29 November 2012 by Roy Barford

Take a virtual trip to Cape Town

If you’re thinking about visiting Cape Town and want to get an idea of what you’ll experience, you can take a virtual trip by sending your Facebook profile to the Mother City.

Your Facebook profile could be in Cape Town

Cape Town Tourism launched its My Cape Town Holiday campaign so that explorers around the world can get a feel for what the Mother City has to offer through point-of-view photos and videos of the locations and activities they can experience in person at a later stage.

I must state upfront that I am professionally involved with this campaign. I have, however, recommended it to personal contacts abroad who I’m trying to convince to come visit the city I'm so proud of.

The idea is that you send your Facebook profile to Cape Town for five days, and during that time you receive updates about what it is up to.

To start your profile’s holiday, you visit www.mycapetownholiday.com and select your profile’s interests, which will determine its itinerary. Whenever your profile completes an activity, you receive a notification and are able to watch a video, see some photos or read some copy. An interactive map allows you to discover more information about the places your profile visits and the activities it enjoys.

One participant, Rhiana C Robins, posted on Facebook: 'This is a really cool contest!! I'm actually already going to Cape Town in two weeks and it's giving me tonnes of ideas :)'

Cape Town was recently named Favourite Worldwide City in the Telegraph Travel Awards, while last year it was the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Best Destination.

By sending your profile to Cape Town you will be entered into the My Cape Town Holiday competition, in which you stand a chance to win an all-inclusive trip to the city for you and a partner. If this interests you, enter before December 31.

Cape Town was recently named Favourite Worldwide City in the Telegraph Travel Awards, while last year it was the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Best Destination.

Some of the must-see attractions include Table Mountain (one of the New7Wonders of Nature); Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for nearly two decades); Cape Point (the most south-westerly tip of Africa); and the city's eight Blue Flag beaches (if you’re visiting in summer – November to April).

Category: Attractions


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