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September 23, 2009

Celebrating diversity in the Northern Suburbs and Helderberg


Cape Town Tourism continues to “celebrate diversity” in World Tourism Month 2009 by Living it. Loving it. LOUDER! We are encouraging all Capetonians to explore the natural and cultural diversity of the Mother City in preparation for being welcoming hosts for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

This week the focus is on the Northern Suburbs, which includes the vast area referred to as Tygerberg, as well as Langa and the Helderberg, dominated by the Hottentots Holland mountain range. The Northern Suburbs offer residents and visitors commercial activity, residential areas, small nature reserves, the rolling vineyards of the Durbanville Wine Route and the urban and rural areas in Brackenfell, Kraaifontein and Kuilsriver.

Head for the Helderberg to experience the best of township life in Khayelitsha, the coastal splendour of Gordon’s Bay and Strand, and historic wine estates such as Vergelegen.

What’s happening in the Northern Suburbs and Helderberg?

  • Exciting Cape Town Tourism activations taking place from September 21-26 include:

    Langa is celebrating with all things sweet and will be hosting residents from the local old age home for entertainment and a lunch, as well as providing cake and tea for its neighbours.

    Khayelitsha is going to shake things up at the Khayelitsha Mall on September 25 from 14h00 until 17h00. The first hour will be dedicated to learning how to do the diski dance!

    Giveaways will be taking place at the Willowbridge Mall from September 21-26.

    A five-a-side soccer game will take place on the beach in front of the Gordon’s Bay Visitor’s Information Centre (VIC) on September 22, with two local schools battling it out from 14h00 until 17h00.  Keep an eye out for the colourful Cape Town Tourism banners that mark the soccer pitch!

    Blow your vuvuzela and pop a balloon for a prize all week long at the Southey’s Vines VIC.
  • As part of its Heritage Day celebrations, entrance to all Iziko Museums will be free from September 21-27.
  • Catch local band Mr Cat and The Jackal at Die Boer Theatre and Restaurant in Durbanville on September 23 and Idols runner-up Andriette Norman on September 24.

Spring special

Four-star guesthouse Celtic Manor, in Gordon’s Bay, promises a pampering experience tailor-made for you. Celtic Manor offers the visitor:

  • A chic, well-equipped spa that is an oasis of peace and calm.
  • Magnificent ocean vistas spanning False Bay and Table Mountain.
  • Celtic Manor is offering a spring special, which includes overnight accommodation, a full buffet breakfast, three-course candlelit dinner, Celtic full-body couples massage using spring detoxifying essential oils and use of spa facilities for only R1 150.00 per person.

For more information on our World Tourism Month activations, visit www.capetown.travel. For an update of what’s on at Die Boer Theatre and Restaurant, visit www.dieboer.com and for a preview of Celtic luxury browse, www.celticmanor.co.za.

Remember to enter our fantastic My Cape Town Flickr competition online at www.capetown.travel for a chance to win a R15 000.00 cash prize!

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