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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.

Night trails – Flickr pic of the day

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.

Paddle ski action – Flickr pic of the day

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.

Rise and shine – Flickr pic of the day

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.

Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays in Cape Town

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!

Catch of the day – Flickr pic of the day

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.

Lovely day, lovely place – Flickr pic of the day

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~.

Picture-perfect Gordon’s Bay – Flickr pic of the day

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.

Windsurfer’s delight – Flickr pic of the day

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.

All things beautiful – Flickr pic of the day

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.

View from the majestic Lion’s Head – Flickr pic of the day

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.

Your Cape Town Weekend: top 3 cocktail spots

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:

The happy couple – Flickr pic of the day

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).

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.

Paradise – Flickr pic of the day

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.

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.

Noordhoek Beach – Flickr pic of the day

Fazielah’s Top 3 Weekend Nature Activities

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 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.

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.

Fazielah’s top three festive weekend events 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 – the only place to hang out in Cape Town this summer

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.

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 week of free fun in Cape Town

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.

Name Your Hood Initiative Kicks Off in Gugulethu

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.

Take a photo of our Facebook man in Cape Town and win big!

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.

Table Mountain inaugurated as a New7Wonder of Nature, festive lights switched on

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.

Festive season: How Cape Town fans will celebrate Christmas 2012

The festive season is nearly upon us in sunny Cape Town. From the illuminating switch-on of the festive lights in the city centre to special lunch menus and bustling markets, the Mother City is decking her streets and halls with cheer and holly.

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.

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.