EVENT DATES: 19 - 22 SEPT 2018

CHAMPIONSHIP WILL START IN - 210 DAYS

 

NEWSLETTER 1

19/9/2018 – 22/9/2018

NEWSLETTER 1

Welcome to this first newsletter with news and information regarding the Tug of War World Championships 2018, as well as attractions for you to see whilst on your visit to beautiful Cape Town.

The Organising Committee has already been faced with numerous challenges, including finding an appropriate venue. Cape Town is having the worst drought in many years – the challenge therefore has been to find an appropriate venue, mainly a venue with its own borehole water, for the preparation of the field.

 WEBSITE:

The official website is http://www.towcapetown2018.co.za. The video for the ‘release’ of the Logo is available on this website, as well as this newsletter and other interesting information. Please subscribe on the site, so that newsletters and other information can be emailed to you directly.

 FACEBOOK:

Photos, news and info will be posted here regularly. The Facebook page is called:

Tug-of-War Cape Town 2018

 EMAIL ADDRESS:

All enquiries NOT regarding accommodation packages can be directed to the following email address:

info@towcapetown2018.co.za

 LOGO:

The video for the launch of the WC2018 logo has been posted onto the website and Facebook page. Please encourage your athletes to have a look at it

 VENUE:

The competitions will be held at Camp’s Bay High School, situated on the slopes of Table Mountain.

 ACCOMMODATION BOOKINGS:

All accommodation bookings must be done through Hannah de Lange at email address: Hannah1delange@gmail.com

 The following accommodation packages are available:

 Class A (Strand Towers Hotel)   ALREADY 69% BOOKED
R5700 DBB (5 nights)

Additional nights : R800 pps

Includes transfers and accreditation

Approximately 15 minutes from arena.

Class B (Fountains Hotel)                        ALREADY 24% BOOKED
R5400 DBB (5 nights)

Additional nights : R750 pps

Includes transfers and accreditation

Approximately 20 minutes from arena.

Class C (Lady Hamilton Hotel)   0% BOOKED
R5100 DBB (5 nights)

Additional nights R700 pps

Includes transfers and accreditation

Approximately 10 minutes from arena

 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:

 1.   TABLE MOUNTAIN CABLE CAR:

Take a ride up to the top of Table Mountain in the world-renowned Cable Car. This is a MUST for anybody visiting Cape Town! HINT: Look at the top of the mountain before starting your trip to see if there are any clouds. If it is cloudy, you will not be able to see the view …

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 2.    PARAGLIDING OFF LIONS HEAD:

FANTASTIC experience with stunning view.  Book ahead of time at any of the following:

www.adrenaline-hunter.com/Cape-Town/Paragliding

www.capextreme.com

www.flycapetown.co.za/Paragliding

 

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 3.    CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE:

This is the first proper building erected in Cape Town by the founder of South Africa, Jan van Riebeeck, who landed here in 1652. Take a guided tour, and learn all about the various Governers who lived in this Castle. Also take a visit to the dungeon, and experience the complete darkness the prisoners had to endure. Prisoners who had stayed in this dungeon for years, became blind when being released into the sunshine …

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4.    TOUR PACKAGES FOR DURING OR AFTER THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Hannah de Lange has set up various tour packages for those visitors who wish to experience more of the beauty of South Africa before they return home:

  • Half day Cape Town City Tour, Noon Gun and Table Mountain:

15 persons      R889 pp travelling together

30 persons      R738 pp travelling together

40 persons      R711 pp travelling together

  • Half day Tour to Robben Island:

15 persons      R1296 pp travelling together

30 persons      R982 pp travelling together

40 persons      R875 pp travelling together

  • Half day wine tour to Stellenbosch:

15 persons      R668 pp travelling together

30 persons      R550 pp travelling together

40 persons      R410 pp travelling together

 LEARN OUR LANGUAGE:

Slang and colloquialisms are prolific in Cape Town; a fact that’s far from surprising in a nation that claims 11 official languages and in a city that’s home to an eclectic mix of cultures. That said, locals in the Mother City and in the surrounding Western Cape, more so than, arguably, other South African provinces, have their own unique way of talking smack and waxing lyrical.

Every month I will give you a few of the more ‘common’ words in use:

 1.    LEKKER:

Pronounced ‘lekka’ … the meaning of this word is ‘nice, enjoyable, sweet, pleasant, palatable, delectable, delicious, cosy’ etc. Basically this word can be used to describe ANYTHING you enjoy!

·        that was a LEKKER tour

·         this is a LEKKER World Championships

·         That is a LEKKER girl/guy

 2.     AG:

Pronounced ah-g (guttural g, as if you are clearing your throat ….) An expression of irritation or resignation.

·         Ag no man!

·      Ag, these things happen

3.      BABBELAS:

Pronounced bah-bah-luss. Derived from the isiZulu word, ‘i-babalazi’, meaning hangover; adopted into the Afrikaans language as a term for ‘hangover’.

·         I have a serious babbelas!

 

Until next month !

 

The Organising Committee