Rob PetersOn Saturday 28 March homes and businesses across the world will switch off their lights for an hour in support of Earth Hour. All across Cape Town, locals will lend their support by flicking the switch between 8.30pm and 9.30pm – here are 5 ways to celebrate Earth Hour in the Mother City.
Rob PetersIf you haven’t got tickets to Jazz Fest this weekend, not to worry, there is plenty happening in Cape Town to keep you busy!
Rob PetersThere are just 7 500 cheetahs left in Africa and less-than 1000 of these majestic cats in South Africa. Thankfully, the Cheetah Outreach programme in Somerset West is doing everything it can to turn things around.
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This photograph, of a view of Table Mountain from the V&A Waterfront, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Dr Cecil M. Schneider aka Davridan.
German duo, Stefan Sahm (left) and Karl Platt, were the overall winners of the 2010 Absa Cape Epic. Photo by Roy Barford Several thousand people arrived at Lourensford Wine Estate today to enjoy some magnificent mountain biking, sunny skies, as well as the soothing sounds of popular South African band, Watershed.
The 2010 Absa Cape Epic concluded at Lourensford Wine Estate on Sunday, March 28.
This photograph, of young street dancers at the V&A Waterfront, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Marc Fletcher aka marc.fletcher.
This photograph, of Table Mountain covered by its famous cloud “cloth”, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Mallix.
Max Knox (left) and Brandon Stewart, will be a team worth watching out for on Sunday. Photo courtesy Warren Rohner The 2010 Absa Cape Epic finishes on Sunday in Lourensford, 45km from the Cape Town CBD.
The Sea Dog Paddle Series is a safe, fun paddle that takes place over 20 Fridays during the summer months. The race is never cancelled, always in Fish Hoek and the course is approximately 6km.
This photograph, of the pebbled Rietvlei coastline with Table Mountain in the background, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Simon Fishley aka simjim.
Cableway CEO, Sabine Lehmann, informs Federico Uribe Velasquez that he is the cableway’s 20-millionth visitor. Photo by Roy Barford Colombian filmmaker, Federico Uribe Velasquez, got the surprise of his life when he purchased his ticket, as staff at the Table Mountain Cableway burst into cheers. The Cape Town media, on standby, then swamped 41-year-old Velasquez, who basked in the glory, happily posing for photographs and giving interviews.
This photograph, of University of Cape Town (UCT) students dancing during their annual RAG parade, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Max Barñers.
Former Mail&Guardian online managing director, Matthew Buckland, will be one of the ‘geeks’ modelling at Daylight Studio on Bree Street on Friday evening. Photo courtesy Gregor Rohrig Cape Town Tourism’s e-marketing co-ordinators, Mike Meterlerkamp and Aslam Levy, will be taking part in the Geek Fashion Show, to raise funds for Breadline Africa, a charity that aims to support those living in poverty.
This photograph, of children’s sailing boats at Zandvlei Estuary, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Anja aka anni.b’s.
The vessel. Photos by Mike Metelerkamp I was treated to a sunset cruise aboard the Tigger 2 this past weekend and it’s been one of my favourite Cape Town experiences to date.
Cape Town will be celebrating Earth hour on Saturday. Photo courtesy coda Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) initiative aimed at increasing awareness of global climate change and working together to create a sustainable future for our planet. Earth Hour began as a small WWF event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, with 2.2-million homes and businesses switching off their lights for an hour.
This photograph of Lion’s Head, was taken by mallix, who has contributed the most photographs to the Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group. Cape Town Tourism’s Flickr group, Cape Town. Live it. Love it., now has more than 10 000 images of Cape Town and surrounding areas.
This photograph, of early Cape Argus riders on Boyes Drive, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member African Travel Experts.
This photograph, of boats silently bobbing in Hout Bay Harbour, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member John Maarschalk aka Just John.
This photograph, of cyclists during the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Tour 2010, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Bruce aka smee.bruce.
This photograph, of the renovated Waterkant Street in the Bo-Kaap, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Djed Ryan aka djedryan.
This photograph from the 2009 Absa Cape Epic, shows the terrain that participants must tackle. Photo courtesy Chris Bloomfield The 2010 Absa Cape Epic starts in Diemersfontein on Sunday, March 21, and will follow various off-road routes around the Cape for the next week, finishing in Lourensford on March 28.
Spotlights turn Strand Beach a bright orange, about an hour before sunrise.
This photograph, of a hiker’s view from Chapman’s Peak, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jean Tresfon aka jtresfon.
The 2009 Loerie Awards were a great success. Photo courtesy mallix The 32nd Loerie Awards campaign was launched officially in Johannesburg today, March 18, extending the call for entries, which opened on March 15, to the branding and communications industry throughout Africa and the Middle East.
This photograph of Gay Pride Parade 2010, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Deon Gurling.
Those who like food will love The Taste of Cape Town Food Festival, which starts next week. Photo courtesy stuhaigh The Taste of Cape Town Food Festival organisers promise an event that is sexier and more delicious than ever this year.
This photograph of cyclists during the 33rd Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Hirohiko Okada aka 1/8 sec.
FIFA Organising Committee board member, Tokyo Sexwale (left), and President of the FIFA organising committee, Danny Jordaan, with the Hyundai Goodwill Ball. Photo supplied by Hyundai SA After hundreds of delighted soccer fans made their mark at Canal Walk Shopping Centre on March 5, 2010, and at Cape Gate Shopping Centre the next day, the Hyundai Goodwill Ball came to a stop in Parliament Avenue on March 9, 2010.
The 2010 Loeries logo. Photo supplied by Loeries Loerie Awards organisers yesterday launched “The Biggest Event of the Year™,” also known as The Loerie Awards 2010.