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Table Mountain from across the Atlantic Ocean – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a Cape Town Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Ian Junor aka ifijay.

All eyes on Cape Town for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw

The stage at the CTICC where the Final Draw will take place As the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw approaches, the world turns its attention to the Mother City. Cape Town Tourism has been following the preparations closely. The following articles have been published on our 2010 blog, our media mini-site and our industry mini-site:

Final Draw celebrities in Cape Town

Charlize Theron, photo courtesy René aka SpreePiX Friday December 4, 2009 is the date for the Final Draw, which is a major part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. The event will bring a star-studded list of international celebrities to the stage in Cape Town. The hosts for this Friday’s event are South African Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron and FIFA Secretary-General Jérôme Valcke.

Inside the CTICC for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw

The stage at the CTICC where the Final Draw will take place Recently I attended the media briefing for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw, which is happening this Friday, December 4, 2009, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). It never crossed my mind that any part of the World Cup would not be world class, but being in the room where the Final Draw will take place gave me goose bumps and a proud feeling for being part of such a major event for Cape Town and the world.

Evening activity on the beach in Blouberg – Flickr pic of the day

This picture of evening activity on the beach in Blouberg was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member smee.bruce aka Bruce.

Cape Town and South Africa ready to transport 2010 World Cup visitors

Construction work underway for the IRT system on Otto du Plessis Drive in Milnerton. Photo courtesy Warren Rohner The City of Cape Town and Minister of Transport S’bu Ndebele are confident that the transportation system in South Africa will work well for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. To fill the stadiums with fans at every match, transportation needs to be in top form.

Kalk Bay Harbour early birds – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of Kalk Bay Harbour was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Keith Lyle aka Stanleyace.

Cape Town catches soccer fever!

The stage for the Final Draw festivities in Long Street, photo courtesy Ernie Joseph We are picking up this week where we left off last week – with a countdown! With the Final Draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup only days away, Cape Town has caught soccer fever. The Mother City is clad in soccer gear, with flags, banners and gigantic soccer balls in place to welcome visitors and to inspire Capetonians for the Final Draw of the first FIFA World Cup in Africa.

Cape Town Tourism launches new media mini-site

Cape Town Tourism – the City of Cape Town’s official regional tourism organisation – is proud to launch its media mini-site. The user-friendly site is designed to help members of the local and international media in the publication of Cape Town-related articles.

Cycling at Killarney – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a cycling event at Killarney Race Track was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Nick Coyne aka codevader.

Cape Town switches on festive lights

Learning the diski dance with Cape Town Tourism Cape Town locals and tourists alike were out in their thousands on Sunday, November 29, to enjoy the city’s annual festive lights switch-on. With all eyes turning to Cape Town for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final Draw on December 4, the Mother City shone, providing ample entertainment throughout the day before Executive Mayor Dan Plato hit the festive light switch.

The good life in Cape Town

The interior of Vanilla October and November 2009 brought several sensational newcomers to the world of luxury living in Cape Town. The Cape Quarter has become my new favourite haunt for décor shopping, simply browsing and grazing from one restaurant to the other.

Behind the scenes: the 2010 FIFA Final Draw

On Thursday, November 26, I went on the media tour of the FIFA Final Draw venue at the Cape Town International Convention Centre along with Cape Town Tourism. It was really impressive to see the co-ordination and effort that has gone into this event. Much like Cape Town Tourism, which has the tagline “Ready to welcome the world”, the Final Draw venue is already set and “ready if this [the draw] had to happen tomorrow”.

Cape of Storms – Postcard from Paul

View over Hout Bay – Flickr pic of the day

There are many hiking trails in Cape Town that offer spectacular viewpoints, such as this one above Hout Bay. This photo was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member mallix.

Granger Bay – Flickr pic of the day

Cape Town is famous for its spectacular sunsets, as seen in this photo, which was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Justin Lee aka Cheap Trick.

Roggebaai Canal – Flickr pic of the day

When the sun sets in Cape Town, the face of the Mother City changes as it lights up. This striking shot was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Damien du Toit aka coda.

South Africa unites behind Bafana Bafana

Photo courtesy Joanne Rolt Adidas’s “Unite Mzansi Unite” campaign was launched in November to give South Africans the opportunity to pledge their support for their country, its soccer team (Bafana Bafana) and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. A giant, 60m x 48m replica of the Bafana Bafana 2010 FIFA World Cup jersey has been created especially for the campaign and is being transported around the country on an Adidas truck.

Rocking the Daisies – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Summer’s here and, along with it, some awesome outdoor music concerts. These photos of the Rocking the Daisies festival, held in Darling from October 9-11, are sure to get you in the mood for summer partying.

Dias Beach in Table Mountain National Park – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of Dias Beach in the Table Mountain National Park was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Patrick Smith aka Globe Trodden.

Jacaranda trees outside Bonnievale – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a row of jacaranda trees in the Western Cape was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Trevor Exposed.

Top bloggers burn up the track with Cape Town Tourism

Cape Town Tourism treated some of Cape Town’s top bloggers to a day of Fantastic Racing at the Killarney Race Track last Friday.

Cleaning up Durbanville Nature Reserve

As part of our Operation Green Initiative, the Cape Town Tourism Willowbridge VIC, in partnership with Northlink College Panorama, cleaned up the Durbanville Nature Reserve.  On the 21st of November 2009 we all met (13 students, Gavin from Elle Tours and myself) at Northlink College, Panorama.

Cape Town Stadium all set for completion

Photo courtesy Linda Ndlela The roof is on and it’s all systems go – nearly. Table Mountain appears framed in the central opening of the uniquely designed, 4 700t, 37 000m2 roof of Cape Town Stadium.

Looking out at the Atlantic Ocean from Table Mountain - Flickr Pic of the Day

This photograph of the Atlantic Ocean , taken from Table Mountain,  was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Lux76 aka Luka Fogli.

Celebrate the year-end in the Mother City

Hike one of the city’s many nature trails Cape Town is counting down the days! Cape Town Tourism, visitors and excited locals celebrated 200 days to kick-off for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ at the amphitheatre in the V&A Waterfront on Monday, November 23. Festivities kicked off with a diski dance demonstration, where we again proved that Capetonians are some of the most colourful, rhythmic people in the world! Fusion band Coda then thrilled the crowd with its unique music, followed by the sultry sound of Chad Saaiman.

Evening paddle-ski on the Atlantic Ocean – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a man enjoying an evening paddle-ski on the Atlantic Ocean was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Out_In_Africa.

Fashion gurus add sparkle to festive lights showpiece

A Gavin Rajah creation at the Audi Joburg Fashion Week, photo courtesy represent.co.za For the first time, Cape Town’s top fashion designers will present a spectacular fashion show to coincide with the official switch on of Cape Town’s festive lights in Adderley Street. The 43rd festive lights ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 29, when Executive Mayor Dan Plato opens Cape Town’s holiday season by activating 10km of colourful rope lighting displays in Adderley Street at 20h00.

Three tickets in one with Go Cape Town card

City Sightseeing Open-Top Tour, Table Mountain Cableway and Two Oceans Aquarium have joined forces to launch the Go Cape Town card, an all-inclusive ticket for these three popular tourism attractions. The card will be available from Tuesday December 1, 2009.

Cosy Bay – Postcard from Paul

 
 

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