EVENT DATES: 19 - 22 SEPT 2018

CHAMPIONSHIP WILL START IN - 210 DAYS

 

NEWSLETTER 2

19/9/2018 – 22/9/2018

 Welcome to the second newsletter with news and information regarding the Tug of War World Championships 2018, as well as attractions to see whilst visiting beautiful Cape Town!

 IMPACT OF THE DROUGHT IN CAPE TOWN:

Several countries have enquired about the impact of the drought on the World Championships in Cape Town. The only impact was on the competition field – we had to find an alternative venue with borehole water, due to the fact that the irrigation water of the original venue was diverted for drinking purposes.

 The fact of the matter is that the central business district (CBD) of Cape Town was never under threat. The plan was to cut off the water to some of the outlying residential areas IF the dam levels reached critical levels.

 At this stage, it is predicted that this MIGHT only happen sometime in 2019.

 So, to summarise – you do not have to be concerned about the water situation in Cape Town when you make your bookings.

 ANNOUNCEMENT:

One of the most exciting developments lately, is that Alan Ludkin has consented to be our Official  Tournament Announcer at the World Championships 2018. Thanks Alan!

 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 newsletter and other information can be emailed to you directly

 FACEBOOK:

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

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:

Our video for the launch of the WC2018 logo has been posted onto our website – please encourage all your athletes to go have a look at it.

 VENUE:

The competitions will be held at Camps Bay High School, situated on the slopes of Table Mountain. Image result for camps bay south africa


ACCOMMODATION BOOKINGS:

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

 The following packages are available:

 Class A (Strand Towers Hotel)               ALREADY 87% BOOKED
R5700 DBB (5 nights)

Additional nights: R800 pps

Includes transfers and accreditation

Approximately 15 minutes from arena.

 Class B (Fountains Hotel)                        ALREADY 55% BOOKED
R5400 DBB (5 nights)

Additional nights: R750 pps

Includes transfers and accreditation

Approximately 20 minutes from arena.

Class C (Lady Hamilton Hotel)               50% PRE-BOOKED
R5100 DBB (5 nights)

Additional nights R700 pps

Includes transfers and accreditation

Approximately 10 minutes from arena  


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
 

DRAKENSTEIN LION PARK: 

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Drakenstein Lion Park was established in 1998 to provide lions in distress with sanctuary, where they could live in safety, free from abuse and persecution, and be treated with the compassion and respect they deserved.

Only 40 minutes drive from Cape Town, it is a TRUE experience to be able to view these beautiful animals – or even sleep over in an enclosed tented area, with the lions barely 5 metres away from your tent!! But don’t expect much sleep, as Lions are nocturnal animals, and will roar and grunt for most of the night … but what an experience!!!!

Book well in advance if you wish to sleep over :

http://lionrescue.org.za/

Telephone       +27 218633290 

2.    HOP-ON-HOP-OFF CITY SIGHTSEEING TOURS:

Not only can you go on various tours in and around Cape Town, but there is even a Wine tour, where the bus will drop you off, and pick you up again later, at many of the prestigious wine estates in and around the Mother City of Cape Town:

 Image result for hop on hop off bus cape town

 Please view their website:

https://www.citysightseeing.co.za/cape-town/products/cape-town-open-top-bus-tours?gclid=CjwKCAjwypjVBRANEiwAJAxlIrSyr-jCuPUscIDD4Jr1m-om-QACFawPuDKKti0Sn0DQbjIzh5nZHBoC1dMQAvD_BwE

3.    BOULDERS BEACH

When it comes to picture-postcard beaches in Cape Town – you’re spoilt for choice – but Boulders Beach offers up something the others don’t – African Penguins! It is one of the most visited beaches in Cape Town, and the only place in the world where you get close to African Penguins! 

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

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

·         Full day Cape Point Tour:

15 persons                  R1137 pp travelling together

30 persons                  R941   pp travelling together

40 persons                  R821   pp travelling together 

·        Full day Whale watching and wine tour to Hermanus:

15 persons                  R1740 pp travelling together

30 persons                  R1624 pp travelling together

40 persons                  R1600 pp travelling together 

·         Day trip to Luxury Fairy Glen Game Lodge with Big 5 at Worcester:

15 persons                  R3140 pp travelling together

30 persons                  R2644 pp travelling together

40 persons                  R2534 pp travelling together

PLEASE NOTE: This price includes breakfast, 2 game drives and lunch

 Tours for single or smaller groups can also be quoted for.

ALL TOURS WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A TOUR GUIDE IN THEIR LANGUAGE.

If you are interested in booking these tours, please contact:  Hannah1delange@gmail.com for the full itineraries

 LEARN OUR LANGUAGE:

 Here are some more truly South African words for you to master before coming to Cape Town:

 1.   BRU:

Pronounced ‘brew’. Derived from broer, Afrikaans for ‘brother’; a term of affection for male friends; equivalent to dude.

·         “Howzit my bru!”

·         “Jislaaik bru, it’s been ages since I last saw you!”

 2.    JISLAAIK:

Pronounced ‘yiss-like’. An expression of astonishment.

·        Jislaaik, did you see that Tug-of-War competition ??? 

3.    KWAAI:

Pronounced ‘kw-eye’. Derived from the Afrikaans word for angry, vicious, bad-tempered … and even cool, awesome, great !

·         Those tug-of-war boots are kwaai !

·         This Tug-of-War venue is kwaai !

 Until next month!

 Regards

The Organising Committee

 

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