Press Releases

Music in the Mother City

Music lovers have good reason to visit the Cape Town City Hall over the next few days, as the Imagine City Hall Art Music Series continues to bring top-class entertainers to the city.

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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.

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World-class soccer expected during Cape Town International Challenge

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).

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Noise levels from Cape Town Stadium deemed “acceptable”

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.

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Media accreditation application for Cape Town International Challenge (April 8 and 10) is open.

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Cape Town offers best value for 2010 FIFA World Cup™ visitors

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.


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Cape Town Tourism and WWF join hands for Earth Hour

Earth Hour, Saturday, March 27, 20h30 to 21h30

Cape Town Tourism, in partnership with WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and the FBI (Fun Ball Initiative), are hosting a glow-in-the-dark Beach Soccer Tournament at Muizenberg Beach from 14h00 on Saturday, March 27, as part of the FBI’s Beach Sport Spectacular, which runs till March 30, 2010.

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The Cape Tourism sector signs The Code Of Responsible Pricing For Cape Town

At midday on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, Cape Town’s major tourism role players presented a united front in the campaign against overpricing during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, when they signed the Code of Responsible Pricing for Cape Town.

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World-class football expected during Cape Town International Challenge

The City of Cape Town, in partnership with the South African Football Association (SAFA) and the Provincial Government of the Western Cape, will host the first Cape Town International Challenge from April 8 to 10, 2010.

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Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour a boon for city coffers

According to race organisers, the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour is set to contribute approximately R400-million to the Western Cape economy. Much of this spend will directly benefit tourism, with increased spending on air fares, accommodation, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and extended stays in the host city – Cape Town.

It is estimated that 35 000 cyclists will participate in the race this year, while 80 000 enthusiasts are expected to attend the Cape Argus Lifecycle Expo running at the Good Hope Centre from March 11 to 13, 2010. Of the 35 000 registered cyclists in this year’s race, an estimated 2 500 of these are from overseas, while 68% of expo visitors will be from out of town (national and international visitors).

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