41st CIML
and Associated Events

Cape Town,
South Africa

11-20 October 2006

   South Africa
   [16 May]
   Cape Town
   [6 July]
   [16 May]
   [16 May]
   Hotel / Venue
   [16 May]
   Practical Info
   [16 May]
   [25 Aug]
   CIML Agenda
   [5 Oct]
   [16 May]
   [16 May]
   [1 Aug]
41st CIML Meeting and Associated Events
    Cape Town, South Africa
11-20 October 2006     
  -- About Cape Town--

Situated on the Southern tip of the African Continent, Cape Town is a lively, modern city



Present-day Cape Town, with a population of nearly 1.5 million, is one of the most important ports in the southern hemisphere. It is the oldest city in South Africa, and is situated right on the Southern tip of the African Continent in beautiful scenery between the ocean and the mountains.

The coast comprises a series of capes and bays. Table Bay itself is overlooked by towering sandstone cliffs topped by Table Mountain and the city around Table Bay is built on land reclaimed from the sea.

The peninsula, which forms part of the Cape floral kingdom, has more indigenous plant species per square metre than anywhere else on earth. The plant species include proteas, ericas, lilies, irises and orchids.

Within easy driving distance from Cape Town, nature reserves, game parks and bird sanctuaries attract those who appreciate wildlife in all its many varieties.

Table Mountain (alt: 1086 m) offers some of the best climbing in the world, or alternatively the spectacular view from the top can be admired after a leisurely ride up in the cable car.

The V&A Waterfront offers extensive shopping facilities in a scenic working harbor.

Robben Island, the former home of Nelson Mandela, can be visited by boat (you may see whales and penguins) and there are also the Cape Town Wine Routes to discover, where some of the world's best wines are produced.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are internationally acclaimed as one of the great botanical gardens of the world.

Cavendish, Canal Walk or the Waterfront all offer great shopping possibilities. And to relax at any time of the day or evening, enjoy live music, art exhibitions, museums, plays and even opera, ballet or symphony concerts all year round.

The following web sites give extensive practical information about Cape Town:

www.kapstadt.de/livecam.htm [Webcam shots]

Discover Cape Town, the Sheraton Hotel and surrounding country with Google Earth

Google Earth is a FREE satellite photo program for Windows which lets you zoom right in from a view of the whole planet, often to as close as a single house just with a simple click of a mouse.

We have identified several landmarks in Cape Town. If you wish to install Google Earth on your PC, click here to download the program (about 13 Mb):

Download Google Earth here

Next, install the program on your PC and launch the application.

Save this file to your computer's desktop then double click on it. This will take you directly to Cape Town.

Alternatively, if your PC is not powerful enough or if you do not have enough computer resources, you can visit the following web pages which do not require you to download or install Google Earth:

Arabella Sheraton Hotel
Table Mountain
Holiday Inn
City Lodge Waterfront
Cape Town Fountains Hotel
Castle of Good Hope