Bianca ColemanPicture the scene – a softly lit wine cellar full of barrels, a hound sleeping on the floor, a table set with glasses and a huge platter of bread, olives, olive tapenade, olive oil, cheese, salami, mixed nuts, biltong and droëwors, bottles of some of the finest wines in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, and a tasting led by the wine-maker Peter Finlayson.
Rob Peters and Kelly LodewyksSo you’re looking for a night out are you? A couple of drinks you say? Maybe you want to cut loose on the dance floor, but aren’t sure where to go? Our handy list of 50 of the most popular clubs and bars in the Mother City will help you on your way then! Enjoy!
Bianca ColemanIt’s interesting to note how popular townships tours have become with visitors to our country who are searching for personal and authentic encounters with our citizens. A walking tour of Kayamandi in Stellenbosch does exactly that.
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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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
If laughter is the best medicine to cure ailments, then Cape Town’s Vodacom Funny Festival is the finest dispensary in the country when it comes to dishing out medicinal humour. I spent an evening at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch where the festival is underway, and after three hours of being entertained by six comedic acts I walked away with an ache in my side and a smile on my face.
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…
She’s the life and soul of the Cape Town Tourism office, the charismatic colleague who brings a touch of drama to the mundane workday and now industry services supervisor Coleen van Staden is taking her panache to the Masque Theatre stage in Muizenberg.
Music, markets, soccer and comedy… what more could you want during your fabulous weekend in Cape Town?
Become a wine connoisseur in the township, feast on a world of gourmet delights in the city centre and gather unforgettable treasures in the Winelands this weekend.
This weekend in your inspirational Cape Town, shop along the coast, reconnect with your musical roots and enjoy a scenic harbour tour.
This weekend in Cape Town, spoil the mother in your life, indulge your inner bookworm and be entertained with a feast of events.
The special woman in your life deserves to be treated like the queen that she is and in Cape Town, the Mother City, there are plenty of ways to show your mom how much she means to you.
This long weekend, celebrate your freedom with a variety of wonderful events in Cape Town. Your weekend weather forecast as predicted by the South African Weather Service: Friday: Maximum temperature of 19°C, partly cloudy skies, no chance of rain Saturday: Maximum temperature of 22°C, cloudy skies, no chance of rain Sunday: Maximum temperature of 22°C, partly cloudy skies, 30% chance of rain
This April, you could be the lucky winner of a luxurious V&A Waterfront experience courtesy of Cape Town Tourism. From Monday, April 23 to Wednesday, April 25, 2012, we have a fantastic shopping, activity and gourmet package worth R870 to give away!
Doodsnikke, the Afrikaans adaptation of acclaimed actor and writer Sam Shepard’s 1978 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Buried Child, is currently showing at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch. This production, starring local theatre legends Gys de Villiers, Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Oscar Petersen and Ivan Abrahams, and rising talents Albert Pretorius, Travis Snyders and Thenjiwe Stemela, will run until 5 May 5,2012.
Gourmet, music, comedy and film ... whatever tickles your fancy, you’ll find it all in Cape Town this weekend.
This weekend, practise your sexy dance moves in the city centre, enjoy jazz along the beach front and browse through markets in the Southern Suburbs. Your weekend weather forecast as predicted by the South African Weather Service: Friday: Maximum temperature of 35°C, partly cloudy skies, no chance of rain Saturday: Maximum temperature of 20°C, clear skies, no chance of rain Sunday: Maximum temperature of 17°C, partly cloudy skies, 30% chance of rain
It’s the Easter weekend, baby! Get a sweet taste of Cape Town at these fun-filled events. Your Easter weekend weather forecast as predicted by the South African Weather Service: Friday: Maximum temperature of 25°C, clear skies, no chance of rain Saturday: Maximum temperature of 17°C, cloudy skies, 46% chance of rain Sunday: Maximum temperature of 15°C, cloudy skies, 21% chance of rain
Music is the way of life this weekend in Cape Town. Your weekend weather forecasts, as predicted by South African Weather Services: Friday: Maximum temperature of 17°C, partly cloudy skies, 44% chance of rain Saturday: Maximum temperature of 18°C, clear skies, 2% chance of rain Sunday: Maximum temperature of 19°C, clear skies, no chance of rain
Cape Town’s Fanwalk was awash with vibrant colour as the third annual Cape Town Carnival exploded on Saturday March 24, 2012. More than 100 000 spectators descended onto the Fanwalk in Green Point to witness a spectacle that boasted no less than 11 pods for its Cape to Cairo theme.
Can you hear the rhythm of Afro-centric music playing through the streets of the Cape Town? Can you feel the pulsating beats of the drums through the city? Are you ready to be dazzled by the costumes and floats on display in the most urban of settings? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you know it is time for the Cape Town Carnival 2012 on Saturday, March 24, 2012. The theme is Cape to Cairo: An African Odyssey, and it is set to attract thousands of spectators to the city’s Fan Walk on Somerset Road in Green Point.
This weekend, the Mother City provides an assortment of carnivals, concerts and sports activities for you to enjoy. Your weekend weather forecasts, as predicted by South African Weather Services: Friday: Maximum temperature of 27°C, partly cloudy skies, no chance of rain Saturday: Maximum temperature of 22°C, clear skies, 5% chance of rain Sunday: Maximum temperature of 23°C, clear skies, 7% chance of rain
Cameras flashing, actors rubbing shoulders on the red carpet and spectacular decor… it could only be the 47th Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards, held at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch, on Sunday March 18, 2012. This prestigious, annual event is an initiative of the Distell Foundation and honours excellence in theatre by productions staged during a particular year.
Feather-clad dancers, magnificent floats and music vibrating through the city streets ... these are the crowd-attracting characteristics of the annual Cape Town Carnival. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, 24 March, 2012 and has moved from its birthplace in the pulsating Long Street to the chic Fanwalk in Green Point.