A SPECIAL WELCOME TO ALL OUR FRIENDS!
You simply have to agree that we are heading towards the most exciting part of the year! The last full month of school, followed by weeks of wonderful summer holidays!
To celebrate the sun setting later and the beautiful sunsets, City Sightseeing Cape Town is launching a special night tour starting on the 1st November 2010, offering spectacular views along the Atlantic Coastline. Pack a light picnic, warm jacket and beanie and hop aboard. The night tour is free with our 2-Day valid ticket.
It is wonderful to see so many of our Kids Club members making use of their special birthday tickets and exploring stops along our Blue Mini Peninsula Tour.
Wishing you a sun-filled November!
Your City Sightseeing Cape Town Crew
STOP OF THE MONTH
Cape Town Tourism - Stop 4
This stop, located in the centre of Cape Town is a great place to hop off and explore. Cape Town Tourism’s Visitor Information Centre is well worth a visit. Around the corner you will find the flower market in Adderley Street. Discover Greenmarket Square, a bustling flea market, surrounded by coffee shops, restaurants and hotels. Walk up to Stop 5 along St George’s Pedestrian Mall. Pop into Mandela Rhodes Place.
Stop 4 opens up a colourful sensory celebration of Cape Town city life.
WHERE DO I TAKE THE PARENTS?
CAPE TOWN MILITARY TATTOO
This year’s main theme is “Come home to Africa” and will pay tribute to the unsung heroes. Trumpeters sound a fanfare; muzzle-loading canon belch smoke, noise and fire; foot-tapping traditional military marches; famous old tunes embedded in the Cape’s heritage. The programme is intended to entertain and educate Capetonians and visitors from all over!
Where: Castle of Good Hope
When: Wednesday 3 November to Saturday
6 November 2010
Time: Gates open at 17h30; Event starts at 20h00
Price: R 50 (adults); Kids under 10 go free
Contact: 021 787 1162
TOY RUN 2010
The aim is to collect toys for the underprivileged of our city and country to bring a little joy to a
The toy run consists of more than 65,000 motorcycles participating region-wide throughout southern Africa.
Where: Ottery Hypermarket parking area and Ratanga Junction
When: 28 November 2010
Time: 10h00 – 18h00
Contact: 083 452 2916
KIRSTENBOSCH SUMMER CONCERTS
These wonderful concerts start again on the 21st November.
Bring your family and a picnic basket and enjoy the best South African bands and artists in one of the most amazing open-air venues in the world.
The concert season opens with Just Jinjer and tickets are already on sale from WebTickets
|SPOTTED AT THE AQUARIUM
This giant short-tail stingray looks as though he is smiling just for us! Did you know that Rays are ovoviviparous, which means they give birth to live young. They glide along the sand at the bottom of the ocean in search of food, or they hide just underneath the sand, waiting for prey.
The barb in their tails can cause severe wounds, but short-tailed rays are generally more inquisitive than aggressive.
SPOTTED ON TABLE MOUNTAIN
Take a look at The Lady's Hand: it is very obvious how this flower received its name! The yellow stamens that emerge from the six backward-turned purple petals represent the lady’s hand complete with fingernails! You must agree that nature is simply marvelous! The Lady’s Hand proper name is cynaella hyacinthoides. You can find it on the lower, drier slopes of Table Mountain.
|WHAT I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RED BUS
|Did you know that City Sightseeing Cape Town is launching a special Night Tour from the 1st November 2010. It starts at Stop 1, outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at 18h00 each day and runs along the wonderful Atlantic coastline from Greenpoint to Camps Bay. From there the bus takes you up to Signal Hill and then returns through Cape Town city, below the Adderley Street Festival lights (traffic permitting) to Stop 1.
Sit back and enjoy the spectacular sights this tour has on offer.
The tour is non hop off – hop on.
ADDERLEY STREET Flower sellers peddling their ware on Adderley Street are maintaining a century-long (100 year) tradition. Freshly cut flowers, including fynbos species such as king- and pincushion proteas, are available here. The flowers are typically inexpensive, fresh and make a great present for someone special.
The flower market on Adderley Street is situated between Strand and Darling Street.
Photo courtesy of JD van Zyl