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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Music is my life, #lovecapetown, and in 2014, the Mother City is going to rock with a variety of Grammy-winning artists! Reading like a Hall of Fame inductee list, our rhythm loving hometown is set to play host to the likes of rap sensation Eminem, rock ballad singer Bryan Adams, guitar maestro Carlos Santana and the legendary Bruce Springsteen from January to February 2014.
Here’s what we know for sure: the Mother City is our favourite city but now, it’s official: Cape Town has been voted The Telegraph Travel Awards’ Favourite City for 2013, for the second time running!
Eager to treat your little ones but you’re just too strapped for cash to do the big ticket activities? Here are our top 7 free things to do with your kids in Cape Town this winter.
Calling all free spirits, art lovers and creatives… It’s time once again for the popular annual Creative Week in Cape Town!
#lovecapetown, are you ready to celebrate your freedom in our democracy-loving Mother City?
Hey gorgeous people! Are you ready for the mother of all awesome weekends in #lovecapetown?!
Cape Town can, with some careful planning, deliver a really enjoyable holiday experience for visitors with special access needs. Whilst we have some distance to go to being a completely Universally Accessible (UA) destination, awareness is on the rise and with it the number of improvements made to our city.
The accolades for Cape Town just keep rolling in … this time, we’re proud to announce that our caring, sustainable Mother City has been named as a finalist in the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) ‘We Love Cities’ campaign as part of the Earth Hour City Challenge!
Looking to doodle? Here is where you can doodle in Cape Town in 2014
Ladies (and gentlemen) - Woman’s Day is around the corner, and 9 August falls on a Saturday this year. Here’s how you can celebrate in #lovecapetown.
The Cape Minstrel Carnival is a tradition that dates back to more than a hundred years ago, otherwise also known as “Tweedenuwejaar” (2 New Year). Though this year, the carnival was moved to the January 4, the celebrations were still as big and bright as ever.
Without a doubt, one of the most interesting, humbling and thought-provoking day excursions any visitor to Cape Town can undertake involves visiting some of the places around the city associated with Nelson Mandela, who turned 94 on July 18, 2012.
So, it’s winter in Cape Town and you think it’s time to hibernate indoors, right? Wrong, my friends, not when there is just so much on offer in the Mother City!
We all get a bit busy sometimes so we can’t always go out to dinner and then see a show afterwards or vice-versa. So, it’s really handy when you find a venue where you can do both at the same time! Here we’ve rounded up some of the best dinner-and-a-show venues in Cape Town.
Let the countdown to a fabulous weekend in #lovecapetown begin! From rubbing shoulders with the trendy and gorgeous at fashion shows along the seaside to getting a taste of the good life in the Helderberg and stepping out for charity in a mass walk, there is plenty to see and do in the Mother City.
We’re midway through Cape Town’s creative designation year as the World Design Capital 2014 and as it progresses, more and more astounding artistic projects are coming into being – like the gobsmacking, head-turning amazing Accidental Art Project at Nando’s on Long Street.
Who wouldn’t want to get married under a Bedouin Tent in Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the world?
School’s out from Friday 28 March, 2014 for Cape Town’s younger residents and visitors and we’re sure, like most parents, you’re wondering just what to do with them?
It’s the freakin’ weekend, baby!
#lovecapetown, are you ready for a fun-filled weekend in our beautiful Mother City?
Hey, #lovecapetown, guess what? It’s the weekend, baby!
And it’s FINALLY here… the creative, the imaginative; the thrilling annual Open Design Festival is now open in Cape Town, our World Design Capital 2014! An eleven day long whirlwind of creativity, the Festival runs from Wednesday 13 to Saturday 23 August, 2014 at various amazing locations around the innovative Mother City, including the iconic City Hall, Gugu S’Thebe Cultural Centre in Langa and the Castle of Good Hope.
Summer is on its way to Cape Town and how better to celebrate the sunny season than by taking in a super cool theatrical production at one of the Mother City’s amazing theatres?
Festival season in Cape Town means weekends of local music, camping with friends, relaxing in rivers and enjoying the summer sun. The 2014 festival season in upon us, so here is a list of my three favourites that are not to be missed.
Spring is officially upon us and what better way to spend it than outside, and near the water in #lovecapetown?
Let the countdown to the weekend begin!
They came, they partied, they won gold… South Africa’s most talented artistic souls ended Creative Week on a spectacular note at the 2014 Loerie Awards on Sunday 21 September,2014.
Yeah, #lovecapetown, your LEGENDARY weekend in our fun-loving Mother City and surrounds is on its way!
Are you ready for a frightfully fun week of Halloween events in #lovecapetown, friends? I sure am! So much so, that I’ve rounded up my top scary events for you. Now, before some of you get all culturally correct on me and say that Old Hallow’s Eve is not a South African celebration, let me say that dressing up in spooky costumes and having a good time is a universal activity and one the Mother City fully intends to enjoy.
Your 72 hours of non-stop fun awaits in the gorgeous Mother City!