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Cape to Cuba. Photo courtesy benti.namibia Cape Town’s party scene heats up as the sun sets and locals head out for sundowners along the Atlantic Seaboard.
Please support local enterprises such as the Khayelitsha Craft Market. Photo courtesy World Bank Cape Town Tourism looks forward to greeting visitors during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, which starts on June 11. We have prepared some tips to help make you a more responsible tourist while you are here.
Photo courtesy Bronwen d’Oliveira It’s Africa Day today. Yes, Africa is here every day and I, for one, live in it, but for many, this is a good excuse to turn their eyes to our fascinating continent. Officially, Africa Day marks the formation of the African Union, but that founding raison d’être has been somewhat overshadowed by the need to notice Africa as it grows, changes, evolves and reminds us about where we perhaps came from in the first place.
Zakumi with a fan. Photo courtesy Shine 2010 Zakumi is a teenage leopard who’s spent most of his early years travelling the savannahs, fields, forests and jungles of Africa. However, there’s much more to this fluffy young leopard with green dreadlocks than meets the eye.
Orlando Stadium in Soweto, more commonly associated with soccer, will be the venue for rugby’s Super 14 final on Saturday. Photo courtesy Karmor Tickets for this weekend’s Super 14 final in Soweto, the showdown between the Stormers and the Bulls, are going on sale from today – and die-hard Capetonian rugby fans will have to work quickly to snap up a seat at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.
This photograph at an entrance to a Muizenberg Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Craig Strachan aka Craig is shooting.
A hopeful performer during the auditions at Grandwest Casino. Photo by Travis Robertson The City of Cape Town has released a list of more than 1 100 highly talented artists from Cape Town and surrounding areas who will perform at the city’s official World Cup events from June 11 to July 11, 2010.
The Loeries Travelling Exhibition at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Photo supplied by The Loerie Awards The Loeries Travelling Exhibition will be on show at the Oliewenhuis Art Museum in Bloemfontein, from May 31 to June 11, 2010.
The Stormers in action against the Blues earlier this year. Photo courtesy Gregor Rohrig The Stormers will travel to Soweto this weekend to meet the Bulls in the Super 14 final, after they beat the Waratahs 25-6 at Newlands on Saturday evening. Good luck getting tickets for the final!
This photograph of some evening cricket action at the Newlands Sports Grounds was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Ryan aka boytjieza.
Fatboy Slim is coming to Cape Town. Photo courtesy Sachyn In essence, the success of every match played during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ depends on the dedication and support of fans on South African soil and abroad.
This photograph of grapevines at the Constantia Vineyards was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Ulrich Münstermann.
The Wheel of Excellence. Photo supplied by the V&A Waterfront The V&A Waterfront have announced their entertainment plans for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, which starts on June 11.
This photograph, of a bodyboarder riding the wave at Longbeach in Kommetjie, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Keith Lyle aka Stanleyace.
Colourful celebrations outside Athlone Stadium. Photo by Skye Grove Team Cape Town welcomed the International Marketing Council (IMC) roadshow to the Mother City today for the 20-day count-down celebration at Athlone Stadium, a training venue for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. It’s almost like the city knew she was on show and produced a gorgeous, sunny, wind-free day – perfect to fly the flag for South Africa. The people of Athlone didn’t disappoint – they turned out in full colour to welcome the IMC to the most beautiful city in Africa.
It is now just 20 days until the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. Various festivities were held today in Cape Town to celebrate this milestone.
The deadline for 2010 Loerie Award entries has been extended until June 14 – although work received before May 31 can still avoid a 5% late fee. All work flighted between June 1, 2009 and June 14, 2010 is eligible for entry.
Morgan Freeman (left) and Matt Damon, in a scene from Invictus. Photo courtsy Lord_Henry Cape Town is one of the world’s most recognised movie destinations – and even if you’re in the Mother City for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, there’s no reason not to mix film and football!
Klapmuts is about 30 minutes outside of Cape Town City Bowl and the drive there takes you through some of Cape Town’s famous Winelands such as Durbanville, Stellenbosch and Franschoek. One of the village’s main attractions is Butterfly World, home to monkeys, exotic birds, reptiles as well as butterflies, making it a great place for families to visit.
This photograph, of a box jellyfish during a scuba diving expedition, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Rochelle Harwin.
The FIFA Fan Fest at Grand Parade is now under construction. Photo courtesy Danie van der Merwe Construction has begun on Cape Town’s FIFA Fan Fest situated at the Grand Parade. When complete, the 25 413m2 area will serve as the city’s official entertainment hub for the duration of the soccer festival.
Cape Town Stadium. Photo courtesy Steve Crane Cape Town Stadium will no longer host Bafana Bafana and Colombia on May 27, after the South African Football Association (Safa) changed the venues for all three of the national team’s fixtures before the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
Stormers captain, Schalk Burger (right) is popular with rugby fans all around South Africa. Photo courtesy Justin Hartman The Stormers have named an unchanged team for their Super 14 semi-final against The Waratahs at Newlands on Saturday, May 22.
This photograph, of a view of Cape Point’s coastline, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Islandchic.
Cape Town Tourism’s YouTube channel now has 100 subscribers, who are enjoying fantastic videos featuring Cape Town’s sights and sounds.
Photo caption: This photo, taken by Travis Robertson, shows Cape Town Stadium from the outside. To get a 360° look at the stadium from the inside, visit innovative website, worldcupstadiums.in3sixty.com, which has released 360° views of all 2010 FIFA World Cup™ stadiums.
This photograph, of a pair of African penguins in Simon’s Town, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Volker Hagen aka vgh.media.
Cape Town Tourism staff at Cape Town International Airport are waiting to greet you. Photo courtesy Tara Turkington Forget what you’ve heard about the exorbitant price of flights in South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ – you can still fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town next month for less than R800.
Table Mountain. Photo courtesy cdngrlnaomi Capetonians love their mountain. From the moment we open our eyes in the morning to the moment we close them at night, Table Mountain presiding over the Mother City is a compelling constant in our lives. We navigate with it when driving; look to it to determine what the weather is going to do that day; look up at the lights at night to confirm that load shedding is over and use the distance to the mountain when driving to gauge how much longer before we get home after work.