Last night the SunStar Beacon of Hope was unveiled and lit up on Signal Hill. And it looks pretty spectacular.
Designed by Christopher Swift and part of the World Design Capital initiatives, the SunStar was made with pieces of the fencing from Robben Island.
Standing 24 metres high, this outdoor art installation will stay on Signal Hill for about six months before it’s moved, possibly to one of the properties of Sun International, who funded the piece.
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is a huge annual event that brings together top-class local and international jazz acts for the entertainment of those in the Mother City. It’s an event that people travel for and an event where if you’re not quick off the mark for tickets, you stand a good chance of missing out. Some of the line-up for the 2015 festival has just been announced and judging by the talent, the next Cape Town International Jazz Festival looks all set to impress the crowds.
I’m a big fan of Cape Town. I’ve had the luxury of living in a few other cities so I feel I can make a fair comparison, but every so often I need to get out of the Mother City. Recently, I picked Paternoster as my weekend destination, and before my girlfriend even had time to say “It’s the weekend!”, we were off.
I have an obsession with doing things differently, which normally makes me really annoying to travel with, but occasionally I find something really cool, like my long weekend in the Robertson Winelands with my girlfriend.