Kelly LodewyksLast night the SunStar Beacon of Hope was unveiled and lit up on Signal Hill. And it looks pretty spectacular. Designed by Christopher Swift and part of the World Design Capital initiatives, the SunStar was made with pieces of the fencing from Robben Island. Standing 24 metres high, this outdoor art installation will stay on Signal Hill for about six months before it’s moved, possibly to one of the properties of Sun International, who funded the piece.
Natalie LeicherWith so much happening in #lovecapetown this weekend, it’s not a case of what to do in the Mother City, but rather can you fit it all in? We bring you some of this weekend’s top choices.
Kelly LodewyksThe Cape Town International Jazz Festival is a huge annual event that brings together top-class local and international jazz acts for the entertainment of those in the Mother City. It’s an event that people travel for and an event where if you’re not quick off the mark for tickets, you stand a good chance of missing out. Some of the line-up for the 2015 festival has just been announced and judging by the talent, the next Cape Town International Jazz Festival looks all set to impress the crowds.
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It’s one of our favourite Spring events here in #lovecapetown: South African National Parks (SANParks), where entry to our city and province’s most gorgeous parks are FREE!
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If you ask a young black man to go on a Township tour, the answer you’ll get is usually a NO. ‘I got out of the hood, why do you want to send me back”? That’s the sentiment shared by most young black men such as myself. We aspire for a different reality and one with lavish surroundings at that, you know “the good life”. I’m grossly exaggerating here but you get my persuasion, right?
If you are going to take a picture of the iconic Table Mountain do it in style at the N7W World Design Capital 2014 frame at Eden on the Bay in Blaauwberg.
It’s the freakin’ weekend, baby!
I woke up to another GORGEOUS #lovecapetown day on Tuesday 2 September, 2014, and after enjoying a morning yoga class, I decided to check out what the colourful Bo-Kaap has to offer.
Spring is officially upon us and what better way to spend it than outside, and near the water in #lovecapetown?
Show us how much you #lovecapetown this September and you could win BIG prizes!
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.
Can you just feel it? That exhilarating, all consuming “OMG, the weekend is coming!” feeling running through your veins?
There are many iconic women in South Africa’s history yet very few have been honoured and immortalised in sculpture but that is all set to change with Wonder Women, a recognized World Design Capital project, an initiative that plans to place sculptures of South Africa’s heroines along the Fan Walk in Green Point.
“It’s in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it” - Nelson Mandela
Hey there explorer. Are you ready to take fate into your own hands? Get connected with Cape Town when you pick up these 5 free apps and begin your adventure that much more adeptly.
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.
Are you ready for an amazing weekend in our Mother City?
Inspired by legendary hitmaker John Lennon’s “Imagine’, in which he famously sang “You may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one”, 100in1day (#WDC412), is an invitation to every “dreamer” in the city to do something in a public space that delights, inspires, creates connections between communities and improves the quality of lives - all in one day.
At Cape Town Tourism, we’re big on giving back to the Mother City’s residents in need , so when we recently had the pleasure of meeting up with Rob Small of Abalimi Bezekhaya ( Farmers of Home) at one of the community vegetable gardens in Gugulethu, we just had to tell you about it.
So you’ve come to Cape Town to explore, not only the icons but the little discoveries, the sights and sounds and smells and surprises - and what better way than through the eyes of a local?
What do you get when you combine the Mother City’s most opulent accommodation with an up and coming designer township project? Why, the Nykanyezi Gallery, a collaborative initiative between the world-renowned Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel and World Design Capital (WDC) 2014’s Maboneng Township Arts Experience, of course!
Foodies, are you ready to sink your teeth into this year’s premier gourmet event, the Taste of Cape Town festival?
Africa’s Grandest Gathering is about to take the Mother City by musical storm and one thing is for sure: the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2014 is set to be the best yet!
Woohoo, it’s a LONG weekend in #lovecapetown! If you’re not heading out of town, why not express your Human Rights with amazing free garden concerts, a colourful festival at the Grand Parade and a delicious bake-off in the Winelands.
Voting for WWF’s Best-loved Sustainable City closes on Thursday 20 March, 2014, so everyone who loves Cape Town needs to declare this online before then to generate votes for the Mother City.
More than 70 000 excited spectators flocked to #lovecapetown’s Fanwalk in Green Point on Saturday 15 March, 2014 for the fifth annual Cape Town Carnival and what festive gees (spirit) they had!
It’s the weekend in #lovecapetown, Mother City lovers! Get ready for 48 hours of non-stop celebration in our hometown. From colourful street carnivals to travel shows in the Winelands and Grammy award-winning artists’ park concerts, there is plenty to see and do.
The biggest, colourful parade of the year is coming to the Mother City this Saturday 15 March, 2014: the Cape Town Carnival! Before you head out to marvel at the spectacular floats, vibrant performers and amazing costumes, please be aware of the following road closures and parking facilities:
Tourists and locals are in for a treat even if they spend just ONE hour this week in the city centre!
Imagine… Imagine a parade of colourful floats, vibrant music, agile dancers and more, setting the streets of the festive-loving Mother City alight…that is the Cape Town Carnival, which will be held on Saturday 15 March, 2014.
The 2014 Cape Town Naked Bike Ride takes place on Saturday, 8 March – and it’s a fantastic (and cheeky!) opportunity to show how much #WeLoveCapeTown.
It’s the weekend in #lovecapetown, baby! Whether you are a music lover, rugby fanatic or comedy enthusiast, there is plenty to see and do in our fun loving Mother City. Join me at the following events in Cape Town from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 February, 2014: