Cape Town Art Fair, Thu 26 Feb to Sun 1 March 2015

Cape Town Art Fair

Cape Town Art Fair

The third edition of Cape Town Art Fair will feature work presented by prominent Italian, Pan African, South African and a variety of other top international galleries. Apart from the sensational works on display, visitors may also look forward to a series of talks held by the likes of renowned curator and Director of Performa, RoseLee Goldberg, and artist, critic and writer, Sue Williams.

Matthew Blackman, the current Director of the Association for Visual Arts and editor of ArtThrob, is curating the Cape Town Art Fair talks programme. Some of the topics include: ComicArtAfrica: comics and the rise of comic art in South Africa and Africa; photography and film; and networking, transformation and opportunities for young people in Africa brought to you by Art South Africa.

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South Africa’s very own Viva Vodka is here for summer!

Viva Vodka here for summer

Viva Vodka here for summer

Produced from the tropical sugarcane fields of Kwa-Zulu Natal, on the East Coast of South Africa, Viva Vodka owes it perfectly smooth taste to its uncompromising quality. Five-times distilled, making it smoother, crisper and cleaner, Viva Vodka is a spirit bravely beautiful in every way.

The 750ml clear bottle is embossed with a striking silhouette of the map of Africa, placed in the centre of a red star emblem. Along with its bold packaging, Viva Vodka has a 43% ABV making it smooth enough to drink on its own – or lending itself to a myriad mixers and cocktails.Continue Reading …

Cape Town 10s Back Bigger and Better in 2015 Cape Town 10s, the world’s biggest Tens rugby tournament Cape Town 10s, the world’s biggest Tens rugby tournament

The World’s Biggest Tens Rugby Tournament Kicks Off in less than a Month
The Cape Town 10s Back Bigger and Better in 2015

The Cape Town 10s, the world’s biggest Tens rugby tournament, will take place on the 6th and 7th February 2015 at Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point, and is set to be the biggest social rugby and netball event of the year!

Spectators can look forward to 2 days packed with sport and entertainment, highlights include:

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Budget cape town holds plenty for locals and visitors

Budget cape town holds plenty for locals and visitors

Budget cape town holds plenty for locals and visitors

January is typically a tight month for Capetonians, especially as school holidays stretch on for another week, but Cape Town Tourism has been hard at work creating a list of 50 fantastic budget experiences that cost no more than R50 per person.

From hippo spotting at Rondevlei (R12 per adult. R5 per child), to visiting the Slangkoppunt Lighthouse (R16 for a guided tour) or picnicking in the Greenpoint Urban Park, there is plenty of low-cost Cape Town to go around.

People-watch for hours at the cost of a cappuccino or even a healthy hot chocolate at Bree Street’s Honest Chocolate, learn something new on a tour (R50 per adult) of South African Breweries’ historic Newlands headquarters or take a short sea trip (R50 per adult/R30 per child) on the Just Nuisance boat in Simonstown harbour. Join a free yoga class every Tuesday at the Cape Quarter or feel the wind in your hair at the Cool Running’s Toboggan Track in Tygervalley (R40 per ride).

Keep it salty and simple with fish and chips on the Kalk Bay harbour – and a spot of seal watching – or take a stroll on the Mouille Point Promenade – with a stop for a round of putt-putt at just R30.

Says Cape Town Tourism Executive Marketing Manager, Velma Corcoran; “Cape Town can easily be enjoyed with very little cash in your pocket. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by abundant nature and lots of beautiful urban gardens where you can relax and enjoy a slice of history or a sense of community.”

Visitors on a budget can also explore the city’s many hidden gems and there are a number of high value budget accommodation outlets to stay in. Last year the Lonely Planet voted Cape Town’s The Backpack as top of their list of the best value hotels in the world.

More recently The Lonely Planet also found Cape Town to be number two on their Best Bargain Holiday Destinations for 2015. “Youth travel to Cape Town is growing fast,” says Corcoran, “as travellers look to immerse themselves in our culture and engaging urban/natural blend. Part of Cape Town’s allure is that we offer everything from six star luxury to top value long-stay and backpack accommodation all through the year.”

The 2014 World Travel Trends Report by WTM and Euromonitor, revealed that ‘poshtels’ were a trend to watch in 2015. This hybrid between a hotel and hostel is highly in demand with penny-watching travellers who also have an appetite for design and innovation. Many backpacks and hostels would do well to upgrade their offering – whilst keeping their prices low – to attract a share of this travel market.

Click here for a list of 50 fantastic budget experiences in Cape Town for under R50. In addition, this list is available in Word format on request.


Released for Cape Town Tourism by Rabbit in a Hat Communications, Tammy White, +27 73 202 5041,

For further information, please contact Cape Town Tourism’s Strategic Content and Communications Manager, Nicole Biondi, +27 21 487 6800,

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Twitter: @CapeTownTourism for trade and industry news or @lovecapetown for all the news on destination Cape Town

Laureus World Sports Awards Shanghai 2015

Laureus World Sports Awards to be staged at Grand Theatre in Shanghai

Laureus World Sports Awards to be staged at the Grand Theatre in Shanghai

Laureus World Sports Awards Shanghai 2015

Globally televised Awards Ceremony in Shanghai will be attended by many of the world’s greatest sports legends

‘I am delighted that the Awards Ceremony will take place in such a celebrated and iconic venue’ – says Laureus Chairman Edwin Moses

Chen Zhongwei of Host Partner HYX Group says: ‘We believe this will be the most unforgettable Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony in its history’

Laureus World Sports Awards to be held in Shanghai from April 13-15 For more information go to Laureus Awards website at or in Chinese at

The Laureus World Sports Awards, an event in the international sporting calendar, is to be held at the world-famous Grand Theater, Shanghai, on the evening of Wednesday, April 15.

Dr Edwin Moses, Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy, a group of the greatest living legends of sport, said: “Having seen the Grand Theatre I think we can promise that this is going to be a Laureus Awards to remember, one of the finest. This is the first time the Awards has been held in China, an exciting new development for us, so I am delighted that the Awards Ceremony will take place in such a celebrated and iconic venue.”

The globally televised Awards Ceremony, attended by many legends of sport past and present, will celebrate the achievements of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of the year. The Laureus World Sports Awards will be supported by Chinese textile and wool company HengYuanXiang Group (HYX), the Host Partner of the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards, and will receive the strong support of the Shanghai Municipal Government, since it opened in August 1998, the Grand Theatre has staged over 6,000 performances of operas, musicals, ballets, symphonies, chamber music concerts and theatrical plays and is the home of the Shanghai Opera House Company. Sited to the north of the People’s Square, it is one of the landmarks of Shanghai. Designed by French architects ARTE Charpentier, when night falls the lights of the glass fronted building create a dazzling vista.Continue Reading …

Valentine under the STARS 2015

Valentine under the STARS 2015

Valentine under the STARS 2015

Valentine under the STARS set to return with star-studded performances

Valentine under the STARS, the elegant open-air concert hosted within Cape Town’s iconic Castle of Good Hope, returns for the second time on Valentine’s Day 2015.

On Saturday 14 February, internationally acclaimed musicians will perform alongside the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra to create a ‘classic-meets-pop’ concert filled with love and romance, all under the magnificent Cape Town night sky with Table Mountain as a backdrop.

Following the success of the inaugural concert which took place earlier last year, Valentine under the STARS 2015 will be bigger, better and even more magical. Performances will include internationally recognized South African soprano Magdalene Minnaar, who has entertained audiences across the globe with her exceptional voice.Continue Reading …

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