EVENT DATES: 19 - 22 SEPT 2018




19/9/2018 – 22/9/2018


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

Please note the following:


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.


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

Tug-of-War Cape Town 2018.


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



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

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Please refer to the TWIF rules regarding dress code at weighin:

‘8.3 Dress at weigh-in: Men-teams may weigh-in in proper sized non-transparent shorts only. Women-teams may weigh in proper sized non-transparent shorts and shirt or suitable sports top. Boots need not be carried or worn on the scale during weigh-in, but should be presented for inspection by officials during the weigh-in to ensure compliance with boot specifications.’


There will be weigh in venues at the Strand Towers Hotel, the Fountains Hotel, as well as at the Competition venue. ALL of the weigh in venues will be based on the sketch above.

Please ask your athletes to familiarize themselves with the layout.


We have had many queries as to the order of the weight divisions as they will be presented at the World Championships. Herewith the order, which was officially approved by TWIF last week:

Wednesday and Friday:


680kg Men

580kg Mix

560kg Men and 480kg Junior Ladies


560kg Men

500kg Ladies

560kg Mix U23

Thursday and Saturday:


720kg Men

600kg men and 500kg U23 Ladies


640kg Men

540kg Ladies

520kg Mix Junior


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

The following packages were 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 100% BOOKED
R5400 DBB (5 nights)

Additional nights: R750 pps

Includes transfers and accreditation

Approximately 20 minutes from arena.

Class C (Lady Hamilton Hotel)                    ALREADY 100% BOOKED
R5100 DBB (5 nights)

Additional nights R700 pps

Includes transfers and accreditation

Approximately 10 minutes from arena

Due to the larger than expected demand for accommodation, ALL three existing hotels have been fully booked. In the light of this, SA Tug-of-War secured a 4th hotel for accommodation:

The Ritz Hotel in Sea Point

R5900 DBB (5 nights)

Additional nights R900 pps



Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain.
The gardens
are only 13km away from Cape Town City Centre

 Their website :https://www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch/

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CHAPMANS PEAK DRIVE Chapman’s Peak Drive between Noordhoek and Hout Bay on the Atlantic Coast on the south-western tip of South Africa is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world.

Chapman’s Peak Drive is affectionately known as “Chappies” and is a must for anyone who is passionate about the majestic Cape Town scenery, with sheer drops to the sea below and towering mountains rising above you. The twists and curves in the road seem endless and it is a photographers dream. Hardly a month goes by without an international Film crew of TV commercial being hosted here. The 9 km route with its 114 curves skirts Chapman’s Peak and follows the rocky coastline to unfold stunning views in both directions. Chapman’s Peak itself is the southerly extension of Constantiaberg and rises 593m and is a great hike for the energetically inclined.

This scenic Cape Town route is now a toll-road. 

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Shark Cage Diving Day Tours
Great white sharks are the apex predators of our oceans and Cape Town is one of the shark cage diving capitals of the world. Sharks are iconic and magnificent creatures. Experience a great white shark up close and personal with a shark diving or shark viewing tour (you don’t have to get in the cage!) and you do not need a scuba diving certificate to shark cage dive.

Great White Shark Cage Diving takes place from April to September in False Bay (departs from Simon’s Town) and all year round from Gansbaai (2 hours from Cape Town). An alternative is to cage dive with Mako and Blue sharks off Cape Point.

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Please refer to all the previous Newsletters for the tour packages which are available. If you are interested in booking these tours, please contact: Hannah1delange@gmail.com

for the full itineraries.


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

 hhayi-bo (isiZulu), hayibo (isiXhosa) :

Pronounced (haai-boh):An interjection meaning ‘hey’; ‘no way’.
·         Hayibo– I can’t believe that ALL the South African Tug-of-War ladies / men are so good looking !!

 Hayibo – these Tug-of-war boots are really cool !!

Ja :

Pronounced yaaah. Afrikaans for ‘yes’.

 Are you going to the Tug-of-War Competition?

Ja, it’s going to be lekkerfun !

Did you see the South Africans won that weight division?

Ja, it was great watching them win !


Pronounced yah-near. Afrikaans for yes-no (weird, isn’t it ??J ). Meaning ‘sure!’ or ‘that’s a fact!’. Usually used in agreement with a statement That Swiss team did well in that last round ! 

Ja-nee – it was stunning to watch.

But the South African team is definitely going to win.

Ja-nee – there is no doubting that .

Until next month!


The Organising Committee