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September 08, 2009

Celebrating diversity in Cape Town South

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Photo courtesy killthebird

Cape Town Tourism rang in the start of spring and World Tourism Month 2009 on September 1 by announcing our month-long “My Cape Town” campaign. 

The World Tourism Month theme of “celebrating diversity” has given us the opportunity to boast about the wealth of culture and creative energy that makes the Mother City a unique and diverse destination, enabling us to be welcoming hosts in proud Live it! Love it! LOUDER style for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. 

This week, we focus on what’s happening during World Tourism Month in Cape Town South, a vast and multicultural area that offers the best of township life, lush, green areas such as Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, the historical seaside towns of Simon’s Town and Kalk Bay, and coastal retreats like Noordhoek

What’s happening in Cape Town South?

From September 21-26, a number of activities will be taking place at our Visitor Information Centres (VICs) and surrounds:

  • Hout Bay will have a treasure hunt, with charters to Duiker Island and a competition with World of Birds.
  • Muizenberg will host a foosball competition and guessing game.
  • Kirstenbosch will have a photographic show and tell, with prize giveaways.
  • Simon’s Town will have a treasure hunt on Jubilee Square, complete with a life-size, vuvuzela-blowing penguin! 
  • Gugulethu will host a traditional food sale – a not-be-missed event for all the foodies out there!
imagePhoto courtesyIan Junor aka ifijay

A winter concert will be held by Cape Town ska band The Rudimentals on Sunday 20 September in the Silver Tree Restaurant at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. 

On September 26, Noordhoek Farm Village will host a Foods of Africa event for children, with samples of South African dishes, an African puppet show and face painters. 

Remember to enter our exciting “My Cape Town” Flickr photographic competition online at www.capetown.travel to stand a chance to win the R15 000.00 cash prize or a family tour on World Tourism Day (September 27). Find your entry form in this week’s Athlone News, Plainsman, Southern Mail, Tygertalk Goodwood/Parow and Vukani.

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