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Stranded on Clifton – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Capetonians have been all atwitter over the stranded Japanese longliner, the Eihatsu Maru, which ran aground on Clifton First Beach on Saturday May11, 2012. Naturally our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group members captured it on camera.

Lion’s Head Easter Sunday – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Derek Keats.

Penguin encounters – Flickr pic of the day

April 25, 2012 marked World Penguin Day. Cape Town has a variety of attractions to spot and African Penguin. The Two Oceans Aquarium offers penguin encounters where one can interact with rockhopper penguins. Boulders penguin colony sees these marine creatures roam free. Or head to Robben Island and encoutner the feathered friends there.

Helicopter ride – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Cape Town, when viewed from above, is truly awe-inspiring. It must be one of the many reasons why paragliders, abseilers and visitors to Table Mountain take to great heights. Our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member paulscott56 recently enjoyed a helicopter flip around Hout Bay and Cape Town and shares the experience.

Up in the air – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Paul Scott.

Table Mountain goes green for St. Patrick’s day

Table Mountain will again be lit in green this year to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on March 17. Continuing from 2011, renewable energy will be used to light up the mountain between 20h00 and midnight local time.

Summertime – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member mallix.

Life in pictures – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Fayros Jaffer.

Saving power and the earth – Flickr pic of the day

This year the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway will be switching off all the lights around Table Mountain, except for emergency lights, and the City of Cape Town will also be switching off the spot lights on Table Mountain and in its own buildings for one hour in support of Earth Hour 2012.

Paddling – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Bianca Preusker.

Nature meets sports – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member MySkyGarden.

Llandudno air – Flickr pic of the day

“I started water photography last year and this photograph was taken during one of my first sessions. It was incredibly tricky and this shot shows how many elements have to be in synch to get a great water shot.”

Cape Town weekend highlights for May 4 to 6, 2012

It may not be a long weekend but there is plenty to discover and explore this weekend in the Mother City. Take in a show, get your hands dirty, be wrapped up in an aria or get down with the rocking sounds at Assembly.

Mountain view – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Matthew Stark.

Hout Bay panorama – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member kissandrew.

Face-off – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member snapclicktripod.

Table Mountain abseil – Flickr pic of the day

At 1 000m above sea level, it is the world’s highest commercial abseil with a controlled descent of 112m. No previous climbing experience is needed to abseil down the mountain.

Soar high with the Eagles in Cape Town: Road closure information

One of the United States’ most successful bands, Eagles is set to rock the Mother City and with thousands of excited fans in Cape Town the concert is likely to be an evening to remember.

Fall for Sea Point – Flickr pic of the day

The Sea Point Promenade runs the length of the Sea Point beach front, from Bantry Bay to Mouille Point, and is a great spot for a quiet stroll or an energetic jog. Early morning and evening are particularly nice times.

Peeping Tom – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member fawaaz|photography.

Your Street Eindhoven Challenge: Inspired by Cape Town

The Your Street Challenge, inspired by Design Indaba, made its international debut in the city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands this month. This follows the concept launched in Cape Town last year as part of the World Design Capital 2014 bid celebrations.

Misty morning – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Craig Strachan.

Steps to wisdom – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Hassner Pepler.

Fantastic four – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken on Bloubergstrand by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member snapclicktripod.

Tip of Africa – Flickr pic of the day

The Cape of Good Hope is located at the southwestern tip of Africa in a section of the Table Mountain National Park

Exploring Cape Town – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Erin Drewitz.

Autumn sky – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Out in Africa.

Autumn nostalgia – Flickr pic of the day

Autumn in Cape Town is an ideal time to be outdoors and Durbanville provides loads of fun activities for all ages. The vineyards in the Cape Winelands are looking spectacular after a warm summer and must be visited during April, the last month of the grape harvest season.

Winter cocktails – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member mallix.

Freedom over African skies– Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ihsaan Adams.