As a visitor to our fair city, you’ve probably been told if not once, then a million times, that you simply MUST visit Table Mountain, Cape Town’s wonder of nature. Sure, that’s relatively easy to do in the summer, but just what is there to do at this iconic attraction in winter? Oh, if you only knew…
Photo courtesy Joanne Rolt
Adidas’s “Unite Mzansi Unite” campaign was launched in November to give South Africans the opportunity to pledge their support for their country, its soccer team (Bafana Bafana) and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
A giant, 60m x 48m replica of the Bafana Bafana 2010 FIFA World Cup jersey has been created especially for the campaign and is being transported around the country on an Adidas truck.
Summer’s here and, along with it, some awesome outdoor music concerts. These photos of the Rocking the Daisies festival, held in Darling from October 9-11, are sure to get you in the mood for summer partying.
As part of our Operation Green Initiative, the Cape Town Tourism Willowbridge VIC, in partnership with Northlink College Panorama, cleaned up the Durbanville Nature Reserve. On the 21st of November 2009 we all met (13 students, Gavin from Elle Tours and myself) at Northlink College, Panorama.
Hike one of the city’s many nature trails
Cape Town is counting down the days! Cape Town Tourism, visitors and excited locals celebrated 200 days to kick-off for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ at the amphitheatre in the V&A Waterfront on Monday, November 23. Festivities kicked off with a diski dance demonstration, where we again proved that Capetonians are some of the most colourful, rhythmic people in the world! Fusion band Coda then thrilled the crowd with its unique music, followed by the sultry sound of Chad Saaiman.
A Gavin Rajah creation at the Audi Joburg Fashion Week, photo courtesy represent.co.za
For the first time, Cape Town’s top fashion designers will present a spectacular fashion show to coincide with the official switch on of Cape Town’s festive lights in Adderley Street.
The 43rd festive lights ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 29, when Executive Mayor Dan Plato opens Cape Town’s holiday season by activating 10km of colourful rope lighting displays in Adderley Street at 20h00.
City Sightseeing Open-Top Tour, Table Mountain Cableway and Two Oceans Aquarium have joined forces to launch the Go Cape Town card, an all-inclusive ticket for these three popular tourism attractions. The card will be available from Tuesday December 1, 2009.
Living and living it louder! Sabeegah, Coleen, Wilanda, Cindy and Fuad
Summer is here!
The Cape Town Tourism South team could not resist heralding in the summer in true 2010 style and then enjoying a quick frolic on Muizenberg beach.
Argentina coach Diego Maradona, photo courtesy Armando Tovar
It’s all over. The 32 teams who will be playing in next year’s FIFA World Cup have qualified and now we wait for them to arrive in their bulletproof vests – or whatever safety precautions their national football bodies have determined for them – to kick off the first ever African World Cup.
With all eyes now turned to the future, it’s perhaps worth reflecting a little on what we’ve learnt, already knew, or can infer from the qualification process.
Cape Town Stadium, photo courtesy Linda Ndela
Cape Town Stadium, formerly the Green Point Stadium, was deliberately designed with a sweeping silhouette to “avoid competing with Table Mountain”, according to a FIFA World Cup stadium guide published in The Telegraph, one of the UK’s most established newspapers.
The Cape Floral Kingdom was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2004. Many of the beautiful indigenous flowers that form part of the kingdom can be seen in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.
The finish at the Two Oceans Marathon, photo courtesy Hubert January
Entries for the 2010 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon opened on November 1 and although there are 10 000 places available, you have to be quick off the mark for a ticket to run in the world’s most beautiful race on April 3, 2010.
Entries close on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 – or as soon as the organisers log 10 000 entries. They won’t slip any late entries into the box, so make sure you get yours in before the cut-off date.
Table Mountain is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cape Town. This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Sandra Mallinson.
Sandra says: “Less than 30 minutes before this photo was taken, I was sitting in my office hard at work. I love the fact that in Cape Town a beach or mountain path is never far away. Roll on, summer!”
The first Muizenberg Craft M’Art – a quarterly community arts and crafts market – will be held at False Bay College on Saturday, November 28 from 12h00 to 18h00.
The Craft M’Art, which carries a “festive gifts” theme, promises a high standard of creative offerings. Christmas shoppers looking for original and unusual presents are advised to get there early to browse the wide spectrum of handmade originals from talented local artists and crafters.
Fans will gather in Long Street to watch the Final Draw before celebrating on the legendary party street. Photo courtesy jaded one
The countdown to the 2010 FIFA World Cup will soon hit the six-month mark and soccer fans all over the world are eagerly awaiting the kickoff on June 11. On December 4, the FIFA World Cup Final Draw will take place in the Mother City where, as the FIFA website suggests, “the fates of the world’s top 32 teams will be sketched out”.