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Claudia’s top five rooftop bars in Cape Town

As the days get longer and warmer, what could be better than sipping a refreshing drink at one of Cape Town’s top rooftop bars? Check out our top five.

Obama gay marriage Tweet: How about honeymooning in Cape Town?

Capetonians have come out in support of United States President Barack Obama, who announced on Wednesday that he is in support of same-sex marriage.

48 hours in Cape Town: 5 things to do

Cape Town is not only a great value-for-money destination, it also offers good value for time. You can see and do so much in a relatively short time, if that’s all you have. Here are some things to do if you have as little as 48 hours in Cape Town.

Cape Town voted world’s second-best city in Condé Nast Traveller survey

Condé Naste Traveller readers voted Cape Town the second-best city in the world and Africa’s number one in their 25th annual Readers’ Choice survey. A total of 46 476 readers took part in the 2012 annual survey, in which 1 306 winners were nominated.

Cape Town’s best wine, beer and whisky tours

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.

Cape Town’s top five heritage sites

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…

Cape Town awarded Top City in Africa and the Middle East prize

Cape Town has done it again, scooping Top prize in Travel + Leisure’s annual online poll of best destinations and establishments in the world. Cape Town was awarded the the accolade of the World’s Top City in Africa and the Middle East in the 2012 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards as well as being ranked fourth overall in Top 10 Cities list. Additionally, Cape Town’s The One&Only Hotel was ranked as the Top Hotel in Africa & Middle East.

Morning has broken in Cape Town – a photo essay

It’s the start of a new day in Cape Town, and all over the Cape Peninsula people are starting to stir. The Mother City is beautiful at any time of the day, but particularly so at sunrise, when it is bathed in glorious hues of pink, orange and gold.

The V&A Waterfront in pictures

The V&A Waterfront is South Africa’s most visited tourist attraction. With its combination of popular nightspots, restaurants, shops, museums and things to see and do, this is one place never to miss on even the briefest of visits to Cape Town. Take a peek at some of the sights at the Waterfront in our photo essay below, compiled from Creative Commons images taken by locals and travellers to the Mother City.

Send your Facebook profile to Cape Town: You could win the trip for real

Cape Town Tourism has launched a Facebook application that allows users to send their profiles to Cape Town and stand a chance of winning the trip for real - and bringing someone with you.

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards 2012: Cape Town shines

Cape Town features prominently in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards 2012, with two establishments featuring in the Top 25 Hotels in the World. Derwent House boutique hotel (5th) and Blackheath Lodge (18th) were recognised for their excellent all-round value, while the Villa Zest Boutique Hotel was voted the Trendiest Hotel in the World.

Whale breaches onto yacht

Sailors Ralph Mothes and Paloma Werner, from the Cape Town Sailing Academy, got the fright of their lives when a southern right whale breached onto their yacht over the weekend. They were sailing in the Cape Town harbour when a southern right whale breached about 100 metres from their boat. The whale – which was between 11- and 14-metres long – then resurfaced and breached again, this time about 10 metres from their yacht. Before they knew it, the whale was breaching again and it landed right onto their yacht.

Cape Town township tour – discover the magic

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.

Great reasons to visit Cape Town

Planning your annual vacation? Have you considered Cape Town and its agreeable year-round weather, spectacular scenery and plethora of tourist attractions?

Enjoying Milnerton Beach – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

I went for a nice walk on the beach on Sunday and caught a few people having fun on the beach. Kite surfer in the distance

Tips on tipping in Cape Town

Tipping can be a bit of a grey area when you’re travelling. Who do you tip? When? And how much is acceptable? So here are some guidelines on tipping in Cape Town, the Mother City:

Cape Town in summer – no better place to be

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and there is no better place to be this summer.

Getaway travel blog conference – guest speakers

There are, according to the saying, many ways to skin a cat, although why anyone would want to take that literally is clearly beyond my mental capabilities. There are also many ways to write a blog and an inordinate amount of topics to keep your fingers happily punching away at the keys on a keyboard. Saturday, August 4 2012, will see Cape Town’s travel bloggers ferociously devour information provided by local and international blogosphere experts at the Getaway Travel Blog Conference at the Upper Eastside Hotel in Cape Town, in partnership with Cape Town Tourism.

Cape Town on TripAdvisor: Travel advice from those in the know

Cape Town is a beautiful city, where you can get your fill of welcoming locals, gourmet food, award-winning wines, mind-blowing scenery, and so much more.

A Hout Bay sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a beautiful Hout Bay sunset was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Dave le Roux, aka DaveJLR.

Top five day-to-night spots in Cape Town

Blissful beach days are upon us, and when you’re having too much fun to stop, there are loads of venues where beachwear is welcomed at any time of day.

A golden Kommetjie sunrise – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a stunning sunrise at Kommetjie was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member, Carla Schnetler.

Beach culture in Cape Town

There is no end to Cape Town’s white, sandy, sun-kissed beaches as they stretch along the Peninsula, circling the coast of Cape Town. For a cosmopolitan city boasting a world-famous flat-topped mountain and which is sandwiched between two oceans and three coastlines, it’s no wonder Cape Town has been awarded a number of titles.

Land, water and sky – Flickr pic of the day

This photo of Cape Town showing off one of her stunning views was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Mujahid ur Rehman, aka Mujahid’s Photography.

The UCT Jammie Steps – Flickr pic of the day

This image of the UCT Jammie Steps at night was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ihsaan Adams aka Ihsaan Adams | Photography ©.

A Hout Bay harbour sunrise – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a beautiful Hout Bay harbour sunrise was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Trevor, aka Trevor Exposed.

Stopping for a chat – Flickr pic of the day

A casual encounter on the quaint streets of Kalk Bay.

Cape Town city centre – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of the Cape Town city centre was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Aquila.

Hello, Darling – photos of a West Coast love affair

Head north out of Cape Town on the R27, then take the R307 turn off and drive for around 70km, and you’ll arrive in quaint Darling – a picturesque village in the heart of the West Coast. A day trip to this idyllic community of vineyards and canola fields is a must for city slickers looking for a change of scenery.

A Cape Town buzz – Flickr pic of the day

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.