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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.

Lion’s Head Sunsets

A view from Lion’s Head. Photo by Mike Metelerkamp. It had been about a year-and-a-half since my last climb up Lion’s Head, so I jumped at the opportunity to join a group of friends who were going up last weekend.

Dry weather for Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour

Action from a previous event. Photo courtesy Ian Junor Cyclists and spectators at the 2010 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour will enjoy a warm, dry day out on Sunday, according to the South African Weather Service.

Long Street by Night – A Cape Town Photo Essay

Long Street in Cape Town has an irresistible ambience and irrepressible spirit. It stretches out over more than 20 blocks in Cape Town’s central business district.

Cloud cover – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a cloud-covered Table Mountain, taken from Lion’s Head, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Feifan Wang aka 4thethrillofit.

Hyundai Goodwill Ball comes to Cape Town

Photos courtesy Hyundai SA The Hyundai Goodwill Ball rolled into Cape Town at Canal Walk Shopping Centre on Friday March 5, 2010. The ball is one of 32 giant soccer balls travelling through 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup™ qualifying nations. At the ball’s many stops, locals and visitors have the opportunity to sing to the soccer ball and share their good wishes for their teams.

Cape Town Tourism gears up for the Argus with Virgin Active

Cape Town Tourism staff spinning their wheels In support of the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, Cape Town Tourism invited those members who offer cycling-related products to exhibit at its new visitor centre in Burg Street.

Road closures for Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour

Cape Town’s roads will make way for the Cape Argus Pick N Pay Cycle Tour this weekend. Photo courtesy Mark Auer Numerous roads in Cape Town and surrounding areas, will be closed on Saturday and Sunday because of the Cape Argus Pick N Pay Cycle Tour.

Cape Town Tourism internal photography competition

Photo by Skye Grove Cape Town Tourism hosted a photo competition to celebrate the month of love in Cape Town during February 2010.  Team members were invited to submit a photo of the most romantic spot in Cape Town motivating why this place is special to them.

Boat beach – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of fishing boats at Paternoster, Cape Town, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Peter Grobbelaar.

Haselbacher wins Wellington stage of Giro del Capo

Rene Haselbacher. Photo courtesy Tony Rocha Austrian rider, Rene Haselbacher, won the first 106km stage of the 2010 Pick n Pay Cape Argus Giro del Capo invitational cycling event, held in Wellington yesterday. Haselbacher represents Team Safindit.co.za. Team Medscheme’s Malcolm Lange came in second, followed by Burry Stander of Team Specialized.

Constantia Corner – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of the view from a hike above Constantia Nek was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Marie Viljoen.

ABSA Cape Epic Cycle Race

Exploring new horizons. Photo courtesy Chris Bloomfield The ABSA Cape Epic takes place during the last week of March or the first week of April each year. This year the event will be hosted from March 21 to 28, 2010. It is the largest mountain bike stage race in the world, taking place over eight stages with the riders receiving food, water and energy drinks at the various feed zones during the race stages.

Lance Armstrong arrives in Cape Town

Lance Armstrong has arrived in Cape Town. Photo courtesy Eugene Wie Legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong arrived in Cape Town yesterday evening, despite a slight delay caused by passport problems.

Cape Town Harbour – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of Cape Town Harbour was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member blerimi-prizren.

Super 14 heating up in Cape Town

There is plenty rugby action still to come at Newlands this season. Photo courtesy Dplanet Cape Town rugby fans had much to smile about this weekend, as the Stormers thrashed the Highlanders 33-0 at Newlands on Saturday.

Gay Pride Parade 2010 – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

About 6 000 people took part in Gay Pride 2010, which meandered through the streets of Cape Town on Saturday, March 6.

Cape Town Gay Pride Parade 2010

Having some fun. Photo by Deon Gurling Cape Town’s streets played host to the city’s annual Gay Pride parade this past Saturday, with around 6 000 people loudly and proudly proclaiming their support for gay rights. In the blistering heat, the procession of colourful floats, and colourful people, made its way along the route – from Prestwich in Green Point to Adderley in the heart of town.