Bianca ColemanThe Belmond Mount Nelson, affectionately known as ‘the Nellie’, or ‘the Pink Lady’ – the distinctive rosy hue was mixed specially for the hotel in the 1920s – has a fascinating history which dates back to when it was opened in March 1899.
Kelly Lodewyks & Rob PetersThe Mother City has shrugged off her winter coat and slipped into something a little sleeker as the summer months settle in. Get ready to kick off your shoes, sink your toes into the warm sands of the most beautiful city on earth and knock back a cocktail or two as we present your ultimate summer guide to Cape Town! It’s where to go and what to do this summer in the Mother City.
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu casts his vote for Table Mountain, supported by Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold. Photo by Skye Grove One of the most famous living South Africans, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, today announced his support for Table Mountain’s bid to become one of the New7Wonders of Nature.
Capetonian worship leader and singer Neville D has recorded an “unofficial” 2010 FIFA World Cup™ song, 2K10 In South Africa, and released a promotional video featuring images by Paul Bruins, a regular contributor to this website.
This photograph, of a scenic view from Clifton Beach, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Flavio aka whats_ur_flava2000.
Photo supplied by Vaudeville I decided to go to Vaudeville a few weeks ago and booked a table for two, right next to the stage. Not knowing what to expect when I first walked into the venue, I quickly realised that this wasn’t going to be a regular evening. You tend to get that feeling when your usher is dressed like the Devil.
Fatboy Slim, who is coming to Cape Town. Photo courtesy sachyn The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) will host the Cool Britannia music festival, as well as the Global Icons hospitality event, for 32 days during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
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.