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#LoveCapeTown City Breaks: what to do in Cape Town in 48 hours

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.

Golf course vista – Flickr pic of the day

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.

Surfers’ spot – Flickr pic of the day

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.

Top 5 things you didn’t know about the Newlands rugby stadium

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.

Surf’s up – Flickr pic of the day

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.

Kiteboarding in Cape Town

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.

An Athlone panorama – Flickr pic of the day

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.

The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2013: preparing for a ride less ordinary

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.

Paddle ski action – Flickr pic of the day

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.

Windsurfer’s delight – Flickr pic of the day

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.

Cape Town Stadium – Flickr pic of the day

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.

Good luck, Bafana Bafana! – Flickr pic of the day

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.

Riding the waves at Long Beach – Flickr pic of the Day

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.

Hiking up Table Mountain – Flickr pic of the day

Spectacular views from Table Mountain.

Late afternoon surf at Llandudno – Flickr pic of the day

As the sun sets over Llandudno, a surfer gets ready to take advantage of the surf before dark.

A surfer and a sunset – Flickr pic of the day

What better way to end a perfect summer’s day than with a twilight surf?

Kitesurfing at sunset – Flickr pic of the day

Kitesurfing is one of the Mother City’s most popular water sports.

Visit Ceres – the ‘Eden of the Cape’

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.

Sunset in Muizenberg – Flickr pic of the day

A hazy, golden sunset of Muizenberg Beach.

The best hiking routes in Cape Town

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?

Kiteboarding Big Bay’s windy strip – Charlie Browners love it

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.

Bafana Bafana to challenge Norway at Cape Town Stadium

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.

Claudia’s top five rooftop bars in Cape Town

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.

Stopping for a chat – Flickr pic of the day

A casual encounter on the quaint streets of Kalk Bay.

Cape Town Marathon 2012 results: Zimbabwean runners grab the glory

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.

2012 Cape Town Marathon: Road closure information

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 awarded Top City in Africa and the Middle East prize

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.

My top three weekend picks in Cape Town

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.

Two Oceans 2012 photos

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon was held in Cape Town on April 7. See some photos of the event, taken by Deon Gurling.

Two Oceans Marathon 2012 results: Stephen Muzhingi wins again

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.