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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This photograph was taken in Kommetjie by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Psuedoir.
This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ruaa Alomairi.
The winter months have seen a drop in temperature but entertainment is definitely heating up. There’s so much to see, do and explore in Cape Town this winter, from catching a show or local movie or exploring unknown parts of our city. It’s difficult to choose what to do in this cosmopolitan city of ours and with so few hours in a day, seeing them all in a short space of time poses a challenge. But if you need some ideas here are my top three activities that I will be doing this weekend.
Cape Town is set to host a wedding of royal proportions as Hollywood royalty are rumoured to be tying the knot here later this year. It’s still unconfirmed by the couple themselves but reports have surfaced that Academy Award winner Halle Berry and her fiancé, french actor Olivier Martinez, are set to wed in Cape Town later this year in a lavish ceremony.
International Museum Day takes place on Friday May 18, 2012 and the Mother City has a host of FREE fun and interactive activities lined up to mark the occasion.
Browse any tourism website and you will find that the same words are widely used: sustainable, projects, reality, authentic, real lives, genuine, crafts, meeting the locals, engagement, helping communities etc. We were intrigued, and wondered what this said about the rest of the destination – that it is fake?
It may not be a long weekend but there is plenty to discover and explore this weekend in the Mother City. Take in a show, get your hands dirty, be wrapped up in an aria or get down with the rocking sounds at Assembly.
National Geographic’s Andrew Evans, aka @WheresAndrew, continued his exploration of Cape Town this weekend making his way south to the Cape Point Nature Reserve.
National Geographic presenter, Digital Nomad Andrew Evans, who can be followed on @WheresAndrew, spent today getting to know more about Cape Town’s heritage and sampling more of its food.
This photograph was taken in Muizenberg beach by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member anni.b’s.
This year the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway will be switching off all the lights around Table Mountain, except for emergency lights, and the City of Cape Town will also be switching off the spot lights on Table Mountain and in its own buildings for one hour in support of Earth Hour 2012.