Rob PetersChristmas under the African sun can take a bit of getting used to for those used to more chilly locales, but while it may not be a white Christmas in Cape Town there is still plenty of festive cheer to go around. Want to know how to do the silly season like a local? Look no further, we have everything you need to know on how to enjoy Christmas like a local.
FeaturedIt’s amazing how easily we underestimate the power of a great hand-massage. I know I certainly have. Thankfully I have seen the light, and trust me, I will never look back. It will become a must-have treat. This is all part of looking after my own wellbeing.
FeaturedBanting. If you haven’t yet heard of the concept, then you clearly haven’t been out in the big wide world in a while because everyone is talking about it and everyone knows someone who is on the banting (essentially meaning low carb, high fat) diet (or eating plan). But sometimes it’s a mission to cook up a banting storm, so it’s nice to know where you can go to get a decent meal that won’t push you off the banting wagon. Here are some Cape Town spots that either fully cater for banting customers or offer the option on the menu.
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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.
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.
Show us how much you #lovecapetown this September and you could win BIG prizes!
Hey #lovecapetown, are you ready for the weekend?!
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.
August has a line-up of events that will inspire, educate and inform. Here are 4 events that are happening in #lovecapetown.
Looking to doodle? Here is where you can doodle in Cape Town in 2014
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.
We’re midway through Cape Town’s creative designation year as the World Design Capital 2014 and as it progresses, more and more astounding artistic projects are coming into being – like the gobsmacking, head-turning amazing Accidental Art Project at Nando’s on Long Street.
Three weeks, 740 entries and there could only be one winner … Congratulations to Troy Smith, the lucky winner of our Win a Road Trip in Cape Town competition!
Are you a freelance creative in the Mother City in need of awesome office space? We’ve got your top creative co-working spaces in the Mother City.
Where in the Western Cape is our fun, new mobile visitor information vehicle, #thando? Enter your best guess and not only could you win amazing daily prizes but you’ll also be entered into a lucky draw to win a road trip in Cape Town for four people , worth R 30 000!
We’re celebrating our creative Mother City’s designation at the 2014 World Design Capital this year but what could she, and our motherland, South Africa look like in two decades from now?
Can you tell that I am obsessed with food this May? Even more so when it’s the focal point of a tasty recognized World Design Capital 2014 project, ‘The Story of Food’ (#WDC461) exhibition, at the historical Castle of Good Hope?
Who wouldn’t want to get married under a Bedouin Tent in Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the world?
Who loves gourmet events in Cape Town? I do, it’s true, and I just CANNOT wait for the Good Food&Wine Show 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from Thursday 29 May to Sunday 1 June, 2014.
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.
On Saturday 10 May, 2014; colour-crazy Capetonians, visitors, friends and families descended on the Cape Town Stadium forecourt for an epic night they’ll never forget…
What more could a traveller want than wine, food, mountains, arresting architecture… and did we mention wine?
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!
#lovecapetown, are you ready to celebrate your freedom in our democracy-loving Mother City?
It’s the number one tip we’ve all heard when travelling: don’t carry all your cash on you, use traveller’s cheques or get a card.
We’re immensely proud that Cape Town, our creative Mother City, is the World Design Capital 2014, so we’re bringing you a new blog series, World Design Capital Wednesdays, highlighting just what makes our quirky, innovative hometown worthy of this title.
Lights! Camera! Action! If you’re hearing these commands being shouted out while you’re enjoying a stroll in our bustling Mother City, chances are you’ve stumbled across a film set in movie-loving Cape Town.
#lovecapetown, are you ready for a fun-filled weekend in our beautiful Mother City?
This past weekend artists Rayaan Cassiem, Anwar Davids, Leigh Cupido and Amedeo Bisogno, created an inspiring and thought provoking mural in Woodstock, the heart of Cape Town’s art scene, reflecting the story and spirit of the Creation Generation in a World Design Capital project #WDC566.
WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) has awarded Cape Town, South Africa the title Global Earth Hour Capital 2014.
I like doing things in the dark… I like them even more when they are in aid of Earth Hour and hosted in Cape Town, my responsible Mother City on Saturday 29 March, 2014.