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Famous faces at the J&B Met

South African rock star, Ard Matthews of Just Jinger, and his partner, Landi Swanepoel, who is a top model. Photo: Deon Gurling. Punters, celebs and fashionistas once again descended on Kenilworth Racecourse in their thousands on Saturday, for arguably the biggest event on the Cape Town social calendar – the J&B Met.

Witsands beach – Postcard from Paul

Biggest hat in history! – Flickr pic of the day

This photo of was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Tiffany Turkington-Palmer, aka Wooze66. “This photograph was taken at the Long Street FIFA World Cup Final Draw party and encapsulates the energy and commitment of the people of Cape Town to the 2010 World Cup.

Two Oceans Aquarium – Flickr pic of the day

The Two Oceans Aquarium is a great place to visit for kids and big kids alike. It’s the only aquarium in the world that shows off species typical in two oceans – the warmer Indian Ocean, which runs along the east side of South Africa, and the cooler Atlantic Ocean, on its western shores. This photo of was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Tara Turkington, aka Flowcomm.

J&B Met in full colour: photos

Our man on the ground, event reporter Deon Gurling, was there to record the afternoon of gorgeous outfits, colour, excitement, surprise winners and sunshine at the 2010 J&B Met in Cape Town. Crowds were treated to a great day out and exciting racing. Filly River Jetez won the feature race, beating the favourite and her brother, Pocket Power.

River Jetez wins 2010 J&B Met thriller

A crowd of around 50 000 cheered as River Jetez won the 33rd J&B Met at Kenilworth. The win was worth R2.5-million for the lucky owners, Marsh Shirtliff and Cedric and Barbara Amm. The filly River Jetez was followed home by Mother Russia, also a filly and trained by Mike de Kock, then Pocket Power, and in fourth place, Fort Vogue.

Kite surfing at Blouberg – Flickr pic of the day

Blouberg beach is one of the most popular kite surfing spots in Cape Town. This photo of a kite surfer performing an impressive jump was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jason Weeks.

Looking for meaning in Bafana’s recent wins

A Bafana Bafana fan at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw in Cape Town. Photo courtesy Tara Turkington Is it a miracle? A freak accident? Or is it a genuine sign that the return of the prodigal coach, Carlos Alberto Parreira, has created a scenario in which our national football side make the second round at this year’s 2010 FIFA World Cup™?

J&B Met: Get your tickets and outfits quickly!

Funky fashion will be the order of the day at Saturday’s J&B Met at Kenilworth. Photo courtesy MauritsV. Time to book tickets and find outfits for this year’s J&B Met at Kenilworth on Saturday is fast running out.

Cape wildlife – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

With its beautiful natural surroundings, Cape Town is a the ideal spot for nature lovers.

Postcard from Cape Town – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a sunny day on Cape Town’s Table View Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member John Maarschalk aka Just John.

J&B Met: All eyes on Pocket Power

Pocket Power is favoured to win his fourth consecutive J&B Met on Saturday. Picture courtesy coda. Pocket Power, one of the most successful horses ever to run in South Africa, will likely be the most popular bet to win at Saturday’s J&B Met at Kenilworth Racecourse.

Blouberg handstand – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of an enthusiastic handstand on Blouberg Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Michael Moors aka biketours.co.za.

Lucky winner gets J&B Met tickets

Kate Desmarais won two tickets to the J&B Met Cape Town Tourism is happy to announce that Kate Desmarais has won two tickets to the J&B Met.

Cape Town Stadium – High praise for inaugural Soccer Festival

Brent Dyssell and his son enjoy the inaugural soccer match between Santos and Ajax Cape Town at Cape Town Stadium. Photo supplied. Cape Town Tourism has received a lot of positive feedback about Cape Town Stadium’s inaugural soccer match between Premier Soccer League clubs Santos and Ajax Cape Town last weekend.

The Cape Argus Cycle Tour

Photo courtesy michielvw Get into gear with the event of the year! The Cape Argus Cycle Tour is ready to welcome thousands of cyclists from across the globe to experience and endure the “MOTHER” of all races!

Cape Town city panoramic view – Flickr pic of the day

This panoramic photograph of Cape Town city was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Francois Willemburg aka francoisNZ.

How to win two tickets to the J&B Met

Photo courtesy MauritsV Cape Town Tourism is giving away two tickets to the J&B Met this Saturday. If you’re keen to attend South Africa’s most prestigious horse-racing event, all you have to do is leave a comment about your favourite colour below this blog. Make sure your comment is amusing and entertaining – as the best one will win!

Inside Cape Town Stadium – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of the first-ever soccer event at Cape Town Stadium was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Warren Rohner aka warrenski.

Win two tickets to the J&B Met

The J&B Met is a much-loved celebration of glamour and flair In keeping with this year’s J&B Met’s bold fashion theme, “In full colour”, Cape Town Tourism is giving away two free tickets to this Saturday’s (January 30, 2010) race, to the reader who leaves the wittiest comment about his/her favourite colour.

Re-launch of Cape Town Tourism’s Visitor Information Centre

Last Thursday, January 21, 2010, saw the launch of Cape Town Tourism’s new-look Visitor Information Centre in Burg Street, in Cape Town’s city centre. The lavish event, attended by dignitaries and role-players in the tourism industry and the media, showcased the visitor centre’s stunning new look.

Thumbs up for Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town soccer fans are very excited about seeing the likes of Christiano Ronaldo (above), during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which starts in June. Photo courtesy vuhlser. Fans who attended the first ever soccer match at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, said they were in awe of the majestic R4.5-billion construction, and were very excited to see some of world’s biggest stars play on it in the near future.

St James – Postcard from Paul

Two Oceans Aquarium predators – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a boy looking at a ragged tooth shark at the Two Oceans Aquarium was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jaques de Vos aka Day Is Coming.

V&A Waterfront on a cloudy day – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of the V&A Waterfront was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Sean Mcleod aka smac.pic.

Cape Town Stadium hosts first soccer match

The first ever soccer match at Cape Town Stadium took place between Santos and Ajax Cape Town on Saturday.

Santos wins first soccer match in new Cape Town Stadium!

In an exciting inaugural match, Santos has stolen the first victory over rivals Ajax Cape Town in the history of the new Cape Town Stadium, in a penalty shootout following a goalless game.

First match played at the Cape Town Stadium

I attended the first soccer game at the Cape Town Stadium. Santos was lucky to win the sudden death penalty shoot out. The game was played beneath an incredibly blue sky and a crowd of 20 000 jubilant spectators. The event went off without a hitch, and it was a privilege to be there on this historic day.

Freshly Ground live at Kirstenbosch – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a concert in Kirstenbosch, featuring popular South African band Freshly Ground, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jim Sher aka Blyzz.

Two Oceans Aquarium – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Cape Town has a multitude of treasures to offer locals and visitors. The Two Oceans Aquarium is a perfect example.