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Thierry Henry leaving Barcelona?

Thierry Henry. Photo courtesy bastian Legendary French striker, Thierry Henry, who fans hope to see playing in the first match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ at Cape Town Stadium, could be leaving his club team, Barcelona.

Mother’s Day in the Mother City

Flowers on Adderley Street. Photo courtesy Ian Junor Some believe that Cape Town’s nickname derives from the Greek for mother city, “metropolis”, while others are more inclined to consider Cape Town locals’ colourful use of language, but “Jou Ma se Moeder’s Dag” in the Mother City is bound to be special, be it on the cheap, or going all out.  

A Milnerton Beach Sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of a winter sunset at Milnerton Beach, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Djed Ryan aka djedryan.

Free visas for some 2010 FIFA World Cup™ visitors

Cape Town International Airport. Photo courtesy isriya Overseas visitors, from specific countries, who have tickets for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, are reminded that they are eligible for a free visitor visa when they enter South Africa.

Derdesteen Beach – Postcard from Paul

Kalk Bay antiques – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of an antique shop in Kalk Bay was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member topshare.

Cape reflections – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a sunrise reflection in the Cape, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Paul Perton aka paulperton.

Music at the V&A Waterfront – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of a musician entertaining visitors at the V&A Waterfront, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Antonella aka GIRAFFRICA.

Loerie Awards tickets now available

The 2009 Loerie Awards in Cape Town. Photo courtesy mallix We’ve built the stadium, modernised the airport, upgraded the roads, trained the police – and now it’s time to get your tickets.

No emotional dilemma if you’re a Liverpool fan

A match at Anfield. Photo courtesy Michael Edwards If you’re a Liverpool fan, this Sunday’s fixture against league leaders Chelsea has been labelled as a huge emotional dilemma: if Liverpool win, then Manchester United), Liverpool’s most hated rivals,  just one point behind Chelsea, after 36 games, with two games left to play, become favourites to lift their fourth league title in a row.

Durbanville Scenes – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

A pleasing combination of modern efficiency and old-world charm, Durbanville is the ideal spot for visitors looking to be close to Cape Town, while enjoying the scenic beauty of a little town.

An aerial view of Cape Town Harbour – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of an aerial view of the Cape Town Stadium and the V&A Waterfront, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jean-Marc Rosseels.

South African police display ‘readiness’ for 2010 FIFA World Cup™

General Bheki Cele at Cape Town Stadium. Photos by Roy Barford The South African Police Service (SAPS) today announced its “readiness” for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, with various displays at Cape Town Stadium.

A Camps Bay Sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of Camps Bay and The Twelve Apostles with dramatic cloud cover, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member John Maarschalk aka Just John.

Loeries introduces social responsibility category

The Loerie Awards has launched a new category, the Ubuntu Award, sponsored by Hetzner, to recognise the positive influence of brands on our social and physical environment.

Cape Town’s whale-watching season kicks off on Saturday

A whale at Three Anchor Bay in Cape Town. Photo courtesy Ian Junor The whale-watching season begins in earnest on May 1, 2010, and the public is encouraged to report whales they spot for recording in the local whale sightings log, maintained by A Whale of a Heritage Route. The log is maintained on behalf of SA Tourism’s whale desk and assists in promoting False Bay as a whale-watching destination abroad and locally.

Freshlyground and Shakira record official 2010 FIFA World Cup™ anthem

Freshly Ground performing at Kirstenbosch. Photo courtesy Jim Sher South African music sensation, Freshlyground, has teamed up with global superstar, Shakira, to record and perform the official anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.

Green boat in Kalk Bay Harbour – Flickr pic of the day

This photo of a green fishing boat and its reflection on the water in the Kalk Bay Harbour in Cape Town, was taken by Tara Turkington, aka Flowcomm.

Cape Town Tourism wishes you all a happy Freedom Day!

Cape Town Stadium – Flickr pic of the day

This photo of Cape Town Stadium was taken by Travis Robertson. Travis says: “I went to the Cape Town International Challenge at Cape Town Stadium, and on the way out, I stopped to marvel over the stadium, which looks even more amazing at night. I’ve been to a few big stadiums around the world, and Cape Town Stadium is right up there with The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as the most spectacular in the world.”

Cape Town Tourism ‘models’ help raise funds for charity

Mike Metelerkamp. Photos by Roy Barford Cape Town Tourism’s e-marketing co-ordinators took part in a “geek” fashion show on Monday night, to raise funds for Breadline Africa, a charity that supports those living in poverty.

Cape farmlands – Postcard from Paul

A Panoramic view of Camps Bay – Flickr pic of the day

This panoramic view of Camps Bay was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Konrad Blum.

Cape Town Monday Night Jazz Jam – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of local jazz musician, Darren English, passionately playing during a Monday Night Jazz Jam, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Gregory Franz aka capetownnatural.

Golden Camps Bay – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of a glowing Camps Bay sunset with a view of Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Hirohiko Okada aka 1/8 sec.

Experiencing the Two Oceans Aquarium – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

The Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa, is one of the best aquariums in the world, and is well worth a visit!

Muizenberg in black and white – Flickr pic of the day

This black and white panorama of Muizenberg beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jürgen Hansmann aka Jurgen’s Photography.

Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr competition winners

Photo courtesy Sonja Muller

Subscribe to Cape Town Tourism’s YouTube channel

Cape Town Tourism has launched a YouTube channel, which will be regularly updated and used to provide information about Cape Town and show those who haven’t visited exactly what they’re missing out on.

Table of Peace and Unity video

The Table of Peace and Unity is a charity event where people from all walks of life share a gourmet meal together on top of Table Mountain.