Rob PetersThe Titanic has always held me in its thrall. The ill-fated voyage of the most famous ship in history is a story that you could not make up – complete with villains, heroes and ultimately tragedy. So when the Titanic Expo sailed into Cape Town this month, I was first in line to snap up a ticket.
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.
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Township tours are a great way to explore the city’s vibrant informal settlements and interact with local residents. With anything from a rundown of the history of the area, city and country, to tasting home-cooked meals, visitors will return home with a broader knowledge of the city and its inhabitants, having experienced a lesser-known side of Cape Town.
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.
This image of the spectacular view from Rhodes Memorial on Devil’s Peak, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Bruce, aka smee.bruce.
This beautiful image of a stained-glass mermaid at the V&A Waterfront was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Anna Phillips.
Cape Town has long been renowned for its beautiful winelands and award-winning wines. But more recently, beer and spirits have become a part of its quaff culture.
On Friday 15 March 2013 Cape Town Tourism’s Tourism Services team made their way down to Cape Town Station to experience the public arts festival, Infecting the City. The event is held annually in public spaces across the city centre, and is free and accessible to the public.
The rich diversity of Cape Town’s natural and cultural heritage is part of the city’s appeal. For those on limited holiday time, here are some top heritage sites to take in…
This image of the V&A Waterfront and Elliot, the famous ‘crate fan’, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Mel de K, aka meeeeeeeeeel.
From retail to events and from fashion to food, the pop-up trend is sweeping the globe. Cape Town, too, offers its share of fabulous foodies who roam the town, delighting us with their gourmet street food.
This image of a giant praying mantis at the 2013 Cape Town Carnival, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ajay, aka AJAY B2010.
Cape Town International Airport has been rated the Best Airport in Africa for the third year in a row by the Airports Council International. It is also one of five airports in the world (for 2012) nominated for inclusion on the Director General’s Roll of Excellence.
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then gold is her bosom buddy and platinum her soulmate. These are the lasting relationships that await the jewellery lover in Cape Town.
On hot days it’s a sanctuary, in winter it’s an inspiration. A cultural treasure, the South African National Gallery is in the heart of Cape Town’s green Company’s Garden, a squirrel scampering path and goldfish pond away from the Iziko South African Museum.
Tweede Nuwe Jaar (Second New Year) celebrations in the Mother City – a vibrant explosion of sound and colour.
Shoppers making their selection at the Cape Town Summer Street Market held in the Company’s Gardens in December.
Playing popular tunes, Cape minstrel troupe after troupe walk down Darling Street in the Cape Town city centre to welcome in the new year, revelling in the perfect Cape summer weather. The Minstrel Carnival is one of the most popular events on the calendar and is watched by thousands of people every year. It's also called Tweede Nuwe Jaar, which means "Second New Year" in Afrikaans, because it traditionally takes place on January 2.
We can finally say it; hipsters have changed the world. They might not know it, or even care, but these counter-culture kids helped steer a global movement – one that lauds responsible consumerism – to far beyond what was once, a fad.
Imagine it’s January 1, 2013. You’ve had a hectic week on holiday in Cape Town – exploring the winelands , shopping at the V&A Waterfront, wining and dining in Camps Bay and catching all the sights and sounds of the city on the City Sightseeing Bus.
Talented singers entertain shoppers and passersby at the V&A Waterfront.
Gorgeous sun-drenched view of the V&A Waterfront with Table Mountain and its trademark “table cloth” as a backdrop.
The 2012 Loerie Awards Chairman’s Party was held at Jade Lounge in Greenpoint last night. See photos of the event…
As judging for the 2012 Loerie Awards came to a close, the Egg Films Judges’ Wrap Party was held at the Cullinan Hotel in Cape Town last night.
South Africans will celebrate a long weekend this weekend with Heritage Day taking place on Monday September 24, 2012, and Capetonians are ready to celebrate the day, and their heritage, with vigour. So excited are locals that Heritage Week celebrations, hosted by the City of Cape Town and various partners, have already been taking place all over the city as part of the in_herit Festival.
The giant Wheel of excellence is a first for Cape Town and South Africa and is a unique way to savour panoramic bird’s-eye views of Cape Town, Paarl, Table Mountain and Robben Island. The V&A Waterfront is hosting with a series of refreshing experiences and activities from September to November 30, 2012 as part of its Spring campaign.
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.
This photograph of was taken at the V&A Waterfront by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Paul Bruins.
Cape Town is one of the world’s most creative cities, boasting a variety of artwork. The city has been chosen as the 2014 World Design Capital and regularly hosts international creative events.
This weekend Cape Town has a variety of magical, creative and fascinating events lined up especially for you. Your weekend weather forecast as predicted by the South African Weather Service: Friday: Maximum temperature of 23°C, clear skies, no chance of rain Saturday: Maximum temperature of 21°C, partly cloudy skies, 6% chance of rain Sunday: Maximum temperature of 19°C, cloudy skies, 14% chance of rain