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Lucy Tops’ top 3 weekend picks in Cape Town

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…

Cape Town Tourism’s dame of theatre – a chat with Coleen van Staden

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.

Cape Town weekend highlights for June 1 to 3, 2012

Music, markets, soccer and comedy… what more could you want during your fabulous weekend in Cape Town?

Cape Town weekend highlights for May 25 to 27, 2012

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.

Cape Town weekend highlights for May 18 to 20, 2012

This weekend in your inspirational Cape Town, shop along the coast, reconnect with your musical roots and enjoy a scenic harbour tour.

Cape Town weekend highlights for May 11 to 13, 2012

This weekend in Cape Town, spoil the mother in your life, indulge your inner bookworm and be entertained with a feast of events.

Mother’s Day celebrations in Cape Town

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.

Cape Town weekend highlights for April 27 to 29, 2012

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

Win a luxurious V&A Waterfront experience

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 at the Baxter Theatre’s Flipside

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.

Cape Town weekend highlights for April 20 to 22, 2012

Gourmet, music, comedy and film ... whatever tickles your fancy, you’ll find it all in Cape Town this weekend.

Cape Town weekend highlights for April 13 to 15, 2012

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

Cape Town Weekend Highlights for April 6 to 9, 2012

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

Cape Town weekend highlights for March 30 to April 1, 2012

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 Carnival 2012 in Photos

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.

Road Closures for Cape Town Carnival 2012

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.

Cape Town Weekend Highlights for March 23 to 25, 2012

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

The 47th Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards at the Baxter Theatre

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.

The makings of a Capetonian carnival: Interview with Jay Dowes

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.

Cape Town weekend highlights for March 16 to 18, 2012

Party all weekend in the Winelands, enjoy live outdoor music across the Peninsula and attend great productions in the Southern Suburbs. Your weekend weather forecast as predicted by the South African Weather Service: Friday: Maximum temperature of 20°C, clear skies, no chance of rain Saturday: Maximum temperature of 18°C, clear skies, no chance of rain Sunday: Maximum temperature of 20°C, clear skies, no chance of rain

Cape Town Weekend Highlights for March 9 to 11, 2012

This weekend in Cape Town, be a sport fanatic around the Peninsula, indulge in your love of music in the Winelands and unleash your inner creative in the city centre.

Video – Daring international illusionists break world magic record at V&A Waterfront

For more than 20 years, Cape Town’s premier shopping destination, the V&A Waterfront has seen more than its fair share of interesting events and activities. On Friday, March 2, 2012, it witnessed its most enchanting stunt yet when international illusionists Wayne and Fran Houchin broke the world magic record for the fastest upside down dual straitjacket escape!

The Phantom of the Opera Opens at Artscape Theatre

You know a production is good when it renders you speechless. When the production is the multi award-winning and long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera, there is only one word for it… spectacular! Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary masterpiece returns to the Mother City and the Artscape Theatre Centre for the highly anticipated second run (it was first staged in 2004) from November 22, 2011 to January 14, 2012.

Top Five Street Art Spots in Cape Town

Tagging, spray painting, drawings… you name it, we’ve seen it all on walls and buildings in Cape Town. Whether you see it as a public nuisance or an expression of art, there is no denying that the street art by more than 200 local artists is getting us talking and thinking.