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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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.
Are you ready for a music-filled weekend in #lovecapetown?
School’s out from Friday 28 March, 2014 for Cape Town’s younger residents and visitors and we’re sure, like most parents, you’re wondering just what to do with them?
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 Hills are alive with the Sound of Music…” Yes, it’s true, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s version of the impressive musical, is now running at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town and its boards, if not our hills, are indeed alive with the Sound of Music!
Cape Town, our creative World Design Capital 2014, is bursting at the seams with a variety of artistic events this Autumn, and none more inspirational that the GUILD Design Fair, which was held at the V&A Waterfront ‘s Lookout venue from 28 February to 9 March, 2014.
We are mere hours away from an eventful weekend in #lovecapetown! From cycle tours around the Peninsula to artistic fairs and rocking wine festivals, there is plenty to see and do in our hometown. Join me at the following events in and around the Mother City from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 March, 2014:
I awoke on Monday morning with a sensory overload hangover and I’m blaming the 2014 Design Indaba Expo, held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from Friday 28 February to Sunday 2 March, 2014 for that, Cape Town’s creative piece de resistance!
Can you feel it, #lovecapetown? An insanely creative weekend is on its way to our inspirational Mother City!
So, you live in the 2009 Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award winner, Cape Town but what are you doing to help make a difference this Responsible Tourism Week (February 10 to 16, 2014)?.
Creatives, it’s the inspirational event you’ve been waiting for… Design Indaba in Cape Town, our World Design Capital 2014!