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Video of Final Draw festivities in Long Street

Final Draw pictures

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…

Follow the Final Draw festivities on our 2010 blog

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.

Photo essay: Final Draw festivities in Long Street

South African fans go crazy as FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses them in Long Street, Cape Town, just after 14h00.

World Cup final draw results live

Cape Town Tourism will bring you live coverage of the Fifa World Cup 2010 Final Draw on this page.

2010 FIFA World Cup Final Draw™, London style

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.

Beckham sports a new hairdo for the Final Draw

Photo courtesy Times Live Football, fashion and hair celebrity David Beckham is in Cape Town today for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw – rocking a new hairdo, of course.

Cape Town prepares for Final Draw festivities

Photo courtesy Ernie Joseph There has been much activity on Long Street over the past few days as the city prepares for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw festivities.

Visitor Information Centre revamped for Final Draw

Cape Town Tourism’s central city Visitor Information Centre has been totally revamped in time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw on Friday, December 4.

Groot Constantia – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

One of the great things about Cape Town is that you don’t have to travel far or spend a lot of money to enjoy wonderful scenery.

Table Mountain from across the Atlantic Ocean – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a Cape Town Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Ian Junor aka ifijay.

All eyes on Cape Town for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw

The stage at the CTICC where the Final Draw will take place As the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw approaches, the world turns its attention to the Mother City. Cape Town Tourism has been following the preparations closely. The following articles have been published on our 2010 blog, our media mini-site and our industry mini-site:

Final Draw celebrities in Cape Town

Charlize Theron, photo courtesy René aka SpreePiX Friday December 4, 2009 is the date for the Final Draw, which is a major part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. The event will bring a star-studded list of international celebrities to the stage in Cape Town. The hosts for this Friday’s event are South African Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron and FIFA Secretary-General Jérôme Valcke.

Inside the CTICC for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw

The stage at the CTICC where the Final Draw will take place Recently I attended the media briefing for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw, which is happening this Friday, December 4, 2009, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). It never crossed my mind that any part of the World Cup would not be world class, but being in the room where the Final Draw will take place gave me goose bumps and a proud feeling for being part of such a major event for Cape Town and the world.

Evening activity on the beach in Blouberg – Flickr pic of the day

This picture of evening activity on the beach in Blouberg was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member smee.bruce aka Bruce.

Cape Town and South Africa ready to transport 2010 World Cup visitors

Construction work underway for the IRT system on Otto du Plessis Drive in Milnerton. Photo courtesy Warren Rohner The City of Cape Town and Minister of Transport S’bu Ndebele are confident that the transportation system in South Africa will work well for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. To fill the stadiums with fans at every match, transportation needs to be in top form.

Kalk Bay Harbour early birds – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of Kalk Bay Harbour was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Keith Lyle aka Stanleyace.

Cape Town catches soccer fever!

The stage for the Final Draw festivities in Long Street, photo courtesy Ernie Joseph We are picking up this week where we left off last week – with a countdown! With the Final Draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup only days away, Cape Town has caught soccer fever. The Mother City is clad in soccer gear, with flags, banners and gigantic soccer balls in place to welcome visitors and to inspire Capetonians for the Final Draw of the first FIFA World Cup in Africa.

Cape Town Tourism launches new media mini-site

Cape Town Tourism – the City of Cape Town’s official regional tourism organisation – is proud to launch its media mini-site. The user-friendly site is designed to help members of the local and international media in the publication of Cape Town-related articles.

Cycling at Killarney – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a cycling event at Killarney Race Track was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Nick Coyne aka codevader.

Cape Town switches on festive lights

Learning the diski dance with Cape Town Tourism Cape Town locals and tourists alike were out in their thousands on Sunday, November 29, to enjoy the city’s annual festive lights switch-on. With all eyes turning to Cape Town for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final Draw on December 4, the Mother City shone, providing ample entertainment throughout the day before Executive Mayor Dan Plato hit the festive light switch.

The good life in Cape Town

The interior of Vanilla October and November 2009 brought several sensational newcomers to the world of luxury living in Cape Town. The Cape Quarter has become my new favourite haunt for décor shopping, simply browsing and grazing from one restaurant to the other.

Behind the scenes: the 2010 FIFA Final Draw

On Thursday, November 26, I went on the media tour of the FIFA Final Draw venue at the Cape Town International Convention Centre along with Cape Town Tourism. It was really impressive to see the co-ordination and effort that has gone into this event. Much like Cape Town Tourism, which has the tagline “Ready to welcome the world”, the Final Draw venue is already set and “ready if this [the draw] had to happen tomorrow”.

Cape of Storms – Postcard from Paul

View over Hout Bay – Flickr pic of the day

There are many hiking trails in Cape Town that offer spectacular viewpoints, such as this one above Hout Bay. This photo was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member mallix.

Granger Bay – Flickr pic of the day

Cape Town is famous for its spectacular sunsets, as seen in this photo, which was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Justin Lee aka Cheap Trick.

Roggebaai Canal – Flickr pic of the day

When the sun sets in Cape Town, the face of the Mother City changes as it lights up. This striking shot was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Damien du Toit aka coda.

South Africa unites behind Bafana Bafana

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.

Rocking the Daisies – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

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.

Dias Beach in Table Mountain National Park – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of Dias Beach in the Table Mountain National Park was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Patrick Smith aka Globe Trodden.