On Sunday, April 25 2010, HMS Beagle docked in Cape Town, completing the production of a documentary series on the life and theories of Charles Darwin, to commemorate 200 years since his birth and 150 years since the publication of his theory Origin of Species.Read more
As uncertainty about flights to and from Europe resuming continues, Cape Town Tourism has surveyed the tourism sector to assess the effect flight cancellations are having on the local industry.
“The worldwide disruption of travel due to flights in European centres being grounded after volcanic ash fallout threatens their safety has definitely had a ripple effect on Cape Town’s tourism sector”, says Cape Town Tourism CEO, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold.Read more
Cape Town Tourism has partnered with the local edition of The Big Issue to produce a Your Guide to Cape Town A-Z supplement, to be included in The Big Issue’s 2010 FIFA World Cup™ special edition; available for three weeks from June 11, 2010.Read more
The second round of the Cape Town International Challenge will be played on Saturday, April 10, at the Cape Town Stadium and will serve as the stadium’s fourth test event for the World Cup. This follows the first round of the challenge, which was played at Newlands today (April 9).Read more
Despite some complaints from local residents about noise from the new Cape Town Stadium during recent “test” events, scientific tests indicate that the noise level is reasonable.Read more
Cape Town is set to offer the best value for money during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, according to the results of a month-long accommodation pricing survey carried out by Grant Thornton South Africa (March 26, 2010). On the back of much international criticism that South Africa is price-gouging during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk contracted a survey to establish a clear picture of accommodation prices across the country.