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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 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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This photograph of a row of jacaranda trees in the Western Cape was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Trevor Exposed.
Cape Town Tourism treated some of Cape Town’s top bloggers to a day of Fantastic Racing at the Killarney Race Track last Friday.
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.
Photo courtesy Linda Ndlela The roof is on and it’s all systems go – nearly. Table Mountain appears framed in the central opening of the uniquely designed, 4 700t, 37 000m2 roof of Cape Town Stadium.
This photograph of the Atlantic Ocean , taken from Table Mountain, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Lux76 aka Luka Fogli.
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.
This photograph of a man enjoying an evening paddle-ski on the Atlantic Ocean was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Out_In_Africa.
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.
On the Cape Peninsula, we are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to leisure activities – particularly when it comes to the many walks we can do in the Table Mountain National Park.
This photo of a Hout Bay sunset was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Michael Gaylord.
This photograph of the Durbanville wheat fields was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member John Maarschalk.
This photo of Muizenberg beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Koeshke.
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.
This vivid photograph of the V&A Waterfront was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Peter G Hall.
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.