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October 06, 2009

Three winners tour central Cape Town’s history, restaurants and nightlife

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Cape Town Tourism’s Central City team arranged exciting tours for three lucky Capetonians as part of its World Tourism Day campaign.

The first tour, known as the Central City Restaurant Safari, was an inner-city treat hosted by Mandela Rhodes’ Fish and Winesense, including late lunch with Pigalle and scrumptious dessert cappuccino and cake with Doppio Zero for a lucky couple. The winner, Sharmila Solomon, was thrilled that she could share her prize with her husband, who was celebrating his birthday that very weekend!

The second tour, an exploration of the Mother City’s history, was a walking tour of the city centre with exotic beverages from the Gold Restaurant and visits to the Slave Lodge, the South African National Gallery, Parliament and the Bo Kaap Museum, ending off with a typical Malay lunch and storytelling at the Bo Kaap Kombuis, with its great view of the city. Angelique Juli and her son were delighted to be the winners of this awesome prize, showcasing the city’s history and stories. Other youngsters will join the group to complete the team of four for this exciting excursion.

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The final tour, City Centre Night on the Town, was by far everyone’s favourite prize. Cape Town is world famous as an entertainment and lifestyle destination.

The city vibe, the people’s vibrant colour and energy are a big draw card and everyone loves a good night out in the city. Bar-hopping on Long Street courtesy of Neighbourhood Bar, Cape to Cuba, Zula Lounge, Long Street Café and the Waiting Room was the beginning of this self-guided tour, which culminated with dinner at the famous Café Royale Burger Eatery.

Howard Gamaroff made no secret of how this prize would make his day. He’d lived close to the city, but never taken the time to explore the popular nightlife district of Long Street. 

All tour winners visited Cape Town Tourism Burg Street Visitor Information Centre on Sunday September 27 to collect their prizes as they embarked on their tours.

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