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*Life is a cabaret, old chum. So, come to the cabaret!

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From the creators and producers of The Rocky Horror Show, The Fugard Theatre is thrilled to announce an exciting eight-week run of one of Broadway’s greatest musical productions – Cabaret – from 10 March until 30 April 2015.

Directed by Matthew Wild, with musical direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and choreography by Louisa Talbot, The Fugard Theatre’s version of this Tony-award-winning musical promises to live up to the high standards of the original 1966 Broadway production. So, come and hear some of the most memorable songs in musical-theatre history, including “Cabaret”, “Wilkommen” and “Tomorrow Belongs To Me”.

For more info: http://www.thefugard.com/whats-on/currently-on/item/cabaret

*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

*Sizzling Summer Cocktails

For the perfect way to end hot summer days, head to the Southern Sun Waterfront hotel for delicious 2-for-1 cocktails on the pool deck from 17:00-19:00.

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Must-tries include the cranberry flavoured Ama-lekkerlicious, the fresh lime and honey infused Fish Eagle Rio and the hotel’s signature cocktail, the Cape Strawberry Daiquiri made with fresh strawberries and Collison’s White Gold Brandy.

The Southern Sun Waterfront cocktail happy hour takes place daily from 17:00-19:00.

For more info: http://www.capetown.travel/events/entry/sizzling-summer-cocktails-at-the-southern-sun-waterfront

*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/

*CONCERTS IN THE PARK

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Pack a picnic, the kiddies and even your canine and enjoy free live music on the historic De Waal Park greenway.

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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  from March through to April for the free enjoyment of all the Community – they are free without exception & will remain so.

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Celebrate the warmer weather with yet another season of mahala Sunday concerts at the Mother City’s historic De Waal Park in Oranjezicht starting on Sunday, 14 December 2014. Currently in its fourth year, this much-loved series boasts another stellar line-up of renowned Mzansi musical legends and up-and-coming artists, including the likes of The Rudimentals, Mark Haze and many more.

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For locals, tourists and suburbanites looking for family-friendly or kid-friendly activities (yes that includes your furry friend, on a leash), this park performance provides the perfect opportunity to pack a picnic basket and unwind on an expansive green for a live afternoon concert beneath the summer sun.

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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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*Wedding Bells !!

WE TIED THE KNOT! :)
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Looming large and welcoming you to Cape Town, is the iconic Table Mountain, one of the 7 Wonders of Nature.  Looking at it from below is one thing, but it is quite another to be atop the mountain, from where one is afforded such wonderful views of Cape Town, Robben Island, and better yet, Crystal and James getting married on this magnificent mountain top.
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On November 11th, our guests, Crystal and James tied the knot right here in Cape Town. We wanted to take a moment to send a heartfelt congratulations to the happy couple. Wishing you every joy on your marriage and every blessing in your life together.

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Warmest Congratulations!
An African Villa & Staff

*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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*Joe Barber Comedy Show

 

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Prepare for a laugh-a-minute show that delves into the heart and soul of Cape Town culture

Get ready to roll down the aisles of the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch laughing when Boeta Joe and Boeta Gamat, once again, take the stage for Joe Barber 6: Life from Wednesday, 3 December 2014 to Saturday, 10 January 2015.It goes without saying that after more than a decade of keeping audiences in stitches, Joe Barber is as much of a Mother City institution as the Kaapse Klopse, passion gaps and gatsby sandwiches. In short, if you just want to brush up on your Cape Town slang or get some unique insight into what life is like on the Cape Flats, this performance is something you simply just can’t miss.
For more Information: http://www.baxter.co.za/shows/joe-barber-vi-life/

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