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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.

Hiking Lion’s Head – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

Lion’s Head is not just another feature of the Table Mountain range, it also has some great hiking trails for the hiking fanatic. Hiking is a great way to explore the mountain and also doubles as daily exercise.

Performing at Hout Bay’s Mariner’s Wharf – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of performers at Mariner’s Wharf, Hout Bay, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jean-Marc Rosseels.

No registered football hooligans coming to South Africa

Cape Town looks forward to welcoming English football fans. Photo courtesy Charles Fred The managing director of the Cool Britannia music festival has assured that known English football hooligans will not be coming to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ next month.

Vote for Table Mountain, says Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu casts his vote for Table Mountain, supported by Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold. Photo by Skye Grove One of the most famous living South Africans, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, today announced his support for Table Mountain’s bid to become one of the New7Wonders of Nature.

Neville D records 2010 soccer song

Capetonian worship leader and singer Neville D has recorded an “unofficial” 2010 FIFA World Cup™ song, 2K10 In South Africa, and released a promotional video featuring images by Paul Bruins, a regular contributor to this website.

Clifton Beach Scene – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of a scenic view from Clifton Beach, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Flavio aka whats_ur_flava2000.

Vaudeville: An extraordinary experience

Photo supplied by Vaudeville I decided to go to Vaudeville a few weeks ago and booked a table for two, right next to the stage. Not knowing what to expect when I first walked into the venue, I quickly realised that this wasn’t going to be a regular evening. You tend to get that feeling when your usher is dressed like the Devil.

Cool Britannia and Global Icons announce Cape Town party

Fatboy Slim, who is coming to Cape Town. Photo courtesy sachyn The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) will host the Cool Britannia music festival, as well as the Global Icons hospitality event, for 32 days during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.

Kalk Bay Lighthouse – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of the path leading to the lighthouse at Kalk Bay Harbour, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Natalie Shuttleworth aka snapclicktripod.

Thierry Henry leaving Barcelona?

Thierry Henry. Photo courtesy bastian Legendary French striker, Thierry Henry, who fans hope to see playing in the first match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ at Cape Town Stadium, could be leaving his club team, Barcelona.

Mother’s Day in the Mother City

Flowers on Adderley Street. Photo courtesy Ian Junor Some believe that Cape Town’s nickname derives from the Greek for mother city, “metropolis”, while others are more inclined to consider Cape Town locals’ colourful use of language, but “Jou Ma se Moeder’s Dag” in the Mother City is bound to be special, be it on the cheap, or going all out.  

A Milnerton Beach Sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of a winter sunset at Milnerton Beach, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Djed Ryan aka djedryan.

Free visas for some 2010 FIFA World Cup™ visitors

Cape Town International Airport. Photo courtesy isriya Overseas visitors, from specific countries, who have tickets for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, are reminded that they are eligible for a free visitor visa when they enter South Africa.

Derdesteen Beach – Postcard from Paul

Kalk Bay antiques – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of an antique shop in Kalk Bay was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member topshare.

Cape reflections – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a sunrise reflection in the Cape, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Paul Perton aka paulperton.

Music at the V&A Waterfront – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of a musician entertaining visitors at the V&A Waterfront, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Antonella aka GIRAFFRICA.

Loerie Awards tickets now available

The 2009 Loerie Awards in Cape Town. Photo courtesy mallix We’ve built the stadium, modernised the airport, upgraded the roads, trained the police – and now it’s time to get your tickets.