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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.
Photo © Cape Town Tourism The schools in Camps Bay are introducing a fundraising initiative to raise money for the African Brothers Football Academy from Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay.
This photograph of the famous Slangkop Lighthouse at Kommetjie was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Chris Preen aka Frames-of-Mind.
Schalk Burger playing against The Blues at Newlands. Photo courtesy Gregor Rohrig There are only 20 000 tickets left for Saturday’s (May 22) Super 14 semi-final at Newlands, where the Stormers take on the Waratahs from Sydney, Australia. These tickets will go on sale on Tuesday (May 18) morning and are likely to sell out very quickly.
Cape Town Tourism has added a new video to its YouTube channel, featuring a photo collage of South African football fans, accompanied by an audio clip of a vuvuzela orchestra.
The amazing Cape Town Stadium. Photo courtesy smee.bruce Since South Africa was awarded the opportunity to host the World Cup, people across the world have panicked.
This photograph, of a pedestrian bridge that crosses the canal near the Canal Walk Shopping Centre, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Hendrik Groenewald aka hgroenewald.
Prime Circle. Photo courtesy Steve Crane The music of South Africa is as diverse as the colours of her rainbow nation. From hip-hop to hard rock and electro-jazz to Afro-fusion, traditional genres have been melded to create unique sounds that reflect the influence of her multi-cultural peoples.
This photograph of Constantia Vineyards in autumn was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Trevor aka Trevor Exposed.
Nelson Mandela. Photo courtesy United Nations Photo The transcript of a speech by Nelson Mandela, which was read out at the FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw in Cape Town, has been released by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
This photograph of the Slangkop Lighthouse at Kommetjie was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Dom Wills aka domonFire.
Cape Town Stadium. Photo courtesy Warren Rohner Cape Town Stadium will host its first international match on May 27, when Bafana Bafana play Colombia.
The Proteaceae family is virtually endemic to the Cape Floral Kingdom. This flower family can be found growing and blooming naturally on Table Mountain and other surrounding areas in the Cape. Unique to South Africa, the King Protea is the national flower of South Africa and forms part of the national rugby, cricket and soccer team emblems.
This photograph of a mystical view of Table Mountain from Blouberg was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Marc De Vries.
Thierry Henry. Photo courtesy Liam d’Noit The provisional squads for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ were announced yesterday, as kickoff fast approaches.