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If your plans for ringing in 2012 include having fun, fun and more fun, we have just the right list of parties to ensure that happens. Enjoy the countdown on December 31, 2011 at the following fabulous events…
Charly’s Cake Angels, a television series about the world-famous Charly’s Bakery in Cape Town, is now airing on the Good Food Channel, having enjoyed success in countries including Italy, New Zealand and Switzerland, as well as South Africa of course.
To truly immerse yourself in the culture of a city means to savour everything, including the local food. What better place to start than by sampling the best curries Cape Town has to offer?
This photograph of an orange Volkswagen was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Venu Prayag.
Drunk driving is one of the biggest threats to road safety in South Africa and over the festive season the temptation to drink and drive increases. The 2009/ 2010 annual report by the Road Traffic Management Corporation reported 1 307 fatalities in the Western Cape alone, versus 13 923 deaths nationally. Cape Town Tourism would like to urge all locals and visitors to Cape Town to be responsible this summer holiday by refraining from drinking and driving.
TripAdvisor has named our own Boulders Beach, near Simon’s Town in False Bay, as one of its top 10 truly unique beaches in the world.
Green Point Urban Park.Photo courtesy: RichardAtUCT/Flickr As lovers celebrated Valentine’s Day in February, the city of Cape Town proudly launched the Green Point Urban Park to the public. Situated in Green Point next to the Cape Town Stadium, which was used for the FIFA 2010 World Cup™, the multipurpose 10.5 hectare park is open seven days a week from 07h00 to 19h00.
This beautiful image of Canal Walk shopping centre was composed by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Mark Liebenberg aka mliebenberg. Mark says, “I hadn’t been back to Cape Town since I moved to the UK in 1997, and this complex hadn’t been built yet. So I was delighted to see the beauty of this place when visiting at sunset to meet up with some friends for dinner.”
Cape Town Tourism’s IPL photographer Greg Beadle has collated his top ten shots of IPL cheerleaders. All photos by Greg Beadle.
Geishas, dragons, kung fu fighters and Hello Kitty fanatics came out in their thousands for this year’s hugely successful MCQP party at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Saturday 17 December, 2011.
The #LoveCapeTown Photo Competition winner is Naude Heunis for his photo titled “Our own seventh wonder”.
This stunning shot of Crystal Pools was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Julian Knutzen aka j.knutzen. Julian says, “Last year in November, I got the chance to visit a German friend who was studying for one semester at the University of Cape Town. Without hesitation another friend and I started to plan our trip to South Africa.”
Cape Town International Airport has created quite a buzz this November with its new central terminal building, which will soon welcome thousands of travellers for the 2010 World Cup.
Scores of celebrities attended the 2011 J&B Met at Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday, January 2011. You can submit your images of the event to the Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group. Tag your pictures of people “capturesummer2010” and you could stand a chance of winning R10 000 in our Capture Summer Photography Competition.
This powerful image was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Keith Lyle aka Stanleyace. Keith says, “This was captured on September 1, 2008 after a storm had passed over Cape Town. When I saw these huge waves flooding the breakwater I made an immediate U-turn and drove into the harbour precinct. It was a humbling experience to observe and hear the absolute power of nature in action.”
This beautiful sunrise was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Darby Sawchuk. Darby says, “Last year, I was in Cape Town for a couple weeks on a product shoot with work. It was a hectic schedule which left almost no time for seeing the city. That was a bit of a shame since Cape Town is a captivating place, with a lot to explore.”
One of Cape Town’s most beautiful beaches, Camps Bay is the place to see and be seen in the Mother City. Sivan Miller, one of our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group members, captured this beautiful shot. “The tidal pool in Camps Bay is one of my favourite places to shoot,” says Sivan. “Usually it reflects the clouds and makes for an amazing composition!”
Lights, camera, action! The winners of the Capture Your Cape Town photo competition have been announced.
When I woke up on January 2, 2010, I decided to grab my camera and see the Cape Minstrel Carnival. I had never been to see the Klopse and decided that in order to call myself a true Capetonian, it was necessary to see them at least once.
The inaugural Gay and Lesbian Wedding Show at the Grand Daddy Hotel in the City Centre from October 29 to 30 was a resounding pink success. From expert gay wedding planners (Pink Confetti) and stationery extraordinaire (The Fairy Factory) to thrilling honeymoon package providers (White Shark Diving Co) and luxury accommodation providers (Protea Hotel Stellenbosch), there were plenty of wedding service providers ready and able to help engaged same-sex couples plan their special day.
Tributes are flooding in for celebrated South African mountain biker Burry Stander, who has died in a road accident while on a training ride.
New Year celebrations in Cape Town does not stop on January 1, festivities continue into the next day when the Minsterels take to the streets in fine style. Thousands of people line the route to catch a glimpse of colourfully dressed troupes and the The City of Cape Town closes down a number of roads to add to the holiday cheer.
Cape Town is a city for all shades of humanity – not least of which is pink, and it has received many accolades for its gay-friendly restaurants, hotels, clubs and beaches.
Release Dance Crew invites all hip hop dancers and anyone who wants to have a good time to a fundraising bash. They need your support so that they can represent South Africa at the World Hip Hop Dance Champs in Las Vegas from July 29 to August 2, 2009 – where the best in the world gather to compete for the world title! The fundraising event will be taking place on July 3, 2009 at Club West End with DJ Reddy D, DJ Azhul and DJ Eazy on the decks. The cover charge is R40 per person and there will also be give-aways and performances on the night.
The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon was held in Cape Town on April 7. See some photos of the event, taken by Deon Gurling.
For anyone interested in horse racing, fashion or socialising, the J&B Met is the one event in South Africa you shouldn’t miss. On Saturday, some 50 000 people made their way to Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town for the 2012 J&B Met, the 35th version of this event.
This beautiful photograph of canola fields just outside Cape Town was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Hirohiko Okada aka 1/8 sec. Okada says, “Spring has come! It was a perfect, sunny day and I was driving through the Overberg to Hermanus to watch whales.”
The 201 J&B Met took place at Kenilworth Racecourse on February 2. See some photos from the event that were posted on Twitter.
Photo courtesy Nick Gray The Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock awaits those who rise early on Saturday mornings. Established in 2006 as an organic farmers’ market, it occupies an old Victorian warehouse and features more than 100 specialty traders. Gastronomes will marvel at the abundance of organic goods. From farm fresh produce and organic cheeses to gourmet sandwiches and decadent confections, every palate will be satisfied. Every Saturday, foodies pour into the market to indulge their taste buds with flavours from around the world. Parisian tarts and crêpes, thin-based pizzas, fragrant curries and organic chocolate will delight both young and old. For those who have worked up a thirst, organic wines and beers are on offer.
To the rest of the world, Ubuntu Foundation founder Mark Shuttleworth is “space tourist” first, “entrepreneur” second and “open source warrior” third. But to South Africans, he is a prized export, boldly going where no African has gone before, championing innovation and making science hip. Cape Town Tourism had the chance to meet Shuttleworth for some face time at last month’s Design Indaba, and we quizzed him about Cape Town’s bid to become the 2014 World Design Capital, about great design and about his feelings for the Mother City.