Bianca ColemanThe Belmond Mount Nelson, affectionately known as ‘the Nellie’, or ‘the Pink Lady’ – the distinctive rosy hue was mixed specially for the hotel in the 1920s – has a fascinating history which dates back to when it was opened in March 1899.
Kelly Lodewyks & Rob PetersThe Mother City has shrugged off her winter coat and slipped into something a little sleeker as the summer months settle in. Get ready to kick off your shoes, sink your toes into the warm sands of the most beautiful city on earth and knock back a cocktail or two as we present your ultimate summer guide to Cape Town! It’s where to go and what to do this summer in the Mother City.
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The chilly season might be upon us but things are only getting hotter in Cape Town, the inspirational Mother City. So throw aside the bedcovers, stop staring at your boring four walls, and come and experience 48 unforgettable hours in our bustling hometown, with our #LoveCapeTown City Breaks.
This image of the Cape Town Stadium, as seen from the Metropolitan Golf Club, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Graham Bartholomew, aka graham_bart.
This stunning image of surfers at Blouberg beach was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Natalie Shuttleworth, aka snapclicktripod.
Ask any rugby-mad South African where the home of rugby is, and they will tell you it’s Newlands Stadium. It was at this venue in the leafy Cape Town suburb of the same name that the 1995 Rugby World Cup kicked off, a tournament which South Africa went on to win.
This image of young surf lifesavers taking part in a relay race at Bloubergstrand was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Steve Roetz.
White men can’t jump? With all the wind power in Cape Town, ALL men can! In Big Bay, when the wind starts howling, the surf starts calling! After all, life really only starts at 20 knots.
This dramatic panorama, of a view of the Athlone stadium and Table Mountain in the background, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Bruce aka smee.bruce.
It is that time of year again – the clock is winding down to the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour on Sunday 10 March, 2013, and the kilometres are adding up on our bike and trailer. After negotiations with the organisers, the rules were altered and Damian Gower, my 14-year-old son who is quadriplegic, will be able to participate – towed in a trailer attached to my bike. We will be riding in support of the Chaeli Campaign, to raise funds and awareness.
This image of paddle skier taking on some great waves at Muizenberg beach was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Craig Wilson, aka creative666.
This photo of windsurfers catching a wave at Sunset beach, Table Bay was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ian Barbour, aka barbourians.
This photograph of the Cape Town Stadium from an unusual angle and behind trees was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member mikkelz.
This picture of two Cape Town fans cheering on Bafana Bafana was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Lance Peters, aka FreeLANCEr Productions.
This photograph of a surfer was taken at Long Beach, near Kommetjie, by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Chris Preen.
As the sun sets over Llandudno, a surfer gets ready to take advantage of the surf before dark.
What better way to end a perfect summer’s day than with a twilight surf?
Kitesurfing is one of the Mother City’s most popular water sports.
Often referred to as “the Eden of the Cape”, the town of Ceres is world famous for its exceptional deciduous fruit production. Fruit tours present a great way to appreciate the journey from tree to table, while sampling fresh fruit along the way.
There’s no doubt that one of the nicest activities to indulge in is a good hike, and what better place to walking up a mountain, through great fynbos or along the coast than Cape Town?
What’s not to love? Big Bay is a gorgeous stretch of surf along Cape Town’s north coast (sandwiched between Melkbosstrand and Blouberg’s Kite Beach). It delivers daily side shore winds that are near perfect for launch, topped with incredible views of Table Mountain.
Cape Town Stadium has certainly seen a lot of action and excitement over the last few years, especially in the sporting arena. On January 8, 2013, Cape Town Stadium will see Bafana Bafana take on Norway – an awesome way to see in the new year, if you ask us.
As the days get longer and warmer, what could be better than sipping a refreshing drink at one of Cape Town’s top rooftop bars? Check out our top five.
Today’s 42km Cape Town Marathon was won by Zimbabwean Gilbert Mutandiro in a time of 2:19:16. Second place went to Lungile Gongqa (2:19:23) and Mike Fokoroni finished third in a time of 2:21:04.
The Cape Town Marathon will take place on Sunday, September 23, 2012, following a route fittingly designed to celebrate the Mother City’s rich, natural and cultural heritage.
Cape Town has done it again, scooping Top prize in Travel + Leisure’s annual online poll of best destinations and establishments in the world. Cape Town was awarded the the accolade of the World’s Top City in Africa and the Middle East in the 2012 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards as well as being ranked fourth overall in Top 10 Cities list. Additionally, Cape Town’s The One&Only Hotel was ranked as the Top Hotel in Africa & Middle East.
While the onset of winter this past week has made many of us head for the duvet and television remote, the weekend is here and it’s time to head out and have a little fun. Cape Town knows how to warm up in winter and, with an array of events to choose from this weekend, June 8 to 10, I’m sure I’ll see many of you donning your glad rags and getting out and about.
The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon was held in Cape Town on April 7. See some photos of the event, taken by Deon Gurling.
Thousands of people braved the rain in Cape Town to watch Stephen Muzhingi of Zimbabwe win the 2012 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. This was Muzhingi’s second title and many now predict that he will also win the Comrades Marathon in a few months. Elena Nurgalieva of Russia was the first woman home, claiming her fourth Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon title. Her twin sister, Oleysa, did not compete this year, but second place was still claimed by a Russian, in the form of Natalia Volgina.