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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Former Mail&Guardian online managing director, Matthew Buckland, will be one of the ‘geeks’ modelling at Daylight Studio on Bree Street on Friday evening. Photo courtesy Gregor Rohrig Cape Town Tourism’s e-marketing co-ordinators, Mike Meterlerkamp and Aslam Levy, will be taking part in the Geek Fashion Show, to raise funds for Breadline Africa, a charity that aims to support those living in poverty.
This photograph, of children’s sailing boats at Zandvlei Estuary, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Anja aka anni.b’s.
The vessel. Photos by Mike Metelerkamp I was treated to a sunset cruise aboard the Tigger 2 this past weekend and it’s been one of my favourite Cape Town experiences to date.
Cape Town will be celebrating Earth hour on Saturday. Photo courtesy coda Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) initiative aimed at increasing awareness of global climate change and working together to create a sustainable future for our planet. Earth Hour began as a small WWF event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, with 2.2-million homes and businesses switching off their lights for an hour.
This photograph of Lion’s Head, was taken by mallix, who has contributed the most photographs to the Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group. Cape Town Tourism’s Flickr group, Cape Town. Live it. Love it., now has more than 10 000 images of Cape Town and surrounding areas.
This photograph, of early Cape Argus riders on Boyes Drive, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member African Travel Experts.
This photograph, of boats silently bobbing in Hout Bay Harbour, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member John Maarschalk aka Just John.
This photograph, of cyclists during the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Tour 2010, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Bruce aka smee.bruce.
This photograph, of the renovated Waterkant Street in the Bo-Kaap, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Djed Ryan aka djedryan.
This photograph from the 2009 Absa Cape Epic, shows the terrain that participants must tackle. Photo courtesy Chris Bloomfield The 2010 Absa Cape Epic starts in Diemersfontein on Sunday, March 21, and will follow various off-road routes around the Cape for the next week, finishing in Lourensford on March 28.
Spotlights turn Strand Beach a bright orange, about an hour before sunrise.
This photograph, of a hiker’s view from Chapman’s Peak, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jean Tresfon aka jtresfon.
The 2009 Loerie Awards were a great success. Photo courtesy mallix The 32nd Loerie Awards campaign was launched officially in Johannesburg today, March 18, extending the call for entries, which opened on March 15, to the branding and communications industry throughout Africa and the Middle East.
This photograph of Gay Pride Parade 2010, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Deon Gurling.
Those who like food will love The Taste of Cape Town Food Festival, which starts next week. Photo courtesy stuhaigh The Taste of Cape Town Food Festival organisers promise an event that is sexier and more delicious than ever this year.
This photograph of cyclists during the 33rd Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Hirohiko Okada aka 1/8 sec.
FIFA Organising Committee board member, Tokyo Sexwale (left), and President of the FIFA organising committee, Danny Jordaan, with the Hyundai Goodwill Ball. Photo supplied by Hyundai SA After hundreds of delighted soccer fans made their mark at Canal Walk Shopping Centre on March 5, 2010, and at Cape Gate Shopping Centre the next day, the Hyundai Goodwill Ball came to a stop in Parliament Avenue on March 9, 2010.
The 2010 Loeries logo. Photo supplied by Loeries Loerie Awards organisers yesterday launched “The Biggest Event of the Year™,” also known as The Loerie Awards 2010.
Cycling stars of the future. Photo by Deon Gurling Cycling enthusiasts, young and old, from all over Cape Town converged on Youngsfield Military Base on Saturday, March 13, for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Junior tour.
The Cape Town International Challenge, on April 10, will feature the first night time soccer match at Cape Town Stadium. Photo courtesy Jim Sher Cape Town Stadium will host a final test event for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, when four national under-20 teams take part in the Cape Town International Challenge on April 10.
This photograph of a couple strolling at Big Bay, Blaauwberg, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Louis Prinsloo aka louis.prinsloo.
Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, starts the action. Photo by Deon Gurling. The world’s largest timed cycle tour, The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, had the Mother City enthralled yesterday as more than 46000 cyclists braved the 109km route that stretched from Heerengracht in the CBD, through Newlands, Muizenburg and across the treacherous Chapman’s Peak down to picturesque Camps Bay.
Cape Town Tourism event reporter, Deon Gurling, took these action photographs of the 2010 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour:
This photograph of Camps Bay was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Tara Turkington aka flowcomm.
Lance Armstrong, cycling legend and cancer awareness ambassador, thanked Cape Town for hosting him while he was in South Africa for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour and to raise funds for cancer sufferers.
About 35 000 cyclists from around the world, including seven-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong, took part in Sunday’s Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. There was excellent spirit among the competitors, many of whom were more interested in the beautiful scenery and social side of the race, than their finishing time. Below, we picture some of the more colourful characters who took part: These three super heroes took on the 110km route in full regalia, despite the 26 degree celsius heat.
From left: Shane Mays, Patrick Sorrouw and Andrew Baker of King’s Park Cycling Team Cyclists and spectators at the 2010 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle tour have praised Cape Town for its hospitality, after a thoroughly enjoyable event on Sunday.
Cyclists taking part in the 2010 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour sprint for the finish line. Photo by Roy Barford Cycling legend, Lance Armstrong, finished ninth at the 2010 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour in Cape Town on Sunday, after being upstaged by several local riders.