Rob PetersThe rise of craft beers in Cape Town has been rapid. Capetonians will no longer assault their gullets with mass-produces lagers. They want variety and they want quality. I spoke to Martin Tucker, owner of The Beer Merchant, and one of the organisers of the Cape Town Festival of Beer, to get a better understanding of craft beer around the city. Basically I wanted a guide on what the Mother City has on tap. He broke the market down into three different categories: breweries, tap rooms and places.
Nicole BiondiI know - silly question isn’t it? Naturally there are always loads of things to do in Cape Town on a Sunday, especially when that Sunday is a summery one. I could join the rest of my running fraternity and have an early morning jog alongside the twisty ocean-flanked road between Seapoint and Camps Bay, while drinking in the incredibly beautiful views. I could meander up the road from my house in Woodstock, stop for the Sunday papers and pick up some still-warm, dripping with syrup and smothered in coconut ‘koeksiesters’ (a Cape Malay donut-like treat) to have with my Field Office coffee. And most importantly, I could indulge in one of my absolute favourite Sunday brunch-time pursuits - I could head to the Winchester Mansions Hotel for their weekly Sunday Jazz brunch.
FeaturedCan you believe that it’s almost 2015? It’s crazy! Do you have your New Year’s Eve plans sorted? If not, don’t stress, we’ve got you covered. There is something for everyone on this list and because the weather is usually warm and sunny this time of year, it could be the summer party of the year.
Natalie LeicherIt’s another jam-packed weekend in Cape Town! We bring you our latest mix of things to do around the Mother City with everything from a festival of beer to a speedcube competition covered.
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Let’s say cheers to the successful third annual TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival, held on the rooftop of the Gugulethu Shopping Mall in Cape Town from Friday 24 to Saturday 25 May, 2013.
Browse any tourism website and you will find that the same words are widely used: sustainable, projects, reality, authentic, real lives, genuine, crafts, meeting the locals, engagement, helping communities etc. We were intrigued, and wondered what this said about the rest of the destination – that it is fake?
September is World Tourism Month, an annual celebration that highlights the importance of tourism to the economy of Cape Town and this month our focus is on you, our local lovers of the Mother City. We want you to enjoy all that our beautiful hometown has to offer, for less. Join us at the iconic attractions Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront, Cape Point and aboard the City Sightseeing Cape Town bus for the following amazing specials and re-discover why Cape Town is such an inspirational place in which to live, work and play:
The glamorous Upper Eastside Hotel in creative Woodstock played host to the second annual Getaway Travel Blog Conference, an initiative by Getaway Magazine and Cape Town Tourism, on Saturday 4 August, 2012.
The sun is shining and the weather is sweet in Cape Town this weekend. So, get out there and enjoy the following fabulous outdoor activities in the Mother City, from Friday, 12 to Sunday, 14 October 2012…
CEO of the beloved Cape Town attraction, City Sightseeing Cape Town, Claus Tworeck shares his top five unexpected city sights with us and explains why he loves Cape Town.
She’s impressed locals with her passion for the Mother City in her amazing video, and scored hundreds of votes on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and more ... Now exuberant videographer Ceara McEvoy heads off to London as one of 10 finalists in My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition on Friday 18 May, 2013.
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.
There is no denying that summer in Cape Town is pure magic. Long, long days, salty skin, tanned bodies and beachy hair…these are the things that a Cape Town summer is made of. Of course, not every day can be spent on the beach, so it’s important to make the most of the extra hours summer brings with daily activities after work. I try to make a concerted effort to spend as many hours as possible outdoors during summer and these are a few spots where I’ll be doing that.
This image of a stunning sunrise at Kommetjie was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member, Carla Schnetler.
It’s May in the Mother City ... and you know what that means, don’t you? It’s time for the third annual TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival, which runs from Friday May 24 to Saturday May 25, 2013.
You’ve seen the photos, used the hashtags and shared the posts… now you can watch the #lovecapetown Instagram Walk in video on our YouTube channel too.
Let the countdown to a fabulous weekend in the cool Mother City begin! Join me at the following events from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 July, 2012 and discover why Cape Town warms up in winter:
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 ©.
In the spirit of spreading the charitable love on Mandela’s Day, Cape Town Tourism teamed up with leading hotel chain Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun Cape Sun to host a soup kitchen at the Central Methodist Mission Church on Greenmarket Square, Thursday 18 July, 2013.
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.
Hello pay-day weekend! Yes, Mother City lovers, it’s nearly the magical 48 hours after you’ve been paid and there are plenty of fun things to spend your hard-earned cash on. Join me at the following events from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 June, 2013…
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.
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…
Picking only three top weekend things to do in Cape Town is difficult because we are so spoilt for choice in this beautiful city, which I am proud to call my home. If it has to be three, though, you can’t go wrong with…
Will something bad really happen to you on Friday the 13th September in #LoveCapeTown? Through years gone by, storytellers in Cape Town have exchanged a rich variety of unique myths that has been carried across from generation to generation. Have a look at three of the most interesting legends around and decide for yourself – truth or tale, busted or brilliant?
For years Noordhoek was a secret community of surfers and eco-lovers, but the word got out and now this nature-loving suburb on the Peninsula’s west coast is a magnet for family life, happy pets, surf and sand, outdoor living and great food.
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.
We live in a truly beautiful Mother City with a multitude of inspirational and iconic attractions, and friends, that is where I would rather be this Wednesday in Cape Town.
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.
We’ve been treated to some exceptional Cape Town sunrises and sunsets of late and we just had to share a couple that we pulled from Instagram. Share your pictures of Cape Town with us by using the #lovecapetown hashtag and you might see them on our blog. Also follow these accounts for year-round beautiful pictures of Cape Town and her people.
A day in the Cape Winelands is usually a highlight of every Cape Town visitor’s itinerary. Set against a backdrop of rolling vineyards, stark-white heritage buildings, ageing trees and dusky purple mountains, the superb cuisine and wines of the region make for memorable adventures best enjoyed with a tour guide or designated driver. To whet your appetite, we have compiled a few Cape wine facts to mull over:
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.
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.
We kidnapped Cape Town Tourism’s CEO, Enver Duminy, from his desk, and took him for a milkshake at the Rhodes Memorial Restaurant and Tea Garden to drink in the views of the city he calls home: