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FeaturedThis weekend at the tip of Africa some of the finest fashion on the continent came out to play under the adoring lights of the paparazzi, as the Mother City played hostess to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town and all of her most glamourous fashionistas.
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Photo courtesy Deon Gurling Even the meanest sceptic (and at the end of a long year that was almost me) could not fail to be overwhelmed by the energy on Long Street this past weekend. I was lucky enough to be there on the evening of the World Cup Final Draw, which showed a pink-tinted, beautifully warm Cape Town at its best.
“I was stuck in Hout Bay with a spare hour one winter’s morning so I took a stroll on the beach with my camera,” says Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Natalie Shutttleworth aka snapclicktripod.”
Photo courtesy Jared Botha Cape Town couldn’t have had a better start to December – the 2010 World Cup Final Draw on Friday and an amazing performance from The Killers on Sunday. To get to the concert at Val De Vie Wine and Polo Estate, we organised a speedy shuttle with a vibey driver who let us pump our Killers mix all the way to the venue. The two-hour ride there was a party on its own.
Thanks to Cape Town Tourism for the diski dance lessons at Noordhoek Farm Village’s end-of-year function last night! Everyone who attended the party came away with lovely memories and had lots of fun and laughter.
Fun at the Final Draw Cape Town’s counting the days to World Cup kickoff, after a fantastic Final Draw on December 4 which had 55 000 people partying in Long Street while stars and dignitaries packed the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Visit Cape Town Tourism’s special 2010 mini-website to spot yourself or your friends in our image gallery or to catch the match schedule and latest news at www.capetown.travel/2010.
On the right of this silhouette you can see Cape Town Stadium, a view from across the Atlantic taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Out_In_Africa.
In May 1954 I joined the British Merchant Navy as an apprentice deck officer. My first ship, which I joined in Birkenhead, was the SS City of Colchester, an American Liberty Ship in the Ellerman & Bucknall Steamship Company. My first voyage was to South Africa, and my first overseas port, apart from bunkering in Las Palmas en route, was Cape Town.
An estimated 70 000 people crowded into Cape Town’s Long Street on Friday, December 4, with an additional 200-million viewers following on TV, to watch the highly anticipated 2010 FIFA World Cup Final Draw. Flags of all countries waved as the expectant crowd waited for the big draw, but it was the South African flag that flew most prominently and proudly as Cape Town represented the country in spectacular fashion.
This photograph of the beach at Camps Bay was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Hirohiko Okada aka 1/8 sec.
This photograph of an exuberant 2010 fan blowing a vuvuzela at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final Draw party in Long Street, Cape Town on Friday was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Tara Turkington, aka Flowcomm.
Following the Final Draw last night, here’s the full schedule of the 2010 FIFA World Cup line-up of matches in South Africa, including dates, times and venues: The FIFA World Cup Final Draw party attracted tens of thousands of soccer fans to Long Street, Cape Town, on December 4, 2009. Photo: Tara Turkington/Flowcomm
This photograph of a grey squirrel in Company Gardens was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member I love beachhuts.
David Beckham won’t have to travel far from his Cape Town home to represent or support England when they play Algeria at Cape Town Stadium at the 2010 FIFA World Cup on June 18 next year. At the draw in Cape Town, England was drawn along with USA, Slovenia and Algeria in Group C.
Videos of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Draw have been published on the BBC website. For more blogs, photographs and videos of the Cape Town event, stay logged on to our website for constant updates.
The Cape Town Stadium will host host Uruguay vs France in its opening match on June 11, 2010.
Cape Town welcomes the teams Uruguay, France, Italy, Paraguay, England, Algeria, The People’s Republic of Korea, Cameroon, The Netherlands and Portugal for the group stage games at the Cape Town Stadium.
Twitter is maxing out on World Cup coverage, probably the best place to get live coverage. The term “World Cup Draw” is currently trending 4th: http://twitter.com/#search?q=%22World%20Cup%20Draw%22
Long Street is reaching fever pitch as the crowds anticipate the Fifa World Cup Final Draw
Long street is going crazy according to our on-the-scene reporter Tara Turkington (she has since gone to blow her vuvuzela).
Football fans around the world have been battling to find live streaming of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Draw in Cape Town. You can however follow proceedings this evening by reading the blog posts and viewing pictures on this website, which will be constantly updated.
Long Street is awash with colour as throngs of fans from all nationalities gather to watch the Fifa World Cup Final Draw.
Cape Town’s Long Street party is in full swing now, with thousands of people milling around in front of the main stage ahead of the Final Draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ at 19h00 this evening.
With the draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup just hours away, Bafana Bafana fans are more anxious than ever as to which nations their team will face in the first round of Africa’s first soccer world cup next year. Because of the seeding process and South Africa being the host nation, Bafana will definitely not have to face any of the top seven teams in the first round, namely Brazil, Spain, Italy, England, Germany, The Netherlands and Argentina.
Soccer fans pour into Long Street to join in the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw festivities. Cape Town Tourism is out in full force and the vibe is electric…
The party on Long Street, Cape Town, started for real at about 14h00, when FIFA President Sepp Blatter and other dignitaries addressed the thousands of fans who had turned out for the event. The crowd had started to gather on Long Street at about 09h00 ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw at the Cape Town International Convention Centre tonight.
South African fans go crazy as FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses them in Long Street, Cape Town, just after 14h00.
Cape Town Tourism will bring you live coverage of the Fifa World Cup 2010 Final Draw on this page.
The Cape Town International Convention Centre What a spectacle celebrities make of themselves sometimes, falling over one another to be in a camera shot. Never one to be camera-shy, David Beckham, sporting his new “mullet” is multi-tasking his way around South Africa: shaking hands, crossing his arms and spearheading the 2018 bid for England to host the FIFA World Cup. Yes, England wants a piece of it too.