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Fazielah’s top 3 weekday picks in Cape Town

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:

Fazielah’s top 3 weekday picks in Cape Town

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?

Lucy Tops’ top 3 weekend picks in Cape Town

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…

Claus’ top five unexpected sights: Interview with City Sightseeing CEO Claus Tworeck

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.

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.

Cooking on top of a wonder of nature: Interview with Table Mountain’s Chef Harry Schmidt

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.

Nature meets sports – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member MySkyGarden.

My Wild West Coast Adventure

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.

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.

Road Closures for 2012 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

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.

A very rocking adventure with team Cape Town Tourism

Cape Town Tourism’s team is passionate, fun and lives the brand! Recently, team members attended a half-day, adrenalin-pumping adventure experience with Blue Rock Cable Water Ski.

Win an Inspirational 2013 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon trip to Cape Town!

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.

Cape Town – A city of sport

Most of us need no convincing that Cape Town is a distinguished tourist haven but, to top that accolade, it’s also fast becoming renowned as a city of sport, playing host to world-class sporting events. As we speak, many local and international sportsmen and woman are gearing up and putting in their final training hours to participate in some major events on the Cape Town sporting calendar.

Sporty Cape Town – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Some may call it “slaapstad” (sleepy city) but Cape Town has an active community, conscious of its health and wellness. Our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Chris Hitchcock shares his views with us.

J&B Met photos: Fashion at its finest

The 2012 J&B Met at Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday attracted an array of fashion fundis and creative outfits.

J&B Met 2012 challenging convention through fashion

As thousands descend on Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday January 28 for the largest annual outdoor social event in Cape Town, some will be looking at more than just the racehorses. In this instance the show ponies on display will be the fashionistas.

Cape Town summer sea adventures

Beach and water activities are naturally the order of the day in Cape Town during the balmy summer months. Here are a few adrenaline-pumping ideas for your next visit.

A day at the beach with Roxy Louw and Heinrich Rohwer

Riding the monstrous waves at Cape Town’s seven blue flag beaches and enjoying the vibrant city nightlife are all in a day’s work for local champion surfers Roxy Louw and Heinrich Rohwer. They shared their perfect surfing spots and water safety tips with us.

Flying over the Mother City – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

My first flying instructor once told me, “You are privileged to be able to fly, and doubly privileged to be able to fly in Cape Town!” As with most of his teachings this statement continues to ring true.

My Cape Town Ambassador: Christi Wiehann

Born and raised in Parow, Christi Wiehann has been skating since 1994 and making a successful career in skateboarding for the past four years. Ranked the number one skateboarder in South Africa, Christi competes across the world but admits there is no better place to “live the dream” than in the Mother City.

Two Oceans Marathon Results 2011: George Ntshiliza triumphs

The 2011 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon was won by George Ntshiliza from the Eastern Cape, who completed the 56km race in 03:08. Second place went to Motlhokoa Nkabutlane (Lesotho), while Tsokang Maine (Lesotho) finished third to complete the world’s most beautiful marathon podium. The women’s event was won by Oleysa Nurgalieva (Russia), with her twin sister Elena, in second place and Mamorollo Tjoka (Lesotho) claiming third prize.

Two Oceans Marathon 2011: Runners and road closures

The 2011 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon takes place in Cape Town on Saturday, starting from Main Road in Newlands at 06h25. The 56km ultra marathon and the 21km half-marathon both end at University of Cape Town, which like Newlands, is in the Southern Suburbs.

Enjoying Cape Town scenery at the 2011 Cape Argus Cycle Tour

The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour is one of the most scenic road races in the world.

Cape Argus Cycle Tour 2011 action photos

The 2011 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour was held in Cape Town today. Have a look at the photographs below and then read our blog about the race winner.

Cape Argus Cycle Tour 2011: Cycling enthusiasts flock to Cape Town

Photo courtesy ClareC79 Thousands of cycling enthusiasts from around the world converged on Cape Town today for the Pick n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour, the world’s largest individually-timed road race. This year’s event was won by Tyler Day, while his teammate and defending champion, Malcolm Lange, finished second in his final professional race.

Cape Argus 2011 results: Tyler Day edges Malcolm Lange

Tyler Day is the winner of the 2011 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, pipping his Team Bonitas partner, last year’s winner Malcolm Lange, at the post. Herman Fouche of DCM finished third. Day, 21, crossed the line in 2:32:10 to claim his first Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour title. The 2011 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour women’s race was won by Chrise Taylor of Team USN, in a time of 2:49:45. Second was Ashleigh Moolman Pasio of Nashua Toyota and third was Catherine Williamson of Team Bizhub. Thousands of spectators screamed wildly at the finish line in the Cape Town suburb of Green Point, as a large bunch of cyclists gave their all in an exiting conclusion to the 109km challenge. The elite riders departed Adderley Street in Cape Town at 06h15 and pedaled rapidly to Cape Point and back around Chapman’s Peak, passing superbly scenic locations like Llandudno, Camps Bay and Clifton on their way to the finish.

J&B Met 2011 race photographs

The main race of the 2011 J&B Met got some 50 000 hearts racing at Kenilworth Racecourse as the thoroughbreds and jockeys battled it out for the R2.5 million prize money. The race was won by Past Master, and outside favourite with odds of 16/1. The favourite, Mother Russia, came in second, while Run For It claimed third place.

J&B Met 2011 fashion: Get your larger than life outfit

Those attending the J&B Met at Cape Town’s Kenilworth Racecourse on January 29 are running out of time to prepare their outfits. The theme this year is “larger than life”, allowing for broad interpretation. The J&B Met is arguably the biggest fashion event in South Africa, with more than 50 000 people dressing up to the max for the prestigious horse race. Cape Town boasts a large range of boutique fashion stores specialising in exclusive outfits for events such as the J&B Met…

Cape to Rio connections

Photo by Skye Grove The links between South Africa and Brazil can be drawn back a long way.  The seas that supposedly divide these two countries in some sense unite them. Both ancient ships and hi-tech yachts have charted their course along these ocean lines. Pedro Cabral, the 15th century Portuguese explorer, was on his way to the Cape of Storms (named so by Bartolomeu Dias, another Portuguese explorer of the age, and one of Cabral’s contemporaries) when he landed on the coast of Brazil.