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Places to be and see – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

Cape Town is filled with attractions and activities that visitors and locals alike can enjoy. With the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ around the corner, Cape Town Stadium is ready to host football fans from all over the globe; Greenmarket Square is a must-see, abundant with proudly South African artefacts; the Company Gardens is a great place to relax and enjoy the flora; and the V&A Waterfront is the perfect place to shop, have lunch or enjoy a refreshing cocktail while watching a spectacular Cape Town sunset.

The Cape Town City Bowl – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of an aerial view of the Cape Town city bowl, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Marco Scheper aka mas06.

Road closures for Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Photo courtesy Hubert Januarie A large number of roads in and around Cape Town will be closed to accommodate the 2010 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon on Saturday.

Montebello Design Centre, Newlands

The shop. Photo provided by Montebello Design Centre Are you interested in art and crafts? Would you like to spend a little time exploring one of Cape Town’s most unique venues? Whether you’re a visitor or a local, Montebello Design Centre in Newlands has much to offer you.

Bafana Bafana draw with Paraguay

Bafana Bafana came back strongly to secure a 1-1 draw with Paraguay in Asuncion on Wednesday.

Hout Bay Harbour – Flickr pic of the day

This aerial photograph, of Hout Bay Harbour and the yacht marina, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Kiriakos Roussopoulos.

Calling all talented performers

Performers at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Photo courtesy Simon Bisson Cape Town’s talented performers are invited to apply to perform at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, which takes place between June 11 and July 11.

Hiding out on Dias Beach

Dias Beach. Photo by Marie Viljoen When my family first moved to Cape Town, good friends told us about Dias Beach. One morning, armed with picnic baskets, orange juice and Champagne, we went to find it.

The Twelve Apostles from Camps Bay Beach – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of Camps Bay Beach and the Twelve Apostles, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Konrad Blum.

How to spend a weekend in Cape Town

Photos by Mike Metelerkamp Recently a friend of mine took a long-overdue weekend visit to the Mother City. She hadn’t seen all that Cape Town has to offer, so I decided to plan an unforgettable trip by selecting a few great things to do in Cape Town.

Jazz lovers gather in Cape Town

A previous festival. Photo courtesy Paul Perton Cape Town’s 11th International Jazz Festival takes centre stage in Cape Town during April this year.

A visit from the Queen Mary 2 – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of the majestic Queen Mary 2 luxury ocean liner docked at Cape Town Harbour, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Eric Tollner aka Eric T.

Cape Town International Challenge tickets available

Tickets for the Cape Town International Challenge, which takes place at Newlands Stadium on April 8 and Cape Town Stadium on April 10, are now available through Computicket.

Taste of Cape Town

Photo provided by the Greenhouse Restaurant The Taste of Cape Town food festival organisers promised a more delicious and stylish event than ever before and they delivered just that. From the Grolsch bar, to the divine Johnnie Walker stand with whisky tastings, to the Checkers Wine Route event arena’s elegant lounges, the event epitomised class.

Athletes age in style at the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

The start of the 2007 Two Oceans Marathon. Photo courtesy Hubert Januarie Fifty-three athletes will be spending their birthdays competing in this year’s prestigious Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town; they’ll be running with 20 950 other race hopefuls!

Oudekraal Sunset – Postcard from Paul

Table Mountain from the V&A Waterfront – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of a view of Table Mountain from the V&A Waterfront, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Dr Cecil M. Schneider aka Davridan.

Absa Cape Epic concludes at Lourensford Wine Estate

German duo, Stefan Sahm (left) and Karl Platt, were the overall winners of the 2010 Absa Cape Epic. Photo by Roy Barford Several thousand people arrived at Lourensford Wine Estate today to enjoy some magnificent mountain biking, sunny skies, as well as the soothing sounds of popular South African band, Watershed.

Colourful Absa Cape Epic

The 2010 Absa Cape Epic concluded at Lourensford Wine Estate on Sunday, March 28.

Street Dancers at the V&A Waterfront – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of young street dancers at the V&A Waterfront, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Marc Fletcher aka marc.fletcher.

Table Mountain under its ‘tablecloth’ – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of Table Mountain covered by its famous cloud “cloth”, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Mallix.

Be at the Cape Epic finish on Sunday

Max Knox (left) and Brandon Stewart, will be a team worth watching out for on Sunday. Photo courtesy Warren Rohner The 2010 Absa Cape Epic finishes on Sunday in Lourensford, 45km from the Cape Town CBD.

The Seadog Race – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

The Sea Dog Paddle Series is a safe, fun paddle that takes place over 20 Fridays during the summer months. The race is never cancelled, always in Fish Hoek and the course is approximately 6km.

Pebbles at Rietvlei – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of the pebbled Rietvlei coastline with Table Mountain in the background, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Simon Fishley aka simjim.

Table Mountain welcomes its 20-millionth visitor

Cableway CEO, Sabine Lehmann, informs Federico Uribe Velasquez that he is the cableway’s 20-millionth visitor. Photo by Roy Barford Colombian filmmaker, Federico Uribe Velasquez, got the surprise of his life when he purchased his ticket, as staff at the Table Mountain Cableway burst into cheers. The Cape Town media, on standby, then swamped 41-year-old Velasquez, who basked in the glory, happily posing for photographs and giving interviews.

UCT RAG Parade – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of University of Cape Town (UCT) students dancing during their annual RAG parade, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Max Barñers.

Cape Town Tourism’s ‘geeks’ strut their stuff for charity

Former Mail&Guardian online managing director, Matthew Buckland, will be one of the ‘geeks’ modelling at Daylight Studio on Bree Street on Friday evening. Photo courtesy Gregor Rohrig Cape Town Tourism’s e-marketing co-ordinators, Mike Meterlerkamp and Aslam Levy, will be taking part in the Geek Fashion Show, to raise funds for Breadline Africa, a charity that aims to support those living in poverty.

Zandvlei boating – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of children’s sailing boats at Zandvlei Estuary, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Anja aka anni.b’s.

All aboard the TIGGER 2

The vessel. Photos by Mike Metelerkamp I was treated to a sunset cruise aboard the Tigger 2 this past weekend and it’s been one of my favourite Cape Town experiences to date.

Earth Hour on March 27, 2010

Cape Town will be celebrating Earth hour on Saturday. Photo courtesy coda Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) initiative aimed at increasing awareness of global climate change and working together to create a sustainable future for our planet.  Earth Hour began as a small WWF event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, with 2.2-million homes and businesses switching off their lights for an hour.