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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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 ©.
This image of a wind pump near Stellenbosch was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member psuedoir.
This image of a lovely sunset at Hout Bay beach was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member John Maarschalk, aka - Just John -.
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.
This image of an evening street scene at Sea Point was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Stephen Koigi, aka snkoigi.
This image of paddle skier taking on some great waves at Muizenberg beach was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Craig Wilson, aka creative666.
This image of golden sunrise at Camps Bay was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Flavio, aka whats_ur_flava2000.
Call me crazy, but if you had to ask me where I’d rather be on a Wednesday in Cape Town, I couldn’t tell you … simply because I’d want to be all over the Mother City at once!
This photo of a trek crew catching yellowtail at Smitswinkel Bay near Cape Point was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Gale McAll, aka galemcall.
This image of a typically beautiful day at Camps Bay beach, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ranveig Marie, aka ~Ranveig Marie~.
This image of a picture-perfect Gordon’s Bay scene, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Edwin, aka Artexpression.
This photo of windsurfers catching a wave at Sunset beach, Table Bay was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ian Barbour, aka barbourians.
This photo of the beautiful and colourful V&A Waterfront mall was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Billy Youngson, aka billyyoungson.
This spectacular panoramic image, taken from the summit of Lion’s Head, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Justin Govender, aka inlite studio.
It’s Happy Hour in Cape Town, Mother City lovers, and you know what that means … delicious, fruity, half-priced cocktails to kick start your weekend in our gorgeous hometown! Whether you’re a Cosmopolitan, Sex on the Beach or Mojito fanatic, you’ll find them all right here on our sunny shores, so join me at the following cocktail spots from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 February, 2013:
This photo of a happy couple celebrating their engagement at Noordhoek Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Quintin Leslie Gilman, aka Quintin Gilman (QLG Photography).
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.
This photo of a tranquil beach found along the scenic route to Hout Bay was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Graham Bartholomew, aka graham_bart.
This photograph of the Cape Town city centre was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Aquila.
If memories of your leave are quickly fading away and you want to maintain some semblance of tranquillity, you can’t do better than enjoying some of Cape Town’s nature activities top this weekend. Join me for the following activities in the Mother City from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 January, 2013, and discover why you don’t need a holiday – you need Cape Town.
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.
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.
Deck the halls with cheer and holly, Cape Town fanatics, because it’s officially festive season in the Mother City! What that means, party animals, is that we are free to let our hair down and boogie like there’s no work on Monday…
Sandy Bay is the only naturist beach in Cape Town, and attracts people of all shapes and sizes (so be prepared). “Naturist” is, of course, another word for “nudist” that people use when they don’t wish to get into any trouble.
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.
Imagine it’s January 1, 2013. You’ve had a hectic week on holiday in Cape Town – exploring the winelands , shopping at the V&A Waterfront, wining and dining in Camps Bay and catching all the sights and sounds of the city on the City Sightseeing Bus.
The Name Your Hood initiative, which kicked off in November 2012, is set to create a sense of pride and identity in one of South Africa’s most famous townships, Gugulethu.
Mother City fans, your opportunity to win an R2 000 V&A Waterfront shopping voucher is here! To enter, all you have to do is snap a pic of our Facebook Man in and around Cape Town this week, from Monday to Sunday, December 3 to 9, 2012, upload it to our I ♥ Cape Town Facebook fan page wall or tag @CapeTownTourism on Twitter with the #wheresyourprofileat by Monday, December 10, 2012.
The festive season kicked off in fine style this weekend and set the trend for what promises to be an amazing summer in Cape Town. Yesterday was a special day for Cape Town when our beloved Table Mountain was inaugurated as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature before Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia De Lille switched on the festive lights in the city.