Rob PetersThe song goes that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. No argument there, because I’ve never met a girl who doesn’t like something with a nice sheen to it. But then they work pretty well for guys too, particularly when they’re trying to impress said girls by introducing them to their new BFF.
Bianca ColemanFor a city with such a magnificent coastline, there are surprisingly few five star hotels on the water’s edge, and even less that combine this with such convenient proximity to so many of Cape Town’s top tourist attractions. The Radisson Blu Waterfront is one that stands out amongst the crowd.
Marisah Smith and Fazielah WilliamsIf there is one thing Capetonians are good at - other than socialising, of course - it’s braaing. Whether it’s meat or fish, you can be sure that on a spectacular summer’s day (or even on a winter’s day), you will find us gathered around the fire, enjoying each other’s company, the tantalising aroma of meat on the grill and our breathtaking city views.
FeaturedTHE gin floodgates have been opened in Cape Town. Not only do we have at least three dedicated gin bars and at least two locally produced tonic waters, but it’s becoming a popular spirit to distill with new brands emerging into the market all the time.
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This photograph, of the path leading to the lighthouse at Kalk Bay Harbour, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Natalie Shuttleworth aka snapclicktripod.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This photograph of an antique shop in Kalk Bay was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member topshare.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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™.
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.
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.”
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.
This panoramic view of Camps Bay was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Konrad Blum.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.