* Train Ride to Simostown in October

25 October 2015

Atlantic Rail provides a scenic steam train ride to Simon’s Town for a day of exploring the town and lunch at one of the many restaurants.

Venue: Train Lodge, Old Marine Dr, Foreshore, Cape Town
Time: 10.30am – 4.50pm
Cost: Adult R 300 | Child R 200 (age 3 to 12 yrsimage

Tel: 021 558 5805
Email: info@atlanticrail.co.za
Website: www.atlanticrail.co.za
Facebook: AtlanticRailPublicGroup

* West Side Story on Stage

THE ARTSCAPE THEATRE 23 July to 23  August 2015

Bernstein’s memorable score to this iconic theatrical production is a MUST to view this Winter!

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This glorious multiple award-winning Musical – based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins with Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim – will open in the Opera House on 23 July and play for a very limited season only and must close on 23 August 2015. – See more at: http://www.artscape.co.za/show/west-side-story/980/#sthash.CjieDEe9.dpuf

 

 

 

*Scuba Diving by Night

Scuba diving after dark – an unforgettable experience.

Scuba diving after dark is not everyone’s thing, but for divers who seek a firm dose of adrenaline and those want to do something different, night diving it is an unforgettable experience. Where to go for a night dive? Scuba Shack Diving Centre in Cape Town is one of the diving schools that organises night dives in the waters around Cape Town.
A night dive is incredibly exciting and even a bit scary at times as, apart from the beam of light from your torch, it is pitch black around you. That does not mean it is dangerous, in contrary. The underwater world by night is incredibly fascinating: while your eyes adapt themselves to the dark, you will discover more and more about the ocean by night.

For more info:http://www.capetownmagazine.com/things-to-do-cape-town/scuba-diving-by-night/15_101_1431

*The Langa TAG Township Arts Gallery Tour

Take a gander at local creations along this Cape Town township’s first permanent art gallery route.

Get a taste of South African history, contemporary art and local culture all in one helping with a visit to the Langa Township Arts Gallery (Langa TAG), which is running daily (except on Sundays) until Thursday, 8 January 2015 as part of the Maboneng Township Arts Experience.
Chosen as one of the World Design Capital 2014 official projects, the unique exhibition is hosted in 10 different homes in Langa, one of South Africa’s oldest townships, where local and international visitors can peruse artists’ creations and talk to the ‘gallery’ owners. Art lovers and casual appreciators can expect to see works from established locals, like Zolani Siphungela, Velile Soha and Patrick Holo, as well learn more about the narratives that underpin the community.

For more info:http://www.capetownmagazine.com/events/the-langa-tag-township-arts-gallery-tour/11_37_55612

*Rumbullion

A riotously good time at the Rumbullion in Camps Bay

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Set on what is arguably one of Camps Bay’s loftiest viewpoints; the Rumbullion eases up on the fine dining atmosphere of neighbouring Roundhouse, and opts for a more relaxed picnic-style cuisine on the terraces and lawns. Come bask in the natural, leisurely atmosphere with friends and family, while enjoying The Rumbullion’s delicious pizzas and one of the most enviable views on Earth!
For more info: http://www.travelstart.co.za/blog/40-things-to-do-in-cape-town-under-r200/

* Cricket, Rugby, Football, Golf, Cycling news

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CRICKET
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The West Indies cricket team are out to entertain us with their calypso style cricket in South Africa.
Games being played in Cape Town at Newlands are;

–   The 3rd 5 day test against SA starts on 2 Jan to 6th Jan.
–   The 1st T20 game is on 9th Jan.
–   They wrap up their tour to SA on 28th Jan 2015.

For a list of all the matches, go to http://www.supersport.com/cricket/sa-team/fixtures

CRICKET
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The local provincial team, the Cobras, have just won the T20 trophy, BIG smiles on all the Capetonian’s faces.

RUGBY
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The Super Rugby series starts in February, with the first game at Newlands taking place on 21st Feb.
For a fixtures list, go to http://www.supersport.com/rugby/super-rugby/fixtures

FOOTBALL
Unfortunately no games until February.
http://www.supersport.com/football/fixtures.aspx?id=794&y=2015&m=2

 

GOLF
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Bring your own sticks or hire some for a memorable round of 18 holes.
Steenberg Golf course http://www.steenberggolfclub.co.za/content/contact.html
Royal Cape Golf course http://http://www.royalcapegolf.co.za/contact

CYCLING
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The Argus Cycle Tour, held a week before Easter weekend each year, is the world’s largest timed cycle ride with approximately 35,000 entrants each year. The next one is on 8 March 2015.
www.cycletour.co.za/  If you have your wheels with you, Keith is always game for a ride, or join him on a weekend club ride.

RUNNING
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Home to the second biggest South African ultra marathon, the Two Oceans. The marathon has a large international contingent of top runners that participate each year. The scenic route takes in Chapmans Peak and spans the two oceans. The ultra marathon takes place over the Easter weekend and is one of a runners highlights. http://http://www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/

* Summer Concerts in the Park

Concerts start again in the summer!

In the Summer, pack  a picnic, and enjoy free live music on the historic De Waal Park greenway.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK is a formally registered NON-profit company that promotes FREE musical events in Community facilities. In 2011 it introduced a series of Summer Concerts staged in De Waal Park’s Victorian Bandstand ,which incidentally is the only bandstand in Cape Town, on Sunday afternoons In the summer months for the free enjoyment of all the Community – they are free without exception & will remain so.

Follow the series of CONCERTS IN THE PARK ON Twitter, like them on Facebook, and check out our photos on Instagram for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.concertsinthepark.co.za

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*Watershed – At the V&A Waterfront

FASHION, JEWELLERY, ART AND SO MUCH MORE!
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This beautiful space is home to more than 150 tenants who represent over 365 brands. A vast selection of products can be found here from ceramics and furniture to textiles, fashion and jewellery. This vibrant addition to the V&A Waterfront also includes the Jubilee Exhibition Hall and smaller spaces which play host to world famous exhibitions, live entertainment and workshops. From December, the celebrated Art of Brick will be housed here. Not only a place to shop,  the Watershed also offers a range of treatments available for your mind, body and soul which can all be found at ‘Wellness at the Watershed’ on the mezzanine level.

FOR MORE INFOMATION: http://www.waterfront.co.za/Shop/Pages/Watershed-Overview.aspx

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