Wine, Whales and Music: The 13th Annual Cape Town Jazz Festival 2012 in South Africa

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Plan a trip to the southern hemisphere and get your tickets for the 13th Annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival. The Jazz festival is on March 30-31, 2012 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

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The festival is featuring multi Grammy award winner and back-to-back platinum selling vocalist James Ingram; best known for hits like: Yah Mo Be There, Baby Come To Me and How Do You Keep the Music Playing.James Ingram

Patti Austin

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Returning to the festival is award winning sensation and internationally renowned jazz saxophonist Dave Koz  with special guest Patti Austin performing with accomplished drummer Dave Weckl.

This part of South Africa has a vibrant wine industry. The wines of the Western Cape range from Rhone-style red wines to aromatic Sauvignon Blancs. The Cape Winelands and their cultural landscape were added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on June 24, 2004 in the Cultural category.

The Cape Winelands are the largest wine-producing region in South Africa with six main wine routes: Constantia, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Robertson and Wellington. These are popular destinations for sightseeing and wine tasting.

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In Cape Town, take a trip on the Hop-On Hop-Off Sight-Seeing Busto see the city. Cape Town has beautiful architecture and fabulous beaches. Check out the Victoria and Albert Waterfront with plenty of shops and restaurants.

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Cape Town

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Surfing is very popular and so is Whale watchingSouthern Right Whales and Humpback Whales are seen off the coast during the breeding season from August to November.

Bryde's Whale

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Bryde’s Whales and the Killer Whales can be seen any time of the year.  Heaviside’s dolphins can be seen from the coast north of Cape Town and Dusky dolphins live along the same coast and can occasionally be seen from the ferry to Robben Island.

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For more information about the Jazz Festival visit:

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @

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