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Earth Hour on March 27, 2010

Cape Town will be celebrating Earth hour on Saturday. Photo courtesy coda Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) initiative aimed at increasing awareness of global climate change and working together to create a sustainable future for our planet.  Earth Hour began as a small WWF event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, with 2.2-million homes and businesses switching off their lights for an hour.

More than 10 000 photographs of Cape Town on Flickr

This photograph of Lion’s Head, was taken by mallix, who has contributed the most photographs to the Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group. Cape Town Tourism’s Flickr group, Cape Town. Live it. Love it., now has more than 10 000 images of Cape Town and surrounding areas.

Melkbosstrand – Postcard from Paul

Early Leaders at 2010 Cape Argus – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of early Cape Argus riders on Boyes Drive, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member African Travel Experts.

Boats bob in Hout Bay Harbour – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of boats silently bobbing in Hout Bay Harbour, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member John Maarschalk aka Just John.

Cape Argus Cycle Tour in 3D – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of cyclists during the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Tour 2010, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Bruce aka smee.bruce.

Out and about: Waterkant Street – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of the renovated Waterkant Street in the Bo-Kaap, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Djed Ryan aka djedryan.

Absa Cape Epic 2010

This photograph from the 2009 Absa Cape Epic, shows the terrain that participants must tackle. Photo courtesy Chris Bloomfield The 2010 Absa Cape Epic starts in Diemersfontein on Sunday, March 21, and will follow various off-road routes around the Cape for the next week, finishing in Lourensford on March 28.

A Strand Beach Sunrise – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

Spotlights turn Strand Beach a bright orange, about an hour before sunrise.

Chapman’s Peak Hike – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of a hiker’s view from Chapman’s Peak, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jean Tresfon aka jtresfon.

Johannesburg leg of Loeries campaign kicks off

The 2009 Loerie Awards were a great success. Photo courtesy mallix The 32nd Loerie Awards campaign was launched officially in Johannesburg today, March 18, extending the call for entries, which opened on March 15, to the branding and communications industry throughout Africa and the Middle East.

Gay Pride 2010 – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of Gay Pride Parade 2010, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Deon Gurling.

Taste of Cape Town Food Festival

Those who like food will love The Taste of Cape Town Food Festival, which starts next week. Photo courtesy stuhaigh The Taste of Cape Town Food Festival organisers promise an event that is sexier and more delicious than ever this year.

33rd Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2010 – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of cyclists during the 33rd Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Hirohiko Okada aka 1/8 sec.

Hyundai Ball visits Parliament

FIFA Organising Committee board member, Tokyo Sexwale (left), and President of the FIFA organising committee, Danny Jordaan, with the Hyundai Goodwill Ball. Photo supplied by Hyundai SA After hundreds of delighted soccer fans made their mark at Canal Walk Shopping Centre on March 5, 2010, and at Cape Gate Shopping Centre the next day, the Hyundai Goodwill Ball came to a stop in Parliament Avenue on March 9, 2010.

2010 Loerie Awards launched in Cape Town

The 2010 Loeries logo. Photo supplied by Loeries Loerie Awards organisers yesterday launched “The Biggest Event of the Year™,” also known as The Loerie Awards 2010.

Cape Argus Pick n Pay Junior Tour

Cycling stars of the future. Photo by Deon Gurling Cycling enthusiasts, young and old, from all over Cape Town converged on Youngsfield Military Base on Saturday, March 13, for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Junior tour.

Cape Town Stadium to stage final test event

The Cape Town International Challenge, on April 10, will feature the first night time soccer match at Cape Town Stadium. Photo courtesy Jim Sher Cape Town Stadium will host a final test event for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, when four national under-20 teams take part in the Cape Town International Challenge on April 10.

A Sunset Stroll at Big Bay – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a couple strolling at Big Bay, Blaauwberg, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Louis Prinsloo aka louis.prinsloo.

Finishing the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour

Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, starts the action. Photo by Deon Gurling. The world’s largest timed cycle tour, The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, had the Mother City enthralled yesterday as more than 46000 cyclists braved the 109km route that stretched from Heerengracht in the CBD, through Newlands, Muizenburg and across the treacherous Chapman’s Peak down to picturesque Camps Bay.

Castle of Good Hope – Postcard from Paul

Cape Argus Pick N Pay Cycle Tour action

Cape Town Tourism event reporter, Deon Gurling, took these action photographs of the 2010 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour:

Camps Bay calm – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of Camps Bay was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Tara Turkington aka flowcomm.

Lance Armstrong thanks Cape Town on Twitter

Lance Armstrong, cycling legend and cancer awareness ambassador, thanked Cape Town for hosting him while he was in South Africa for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour and to raise funds for cancer sufferers.

Colourful characters at the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour

About 35 000 cyclists from around the world, including seven-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong, took part in Sunday’s Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. There was excellent spirit among the competitors, many of whom were more interested in the beautiful scenery and social side of the race, than their finishing time. Below, we picture some of the more colourful characters who took part: These three super heroes took on the 110km route in full regalia, despite the 26 degree celsius heat.

Praise for Cape Town after Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour

From left: Shane Mays, Patrick Sorrouw and Andrew Baker of King’s Park Cycling Team Cyclists and spectators at the 2010 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle tour have praised Cape Town for its hospitality, after a thoroughly enjoyable event on Sunday.

Local cyclists upstage Lance Armstrong

Cyclists taking part in the 2010 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour sprint for the finish line. Photo by Roy Barford Cycling legend, Lance Armstrong, finished ninth at the 2010 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour in Cape Town on Sunday, after being upstaged by several local riders.

Bo Kaap – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of Cape Town central was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Adrian Bischoff aka ipickmynose.

Protea purity – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of the Protea, our national flower was taken in a farm in Cape Town by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Keith Lyle aka staleyace .

More soccer action coming to Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town Stadium. Photo courtesy Michael Thorne Cape Town will further its 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup™ preparations next month, when it hosts the Cape Town International Challenge 2010, which will feature four Under 20 international teams.