As a visitor to our fair city, you’ve probably been told if not once, then a million times, that you simply MUST visit Table Mountain, Cape Town’s wonder of nature. Sure, that’s relatively easy to do in the summer, but just what is there to do at this iconic attraction in winter? Oh, if you only knew…
Cape Town’s Fanwalk was awash with vibrant colour as the third annual Cape Town Carnival exploded on Saturday March 24, 2012.
More than 100 000 spectators descended onto the Fanwalk in Green Point to witness a spectacle that boasted no less than 11 pods for its Cape to Cairo theme.
Can you hear the rhythm of Afro-centric music playing through the streets of the Cape Town? Can you feel the pulsating beats of the drums through the city? Are you ready to be dazzled by the costumes and floats on display in the most urban of settings?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you know it is time for the Cape Town Carnival 2012 on Saturday, March 24, 2012. The theme is Cape to Cairo: An African Odyssey, and it is set to attract thousands of spectators to the city’s Fan Walk on Somerset Road in Green Point.
This weekend, the Mother City provides an assortment of carnivals, concerts and sports activities for you to enjoy.
Your weekend weather forecasts, as predicted by South African Weather Services:
Friday: Maximum temperature of 27°C, partly cloudy skies, no chance of rain
Saturday: Maximum temperature of 22°C, clear skies, 5% chance of rain
Sunday: Maximum temperature of 23°C, clear skies, 7% chance of rain
Cameras flashing, actors rubbing shoulders on the red carpet and spectacular decor… it could only be the 47th Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards, held at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch, on Sunday March 18, 2012.
This prestigious, annual event is an initiative of the Distell Foundation and honours excellence in theatre by productions staged during a particular year.
Feather-clad dancers, magnificent floats and music vibrating through the city streets ... these are the crowd-attracting characteristics of the annual Cape Town Carnival.
This year’s event takes place on Saturday, 24 March, 2012 and has moved from its birthplace in the pulsating Long Street to the chic Fanwalk in Green Point.
Party all weekend in the Winelands, enjoy live outdoor music across the Peninsula and attend great productions in the Southern Suburbs.
Your weekend weather forecast as predicted by the South African Weather Service:
Friday: Maximum temperature of 20°C, clear skies, no chance of rain
Saturday: Maximum temperature of 18°C, clear skies, no chance of rain
Sunday: Maximum temperature of 20°C, clear skies, no chance of rain
For more than 20 years, Cape Town’s premier shopping destination, the V&A Waterfront has seen more than its fair share of interesting events and activities. On Friday, March 2, 2012, it witnessed its most enchanting stunt yet when international illusionists Wayne and Fran Houchin broke the world magic record for the fastest upside down dual straitjacket escape!
You know a production is good when it renders you speechless. When the production is the multi award-winning and long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera, there is only one word for it… spectacular!
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary masterpiece returns to the Mother City and the Artscape Theatre Centre for the highly anticipated second run (it was first staged in 2004) from November 22, 2011 to January 14, 2012.
Tagging, spray painting, drawings… you name it, we’ve seen it all on walls and buildings in Cape Town.
Whether you see it as a public nuisance or an expression of art, there is no denying that the street art by more than 200 local artists is getting us talking and thinking.