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River Jetez wins 2010 J&B Met thriller

A crowd of around 50 000 cheered as River Jetez won the 33rd J&B Met at Kenilworth. The win was worth R2.5-million for the lucky owners, Marsh Shirtliff and Cedric and Barbara Amm. The filly River Jetez was followed home by Mother Russia, also a filly and trained by Mike de Kock, then Pocket Power, and in fourth place, Fort Vogue.

Kite surfing at Blouberg – Flickr pic of the day

Blouberg beach is one of the most popular kite surfing spots in Cape Town. This photo of a kite surfer performing an impressive jump was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jason Weeks.

Looking for meaning in Bafana’s recent wins

A Bafana Bafana fan at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw in Cape Town. Photo courtesy Tara Turkington Is it a miracle? A freak accident? Or is it a genuine sign that the return of the prodigal coach, Carlos Alberto Parreira, has created a scenario in which our national football side make the second round at this year’s 2010 FIFA World Cup™?

J&B Met: Get your tickets and outfits quickly!

Funky fashion will be the order of the day at Saturday’s J&B Met at Kenilworth. Photo courtesy MauritsV. Time to book tickets and find outfits for this year’s J&B Met at Kenilworth on Saturday is fast running out.

Cape wildlife – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

With its beautiful natural surroundings, Cape Town is a the ideal spot for nature lovers.

Postcard from Cape Town – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a sunny day on Cape Town’s Table View Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member John Maarschalk aka Just John.

J&B Met: All eyes on Pocket Power

Pocket Power is favoured to win his fourth consecutive J&B Met on Saturday. Picture courtesy coda. Pocket Power, one of the most successful horses ever to run in South Africa, will likely be the most popular bet to win at Saturday’s J&B Met at Kenilworth Racecourse.

Blouberg handstand – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of an enthusiastic handstand on Blouberg Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Michael Moors aka biketours.co.za.

Lucky winner gets J&B Met tickets

Kate Desmarais won two tickets to the J&B Met Cape Town Tourism is happy to announce that Kate Desmarais has won two tickets to the J&B Met.

Cape Town Stadium – High praise for inaugural Soccer Festival

Brent Dyssell and his son enjoy the inaugural soccer match between Santos and Ajax Cape Town at Cape Town Stadium. Photo supplied. Cape Town Tourism has received a lot of positive feedback about Cape Town Stadium’s inaugural soccer match between Premier Soccer League clubs Santos and Ajax Cape Town last weekend.

The Cape Argus Cycle Tour

Photo courtesy michielvw Get into gear with the event of the year! The Cape Argus Cycle Tour is ready to welcome thousands of cyclists from across the globe to experience and endure the “MOTHER” of all races!

Cape Town city panoramic view – Flickr pic of the day

This panoramic photograph of Cape Town city was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Francois Willemburg aka francoisNZ.

How to win two tickets to the J&B Met

Photo courtesy MauritsV Cape Town Tourism is giving away two tickets to the J&B Met this Saturday. If you’re keen to attend South Africa’s most prestigious horse-racing event, all you have to do is leave a comment about your favourite colour below this blog. Make sure your comment is amusing and entertaining – as the best one will win!

Inside Cape Town Stadium – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of the first-ever soccer event at Cape Town Stadium was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Warren Rohner aka warrenski.

Win two tickets to the J&B Met

The J&B Met is a much-loved celebration of glamour and flair In keeping with this year’s J&B Met’s bold fashion theme, “In full colour”, Cape Town Tourism is giving away two free tickets to this Saturday’s (January 30, 2010) race, to the reader who leaves the wittiest comment about his/her favourite colour.

Re-launch of Cape Town Tourism’s Visitor Information Centre

Last Thursday, January 21, 2010, saw the launch of Cape Town Tourism’s new-look Visitor Information Centre in Burg Street, in Cape Town’s city centre. The lavish event, attended by dignitaries and role-players in the tourism industry and the media, showcased the visitor centre’s stunning new look.

Thumbs up for Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town soccer fans are very excited about seeing the likes of Christiano Ronaldo (above), during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which starts in June. Photo courtesy vuhlser. Fans who attended the first ever soccer match at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, said they were in awe of the majestic R4.5-billion construction, and were very excited to see some of world’s biggest stars play on it in the near future.

St James – Postcard from Paul

Two Oceans Aquarium predators – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a boy looking at a ragged tooth shark at the Two Oceans Aquarium was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jaques de Vos aka Day Is Coming.

V&A Waterfront on a cloudy day – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of the V&A Waterfront was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Sean Mcleod aka smac.pic.

Cape Town Stadium hosts first soccer match

The first ever soccer match at Cape Town Stadium took place between Santos and Ajax Cape Town on Saturday.

Santos wins first soccer match in new Cape Town Stadium!

In an exciting inaugural match, Santos has stolen the first victory over rivals Ajax Cape Town in the history of the new Cape Town Stadium, in a penalty shootout following a goalless game.

First match played at the Cape Town Stadium

I attended the first soccer game at the Cape Town Stadium. Santos was lucky to win the sudden death penalty shoot out. The game was played beneath an incredibly blue sky and a crowd of 20 000 jubilant spectators. The event went off without a hitch, and it was a privilege to be there on this historic day.

Freshly Ground live at Kirstenbosch – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a concert in Kirstenbosch, featuring popular South African band Freshly Ground, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jim Sher aka Blyzz.

Two Oceans Aquarium – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Cape Town has a multitude of treasures to offer locals and visitors. The Two Oceans Aquarium is a perfect example.

V&A Waterfront evening reflections – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of the V&A Waterfront at night was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member naneh.

SA a tourism hotspot says New York Times

The V&A Waterfront, photo courtesy slack12 South Africa has been listed as one of “The 31 Places to Go in 2010” by the New York Times for the second consecutive year. The list – which features other global hotspots such as Istanbul, Copenhagen and Sri Lanka – provides compelling reasons for visiting the country.

Cape Town sparkles at sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of Cape Town city at dusk was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member simon_lewis7.

Cape Town’s ready for 2010!

Soccer fans at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw The long-awaited 2010 is upon us and Cape Town is prepared – and excited – to welcome the world! Capetonians have put their hearts and souls into transforming an already fabulous city into a world-class tourist destination.

Get ready for the Peninsula Marathon

The new route takes runners over Red Hill and around Cape Point. Photo courtesy Clarissa de Wet Cape Town’s athletic set will take their mark on February 21, 2010 for the BDO Peninsula Marathon, to be held in Simon’s Town. Marathon runners will follow the picturesque “new route” – described by organisers as “scenic yet challenging” – which takes runners over Red Hill and around Cape Point.