Concert

Public transport details for Lady Gaga Concert

Transport Cape Town

As we all know, Lady Gaga will perform at Cape Town Stadium on Monday 5 December 2012. The City of Cape Town has put an extensive public transport plan in place to transport concert-goers to and from the event. Gates will open at 16:00 on the day, with the main performance scheduled from 21:00 to 23:00. “The City estimates that 45 000 people will attend the concert, so our best advice to concert-goers is to arrive early, make use of public transport if possible and avoid peak hour traffic,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Marketing, Councillor Grant Pascoe. The following arrangements have been made: No parking at or near the Stadium will be available. Concert ticket-holders are encouraged                  

Clubbing

Mexican Shebeen!

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Weeks of searching and I believe that I've discovered where the real, riotous, palpable World Cup fever is AT!!! Cape Town's football-crazed chaos has largely been a pub and fan park affair. With other great places to perch onesself for a viewing, including the actual stadium, and Mzoli's. But in search of something more - something different - last night we wandered down toward the muffled crowd sounds of the Shebeen (which is at the Strand Tower Hotel on the corner or Strand and Loop Streets) and found our way up into, what looked like, an entrance parkade... and low and behold, discovered the Me-heee-carn shebeen! Think hot dog stands, big screens, foosball tables, a mechanical bull, a live DJ blaring the Bump 205's                  

Uncategorized

Stadium Stories: Durban

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    For all those cheeky Capetonians arguing that "we have the best stadium" don't be fooled - us Durban-born girls disagree. Besides the fact that as a host city, Durban will be the SAM-HELL warmer than Cape Town, a recent visit has convinced me that eThekwini has the best stadium to boot. An unimposing testament to symmetry, this pillared structure is perfectly placed in the heart of the Durban skyline - with cable car providing a literal bird's eye view.   The 70, 000 seater stadium is named after KwaZulu Natal-born Moses Mabhida - a unionist called upon by Oliver Tambo to develop the ANC's armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK). Mabhida is remembered for his contributions as chief political instructor of new military                  

About Cape Town

Exploring Cape Town’s Green Point Stadium

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The new Cape Town Stadium has become an iconic landmark in the city, and has elicited a great amount of attention and interest since construction started in March 2007. The 68 000 seat stadium will host eight 2010 FIFA World Cup™ matches, but will also be widely used for other sporting events, music concerts, exhibitions and other events. Residents and visitors who want to get a better idea of what it looks like on the inside can visit the new Cape Town Visitor Centre. The centre is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Hour-long tours commence at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00. Prices are R30 for adults, and R15 for pensioners and children under 12. School tours are also available, at R10 per child. The tours are run by                  

Night Life

Out about (Cape) Town

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The Summer itch has set in, and suddenly Cape Town's Sunday crowds have abandoned Asoka's cosy wooded warmth for Caprice's Camps Bay sunshine life. It's about this time of year that we notice clubs have popped up, things have started happening, and the old ladies screaming at us that "that is not a legitimate parking space", now unfortunately get to do it from out of doors.  From 17onLoader's gorgeous De Waterkant-view deck, we've seen things happening down there and we know what's new. The gorgeous Greenpoint Stadium has invaded our skyline...   The Cape Quarters have renovated and, this week, celebrate their Grand Re-Opening (More to follow...), And in addition, ear                  

Eating Out

Divine De Waterkant: Buena Vista!

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image courtesy of capetowndailyphoto.com Spitting distance ( but don't try it) from 17 on Loader guesthouse and straight off of the Somerset Road sidewalk, through a dimly lit corridor and up the staircase - the muffled sounds of chatter and salsa, with heady aromas of good cigars and the fine food of the Americas, engages your autopilot right up the steps to Buena Vista Social Cafe`. Buena Vista, meaning good view, bejewels Somerset Road - the good view now enhanced by the lights of Greenpoint Stadium at night. Image © Joanne 2009 There is an understated grandeur and seduction about the well-worn wood and wicker chairs,heavy, tactile tapestries, dimly-lit, smoky air (of the smoking area) and flirtatious Latino