Rob PetersThe Annual Design Indaba Expo in Cape Town is South Africa’s premier showcase of high-end African design, with exhibits from all of the design sectors under one roof. This year will undoubtedly reveal a fresh new wave of talent and design excellence with a number of new exhibitors. We bring you six reasons why you HAVE to visit the expo this year.
Rob PetersThe Mother City is not just about the good times – although there are plenty of those - we are serious about business. The city has some of the best conference facilities available. Take a look at four of the best on offer in Cape Town and surrounds.
Bianca ColemanRanked number two in Lonely Planet’s guide to the hottest new experiences in the world for 2015, the ziplining experience in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve will replace fear with elation as you take in one of the world’s most beautiful locations.
Marisah SmithBig, small, BIG - size does not define a design hotel. It is the meeting place of form and function; a style that is unique, technology that is responsive and an environmentally considerate build. Whether your design preference is modern, classic or retro, Cape Town caters to all tastes.
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In an exciting inaugural match, Santos has stolen the first victory over rivals Ajax Cape Town in the history of the new Cape Town Stadium, in a penalty shootout following a goalless game.
I attended the first soccer game at the Cape Town Stadium. Santos was lucky to win the sudden death penalty shoot out. The game was played beneath an incredibly blue sky and a crowd of 20 000 jubilant spectators. The event went off without a hitch, and it was a privilege to be there on this historic day.
This photograph of a concert in Kirstenbosch, featuring popular South African band Freshly Ground, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jim Sher aka Blyzz.
Cape Town has a multitude of treasures to offer locals and visitors. The Two Oceans Aquarium is a perfect example.
This photograph of the V&A Waterfront at night was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member naneh.
The V&A Waterfront, photo courtesy slack12 South Africa has been listed as one of “The 31 Places to Go in 2010” by the New York Times for the second consecutive year. The list – which features other global hotspots such as Istanbul, Copenhagen and Sri Lanka – provides compelling reasons for visiting the country.
This photograph of Cape Town city at dusk was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member simon_lewis7.
Soccer fans at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw The long-awaited 2010 is upon us and Cape Town is prepared – and excited – to welcome the world! Capetonians have put their hearts and souls into transforming an already fabulous city into a world-class tourist destination.
The new route takes runners over Red Hill and around Cape Point. Photo courtesy Clarissa de Wet Cape Town’s athletic set will take their mark on February 21, 2010 for the BDO Peninsula Marathon, to be held in Simon’s Town. Marathon runners will follow the picturesque “new route” – described by organisers as “scenic yet challenging” – which takes runners over Red Hill and around Cape Point.
This photograph of canoeists in Milnerton was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Louis Prinsloo.
Fish Hoek beach, photo courtesy Ian Junor It was quite weird and slightly frightening hearing about the shark attack on Fish Hoek beach. Six years ago I was in Perth when a shark appeared in the middle of a surfski school class. The last fatal shark attack on Fish Hoek beach had happened just weeks before, in November. I was shocked and surprised, as it was totally unexpected and out of the ordinary.
A view of Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town. Photo courtesy Gold Circle. The draw for next weekend’s J&B Met at Kenilworth was held today.
This photograph of a penguin posing for a tourist, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Lauren Barkume.
This photograph of the V&A Waterfront was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Pierre van Eck aka pierrej7.
This photograph of a stunning sunset, taken from Big Bay Lifesaving Club, Blouberg, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Diane Stockell aka di-izzy, as she enjoyed sundowners at the club.
This photograph of Lion’s Head was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Rudolf Henning.
The Hinds brothers SA acoustic rock band Watershed will be performing at the Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts on March 28, 2010. Bring along a picnic basket and blanket and your preferred drinks. Some liquid refreshments will also be available on sale at the concert.
Bryan Habana (left) and Schalk Burger will be key to the Stormers 2010 Super 14 campaign. Photo courtesy jomike. The Cape Town Stadium Rugby Festival, which features a warm-up game for the Super 14 side the Vodacom Stormers, takes place on February 6, 2010.
The vuvuzela, much like the 1995 Rugby World Cup victory in South Africa, is a unifying force for South Africans. In the case of the vuvuzela, the common purpose appears to be blowing as loudly as possible into a plastic tube that, when played correctly, sounds like a sheep being “waterboarded” by a particularly enthusiastic US marine.
Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar has not been included in Bafana Bafana’s squad for a training camp in Durban, but is expected to be called up in a few months. Photo courtesy nicksarebi. The Bafana Bafana training squad of 29 began their two-week training camp in Durban today.
Former Miss South Africa Jo-Ann Strauss (right) at the J&B Met last year with friend Jennifer Su. Photo courtesy Jennifer Su. With just two weekends left before the 2010 J&B Met at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town, fashion designers and stores are getting seriously busy.
The Diwali Festival took place at the V&A Waterfront on October 11, 2009, drawing a crowd of appreciative spectators.
This photograph of the V&A Waterfront was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Barry J Mitchell.
This picture of a ragged tooth shark was taken during a dive off Cape Town by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jean Tresfon.
Haul out your buckets and spades and head down to Hout Bay beach for the annual Sandcastle Competition, to be held on Saturday February 13, 2010 and you’ll be making a difference in a number of schools in the Cape Town area. Funds raised go toward improving facilities and sponsoring underprivileged children at Valley Pre-Primary school, Sentinel High School in the Hout Bay Harbour community and Little Lamb Crèche in Imizamo Yethu township.
The beautiful Vergelegen wine estate. Photo courtesy slack12 Watching the sun set over the Cape’s fabulous beaches is an experience incomplete without a glass or two of one of the many fine vintages produced by the region’s renowned wine farms. Be it with a woody Chardonnay, or a spicy Shiraz, visitors to the breezy shores of South Africa’s premier wine region will find their holiday immeasurably improved by homegrown sundowners, to accompany tans and windswept hair.
This photograph of the V&A Waterfront was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Deji Fisher aka dejifish.
This photograph of cricket fans awaiting action at Newlands, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member smee.bruce.
Photo courtesy Robert Muñoz. The attack on the Togolese football team in Angola last week has created unfounded fears that South Africa will not be a safe place during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.