Rob PetersThe rise of craft beers in Cape Town has been rapid. Capetonians will no longer assault their gullets with mass-produces lagers. They want variety and they want quality. I spoke to Martin Tucker, owner of The Beer Merchant, and one of the organisers of the Cape Town Festival of Beer, to get a better understanding of craft beer around the city. Basically I wanted a guide on what the Mother City has on tap. He broke the market down into three different categories: breweries, tap rooms and places.
Nicole BiondiI know - silly question isn’t it? Naturally there are always loads of things to do in Cape Town on a Sunday, especially when that Sunday is a summery one. I could join the rest of my running fraternity and have an early morning jog alongside the twisty ocean-flanked road between Seapoint and Camps Bay, while drinking in the incredibly beautiful views. I could meander up the road from my house in Woodstock, stop for the Sunday papers and pick up some still-warm, dripping with syrup and smothered in coconut ‘koeksiesters’ (a Cape Malay donut-like treat) to have with my Field Office coffee. And most importantly, I could indulge in one of my absolute favourite Sunday brunch-time pursuits - I could head to the Winchester Mansions Hotel for their weekly Sunday Jazz brunch.
FeaturedCan you believe that it’s almost 2015? It’s crazy! Do you have your New Year’s Eve plans sorted? If not, don’t stress, we’ve got you covered. There is something for everyone on this list and because the weather is usually warm and sunny this time of year, it could be the summer party of the year.
Natalie LeicherIt’s another jam-packed weekend in Cape Town! We bring you our latest mix of things to do around the Mother City with everything from a festival of beer to a speedcube competition covered.
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This photograph of a penguin on Boulders Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Lauren Barkume.
The inaugural rugby match at the Cape Town Stadium was held on Saturday, as a test event for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. The Vodacom Stormers beat a Boland invitational team 47-13, while the South African Legends 10s team beat the International Legends 27-5 in the curtain-raiser. These photos from the event were taken by Aslam Levy. Spectators arrive at the magnificent stadium.
This photograph of a relaxed day of fishing was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Hantie Brink aka Out_In_Africa.
A ball sails through the posts as The Vodacom Stormers build a lead. Photograph: Aslam Levy. The first recorded rugby game in South Africa took place on Green Point Common in 1862, and on Saturday, 40 000 supporters witnessed the inaugural rugby match at the newly built Cape Town Stadium on Green Point Common.
The Vodacom Stormers beat a Boland invitational team 47-13 in the first ever full rugby match at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
The South African Legends 10s team beat the International Legends 27-5 during the curtain-raiser for Cape Town Stadium‘s first ever full rugby match between The Vodacom Stormers and a Boland invitational team.
This photograph of Cape Town’s city lights was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member dan.rich77.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, photo courtesy Ian Junor aka ifijay The Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group takes stunning pictures of Cape Town’s beautiful beaches, the city itself, the new stadiums and the people who fill them. The group now boasts 500 members, who have posted more than 9 000 high-quality images taken in and around Cape Town.
Wonderbra model Elbe van der Merwe and her partner Beto Malfacini at the 2010 J&B Met. Last weekend’s J&B Met at Kenilworth Racecourse will be remembered for the vibrant outfits inspired by the event theme, “In full colour.”
Fish Hoek gained its place in world history with the discovery of a fossilised skeleton, in 1926, in Peers Cave. The cave had been used as a shelter by a group of prehistoric people. A father and son team, named Peers, excavated the cave site, discovering stone tools and the remains of nine people, one of whom became known as Fish Hoek Man.
This photograph, of a child playing soccer on the beach in Hout Bay, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Wayne Bickerton.
English football captain John Terry, photo courtesy Joe Gazman Sex, balls, captaincy, presidency and role models: whether practising infidelity means you should be forced to step down as the president of a country, the captain of a football team, or as the world’s number one golfer, has become a hot topic in recent weeks.
This photograph of the 2009 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Craig Wilson aka creative666.
Cape Town Stadium, photo courtesy Bruce Sutherland Following the success of the free city-to-stadium transport offered at the first test event at the Cape Town Stadium on January 23, 2010, the city will be offering this service again, on a larger scale, for the Rugby Festival on February 6.
Zakumi at the new Cape Town Stadium Despite a sluggish start, tickets sales for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa have picked up in recent weeks and, last week, reached the 2-million mark.
This action shot, from the main race at the J&B Met on Saturday, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Hirohiko Okada aka 1/8 sec.
High fashion at the J&B Met January ended on a high note in the summer heat, with the pounding hooves, high fashion and glamour of the J&B Met on Saturday, January 30, 2010. In February we celebrate Cape Town as a creative African hub and acknowledge innovative design in the Mother City.
De Grendel Estate Pack your picnic basket, pop your bubbly, and share a romantic evening of musical brilliance at the Midsummer Melodies concert, to be held on Valentine’s Day (Sunday February 14) at 18h00 in the gardens of the Main House at De Grendel Estate in Plattekloof.
River Jetez, photo courtesy Golden Circle The Bass family, their team and the three horses they trained which placed first, third and fourth in Cape Town’s J&B Met on the weekend, are prancing on air after their spectacular achievements. The Cape’s premier horse race was won by River Jetez, a six-year-old filly who ran the race of her life to beat her famous brother Pocket Power, and clinch the ultimate prize in racing.
J&B Met winner River Jetez, ridden by jockey Glenn Hatt, wearing the colours of co-owners Cedric and Barbara Amm. Photo courtesy Golden Circle Racehorse owner, Marsh Shirtliff, had an exceptional day at the races on Saturday when four of his horses ran in the J&B Met, including the race winner, River Jetez, and her famous brother, Pocket Power. Shirtliff is co-owner of River Jetez, with Cedric and Barbara Amm. He also has a two-thirds ownership in her full blood brother, Pocket Power (placed third in the J&B Met after winning it for the previous three years), with Rina and Arthur Webber owning the other third, and he has an equal share partnership in Fort Vogue (placed fourth in the J&B Met) and in Blue Tiger, who ran 14th.
This photograph, of the Cape Town Stadium reflected in this spectator’s sunglasses, was taken at the inaugural soccer match at the stadium, by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Chris Preen aka Frames-of-Mind.
Slumdog Millionaire star Anil Kapoor, photo courtesy Angilee Shah Lights, camera, action! Cape Town is becoming the location of choice for Bollywood film directors to shoot their films in Africa Following the successful hosting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament, which showed off the Mother City to India and the world, Bollywood stars have been returning in their droves to shoot feature films in this striking city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.