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An artful stroll on Fish Hoek Beach – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a tattooed beach-goer was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Day Is Coming.

Pocket Power takes the honours in L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth

The amazing Pocket Power has done it again, winning his fourth successive L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town yesterday. Writing in The Times this morning, racing corresponent Jimmy Lithgow contended: “Yesterday’s fourth successive victory by Pocket Power in the R1-million L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate confirmed his standing as one of the greatest horses ever to compete in this country.”

Boulders on a Simon’s Town beach – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of sunset-smouldering boulders on a Simon’s Town beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Michael Snethlage aka silver.moon296.

Yacht in Cape Town Harbour – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a yacht in Cape Town Harbour was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Dr. ZVLV.

Queen’s Plate: Blue and white in 2010

Photo courtesy mailx. The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, one of South Africa’s most prestigious horse-racing events, takes place at Kenilworth Racecourse tomorrow (January 9, 2010).

The Cape Minstrel Carnival – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

When I woke up on January 2, 2010, I decided to grab my camera and see the Cape Minstrel Carnival. I had never been to see the Klopse and decided that in order to call myself a true Capetonian, it was necessary to see them at least once.

Cape Town Stadium from the air – Flickr pic of the day

This aerial photograph of the newly completed Cape Town Stadium was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jazz-Dee. Jazz-Dee says, “This photo was taken from a small Robertson helicopter.”

South Africa vs England cricket at Newlands: day five

Cape Town-born English batsman Jonathan Trott. Photo courtesy Chris McAtominey. Cape Town-born English batsman Jonathan Trott tried his best to save England from defeat on day five of the third Test at Newlands in Cape Town.

Football’s silly season kicks off

Photo courtesy Brenda Anderson ‘Twas several days after Christmas and across the football world Players were wondering; would they be bought, or would they be sold? The transfer window was open and speculation was mounting Would he stay, would he go, or is the player just fronting?

Waves crashing at Camps Bay Beach – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of the waves crashing at Camps Bay Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Trevor Exposed.

The Barmy Army entertains in colourful Cape Town

Barmy Army commander Vic Flowers, also known as Jimmy Saville, conducts a chant at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on one of the Army’s tours. Picture courtesy Prescott Pym An English cricket tour would not be the same without its loyal group of travelling supporters, the Barmy Army.  

South Africa vs England cricket at Newlands: day four

English flags have been very prominent at Newlands in Cape Town. Picture courtesy Brian Costelloe While friends and family back home continue to wade through snow in the streets, English cricket fans in Cape Town are making the most of the city’s amazing weather on day four of the third match of the series between England and South Africa.

Cricket: Ball-tampering controversy in Cape town

Stuart Broad. Photo courtesy Chris Frewin While England’s cricketers took a pasting from the South African batsmen on day three in Cape Town’s heat yesterday, they were also accused of trying to cheat.

Extended school holiday during 2010 FIFA World Cup™

Photo courtesy Tara Turkington Learners and teachers across South Africa can look forward to a long winter holiday during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. According to news website iol.co.za, the education department has announced that schools will have an extended holiday during the World Cup to avoid teacher and learner absenteeism, as well as to take some pressure off the public transport system.

Enchanted Melkbosstrand – Flickr pic of the day

Melkbosstrand is the first village you come across on a drive north from Cape Town along the Cape west coast. This photo of two little boys at Melkbosstrand was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Sonja_za.

South Africa vs England cricket at Newlands: Day three

Newlands cricket ground with SA Breweries and Table Mountain in the background. Photo courtesy Badger Swan Thousands of English cricket fans have joined their South African counterparts in enjoying wonderful weather and captivating cricket during the third test at Newlands in Cape Town.

Surfing at Noordhoek Beach – Flickr pic of the day

Noordhoek is one of Cape Town’s most spectacular beaches. This photo of a surfer at Noordhoek was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Keith Lyle aka Stanleyace.

South Africa vs England cricket at Newlands

English flags are prominent as England battle with South Africa during day two of the third Test at Newlands. Photo courtesy Louis Rossouw CRICKET fans have been enjoying a well-fought contest between South Africa and England in the third test at Newlands cricket stadium in Cape Town.  

Last chance to catch Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats at the Artscape

The Artscape Theatre Centre, photo courtesy mallix There are just six days left to watch one of the world’s most popular musicals – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats – at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town. Presented by Pieter Toerien Productions, this production boasts an all-South African cast and has received rave reviews since its opening night at the Artscape on November 29, 2009.

Wiesenhof Wildpark – Postcard from Paul

Camps Bay sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a sunset on Camps Bay beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Andre van Rooyen aka andreinafrica.

Waves at Camps Bay – Flickr pic of the day

This picture of a seagull relaxing on a rock while the waves of the Atlantic Ocean pound against it was taken by Neil Alderney.

Cape minstrel – Flickr pic of the day

The Cape Minstrel Carnival or Kaapse Klopse is Cape Town’s longest-running street party – and the festivities last for the entire month of January. This photo of a colourful young minstrel was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Clarissa de Wet.

Table Mountain – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

The single most photographed view of Table Mountain is from Blouberg beach. This is almost always a postcard-perfect perspective of this wonderful mountain and shows the table top off at its best.

Comment on your favourite photo featured in 2009 and win a prize

We started our Flickr pic of the day feature on January 1, 2009 and over the course of the year have accumulated a staggering number of incredible photographs of Cape Town and her surroundings. To thank our wonderful Flickr community and our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group members, we are holding a competition where we ask you to choose the best pic of 2009.

Happy New Year!

We wish all Capetonians and lovers of Cape Town everything of the best for 2010. May the year bring you happiness, peace, and if you don’t live here already, a visit or two to our beautiful city!  

Blouberg beach – Flickr pic of the day

Blouberg beach is not only known for its picture-perfect view of Table Mountain – it’s a very popular spot for kite-sufing too.

Cape Town 2010 new year resolutions

Surfing is a hobby worth looking into when considering active new year resolutions. Photo courtesy Steve Crane. It’s that time again when people start making resolutions to live by in the new year. Some research using Cape Town Tourism’s Twitter followers has found that most people’s resolutions relate to improving their fitness and health, taking up new hobbies and spending more time with their families. And of course, it’s 2010 – year of the FIFA Soccer World Cup. Eight matches are being played in Cape Town, in the spectacular new Cape Town Stadium. So your resolutions really ought to include getting into the soccer spirit, whether it’s doing a tour of the stadium, learning the rules, picking a team or two to support, or simply wearing the gear and singing the national anthem. Cape Town is one of the most fabulous cities in the world to achieve these sorts of resolutions! We’ve come up with some ideas to help Cape Town’s residents and visitors carry out them out.

New Year’s Eve parties in Cape Town

Photo courtesy sunsurfr On an ordinary night, the nightlife in Cape Town is something to write home about. Add to the mix a whole city of people whose common goal is to bring in the New Year in style, and you’ve got something quite spectacular in store for you. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a classy dinner under the stars or a whirlwind party. Here are Cape Town Tourism’s top five New Year’s parties in the Mother City:

Kirstenbosch carols by candlelight – Flickr pic of the day

The carols by candlelight at Kirstenbosch Gardens is always a very popular event with Capetonians and visitors alike. This photo was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member dan.rich77. Dan says, “This shot was taken at Kirstenbosch Gardens at carols by candlelight.”