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Canal Walk bridge – Flickr pic of the day

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.

South African music – redefining traditional genres

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.

Autumn in Constantia – Flickr pic of the day

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: ‘The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ will inspire and unite’

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.

Slow Storm over the Slangkop Lighthouse – Flickr pic of the day

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 to host Bafana and Colombia

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 Protea – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

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.

Mystical Blouberg – Flickr pic of the day

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.

Provisional squads named for 2010 FIFA World Cup™

Thierry Henry. Photo courtesy Liam d’Noit The provisional squads for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ were announced yesterday, as kickoff fast approaches.

Shopping at Greenmarket Square – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of a woman walking after shopping at Greenmarket Square, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Collins Gituma aka CollinsMphotography.

Ayoba to aowa: what (and what not) to wear in South Africa

Photo courtesy mickeymox Africa is a continent steeped in tradition and South Africa is a veritable melting pot of customs, beliefs and, of course, fashion. If you’re visiting this country or continent for the first time, as a football fan coming to watch your team compete in the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, prepare to be bombarded by culture and inundated with extremes.

Cape Town launches eco-friendly tourism route at INDABA 2010

City of Cape Town Alderman Felicity Purchase, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Development and Tourism, launched the new Rail and Ride project at an informal function at the INDABA 2010 in Durban. The launch was held at the Cape Town Tourism stand on Sunday, May 9, and formed part of Cape Town Tourism’s activities to promote the city to attendees of one of the largest annual tourism marketing events on the African calendar.

Jellyfish at the Two Oceans Aquarium – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of jellyfish at the Two Oceans Aquarium, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Shaun Savage.

Make the circle bigger: Cape Town is ready to party

Grand Parade and City Hall. Photo courtesy coda Cape Town will host the “biggest party ever” on June 10, the evening before the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ begins, Executive Mayor Alderman Dan Plato announced during today’s 30 Days to Kick-off celebrations at City Hall.

Where the Hell is Matt | South Africa Diski Dance

Matt Harding is the dancing globetrotter seen in various viral videos titled “Where the Hell is Matt”. His popular 2008 video received more than 28-million YouTube views and landed him on a number of US talk shows.

Ready for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of Cape Town soccer fans seen at the Coca-Cola FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Warren Rohner aka warrenski.

Cape Town tourism businesses scoop top honours in Welcome Awards

Cape Grace hotel with Table Mountain as a backdrop. Photo courtesy Cape Grace hotel The Cape Grace hotel and Vergelegen Wines won top honours in the 2009/10 Welcome Awards ceremony at INDABA (an annual tourism marketing event) in Durban last night, May 9.

My special birthday with Ne-Yo in the Mother City

On May 4, 1984, after long hours of labour, my mother brought me into the world. On May 4, 2010, I turned 22 ... again.

Cape Town International Airport – Postcard from Paul

Subscribe to Cape Town Tourism’s YouTube channel!

Cape Town Tourism is stepping up its YouTube channel, and we’ll be loading new videos showcasing Cape Town and some of our beautiful attractions on a more regular basis. You can subscribe to the channel here (you’ll need a YouTube or Google account to do so):

Secret garden – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a secluded, serene spot in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Desrie Govender.

2010 FIFA World Cup™ performers to be announced this week

The final auditions for those hoping to perform at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. Photos by Travis Robertson The final auditions for those hoping to perform during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ were held at the GrandWest Arena in Goodwood over the weekend and the process was proof that “Cape Town’s got talent”.

How do you say ‘hello’ in Korean?

Greet French fans by saying “Bonjour, bienvenue”. Photo courtesy Mohan S South Africa may no longer be expecting the arrival of a touted half a million 2010 FIFA World Cup™ tourists next month, but we’re still going to be inundated with football fans from around the world, and what better way to make them feel welcome than by greeting them in their own languages?

I love Cape Town – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a declaration of love for Cape Town was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Patrick McKenna.

Two Oceans Aquarium launches new website

The Two Oceans Aquarium’s new website, www.aquarium.co.za, was launched this weekend, just in time for the 2010 Tourism Indaba – Africa’s biggest travel and tourism expo, which opened today in Durban. The website has a fresh new look, with an emphasis on the best possible and unforgettable all-round experience at the aquarium, a comprehensive species and exhibit guide, great tips for planning your trip and an in-depth look at the ins and outs of the aquarium.

United or Chelsea: who will conquer the final-day flutters?

Sir Alex Ferguson. Photo courtesy minhquangle87 It’s the closest race since the tortoise and the hare ... well ... maybe not, but it’s certainly the closest English Premiership race I can recall.

Memorable Camps Bay – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of a scenic Camps Bay, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Andreas Köberl.

Showcasing Cape Town at the 2010 Indaba

Showcasing Cape Town at the 2010 Indaba If you are headed to the INDABA in Durban this weekend, Cape Town Tourism would love to meet you at their stand in Hall One of the Durban Exhibition Centre.

Final auditions for 2010 FIFA World Cup™ performers

GrandWest Arena. Photo courtesy coda The final auditions to select Cape Town’s World Cup performing stars takes place this weekend at the GrandWest Arena in Goodwood.

Getting cosy as winter approaches

Photo by Aslam Levy So it looks as though we’ve seen the last rays of the summer sun. The past few days have seen some clouds sneak in over Cape Town, which allows me to indulge in my favourite winter pastime – lounging in front of a fireplace. There’s something about a fireplace that makes the room it’s in feel instantly cosy.