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Put the Mother City on the world’s Biggest, Baddest Bucket List

As locals, we already know that Cape Town, our inspirational hometown, should be at the top of every traveller’s bucket list. But what if you could win an all-expenses-paid, six-month trip to six continents – and US$50 000 on your return home, for proving it?

African legends to descend on the Mother City for Cape Town Carnival

It’s the stuff of legends … one magical night when locals and visitors come together to celebrate their vibrant diversity by marching to the beat of drums, wearing fantastical and colourful costumes, and enjoying world-class entertainment. The popular Cape Town Carnival, which has delighted spectators since 2010, will once again fill the Mother City’s Fan Walk with vivid colour and boisterous energy on Saturday 16 March, 2013.

Magical Madame Zingara’s Seaside Spectacular in Cape Town

A glimpse behind a magical velvet curtain, a whiff of sea breeze in the air and a feeling deep within your soul that anything is possible … this is what a night at the enchanting Madame Zingara’s Miracle Tour promises – and boy, does it deliver!

Dirty Dancing’s Baby is having the Time of Her Life in Cape Town

Nobody puts Baby in a corner – and there is no doubt that the beautiful Bryony Whitfield, who plays the iconic character in Dirty Dancing: the Classic Story on Stage at the Artscape Theatre, will ever find herself in that position in Cape Town.

Five things you didn’t know about the Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good Hope, a Cape Town landmark, is a prime example of a “star fort”. Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company, it’s the oldest existing colonial building in South Africa. Its position marks the original shoreline before years of land reclamation changed the Table Bay coastline.

Painting Cape Town with author Matthew Olckers

Painting Cape Town author Matthew Olckers talks to us about his passion for graffiti and why he loves Cape Town.

Fazielah’s top 3 weekend festive markets

By a show of likes, who of you, like me, have left your Christmas gift shopping to this weekend? No need to fret, my late fellow shoppers, because there are plenty of fabulous markets in festive Cape Town this weekend to ensure that everyone gets a little something from Santa:

12 amazing things to in Cape Town on 12/12/12

Mother City lovers, today is December 12, 2012…12/12/12, the last time our generation will ever experience a sequential date this century (the next one will be January 1, 2101!) Big deal, I hear you say… but in the spirit of keeping things fun (and in Cape Town, when are they not?), I‘ve put together a list of 12 amazing things to do in the Fairest Cape today:

Kirstenbosch Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts 2012/2013

Forget Rocking the Daisies in Darling…. This summer, Old Mutual will be rocking the fynbos at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden with its Summer Sunset Concerts, right here in Cape Town.

Tourist by night: An evening at the Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun Waterfront

It isn’t often that I get to be an honest-to-goodness tourist in my own city, much less spend the night at a four-star hotel, but the Food & Dreams Gourmet Evening at the Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun Waterfront on Friday September 14, 2012 gave me the opportunity to do just that.

Fazielah’s top three weekend picks in Cape Town for September 21 to 24, 2012

It’s Heritage Day weekend, lovely people, and whether you’re commemorating the day in true South African-style with a lekker braai, or taking part in cultural activities, one thing is for sure, Cape Town is ready to celebrate with you! Join me at the following events from September 21 to 24, and show your #LoveCapeTown spirit:

Tune into Heart 104.9FM for the #LoveCapeTown Day Competition

You have a lot of love for inspirational Cape Town ... Now, in association with Heart 104.9FM and our valued tourism partners, Cape Town Tourism is giving you the opportunity to show us just how much you love her by offering an unforgettable #LoveCapeTown Day to explore the Mother City like never before.

Fazielah’s Top 3 Weekend Picks in Cape Town for September 14 to 16, 2012

Your countdown to a fabulous weekend in the gorgeous Mother City starts now! Gear up, Cape Town lovers, for 48 hours of rhythmic music, scrumptious food and delicious beer with the following must-attend events:

Celebrate spring with the V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront, Cape Town’s premier harbour-side shopping destination, is welcoming spring with a series of refreshing experiences and activities from September to November 2012.

Fazielah’s Top 3 Weekend Picks for September 7 to 9, 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:

Santa’s Story opens at the Fugard Theatre

There is no sweeter or more poignant way to pay tribute to your mother than portraying her on stage in a musical about her life. This is what opera singer Aviva Pelham does with moving aplomb in the hauntingly beautiful production Santa’s Story, which opened at The Fugard Theatre in District Six on Thursday August 30, 2012.

Fazielah’s top three weekend picks for August 31 to September 2, 2012

Let’s get the countdown started for the weekend and the end of the chilly season with the following events in Cape Town:

Masque Theatre brings drama to Muizenberg

The marvellous Masque Theatre has been bringing drama and the arts to the magical shores of Muizenberg for more than 50 years but what exactly inspired the creation of this theatrical venue?

Fazielah’s top three weekend picks for August 24 to 26, 2012

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:

Cabaret the musical opens at new-look Theatre on the Bay

The Theatre on the Bay in Camps Bay revealed its new look, made all the more alluring with the opening of its latest offering, Kickstart’s production of Cabaret, on Sunday August 19, 2012.

Fazielah’s Top 3 Weekend Picks for August 17 to 19, 2012

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:

Cape Town market browsing under cover

Everything I love about winter, including the familiar comforts of Sunday lunch at mom’s and an earnest raid through grandmother’s closet, I can find while browsing through the indoor markets of Cape Town. A marriage of home-made goodness and an admirable sense of entrepreneurship and initiative await you at the Cape Town markets, which offer some of the best local produce, lovingly wrapped in a charming shopping experience.

Fazielah’s top three weekend picks for August 10 to 12, 2012 in Cape Town

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:

Women’s Month 2012 celebrations in Cape Town

August 9 is a celebration of womanhood and a commemoration of the women who marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on August 9, 1956, to protest against the pass laws so that our generation can enjoy the multitude of rights we now have. Whether you’re flying in for a long weekend to enjoy the Mother City’s sights, treating yourself and your girlfriends to a well-deserved spa treatment or indulging in afternoon tea, Cape Town is the place to celebrate Women’s Day this August.

Tart Designer Cari Stephenson Inspired by Cape Town for Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week

Bright neon colours, pleats and pastels are the undisputed themes for spring/summer 2012, as evidenced by the jaw-droppingly beautiful outfits at the 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from July 25 to 28, 2012.

Germandt Geldenhuys’ top three weekend picks

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.

Sample the Cape’s flavours at V&A Waterfront’s restaurant challenge

Twenty-five restaurants, hundreds of fusion dishes and a challenge to be named the Master of the Trade Routes… this is the V&A Waterfront’s winter culinary offering. Running until August 31, this gourmet contest sees chefs from participating restaurants OYO, Signal, Quay 4, Hildebrand, The Grand and more preparing warm, rich dishes in an all-out battle to be the ultimate trade routes master. The challenge, inspired by the Mother City’s culinary roots, pays homage to the Dutch, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Malay, French and British cooking influences of our past.

Fazielah’s top weekend picks in Cape Town

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:

Discover the history of Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront with Oom Willem Steenkamp

The V&A Hotel was a mail warehouse, the Breakwater Lodge was a prison and the Hildebrand Restaurant was the Port Master’s offices… sound like fiction? Well, it’s true and you can learn about that, and more, during the V&A Waterfront’s historical tour.

Fazielah’s top weekend picks in Cape Town

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:
 
 

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