Cape Town named second most favourite city

Last week Cape Town was named World Design Capital and came second in the Telegraph Travel Awards.

Cape Town was voted the second favourite city at the awards and a local hotel also made runner up to favourite hotel in the world, La Residence Hotel in Franschhoek.

The votes were done via polls where more than 20 000 people took part in, the polls were about most aspects of tourism.

Venice shared second spot with Cape Town but New York won the prize for the favourite city.

Alex Jones reveals his true colours, Occupy Wallstreet movement

Alex Jones the famous conspiracy theorist always rants about big corporations, the 1% and the government but now he seems to show his true colours with the occupy movement. No articles appear on the frontpage of Infowars about any occupation (ows). The one article that appears is one against the movement “Poll Shows Most OWS Supporters Drink Establishment’s Political Kool-aid “, yes one article about OWS and it is totally against it.

 

Fort De Goede Hoop

The Fort De Goede Hoop is mostly thought to be the Cape Town castle, this idea is wrong. The Fort was build in 1652 and was used until 1674 when the Castle of Good Hope was built, which now is also the most known historical architecture in South Africa and Cape Town.

The Fort De Goede Hoop was also built by the VOC (Verenigde Oost Indische Compagnie) under the command of Jan van Riebeeck. The Fort De Goede Hoop was also not that strong, the construction was made of wood mostly.

The Fort had four bastions namely the Drommedaris, Walvisch, Oliphant and Reijger.

The fort basically functioned as most forts of those days, it was equipped with everything needed to run everyday life in the 1600’s, living quarters, workshops, storage etc.

At the time Van Riebeeck and his men were only made up of around 82 men and 8 woman so they did not need much more space than the early fort.

On this painting from Aernout Smit, a painting of Table Bay in 1683 that now belongs in the William Fehr Collection in Cape Town you can see the Cape Town Castle on the left and the Fort De Goede Hoop to the right.

Aernout Smit Table Bay, 1683 William Fehr Collection Cape Town

Aernout Smit Table Bay, 1683 William Fehr Collection Cape Town.jpg

The Fort De Goede Hoop stood where the Grand Parade now is.

7 Great camping caravan parks near Cape Town CBD

Sunnyacres Caravan Park‎

Kommertjie Rd,Fish Hoek, Fish Hoek, 7975, South Africa
+27 21 785 1070

Chapmans Peak Caravan Park‎

Sunvalley, Peninsula, South Africa, South Africa
+27 21 789 1225

Fish Hoek Caravan Park

P Creese Way,Fish Hoek, Fish Hoek, South Africa
+27 21 782 5503 ‎

Millers Point Caravan Park ‎

The Row Street, Cape Town, South Africa
+27 21 788 7881

Imhoff caravan park

Based on Kommetjie, really close to one of Cape Town’s most beautiful beaches in a relatively save area.

54 Wireless Road, Cape Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 783 1634 ‎ · imhoff.co.za

Grootbos Accommodation Enterprises (Pty) Ltd

R43 Between Stanford & Gansbaai , Nelson Street, 7220, South Africa
+27 28 384 0381 ‎ · grootbos.com

Amigos Mexican Restaurant

158 Kloof Street, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 6805 ‎

Playboy Playmate HALLOWEEN party at Trinity nightclub

Playboy Playmate HALLOWEEN feat: ROGER GOODE

UPDATE: The photo gallery of the party is now online

Soundscape productions, Nuwave and Playboy magazine is taking on the Playboy Playmate Halloween party at Trinity nightclub in Cape Town this coming Saturday. Be surrounded by Playboy’s Playmate cover models and other models and listen to the music of Dj Roger Goode.
Nice venue, super music and the celebs and plebs.
VIP’s get instant entry and have the small private fancy bar all to themselves and the other VIP’s where they will be catered with snack platters throughout the night.

ALSO

Meet the following Playboy Playmates from South Africa:
Christina Storm – September cover model
Kandra – October Cover model
Yolandi Malherbe – July Cover model
Jade Fairbrother – September Cover model
The Miss November cover model will be revealed at the event.
*First 100 People through the doors will each receive a Fish Eagle + MixDate: Saturday 29th October 2011
Venue: Trinity
Doors Open / Close: 21:30 – 04:00
Cover Charge: Bunny Level – R80 – VIP R140
Dress Code: Theme, if not – smart casual Applies
No Under 18 ladies, No Under 20 Gents

Check out last month’s

Club 84 Playboy Playmate party photos

Bodycirque at Vaudeville – Burlesque Supper Club the Brasserie

The Bodycirque is the “biggest, craziest, most colourful cirque and burlesque show to hit Cape Town”. On the 3rd of November head on over to The Brasserie. For R350 you get a 3 course meal, welcome drinks, after party, and the show.

The show includes everything from fire performers to belly dancers, body painters and showgirls and featuring musicians and much more.

Phone 021 419 7000 to book.

 

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Cape Town gets a diamond museum

The Cape Town diamond museum has officially opened. The museum opened its doors at the Clock Tower block at the V&A waterfront and is the only diamond museum in Cape Town.

The museum has everything from artifacts to stories and replicas of the world’s most famous diamonds.

- Diamonds were first discovered in the South Africa in 1867 when a 15 year old boy found a transparent stone on his family farm in the Orange river.

-South Africa’s most famous diamond town is known as Kimberly

-Diamonds in South Africa were also responsible for a lot of the railway lines running through the country.

Location: 1st Floor, Clock Tower Precinct, adjacent to Robben Island Gateway

Telephone: +27 21 421 2488

Table Mountain closed at night

Crime won another point and ordinary law abiding citizens are losing one more beautiful view to crime.

From now on Table Mountain and the roads leading up to both Table Mountain and Signal hill will be closed from 10pm to 5am. The road was not closed by SANParks but by the City of Cape Town for the sake of safety.

One of Cape Town’s most beautiful views and night drives are now closed because of crime. Fortunately you can still access the roads and that part of the Mountain’s scenery with a permit. It will also be open for Accredited tour operators.

This was all revealed not by the City of Cape Town but by the local Neighborhood Watch. They claimed the action to close these roads are a tragedy and must be a wake up call to all in the battle against crime.

One more beautiful area less accessible because of crime.

JESSE JORDAN BAND Ready for the World Single Launch Live 21st – 23rd October

Hardly Strangers to the Cape music scene, Jesse Jordan Band brings forth their new single “Ready For The World” from their 4th album with the same title.

With a history that’s has been cultivated over 12 years, this band has played live shows at festivals from Aardklop and KKNK to Woodstock, and live music venues from Cape Town to Johannesburg and Namibia and has had hits on air like Flipside, Not Here, There Goes My Mind, Be With You and Wendy among Others.

Fresh out of the recording studio, the band brings their newest songs to audiences as they prepare to kick-off the “READY FOR THE WORLD” ALBUM TOUR with selected shows around the Western Cape to give fans a taste of the songs off their newest album.

To Set the tour in motion, the band will be promoting their single and are doing 3 shows back to back as follows:

Friday 21st Oct – Berties Moorings

Sat 22nd – Obz Café

Sun 23rd – Bohemia

Ready For The World was written by Jesse Jordan and Co-written and arranged by Jesse Jordan Band and Produced by Jurgen Von Wechmar.

During the working of this song, it became the revelation to the band that this sums up the journey that they all find themselves on. Relating figuratively to life, as well as their careers, it speaks of the growth process they’ve gone through during the past years and now they are ready for the next season in life and in their careers.

The Band will make the single available for free and fans will be able to download the m3 as from Friday 21st October 2011 for a limited time from their Reverbnation page and fans will also be able to get a sneak preview of the rest of the tracks on the album.

The band is Jesse Jordan on Acoustic and Vocals, Hein Schultz on Lead Guitar and Backing vocals, Logan Scott on Bass and JP Crouch on Drums. Be sure to keep a lookout for their upcoming tour dates.

For more info on Jesse Jordan Band please visit www.reverbnation.com/thejessejordanband1

join the group and fanpages on Facebook at www.facebook.comJesseJordanBand and follow them on twitter at www.twitter.com/jessejordanband

LATIN RENDEZ VOUS @ CLUB VOOM VOOM

At last, the Latin nights are back in force at Club Voom Voom EVERY WEDNESDAYS!!!
Big team with Wesley’s band “Trio del Sol” will play Latin Jazz Funk Salsa & Bachata, and Dj’s Angus Prince, Fred Spider & Bertrand Lee.
We love Latin musics ! From Latin Jazz, Mambo, Salsa, Cumbia, Rumba, Brazilian beats, Bossa, Samba, Electro Latino and even Flamenco or Tango why not.
Open from 8pm, Free before all night!
Club Voom Voom
70 Loop Street – Corner Hout Street – 8001 Cape Town
clubvoomvoom@gmail.com