FeaturedIt’s about that time of year when we’re all feeling a little under pressure. More than half the year has flown by and we’ve worked our tooshies off juggling work, family and friends. It’s getting a bit stressful. Here are 10 fun and unique ways to recharge your batteries in and around Cape Town. These are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and re-energised for the next part of the year.
Rob PetersThe month of September not only heralds the arrival of Spring in Cape Town, but it is also the start of World Tourism Month and heritage month in South Africa, with World Tourism Day celebrated on 27 September. Here are 10 ways you can celebrate Tourism Month in Cape Town.
Rob PetersIn my experience there are two types of whisky people – those who do and those who do not. You either like it, or you hate it, there doesn’t seem to be much room for indifference or sitting on the fence.
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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.
This photograph, of a glowing Camps Bay sunset with a view of Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Hirohiko Okada aka 1/8 sec.
The Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa, is one of the best aquariums in the world, and is well worth a visit!
This black and white panorama of Muizenberg beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jürgen Hansmann aka Jurgen’s Photography.
Cape Town Tourism has launched a YouTube channel, which will be regularly updated and used to provide information about Cape Town and show those who haven’t visited exactly what they’re missing out on.
The Table of Peace and Unity is a charity event where people from all walks of life share a gourmet meal together on top of Table Mountain.
Cape Town traffic. Photo courtesy Kyknoord Motorists can expect delays when entering or leaving Cape Town’s city centre over the April 23, 2010 long weekend. The intersection of Hertzog Boulevard and Oswald Pirow Street will be closed between 18h00 on April 23, 2010 and 06h00 on April 27, 2010 for construction of Cape Town’s new Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) system.
This photograph, of a typical township home scene in Wellington, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Luke Lanterme.
Victoria and David Beckham. Photo courtesy friskytuna Some of the world’s most glamorous women, the wives and girlfriends (Wags) of famous footballers, will be coming to Cape Town to support their men at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
This photograph, of a scenic Camps Bay sunset, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jane aka alicebrancati.
A lady selling The Big Issue in Cape Town. Photo courtesy Anastacia Haddon A gatsby from Mariam’s Kitchen, your favourite wine farm along the Durbanville Wine Route, the best spot to buy antique furniture, your kids’ favourite play park … this week it’s all about your Cape Town.
This photograph, of the Spirit of Victoria at the V&A Waterfront, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Steve Crane.
This photograph, of a King Protea at the Harold Porter Botanical Garden, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Anja aka anni.b’s.
This photograph, of the view from a steep street in Sea Point, from was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member John B aka moi_images.
This photograph, of a view from Kleinbaai hills, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Bruce aka smee.bruce.
Hout Bay Harbour is one of the most photogenic spots in Cape Town.
This photograph, of verdant Durbanville Hills, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Lee Casalena aka rival412.
Thousands of people queued this morning in the hopes of securing tickets for 2010 FIFA World Cup™ matches in Cape Town. Cape Town Tourism spoke to soccer fans standing in line to buy tickets, as well as to those who arrived to collect tickets that they’d already paid for.
The FIFA ticket sales office at the Spearhead in Cape Town was seething with media and hopeful soccer fans on Thursday, April 15. Photos by Roy Barford.
Thousands of people queued outside the FIFA ticketing office in Cape Town this morning, hoping to buy over-the-counter tickets for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. The front of the long queue in Hans Strijdom Avenue, Cape Town. Photos by Roy Barford