Rob PetersAnother big weekend in the Mother City with some big dance events and plenty of market shopping on the agenda. Looking for something to do? Well look no further than this handy guide!
Rob PetersIf you’re coming to Cape Town this summer and are not quite sure what to expect, we have a handy guide to help you enjoy your holiday without any snags, hitches or hiccups. From getting around the Mother City to predicting the weather, we want you to leave wanting to come back for more.
Featured“We will need your left shoe please sir, we can’t have you running off with our glass…” And with that begins my Kwak Beer Experience at Den Anker at the V&A Waterfront. The relinquishing of my left shoe dates back to a tradition which began in 19th Century Belgium. If I want to drink the beer, I need to forfeit my left shoe… for a time at least. The tradition started because the glasses were extremely expensive and difficult to replace at the time. It sparked a Belgian custom in which the barman kept the left shoe of patrons until the glass had been returned.
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This photograph of a boy looking at a ragged tooth shark at the Two Oceans Aquarium was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jaques de Vos aka Day Is Coming.
This photograph of the V&A Waterfront was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Sean Mcleod aka smac.pic.
The first ever soccer match at Cape Town Stadium took place between Santos and Ajax Cape Town on Saturday.
In an exciting inaugural match, Santos has stolen the first victory over rivals Ajax Cape Town in the history of the new Cape Town Stadium, in a penalty shootout following a goalless game.
I attended the first soccer game at the Cape Town Stadium. Santos was lucky to win the sudden death penalty shoot out. The game was played beneath an incredibly blue sky and a crowd of 20 000 jubilant spectators. The event went off without a hitch, and it was a privilege to be there on this historic day.
This photograph of a concert in Kirstenbosch, featuring popular South African band Freshly Ground, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jim Sher aka Blyzz.
Cape Town has a multitude of treasures to offer locals and visitors. The Two Oceans Aquarium is a perfect example.
This photograph of the V&A Waterfront at night was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member naneh.
The V&A Waterfront, photo courtesy slack12 South Africa has been listed as one of “The 31 Places to Go in 2010” by the New York Times for the second consecutive year. The list – which features other global hotspots such as Istanbul, Copenhagen and Sri Lanka – provides compelling reasons for visiting the country.
This photograph of Cape Town city at dusk was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member simon_lewis7.
Soccer fans at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw The long-awaited 2010 is upon us and Cape Town is prepared – and excited – to welcome the world! Capetonians have put their hearts and souls into transforming an already fabulous city into a world-class tourist destination.
The new route takes runners over Red Hill and around Cape Point. Photo courtesy Clarissa de Wet Cape Town’s athletic set will take their mark on February 21, 2010 for the BDO Peninsula Marathon, to be held in Simon’s Town. Marathon runners will follow the picturesque “new route” – described by organisers as “scenic yet challenging” – which takes runners over Red Hill and around Cape Point.
This photograph of canoeists in Milnerton was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Louis Prinsloo.
Fish Hoek beach, photo courtesy Ian Junor It was quite weird and slightly frightening hearing about the shark attack on Fish Hoek beach. Six years ago I was in Perth when a shark appeared in the middle of a surfski school class. The last fatal shark attack on Fish Hoek beach had happened just weeks before, in November. I was shocked and surprised, as it was totally unexpected and out of the ordinary.
A view of Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town. Photo courtesy Gold Circle. The draw for next weekend’s J&B Met at Kenilworth was held today.
This photograph of a penguin posing for a tourist, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Lauren Barkume.
This photograph of the V&A Waterfront was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Pierre van Eck aka pierrej7.
This photograph of a stunning sunset, taken from Big Bay Lifesaving Club, Blouberg, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Diane Stockell aka di-izzy, as she enjoyed sundowners at the club.
This photograph of Lion’s Head was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Rudolf Henning.
The Hinds brothers SA acoustic rock band Watershed will be performing at the Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts on March 28, 2010. Bring along a picnic basket and blanket and your preferred drinks. Some liquid refreshments will also be available on sale at the concert.
Bryan Habana (left) and Schalk Burger will be key to the Stormers 2010 Super 14 campaign. Photo courtesy jomike. The Cape Town Stadium Rugby Festival, which features a warm-up game for the Super 14 side the Vodacom Stormers, takes place on February 6, 2010.
The vuvuzela, much like the 1995 Rugby World Cup victory in South Africa, is a unifying force for South Africans. In the case of the vuvuzela, the common purpose appears to be blowing as loudly as possible into a plastic tube that, when played correctly, sounds like a sheep being “waterboarded” by a particularly enthusiastic US marine.
Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar has not been included in Bafana Bafana’s squad for a training camp in Durban, but is expected to be called up in a few months. Photo courtesy nicksarebi. The Bafana Bafana training squad of 29 began their two-week training camp in Durban today.
Former Miss South Africa Jo-Ann Strauss (right) at the J&B Met last year with friend Jennifer Su. Photo courtesy Jennifer Su. With just two weekends left before the 2010 J&B Met at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town, fashion designers and stores are getting seriously busy.
The Diwali Festival took place at the V&A Waterfront on October 11, 2009, drawing a crowd of appreciative spectators.
This photograph of the V&A Waterfront was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Barry J Mitchell.
This picture of a ragged tooth shark was taken during a dive off Cape Town by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jean Tresfon.
Haul out your buckets and spades and head down to Hout Bay beach for the annual Sandcastle Competition, to be held on Saturday February 13, 2010 and you’ll be making a difference in a number of schools in the Cape Town area. Funds raised go toward improving facilities and sponsoring underprivileged children at Valley Pre-Primary school, Sentinel High School in the Hout Bay Harbour community and Little Lamb Crèche in Imizamo Yethu township.