FeaturedThe Cape Town Cycle Tour announced on Wednesday that the route would be dramatically cut as a result of the fires raging across the Southern Peninsula. Cycle Tour Director David Bellair said that the decision had not been taken lightly and that it was done so with the safety of the race’s participants in mind.
Maxwell RaniMost people know of Long Street and its sleepless nights, the lovely scenery of Camps bay and its wonderful restaurants, but have you ever felt like a tourist in your own city? I did when I was recently invited to Jonkershoek Nature Reserve in Stellenbosch.
FeaturedThe wildfires in Cape Town continue to rage with firefighters working around the clock to put them out. The fire began above Boyes Drive on Sunday morning and has spread to Muizenberg, Hout Bay and Noordhoek. Here are some ways you can help these brave men and women as they battle tirelessly against the blaze.
FeaturedWhen it comes to wine routes in and around Cape Town, we are spoilt for choice. There are so many right on our doorstop. Admittedly, an area that often gets overlooked in favour of the more popular ones is Paarl. And to give everyone a taste of what the Paarl farms offer, there’s the Ommiberg Festival happening this Saturday. Here’s what you can expect from all the various farms.
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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.
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:
Top travel website Tripadvisor has released its list of favourite restaurants in Cape Town and it’s a doozie. Profiling 25 of the best establishments in the Mother City, comments range from decor, atmosphere, service and of course the food.
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.
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.
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.
This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member MySkyGarden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2012 J&B Met at Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday attracted an array of fashion fundis and creative outfits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour is one of the most scenic road races in the world.
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.