Rob PetersThe song goes that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. No argument there, because I’ve never met a girl who doesn’t like something with a nice sheen to it. But then they work pretty well for guys too, particularly when they’re trying to impress said girls by introducing them to their new BFF.
Bianca ColemanFor a city with such a magnificent coastline, there are surprisingly few five star hotels on the water’s edge, and even less that combine this with such convenient proximity to so many of Cape Town’s top tourist attractions. The Radisson Blu Waterfront is one that stands out amongst the crowd.
Marisah Smith and Fazielah WilliamsIf there is one thing Capetonians are good at - other than socialising, of course - it’s braaing. Whether it’s meat or fish, you can be sure that on a spectacular summer’s day (or even on a winter’s day), you will find us gathered around the fire, enjoying each other’s company, the tantalising aroma of meat on the grill and our breathtaking city views.
FeaturedTHE gin floodgates have been opened in Cape Town. Not only do we have at least three dedicated gin bars and at least two locally produced tonic waters, but it’s becoming a popular spirit to distill with new brands emerging into the market all the time.
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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.
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.
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 came back strongly to secure a 1-1 draw with Paraguay in Asuncion on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
This photograph, of Camps Bay Beach and the Twelve Apostles, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Konrad Blum.
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.
A previous festival. Photo courtesy Paul Perton Cape Town’s 11th International Jazz Festival takes centre stage in Cape Town during April this year.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The 2010 Absa Cape Epic concluded at Lourensford Wine Estate on Sunday, March 28.
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.
This photograph, of Table Mountain covered by its famous cloud “cloth”, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Mallix.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.