Host Destination / Club
Cape Town is the quintessential melting pot, it is a city alive with creativity, colour, sounds and tastes. Whilst walking through the city’s streets and meeting its people, you will fall in love with its natural beauty, creative freedom and incredible spirit.
Table Mountain, with its near vertical cliffs and flat-topped summit (3,300 ft); combined with the Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head on either side forms a dramatic mountainous backdrop enclosing the central city area of Cape Town in the so-called City Bowl.
Beside the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town has vast sandy beaches great for surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, motor boating, sailing and deep sea fishing. Or if the taste of fine wine is more to your liking then the vineyards of Stellenbosch or Franschoek are not to be missed. These are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed during your stay in Cape Town and of course, the port area has an abundance of great dining and entertainment opportunities.
Located on the South Western corner of South Africa in the Western Cape region on the Atlantic coast Cape Town enjoys a moderately Mediterranean climate and Golden Oldies Hockey players will enjoy average temperatures of between 15 – 26 degrees Celsius during the Festival. Cape Town has a proud Hockey history and they are looking forward to showcasing the best that Cape Town and Western Province Hockey has to offer.
Cape Town is a spectacular city! The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, close to where Festival hotels are, is a hive of activity, situated on the docks with Table Mountain as a backdrop.
Musts while you are in Cape Town include:
- A visit to the botanical gardens at Kirstenbosch. The gardens are nestled on the side of Table Mountain and you could spend at least half a day there. Lots of walks, tearoom/restaurant.
- Cable car to the top of Table Mountain. You could also choose to walk up (and down). If you’re adventurous you can get the cable car up, walk across Table Mountain and end up at Kirstenbosch – count on a day.
- A trip out to Cape Point-a fabulous nature reserve at the lower tip of the African Continent-great views of the oceans meeting but beware of the baboons-they look friendly and are fascinating but have a taste for the local food and refreshments.
- A boat trip to Robbin Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned-a marvelous trip and a somber reminder of some recent South African history.
- The Winelands including Stellenbosch and Paarl with magnificent historic wineries, superb tasting opportunities, lovely restaurants, enjoyable small towns including the University Center of Stellenbosch and quaint picturesque Franschhoek-reputedly the oldest town in South Africa originally settled by French Huguenot refugees.
- The Brass Bell Restaurant in Kalk Bay-a great spot for all things special including some fantastic seafood right alongside the spectacular Bay.
- The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront Complex with excellent restaurants, comfortable bars, great street performers and fantastic shopping.
- The Cape Quarter – See why well-heeled luxury seekers like to visit Cape Quarter, as it has distinct restaurants, inspired gifts, inspired art, flawless fashion and jewellery, rare antiques and collectables, and many more hidden gems. The tenant list includes over 100 unique stores and restaurants.
Prices in Cape Town
Cape Town offers some of the best value for money available and the cost of living is very reasonable. Here are some average prices (at today’s exchange rate)
- Half a litre of local beer ZAR25- (that’s NZ$2.40; AU$2.15; US$1.50; GBP1.05; CA$2.15)
- Water (0.33 litre) ZAR9.50- (that’sNZ90c; AU85c; US60c; GB40p; CA85c)
- Good 3 course meal for two ZAR350- (that’s NZ$43.00; AU$30.00; US$21; GBP15.00; CA$30)
- Regular Cappuccino ZAR20- (that’s NZ$1.85; AU$1.75; US$1.21; GB85p; CA$1.75)
Host Club WPCC
The Western Province Cricket Club is much, much more than what the name implies and their magnificent hockey facilities will be our home in 2017.
As you can see in the photo you will be hosted in the best style.