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More than 2-million tickets sold for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™

Zakumi at the new Cape Town Stadium Despite a sluggish start, tickets sales for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa have picked up in recent weeks and, last week, reached the 2-million mark.

J&B Met: In full stride – Flickr pic of the day

This action shot, from the main race at the J&B Met on Saturday, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Hirohiko Okada aka 1/8 sec.

Get creative during February – the month of design

High fashion at the J&B Met January ended on a high note in the summer heat, with the pounding hooves, high fashion and glamour of the J&B Met on Saturday, January 30, 2010. In February we celebrate Cape Town as a creative African hub and acknowledge innovative design in the Mother City.

Midsummer Valentine’s concert for charity

De Grendel Estate Pack your picnic basket, pop your bubbly, and share a romantic evening of musical brilliance at the Midsummer Melodies concert, to be held on Valentine’s Day (Sunday February 14) at 18h00 in the gardens of the Main House at De Grendel Estate in Plattekloof.

J&B Met glory for trainer

River Jetez, photo courtesy Golden Circle The Bass family, their team and the three horses they trained which placed first, third and fourth in Cape Town’s J&B Met on the weekend, are prancing on air after their spectacular achievements. The Cape’s premier horse race was won by River Jetez, a six-year-old filly who ran the race of her life to beat her famous brother Pocket Power, and clinch the ultimate prize in racing.

River Jetez owner talks about victory at 2010 J&B Met

J&B Met winner River Jetez, ridden by jockey Glenn Hatt, wearing the colours of co-owners Cedric and Barbara Amm. Photo courtesy Golden Circle Racehorse owner, Marsh Shirtliff, had an exceptional day at the races on Saturday when four of his horses ran in the J&B Met, including the race winner, River Jetez, and her famous brother, Pocket Power. Shirtliff is co-owner of River Jetez, with Cedric and Barbara Amm. He also has a two-thirds ownership in her full blood brother, Pocket Power (placed third in the J&B Met after winning it for the previous three years), with Rina and Arthur Webber owning the other third, and he has an equal share partnership in Fort Vogue (placed fourth in the J&B Met) and in Blue Tiger, who ran 14th.

Reflecting on Cape Town Stadium’s opening – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of the Cape Town Stadium reflected in this spectator’s sunglasses, was taken at the inaugural soccer match at the stadium, by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Chris Preen aka Frames-of-Mind.

Cape Town, South Africa’s movie capital

Slumdog Millionaire star Anil Kapoor, photo courtesy Angilee Shah Lights, camera, action! Cape Town is becoming the location of choice for Bollywood film directors to shoot their films in Africa Following the successful hosting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament, which showed off the Mother City to India and the world, Bollywood stars have been returning in their droves to shoot feature films in this striking city.

Famous faces at the J&B Met

South African rock star, Ard Matthews of Just Jinger, and his partner, Landi Swanepoel, who is a top model. Photo: Deon Gurling. Punters, celebs and fashionistas once again descended on Kenilworth Racecourse in their thousands on Saturday, for arguably the biggest event on the Cape Town social calendar – the J&B Met.

Witsands beach – Postcard from Paul

Biggest hat in history! – Flickr pic of the day

This photo of was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Tiffany Turkington-Palmer, aka Wooze66. “This photograph was taken at the Long Street FIFA World Cup Final Draw party and encapsulates the energy and commitment of the people of Cape Town to the 2010 World Cup.

Two Oceans Aquarium – Flickr pic of the day

The Two Oceans Aquarium is a great place to visit for kids and big kids alike. It’s the only aquarium in the world that shows off species typical in two oceans – the warmer Indian Ocean, which runs along the east side of South Africa, and the cooler Atlantic Ocean, on its western shores. This photo of was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Tara Turkington, aka Flowcomm.

J&B Met in full colour: photos

Our man on the ground, event reporter Deon Gurling, was there to record the afternoon of gorgeous outfits, colour, excitement, surprise winners and sunshine at the 2010 J&B Met in Cape Town. Crowds were treated to a great day out and exciting racing. Filly River Jetez won the feature race, beating the favourite and her brother, Pocket Power.

River Jetez wins 2010 J&B Met thriller

A crowd of around 50 000 cheered as River Jetez won the 33rd J&B Met at Kenilworth. The win was worth R2.5-million for the lucky owners, Marsh Shirtliff and Cedric and Barbara Amm. The filly River Jetez was followed home by Mother Russia, also a filly and trained by Mike de Kock, then Pocket Power, and in fourth place, Fort Vogue.

Kite surfing at Blouberg – Flickr pic of the day

Blouberg beach is one of the most popular kite surfing spots in Cape Town. This photo of a kite surfer performing an impressive jump was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jason Weeks.

Looking for meaning in Bafana’s recent wins

A Bafana Bafana fan at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw in Cape Town. Photo courtesy Tara Turkington Is it a miracle? A freak accident? Or is it a genuine sign that the return of the prodigal coach, Carlos Alberto Parreira, has created a scenario in which our national football side make the second round at this year’s 2010 FIFA World Cup™?

J&B Met: Get your tickets and outfits quickly!

Funky fashion will be the order of the day at Saturday’s J&B Met at Kenilworth. Photo courtesy MauritsV. Time to book tickets and find outfits for this year’s J&B Met at Kenilworth on Saturday is fast running out.

Cape wildlife – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

With its beautiful natural surroundings, Cape Town is a the ideal spot for nature lovers.

Postcard from Cape Town – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a sunny day on Cape Town’s Table View Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member John Maarschalk aka Just John.

J&B Met: All eyes on Pocket Power

Pocket Power is favoured to win his fourth consecutive J&B Met on Saturday. Picture courtesy coda. Pocket Power, one of the most successful horses ever to run in South Africa, will likely be the most popular bet to win at Saturday’s J&B Met at Kenilworth Racecourse.

Blouberg handstand – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of an enthusiastic handstand on Blouberg Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Michael Moors aka biketours.co.za.

Lucky winner gets J&B Met tickets

Kate Desmarais won two tickets to the J&B Met Cape Town Tourism is happy to announce that Kate Desmarais has won two tickets to the J&B Met.

Cape Town Stadium – High praise for inaugural Soccer Festival

Brent Dyssell and his son enjoy the inaugural soccer match between Santos and Ajax Cape Town at Cape Town Stadium. Photo supplied. Cape Town Tourism has received a lot of positive feedback about Cape Town Stadium’s inaugural soccer match between Premier Soccer League clubs Santos and Ajax Cape Town last weekend.

The Cape Argus Cycle Tour

Photo courtesy michielvw Get into gear with the event of the year! The Cape Argus Cycle Tour is ready to welcome thousands of cyclists from across the globe to experience and endure the “MOTHER” of all races!

Cape Town city panoramic view – Flickr pic of the day

This panoramic photograph of Cape Town city was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Francois Willemburg aka francoisNZ.

How to win two tickets to the J&B Met

Photo courtesy MauritsV Cape Town Tourism is giving away two tickets to the J&B Met this Saturday. If you’re keen to attend South Africa’s most prestigious horse-racing event, all you have to do is leave a comment about your favourite colour below this blog. Make sure your comment is amusing and entertaining – as the best one will win!

Inside Cape Town Stadium – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of the first-ever soccer event at Cape Town Stadium was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Warren Rohner aka warrenski.

Win two tickets to the J&B Met

The J&B Met is a much-loved celebration of glamour and flair In keeping with this year’s J&B Met’s bold fashion theme, “In full colour”, Cape Town Tourism is giving away two free tickets to this Saturday’s (January 30, 2010) race, to the reader who leaves the wittiest comment about his/her favourite colour.

Re-launch of Cape Town Tourism’s Visitor Information Centre

Last Thursday, January 21, 2010, saw the launch of Cape Town Tourism’s new-look Visitor Information Centre in Burg Street, in Cape Town’s city centre. The lavish event, attended by dignitaries and role-players in the tourism industry and the media, showcased the visitor centre’s stunning new look.

Thumbs up for Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town soccer fans are very excited about seeing the likes of Christiano Ronaldo (above), during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which starts in June. Photo courtesy vuhlser. Fans who attended the first ever soccer match at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, said they were in awe of the majestic R4.5-billion construction, and were very excited to see some of world’s biggest stars play on it in the near future.