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Rob Peters, Coleen van Staden, Sherise Dreyer, Kelly Lodewyks, Alessandro CandottiAs winter brushes her blue cheeks across Capetonian skies, come and discover how people have weaved their lives through the tip of Africa, as you encounter both the uncommon and marvellous, from flames of restaurant fireplaces to dancing leaves in the Winelands, from the intricate tastes of coffee in art galleries to the smells of the great Atlantic crashing against Cape Point. Here are our top 100 things to do in winter in Cape Town and surrounds.
Stefan de ClerkOne of the best ways to experience Cape Town is to get out of your car and into the bustling streets if this beautiful, culturally rich and historic city, and there are numerous tours that will allow you to do just that. So get on your feet, bike or board and take to the streets.
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South Africans hoping to get tickets for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ have one last chance this morning.
There are only 13 days left until the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ kickoff! As one of the host cities, Cape Town is buzzing with football fever – fan parks are being prepared, soccer paraphernalia is lining the streets and fans are showing their loyalties by proudly flying their favourite team flags.
This photograph, of families enjoying a day at Blouberg (or Blaauwberg) Beach, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Wessel Badenhorst aka Poppey3.
Leafy Company Gardens. Photo courtesy Jorge Lascar Executive Deputy Mayor of Cape Town Alderman Ian Neilson officially opened the Company Gardens Visitor Centre in Cape Town on May 26, 2010. The Visitor Centre, which is housed in the garden’s newly renovated Victorian House, will educate and inform residents and tourists who come to the tree-lined paths of the garden to feed the squirrels and relax.
This photograph of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak as tablecloth clouds roll over them was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Mathieu Soete aka Lo Scorpione.
Jimmy Dludlu. Photo courtesy André-Pierre Popular Afro-Jazz musician, Jimmy Dludlu, has been added to the line-up for the opening ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ at the Cape Town FIFA Fan Fest at the Grand Parade, on June 11. Jimmy, a South African Music Award winner, who has worked with South African greats including Hugh Masekela, is always a crowd-pleaser, with buoyant melodies and solid rhythm lending a party air to many of his celebrated live performances.
FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, and Cape Town executive mayor and alderman, Dan Plato, applaud those who built Cape Town Stadium. Photo by Roy Barford Cape Town Stadium was handed over to FIFA this morning, 15 days before the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
Cape Town will be safe during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. Photo courtesy smee.bruce Football fans from around the world planning to travel to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ will be relieved to hear that Al Qaeda says it’s not planning an attack during the tournament. Al Qaeda in Iraq has denied it was plotting a terrorist act in the country and that Baghdad’s claims of it doing so were “fantasies”.
The Socceroos in action against Uzbekistan. Photo courtesy Matthew F The Australian soccer team, the Socceroos, touched down in South Africa today ahead of their opening game against Germany in Durban on June 13.
Friday saw Cape Town celebrating 20 Days to the 2010 World Cup kick off. Celebrations held at the Athlone Stadium were arranged by the People’s Bus roadshow team, an initiative of SA Tourism, who have been travelling around the country generating excitement for the upcoming tournament.
This photograph of a fiery Durbanville sunset was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Mervyn Hector.
Cape to Cuba. Photo courtesy benti.namibia Cape Town’s party scene heats up as the sun sets and locals head out for sundowners along the Atlantic Seaboard.
Please support local enterprises such as the Khayelitsha Craft Market. Photo courtesy World Bank Cape Town Tourism looks forward to greeting visitors during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, which starts on June 11. We have prepared some tips to help make you a more responsible tourist while you are here.
Photo courtesy Bronwen d’Oliveira It’s Africa Day today. Yes, Africa is here every day and I, for one, live in it, but for many, this is a good excuse to turn their eyes to our fascinating continent. Officially, Africa Day marks the formation of the African Union, but that founding raison d’être has been somewhat overshadowed by the need to notice Africa as it grows, changes, evolves and reminds us about where we perhaps came from in the first place.
Zakumi with a fan. Photo courtesy Shine 2010 Zakumi is a teenage leopard who’s spent most of his early years travelling the savannahs, fields, forests and jungles of Africa. However, there’s much more to this fluffy young leopard with green dreadlocks than meets the eye.
Orlando Stadium in Soweto, more commonly associated with soccer, will be the venue for rugby’s Super 14 final on Saturday. Photo courtesy Karmor Tickets for this weekend’s Super 14 final in Soweto, the showdown between the Stormers and the Bulls, are going on sale from today – and die-hard Capetonian rugby fans will have to work quickly to snap up a seat at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.
This photograph at an entrance to a Muizenberg Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Craig Strachan aka Craig is shooting.
A hopeful performer during the auditions at Grandwest Casino. Photo by Travis Robertson The City of Cape Town has released a list of more than 1 100 highly talented artists from Cape Town and surrounding areas who will perform at the city’s official World Cup events from June 11 to July 11, 2010.
The Loeries Travelling Exhibition at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Photo supplied by The Loerie Awards The Loeries Travelling Exhibition will be on show at the Oliewenhuis Art Museum in Bloemfontein, from May 31 to June 11, 2010.
The Stormers in action against the Blues earlier this year. Photo courtesy Gregor Rohrig The Stormers will travel to Soweto this weekend to meet the Bulls in the Super 14 final, after they beat the Waratahs 25-6 at Newlands on Saturday evening. Good luck getting tickets for the final!
This photograph of some evening cricket action at the Newlands Sports Grounds was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Ryan aka boytjieza.
Fatboy Slim is coming to Cape Town. Photo courtesy Sachyn In essence, the success of every match played during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ depends on the dedication and support of fans on South African soil and abroad.
This photograph of grapevines at the Constantia Vineyards was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Ulrich Münstermann.
The Wheel of Excellence. Photo supplied by the V&A Waterfront The V&A Waterfront have announced their entertainment plans for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, which starts on June 11.
This photograph, of a bodyboarder riding the wave at Longbeach in Kommetjie, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Keith Lyle aka Stanleyace.
Colourful celebrations outside Athlone Stadium. Photo by Skye Grove Team Cape Town welcomed the International Marketing Council (IMC) roadshow to the Mother City today for the 20-day count-down celebration at Athlone Stadium, a training venue for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. It’s almost like the city knew she was on show and produced a gorgeous, sunny, wind-free day – perfect to fly the flag for South Africa. The people of Athlone didn’t disappoint – they turned out in full colour to welcome the IMC to the most beautiful city in Africa.
It is now just 20 days until the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. Various festivities were held today in Cape Town to celebrate this milestone.
The deadline for 2010 Loerie Award entries has been extended until June 14 – although work received before May 31 can still avoid a 5% late fee. All work flighted between June 1, 2009 and June 14, 2010 is eligible for entry.
Morgan Freeman (left) and Matt Damon, in a scene from Invictus. Photo courtsy Lord_Henry Cape Town is one of the world’s most recognised movie destinations – and even if you’re in the Mother City for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, there’s no reason not to mix film and football!