Festivals

Switching on of the Festive Season lights 2012

Cape Town festive season lights switch on

"Christmas time, mistletoe and wine" and "Mary’s Boy Child" are all fond reminders that "‘Tis the Season to be jolly". Although our festive season may not have the charm of blankets of snow and Christmas carollers singing in the streets, we have a unique celebration, an annual festivity to get us into the full festive season swing. On Sunday the 2nd of December 2012 the festive season lights in Adderley Street will be switched on at the Grand Parade in Cape Town’s city centre. This year our very own Mother Mountain has given us even more reason to celebrate for she will officially be inaugurated by The City of Cape Town for her recent honor as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. The festival will kick off at 3pm and continue until                  

About Cape Town

Bus services in Cape Town during Soccer World Cup

Bus

Cape Town Tourism has just released details of the bus services which will be in operation during Soccer World Cup:- "Bus Rapid Transit - for the duration of the event An airport-to-city bus service will run from the newly completed bus station at Cape Town International Airport, via the N2 and Eastern Boulevard, to the main transport hub in Hertzog Boulevard in the city centre. This service will operate 24 hours a day for the duration of the event, and will cost R50 one way. It will depart every six to 30 minutes, depending on demand. The inner-city bus service, which will run 24 hours a day, will travel from the main transport hub in Hertzog Boulevard, along DF Malan Street, Table Bay Boulevard, Heerengracht, Coen                  

Eating Out

Eastern Food Bazaar Cape Town

Darling Street entrance.

Quite a few of us Brutal Reviewers braced the cold recently, to take in the sights, sounds and most importantly, the exotic foods on offer at "The Eastern Food Bazaar" in Cape Town. Situated in what was until fairly recently the old "Wellington Fruit Growers" building in Darling Street, this food emporium is a visual and culinary delight. Stepping through the front door reminded me of places I had visited in Zanzibar, or Istanbul. Despite the gaudy neon lighting, the murals; wood paneling; motifs and huge wooden doors transported me into another world. The self service counter extends from Darling Street through to Longmarket Street - and the array and selection of what is on offer is mind boggling. Whilst relatively