FeaturedIt’s about that time of year when we’re all feeling a little under pressure. More than half the year has flown by and we’ve worked our tooshies off juggling work, family and friends. It’s getting a bit stressful. Here are 10 fun and unique ways to recharge your batteries in and around Cape Town. These are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and re-energised for the next part of the year.
Rob PetersThe month of September not only heralds the arrival of Spring in Cape Town, but it is also the start of World Tourism Month and heritage month in South Africa, with World Tourism Day celebrated on 27 September. Here are 10 ways you can celebrate Tourism Month in Cape Town.
Rob PetersIn my experience there are two types of whisky people – those who do and those who do not. You either like it, or you hate it, there doesn’t seem to be much room for indifference or sitting on the fence.
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A near-capacity Cape Town Stadium hosted the Cape Town International Challenge on Saturday, featuring the national under-20 soccer teams from South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Brazil.
Bafana Bafana Coach Carlos Parreira (left) and CEO of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Local Organising Committee, Danny Jordaan. Photos by Travis Robertson South African soccer coach, Carlos Parreira, has said that Cape Town Stadium is “one of the top five stadiums in the world”.
This photograph, of boats lined up and tucked in at the Cape Town Harbour, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Johann Lourens aka johannlourensphotos.
South African under-20 midfielder Jabulani Ncubeni takes on the Nigerian defence. Photos by Travis Robertson A near-capacity crowd at Cape Town Stadium got full value for their tickets as they watched the future soccer stars of South Africa and Nigeria compete in the Cape Town International at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
This photograph, of a pathway leading to the old Cape Point Lighthouse, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Irene aka insteph.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ is slowly but surely edging closer to a having full stadiums for every match, with 2.2-million tickets sold so far. The remaining 500 000 tickets will go on sale on April 15, 2010, during the last ticket sale phase, which includes over-the-counter sales at designated FIFA ticketing centres nationwide, the organisers announced today, Friday, April 9.
Who could have anticipated a Cape Town vs US diski dance-off here on our very own shores?
Cape Town will host its first floodlight fixture during the Cape Town International Challenge on Saturday. Photo courtesy Jim Sher Numerous roads in Cape Town’s city centre will be closed to accommodate the Cape Town International Challenge at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
Simon’s Town is South Africa’s third-oldest settlement and is home to a much-loved penguin colony. However, the town does have other attractions, such as well-preserved Victorian buildings that give the town its unique character and a great swimming beach and pier.
This photograph, of a scenic Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Graham Bartholomew aka graham_bart.
The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, held in Cape Town on Saturday, April 3, attracted thousands of visitors from around the world.
This photograph, of a sunset Melkbosstrand Beach, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Stiaan Schoeman aka Quantum Theory.
Table Mountain. Photo courtesy Foxy Coxy Table Mountain needs your vote to become one of the New7Wonders of Nature in 2011.
This photograph, of beachgoers feeding seagulls at Camps Bay, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Anton LeRoux-Marx.
Photo courtesy gogap The clear, blue skies above Cape Town lend themselves to a variety of exciting activities, from helicopter flips and plane rides to paragliding, skydiving and microlighting. There’s surely no better way of catching a bird’s-eye view of the entire Mother City – from her beautiful mountains to her stunning beaches.
This photograph, of a group of Cape Town Pub Crawl participants on Waterkant Street, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Warren Rohner aka warrenski .
This rather unusual street scene, taken on Cape Town’s vibey Long Street, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Hendrik Groenewald aka hgroenewald.
George Benson reaching out to the Cape Town crowd, photo by Deon Gurling George Benson wowed crowds at the 11th Annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival last night. The ten-time Grammy Award-winner, talented jazz guitar player and vocalist passionately entertained the sell-out crowd. According to his website, Benson says, “In the end, it’s about the songs and the stories. That’s what keeps the music fresh for me. That’s what keeps me coming back. If you come up with a great melody and put the right lyrics to it, I’m immediately excited.”
Women’s race winner Olesya Nurgalieva, photo by Deon Gurling Olesya Nurgalieva of Russia won the women’s race in 3:41:53, beating her twin sister, Elena. This was almost a repeat of the 2008 race, when Olesya won her first Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. However, two years ago she clocked the second fastest time in the race’s history, winning in 3:34:53. Her sister Elena finished in second place, just 32 seconds behind her.
George Benson thrilled crowds at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, photo by Deon Gurling The stars were out in force last night, on the opening night of the 2010 Cape Town International Jazz Festival. The sold out shows drew thousands to the Cape Town International Convention Centre, to see some of the world’s greatest jazz acts and musicians perform on the numerous stages. The crowds also had the opportunity to take in an exhibition of breathtaking photographs of contemporary and bygone jazz artists at the Duotone Gallery.
This photograph of Lion’s Head, taken on a drive from Signal Hill, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Robert Wallace aka RobW_.
Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon group along Chapman’s Peak Drive, photo by Deon Gurling The ultra marathon, now in its 41st year, once again lived up to its moniker as the world’s most beautiful race, as thousands of runners pounded the scenic route from Newlands, across the beautiful but difficult Chapman’s Peak and down towards the finish line back at the University of Cape Town.
Mabhutile Lebopo, photo by Deon Gurling Mabhutile Lebopo from Lesotho won the 41st Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in 3:06:22. Second place went to Moeketsi Mosuhli and third to Teboho Sello, both also from Lesotho.
Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon route, photo courtesy Shawn Benjamin Photography A large crowd gathered at the University of Cape Town this morning, to welcome the winner of the 41st Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, Mabhutile Lebopo, across the finish line. Lebopo, from Lesotho, ran the 56km race in a time of 3:06:22. Second place went to Moeketsi Mosuhli and third to Teboho Sello, both also from Lesotho. Olesya Nurgalieva of Russia won the women’s race in 3:41:53.
This photograph, of the inside of Cape Town Stadium, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Rashiq Fataar aka rfataar.
Jonathan Rubain, photo courtesy Deon Gurling Jonathan Rubain, born and raised in Cape Town, played his bass guitar beautifully for his home crowd. Rubain, who started playing music in his local church at the age of seven, set up the Jonathan Rubain Band three years ago. They are definitely a name to watch.
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille greets the crowd, photo courtesy Deon Gurling Thousands of Jazz lovers descended on the landmark cobblestones of Greenmarket Square last night for this year’s Community Concert, which was held as part of the 2010 Cape Town International Jazz Festival. The warm Peninsula evening and cloudless sky acted as the perfect backdrop for the smooth sounds.
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.
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.