Cape Town Vintage Rugby Carnival Attracting More Teams
Interest in the 2010 World Vintage Rugby Carnival continues to mount as more and more teams indicate their intention to participate or request further details about the Cape Carnival. It appears obvious that the August 29 - September 4 carnival in Cape Town is an attractive option for many veteran rugby teams.
Visit www.vintagerugby.com for all the Cape carnival details.
In this fourth newsletter you will read news about the teams who are coming to Cape Town, meet one of the teams already registered, discover the best way to put yourself and your team in the Cape Carnival picture and learn about all the great things that the Western Cape and Cape Town in particular have to offer visiting rugby teams.
Read on, and welcome to Newsletter No 4 - Take a wander ... everything is just a click of the mouse away.
Teams from South Africa, Australia, Switzerland, USA and France have already confirmed their entries for the Cape Carnival. Recent entries came from the Union Bulldogs and Die Mutimanne from South Africa and the Brisbane Budgies and Manly Steamers from Australia.
A recent survey sent to the team leaders of over 80 teams who have played in previous Vintage Rugby Carnivals revealed that over 40% had serious intentions of being in Cape Town in 2010. These positive responses came from teams in Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Russia, Argentina, Brazil, France, Thailand, Spain and of course throughout South Africa - Cape Town is already shaping up to be a big international event.
- Enjoyable Rugby, great company-Vintage Rugby Cape Carnival style - fun and friendship for Players, Teams and Partners.
- The historic Wynsberg Boys' High School with an outstanding rugby tradition and great rugby facilities will host the games.
- You can bring your wife or partner to enjoy one of the world's leading tourist destinations. South Africa is well endowed with a wide variety of experiences to explore. From watching the 'big 5' game animals in one of the world's biggest national parks to enjoying a relaxing time on the wine routes. Cape Town, where sea and mountain meet dramatically, is one of the world's most beautiful cities.
- Teams from all over the rugby playing world will be in Cape Town in 2010 - you can add your team colours to this unique event by registering now.
A 7 minute Carnival video/DVD which has all details about the Cape Carnival, the event packages, how to enter and footage from previous carnivals and about South Africa and Cape Town - is available now to all teams considering the journey to Cape Town.
The DVD is now on the Cape Carnival website - on the 'Carnival' page and can be seen here.
Organisers have also produced a carnival brochure with all the details which can also be viewed or downloaded from the website (its also in the 'Carnival' section) and have supplies of a range of brochures about South Africa and Cape Town.
To request a copy of the DVD and the publicity material send this email to the Cape Carnival office.
From the Cedarberg Mountains to the wild Agulhas coast to the great winelands and the glorious Garden Route, the Western Cape is a region of extraordinary diversity. Between Lambert's Bay and Plettenberg Bay, sweeping stretches of sand are punctuated by rocky promotories, fishing villages and holiday resorts.
In the Boland and further afield, golden wheat fields and fragrant orchards abound, and glorious, gabled Cape Dutch mansions set among manicured vineyards, enhance a peerless setting. Towering mountain ranges provide an awesome backdrop for the loveliness of the landscape. The lakes and forests of the Garden Route are also bordered by impressive mountain ranges, and the interior is reached by a number of impressive magnificent passes. North of the mountains, the Klein Karoo is characterized by wide open spaces and undulating hills.
And then there is Cape Town ....there is so much to see and do in Cape Town that unless you plan it your itinerary will only provide time for a few of the major attractions: Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and the winelands among them. But the highlights will definitely whet your appetite for more!
Here are some useful tourism internet sites
The Manly Steamers have attended the 3 previous World Vintage Rugby Carnivals and are advanced in their planning to be in Cape Town in 2010. This well known Australian team is the veteran club associated with the Manly Rugby Club (formed in 1906) which is situated on Sydney's North Shore. The Steamers were created in 1983 and over the last 25 years have managed to field teams in many local and overseas vet rugby events as well as playing 8-10 local matches each year. The team is managed by the legendary Hugh Thompson.
The 7-day CAPE CARNIVAL will include 3 playing days, two huge social functions, an exciting optional midweek trip and a comprehensive sightseeing and activity programme. Full details about the 2010 Cape Carnival can be found on the event website www.vintagerugby.com. Details include information about the Carnival programme and costs.
Visiting this wonderful part of the world is an experience of a lifetime and for many an experience that lasts a lifetime without losing the sense of wonder and surprise. There are many places not to be missed in Cape Town - Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Point, The Waterfront, Groot Constantia and further afield the wine and food of Stellenbosch await you.
Cape Town is also one of the great bastions of world rugby. It is a stronghold of rugby in one of the most rugby-mad countries in the world. Whether you are 35 or 80+ Vintage Rugby players are in for an unforgettable experience in 2010.
And there is more ... a special prize for 'early bird' entries.
African Pride is offering an 'early bird' prize to be drawn from all teams who register for the Cape Carnival before April 30, 2009. This fantastic prize includes a half day escorted Cape Town sightseeing excursion for up to 30 team members - and some lucky team will win this great prize - to have a chance you have to enter before April 30, 2009!
Follow this link to view over 300 photos taken during the 2008 Christchurch World Vintage Rugby Carnival and images of South Africa and Cape Town