EVENT DATES: 19 - 22 SEPT 2018

CHAMPIONSHIP WILL START IN - 210 DAYS

 

NEWSLETTER 3

19/9/2018 – 22/9/2018

NEWSLETTER 3

 Welcome to the third newsletter with news and information regarding the Tug of War World Championships 2018, as well as attractions to see whilst visiting beautiful Cape Town! Only 5 months to go …..

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.

 ARRIVING AT CAPE TOWN AIRPORT:

When you walk through the sliding doors out of the Customs area after your arrival at Cape Town International Airport, look right for your designated South African host, who will be wearing a bright red golf shirt. He/she will be standing by our World Championship banners. You will congregate in the designated holding area, and once your group is together, you will be escorted to your waiting bus – which is right there, through the sliding doors – No long walks to your transport! You will be given time to draw money from the ATM which is right there, or there is a Foreign Exchange Bureau further inside the Airport Building.

Simple, easy and no fuss – just as we like it!

ACCREDITATION:

  • Accreditation opens May 2018.
  • International athletes names must correlate with names on passport, make sure of the spelling.
  • South African citizens without a passport should use their name and ID number as on their Identification Card
  • Passport number must be the most recent number.  If an athlete accredited previously, make sure of this detail – passports do expire, and the passport numbers change.
  • The photo for the accreditation card should be a clear, recent passport/ID photo.
  • Accreditations must be done and paid by 1 September 2018. An additional administration fee of R400 will be charged for all accreditations done in South Africa.
  • Accreditation cards will be handed to the team manager on arrival at Cape Town International Airport.  On your way to the hotel, ensure that your accreditation card is correct.  Should any corrections need be made, it will be done at the administration office at Strand Towers.  Your South African representative will handle the query.
  • We will use colour coded accreditation cards according to the hotel where you booked, or those athletes who have registered for out-of-package accreditation.

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.

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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 100% BOOKED
R5700 DBB (5 nights)

Additional nights: R800 pps

Includes transfers and accreditation

Approximately 15 minutes from arena.

 Class B (Fountains Hotel)                             ALREADY 65% 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:

1.       ROBBEN ISLAND

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This is the famous Prison island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. Tickets are available at the Robben Island Ferry Ticket Office in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The trip takes 3-4 hours, and is weather dependent.

2.       VICTORIA AND ALBERT WATERFRONT

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Plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs. Close to all of our hotels. Catamaran rides, Harbour Boat Trip as well as Robben Island Ferry rides leave from here.

3.       CAPE OF GOOD HOPE NATURE RESERVE

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Cape Point is in the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park, which forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. It includes the majestic Table Mountain chain, which stretches from Signal Hill to Cape Point, and the coastlines of the Cape Peninsula. This narrow stretch of land, dotted with beautiful valleys, bays and beaches, contains a mix of extraordinarily diverse and unique fauna and flora.

Hire a car and drive around yourself, or hire a tour bus for your group. There are even bicycle tours which can be arranged for you to cycle around inside the reserve.

 One of the sites you can visit for this is:

www.cycle-africa.co.za/tour-10-cycle-the-cape-peninsula-and-visit-the-cape-of-good-hope.html

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 Winelands Tour to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek

15 persons                          R950   pp travelling together

30 persons                          R700   pp travelling together

40 persons                          R630   pp travelling together

·         3 nights / 4 days to Kruger Park by Coach

R13 120 pp Sharing / R15 180 pp single room

·          nights + 3 days Kruger Park tour by coach from Nelspruit

15 persons                          R12 242 pp travelling together

30 persons                          R9 742   pp  travelling together

40 persons                          R8 930   pp  travelling together

 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.       BRAAI

Pronounced br-eye

Barbeque (noun and verb).

·         Let’s throw a tjop on the braai.

·         We’re going to braai at a friend’s house

2.       EISH

Pronounced ay-sh

isiZulu interjection; an exclamation meaning ‘oh my’, ‘wow’, ‘oh dear’, ‘good heavens’.

·        Eish ! Did you hear? My athlete got injured !!

·         Eish! Is he hurt?

             3.       EINA

Pronounced Ay-nah

An exclamation used when pain is experienced, ‘ouch!’

·         Eina! That hurt !

 

 Until next month!

Regards

The Organising Committee