Rob Peters“If ever you miss a dinner date with your girlfriend, common sense tells you that you’d better have a good excuse. Which I did… on both counts. And my excuse was outstanding. I was attacked… by a lion… at an office party… in a strip club… in Jo’burg. Well… ok… let me go back to the beginning.” And so starts ‘Wild’, a highly-entertaining one-man show starring multi-award breaking comic Robert Fridjhon.
FeaturedBeer Pong, Shakespeare in the Park, comedy and a one-man show, there is plenty on offer in the Mother City this weekend.
FeaturedCape Town is a top summer destination and with good reason. Sultry summer days are always going to be a big draw with the beaches and rooftop bars across the city spilling over. But what about when you want to cool off after a day of soaking up the rays or escape the heat altogether? Don’t worry we got you covered with our top 10 ways to beat the sizzle in the Mother City!
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Photo courtesy mailx. The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, one of South Africa’s most prestigious horse-racing events, takes place at Kenilworth Racecourse tomorrow (January 9, 2010).
When I woke up on January 2, 2010, I decided to grab my camera and see the Cape Minstrel Carnival. I had never been to see the Klopse and decided that in order to call myself a true Capetonian, it was necessary to see them at least once.
This aerial photograph of the newly completed Cape Town Stadium was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jazz-Dee. Jazz-Dee says, “This photo was taken from a small Robertson helicopter.”
Cape Town-born English batsman Jonathan Trott. Photo courtesy Chris McAtominey. Cape Town-born English batsman Jonathan Trott tried his best to save England from defeat on day five of the third Test at Newlands in Cape Town.
Photo courtesy Brenda Anderson ‘Twas several days after Christmas and across the football world Players were wondering; would they be bought, or would they be sold? The transfer window was open and speculation was mounting Would he stay, would he go, or is the player just fronting?
This photograph of the waves crashing at Camps Bay Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Trevor Exposed.
Barmy Army commander Vic Flowers, also known as Jimmy Saville, conducts a chant at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on one of the Army’s tours. Picture courtesy Prescott Pym An English cricket tour would not be the same without its loyal group of travelling supporters, the Barmy Army.
English flags have been very prominent at Newlands in Cape Town. Picture courtesy Brian Costelloe While friends and family back home continue to wade through snow in the streets, English cricket fans in Cape Town are making the most of the city’s amazing weather on day four of the third match of the series between England and South Africa.
Stuart Broad. Photo courtesy Chris Frewin While England’s cricketers took a pasting from the South African batsmen on day three in Cape Town’s heat yesterday, they were also accused of trying to cheat.
Photo courtesy Tara Turkington Learners and teachers across South Africa can look forward to a long winter holiday during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. According to news website iol.co.za, the education department has announced that schools will have an extended holiday during the World Cup to avoid teacher and learner absenteeism, as well as to take some pressure off the public transport system.
Melkbosstrand is the first village you come across on a drive north from Cape Town along the Cape west coast. This photo of two little boys at Melkbosstrand was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Sonja_za.
Newlands cricket ground with SA Breweries and Table Mountain in the background. Photo courtesy Badger Swan Thousands of English cricket fans have joined their South African counterparts in enjoying wonderful weather and captivating cricket during the third test at Newlands in Cape Town.
Noordhoek is one of Cape Town’s most spectacular beaches. This photo of a surfer at Noordhoek was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Keith Lyle aka Stanleyace.
English flags are prominent as England battle with South Africa during day two of the third Test at Newlands. Photo courtesy Louis Rossouw CRICKET fans have been enjoying a well-fought contest between South Africa and England in the third test at Newlands cricket stadium in Cape Town.
The Artscape Theatre Centre, photo courtesy mallix There are just six days left to watch one of the world’s most popular musicals – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats – at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town. Presented by Pieter Toerien Productions, this production boasts an all-South African cast and has received rave reviews since its opening night at the Artscape on November 29, 2009.
This photograph of a sunset on Camps Bay beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Andre van Rooyen aka andreinafrica.
This picture of a seagull relaxing on a rock while the waves of the Atlantic Ocean pound against it was taken by Neil Alderney.
The Cape Minstrel Carnival or Kaapse Klopse is Cape Town’s longest-running street party – and the festivities last for the entire month of January. This photo of a colourful young minstrel was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Clarissa de Wet.
The single most photographed view of Table Mountain is from Blouberg beach. This is almost always a postcard-perfect perspective of this wonderful mountain and shows the table top off at its best.
We started our Flickr pic of the day feature on January 1, 2009 and over the course of the year have accumulated a staggering number of incredible photographs of Cape Town and her surroundings. To thank our wonderful Flickr community and our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group members, we are holding a competition where we ask you to choose the best pic of 2009.
We wish all Capetonians and lovers of Cape Town everything of the best for 2010. May the year bring you happiness, peace, and if you don’t live here already, a visit or two to our beautiful city!
Blouberg beach is not only known for its picture-perfect view of Table Mountain – it’s a very popular spot for kite-sufing too.
Surfing is a hobby worth looking into when considering active new year resolutions. Photo courtesy Steve Crane. It’s that time again when people start making resolutions to live by in the new year. Some research using Cape Town Tourism’s Twitter followers has found that most people’s resolutions relate to improving their fitness and health, taking up new hobbies and spending more time with their families. And of course, it’s 2010 – year of the FIFA Soccer World Cup. Eight matches are being played in Cape Town, in the spectacular new Cape Town Stadium. So your resolutions really ought to include getting into the soccer spirit, whether it’s doing a tour of the stadium, learning the rules, picking a team or two to support, or simply wearing the gear and singing the national anthem. Cape Town is one of the most fabulous cities in the world to achieve these sorts of resolutions! We’ve come up with some ideas to help Cape Town’s residents and visitors carry out them out.
Photo courtesy sunsurfr On an ordinary night, the nightlife in Cape Town is something to write home about. Add to the mix a whole city of people whose common goal is to bring in the New Year in style, and you’ve got something quite spectacular in store for you. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a classy dinner under the stars or a whirlwind party. Here are Cape Town Tourism’s top five New Year’s parties in the Mother City:
The carols by candlelight at Kirstenbosch Gardens is always a very popular event with Capetonians and visitors alike. This photo was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member dan.rich77. Dan says, “This shot was taken at Kirstenbosch Gardens at carols by candlelight.”
A Cape minstrel, photo courtesy Clarissa de Wet The Cape Minstrel Carnival – South Africa’s answer to the New Orleans Mardi Gras – runs from January 1-5 and is the perfect way to kick off 2010 with a multi-cultural bang. Also known as the Kaapse Klopse or Tweede Nuwe Jaar (second New Year), the carnival sees more than 13 000 brightly dressed minstrels from the coloured community dance through Cape Town’s city centre, singing traditional songs and playing banjos.
This photo of one of the Kloof Nek guns was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member John B aka moi images. John says, “Just below Camps Bay High School is Kloof Nek Gun. These 12-pounder guns were placed in Kloof Nek by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) to defend the settlement near the castle from attack by a force which could land on Camps Bay beach.”
Llandudno offers spectacular sunsets and bracing cold water. This beautiful panorama was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Craig Wilson aka creative666. Craig says, “Llandudno has a picture-perfect setting and great waves, though the ocean can be very cold!”
Photo courtesy Ian Junor Cape Town hums with activity over the December school holidays and, whether you’re visiting or resident, there are barrow-loads of activities to choose from to keep your kids occupied and happy.