Rob PetersIf you’re coming to Cape Town this summer and are not quite sure what to expect, we have a handy guide to help you enjoy your holiday without any snags, hitches or hiccups. From getting around the Mother City to predicting the weather, we want you to leave wanting to come back for more.
Featured“We will need your left shoe please sir, we can’t have you running off with our glass…” And with that begins my Kwak Beer Experience at Den Anker at the V&A Waterfront. The relinquishing of my left shoe dates back to a tradition which began in 19th Century Belgium. If I want to drink the beer, I need to forfeit my left shoe… for a time at least. The tradition started because the glasses were extremely expensive and difficult to replace at the time. It sparked a Belgian custom in which the barman kept the left shoe of patrons until the glass had been returned.
Rob PetersSummer in Cape Town is a thing of beauty. Locals and visitors spill out onto the beaches and into the bars. But summer in the city is also about the markets as the Mother City’s inhabitants take advantage of the longer days and the sultry evenings to stroll through stalls as they browse everything from curios and clothes, while indulging in delectable food and drinks. Here are 8 markets you need to visit in the city this summer.
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Wine lovers in Johannesburg were delighted by the viticultural information provided by Cape Town Tourism at the TOPS Soweto Wine Festival 2012, held at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus from September 6 to 8, 2012. groot
It’s a brand spanking new week in Cape Town and boy, am I ready to take it on! Join me at the following events and activities in the Mother City from September 10 to 13, 2012:
Let’s say good riddance to the end of the working week and HELLO to the fabulous weekend in Cape Town, shall we? Join me at the following re-energizing events and activities from September 7 to 9, 2012 and discover why the Mother City is such an inspirational place to live and play in:
Cape Town lovers, welcome to the first week of spring! Typical of the lovely Mother City, she has a fresh, new line-up of revitalising activities to get you in the mood for the new season. Join me at the following events this week to discover that the deeper you go into Cape Town, the more beautiful she gets:
Why should winter have us all indoors, feeling bored and gloomy when we have so much to experience in the Mother City? Here are just a few of the things I love doing during winter:
Let’s get the countdown started for the weekend and the end of the chilly season with the following events in Cape Town:
We’re hurtling towards the end of August but there is still plenty to see and do in Cape Town. Join me at the following events from August 27 to 30, 2012 and discover why Cape Town warms up in winter:
It’s the weekend, Cape Town fans! Let’s celebrate a few days of non-stop fun in the Mother City with the following events:
Happy Monday, Cape Town fans! There are so many fabulous things taking place in the Mother City this week, we won’t have time to mourn the passing of the all-too-fleeting weekend.
Brrrr, we‘ve had a chilly week in Cape Town, haven’t we? No need to fret, though, because the Mother City is getting her heat on this weekend with the following hot events from August 17 to 19,2012:
It’s a new week in Cape Town and there is plenty to see and do! Join me at the following events and activities from August 13 to 16, 2012, to discover that the deeper you go into Cape Town, the more beautiful she gets:
If, like me, you’re the sucker who came back to work the day after a public holiday and you need inspiration for the weekend, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Join me at the following events and activities from August 10 to 12, 2012 and discover why the party never stops in Cape Town:
Yes, sadly, it’s Monday… on the bright side, though, it’s Women’s Day on Thursday so it’s a short working week in the Mother City! Join me at the following events and activities from August 6 to 9, and discover why Cape Town warms up in winter…
Things just keep heating up in Cape Town, regardless of the weather, so why not join me at the following events and attractions in the Mother City, from July 30 to August 2, 2012?
If you thought the past weekend was thrilling with the Manchester United vs. Ajax Cape Town match, wait until you see what the coming week, July 23 to 26, 2012, has in store for you.
It’s the match of the year and it’s coming to the Mother City! Don’t miss the Manchester United vs Ajax Cape Town friendly soccer match at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, July 21, 2012. Before you paint your face red and white and head out to Green Point, be sure to heed the following road closures and transport options of this not-to-be-missed match:
Join me in celebrating another week in Cape Town with the following events, from July 16 to 19, 2012:
With so much to do here in the Mother City, it’s often hard to choose one event or attraction over the other, but here is a list of Germandt Geldenhuys’ top pick of things to do this weekend, July 13 to 15, 2012, in Cape Town.
If the cold weather has kept you indoors and given you chills down your spine all weekend, you simply must join me at the following events from July 9 to 12, for some warm winter fun this week:
Let the countdown to a fabulous weekend in the cool Mother City begin! Join me at the following events from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 July, 2012 and discover why Cape Town warms up in winter:
Let’s have a moment of silence for the dearly departed weekend… Now, cast off those blues and join me at the following events from July 2 to 5, 2012, and discover why Cape Town warms up in winter:
Between the cold weather, a financial course and long meetings, I have had a pretty tough week … which is why I can’t wait for my weekend entertainment. Join me at the following events and activities from June 29 to July 1, 2012 and discover why Cape Town warms up in winter:
My weekend was fabulous (when you live in Cape Town, isn’t it always?) but I’m looking forward to a week of entertainment, comfort food and spending time with my loved ones. Throw back the bedcovers and join me at the following warm winter events in the Mother City from June 25 to 28, 2012:
I’ll bet you’re as fed-up with battling the sniffles and staying indoors this chilly season as I am, so why not join me at the following events and places from June 18 to 21, and discover why Cape Town warms up in winter?
Picking only three top weekend things to do in Cape Town is difficult because we are so spoilt for choice in this beautiful city, which I am proud to call my home. If it has to be three, though, you can’t go wrong with…
CEO of the beloved Cape Town attraction, City Sightseeing Cape Town, Claus Tworeck shares his top five unexpected city sights with us and explains why he loves Cape Town.
Table Mountain Café is the go-to culinary stop after admiring the awe-inspiring views from the top of our New7Wonder of Nature, Table Mountain, but have you ever given a thought to who creates the delicious meals? I sat down with Harry Schmidt, master chef at Table Mountain Café and found out how he and his team manage to prepare mouth-watering meals and transport the delicious goods to the top of the mountain every day.
The West Coast, which stretches from Blaauwberg to Namaqualand, consists of 44 small towns and everything from lagoons to bird sanctuaries, and kayaking to whale watching. There’s so much more to this part of the Cape than meets the eye.
Thousands of participants and spectators are set to descend on picturesque Cape Town for the 2012 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon this Easter weekend, April 6 and 7, 2012. Known as “the world’s most beautiful marathon”, this year’s event will take runners on a scenic tour of the Peninsula, with the Half Marathon set in the Southern Suburbs and the Ultra Marathon along the Chapman’s Peak Route.
This year, Cape Town Tourism and our partners are giving you the opportunity to win an all expenses paid inspirational trip for two to the Mother City, including flights, accommodation, car rental and city experiences, as well as entries into the world’s most beautiful marathon, the 2013 Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Half or Full Marathon.