Tourism

Empty vessel makes most salvage sense

Picture and story by Herman R Gibbs The attempt to salvage the stranded Japanese fishing vessel, the Eihatsu Maru, will continue into Friday. The vessel ran aground on Clifton Beach in heavy fog early Saturday morning. The salvage team on Wednesday welded a bracket onto the vessel that can withstand the needed pull force, as well as transferring 90 – …

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It’s a fog up. Fears of oil pollution

By Herman R Gibbs The Japanese fishing vessel that ran aground at Clifton in thick fog early on Saturday has raised fears of possible oil pollution. Efforts to re float the Eihatsu Maru, which is carrying bout 90 tons of fuel and 50 tons of fish, have proved fruitless so far. The 28-man crew and their dog Ally were stranded …

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Cape Town baboons in the spotlight

The City of Cape Town feels that knowing how baboons learn can assist in managing baboon-human interactions. People are alternately enchanted by the almost human behaviour baboons display as they interact with each other and horrified when they skilfully open car doors or house windows [more] and steal food. But how clever are baboons really, and how can understanding their …

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You Don’t Need a Holiday You Need Cape Town

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Kids’ chance to hunt for eggs on Table Mountain

This holiday season’s activities on Table Mountain will ensure that children enjoy loads of fun. Parents can bring their children to hunt for chocolate treats atop Table Mountain on Sunday April 8, 2012. During the Easter egg hunt, the children will be entertained by Hop the Easter Bunny, Sparkle the Easter Fairy and the Mad Hatter, as well as a …

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Taste of Rio hits Cape Town

Text and Pictures by Herman R Gibbs Many thousands lined the streets of Green and Sea Point on Saturday evening to watch some 3000 dancers samba their way from De Waterkant to the outskirts of the 2010 World Cup Stadium. [youtube:ffxhzzAv0FA] Eleven extraordinary carnival-style floats, wonderfully sophisticated and animated, was a strong feature of the process which got under way …

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