:49:45. Second was Ashleigh Moolman Pasio of Nashua Toyota and third was Catherine Williamson of Team Bizhub. Thousands of spectators screamed wildly at the finish line in the Cape Town suburb of Green Point, as a large bunch of cyclists gave their all in an exiting conclusion to the 109km challenge. The elite riders departed Adderley Street in Cape Town at 06h15 and pedaled rapidly to Cape Point and back around Chapman’s Peak, passing superbly scenic locations like Llandudno, Camps Bay and Clifton on their way to the finish.

J&B Met 2011 race photographs

The main race of the 2011 J&B Met got some 50 000 hearts racing at Kenilworth Racecourse as the thoroughbreds and jockeys battled it out for the R2.5 million prize money. The race was won by Past Master, and outside favourite with odds of 16/1. The favourite, Mother Russia, came in second, while Run For It claimed third place.

J&B Met 2011 fashion: Get your larger than life outfit

Those attending the J&B Met at Cape Town’s Kenilworth Racecourse on January 29 are running out of time to prepare their outfits. The theme this year is “larger than life”, allowing for broad interpretation. The J&B Met is arguably the biggest fashion event in South Africa, with more than 50 000 people dressing up to the max for the prestigious horse race. Cape Town boasts a large range of boutique fashion stores specialising in exclusive outfits for events such as the J&B Met…

Cape to Rio connections

Photo by Skye Grove The links between South Africa and Brazil can be drawn back a long way.  The seas that supposedly divide these two countries in some sense unite them. Both ancient ships and hi-tech yachts have charted their course along these ocean lines. Pedro Cabral, the 15th century Portuguese explorer, was on his way to the Cape of Storms (named so by Bartolomeu Dias, another Portuguese explorer of the age, and one of Cabral’s contemporaries) when he landed on the coast of Brazil.

Breaking a surfing World Record – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of surfers attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most surfers riding on the same wave was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Craig Strachan aka Craig is shooting.

Spain vs Portugal: Photos from the match

The photographs below, of last night’s 2010 FIFA World Cup™ round of 16 match at Cape Town Stadium, were taken by Skye Grove.

Portugal looking forward to a World Cup return to Cape Town

As Portugal prepares to take on reigning European champions Spain at Cape Town Stadium tomorrow, coach Carlos Queiroz says that the team should learn from their 0-0 draw against Brazil in the group stages. Queiroz says that his team loves Cape Town and feels like coming home here. They are hoping the outcome of tomorrow’s match will be similar to their crushing 7-0 victory over the People’s Republic of Korea last week.

The sky’s the limit!

Photo courtesy gogap The clear, blue skies above Cape Town lend themselves to a variety of exciting activities, from helicopter flips and plane rides to paragliding, skydiving and microlighting. There’s surely no better way of catching a bird’s-eye view of the entire Mother City – from her beautiful mountains to her stunning beaches.

J&B Met fashion frenzy: what are you wearing?

Former Miss South Africa Jo-Ann Strauss (right) at the J&B Met last year with friend Jennifer Su. Photo courtesy Jennifer Su. With just two weekends left before the 2010 J&B Met at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town, fashion designers and stores are getting seriously busy.

Ajax and Santos to kick the first ball at Cape Town Stadium

On January 23, 2010, the first soccer match to be played at the new R4.5-billion Cape Town Stadium will be a clash of Cape Town’s two top Premier Soccer League teams, Ajax Cape Town and Santos.

Slacklining on Table Mountain – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

On a fine winter’s afternoon in July 2009, two intrepid young adventurers, Warren Gans (24) from Newlands and Sean Wakelin (22) from Pinelands, chose to claim their stake as the first people to slackline on Table Mountain.

Cape Town surfing – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, Cape Town has waves to suit all types of surfers. According to www.capetownactivities.co.uk, the more experienced riders will find the waves they’re looking for on the Atlantic Ocean, Fish Hoek or the infamous Long Beach.

IPL cheerleaders: our ten best pics

Cape Town Tourism’s IPL photographer Greg Beadle has collated his top ten shots of IPL cheerleaders. All photos by Greg Beadle.

Time Out Tourist with Cape Talk: Sea Kayaking in Simon’s Town

Sea kayaking, photo courtesy Rolf Kleef We are offering two lucky people and their partners the opportunity to go sea kayaking in Simon’s Town. Proudly sponsored by Sea Kayak Trips in Cape Town, this is an excellent opportunity to experience the South Peninsula’s great outdoors, discover the magic of the ocean and just get the heart racing again.