Rob PetersThe Titanic has always held me in its thrall. The ill-fated voyage of the most famous ship in history is a story that you could not make up – complete with villains, heroes and ultimately tragedy. So when the Titanic Expo sailed into Cape Town this month, I was first in line to snap up a ticket.
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.
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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?
#lovecapetown, are you ready for a fun-filled weekend in our beautiful Mother City?
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.
Summer is on its way to Cape Town and how better to celebrate the sunny season than by taking in a super cool theatrical production at one of the Mother City’s amazing theatres?
They came, they partied, they won gold… South Africa’s most talented artistic souls ended Creative Week on a spectacular note at the 2014 Loerie Awards on Sunday 21 September,2014.
Are you ready for a frightfully fun week of Halloween events in #lovecapetown, friends? I sure am! So much so, that I’ve rounded up my top scary events for you. Now, before some of you get all culturally correct on me and say that Old Hallow’s Eve is not a South African celebration, let me say that dressing up in spooky costumes and having a good time is a universal activity and one the Mother City fully intends to enjoy.
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.
By now you all know I’ve got a thing for amazing mini-breakaways in #lovecapetown… if it’s got a cool pool, delicious buffet, soft beds and breath-taking views, I’ll stay there. That’s exactly what the newly renovated Southern Sun Waterfront hotel on the Foreshore offers and it’s amazing!
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)?.
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.
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?
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 better way to kick off the holiday season than with the Festival of Lights to kick off the four-week countdown to WDC2014
Cape Town, our gorgeous Mother City is amazing to explore during the day but have you ever seen how spectacular it is from about the City Sightseeing Bus at dusk? Now, with their amazing Night Tour, you can!
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!
“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!
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.
Woohoo, it’s the first weekend after the first work week in #lovecapetown and we’re celebrating in style! From an über glam fashion horse race to a thrilling soccer kick-off match and a run along the West Coast, there is plenty to see and do in our gorgeous Mother City. Join me at the following events in and around Cape Town, from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 January, 2014:
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!
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.
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.
What more could a traveller want than wine, food, mountains, arresting architecture… and did we mention wine?
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.
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!
Cheers to the freakin’ weekend in #lovecapetown! There is just so much to do in your beloved Mother City so why not frolic with impressive wildlife in the Winelands, colour yourself happy on an ostrich farm or get your oriental dance on at the seaside?
Here’s the thing I love most about my job: I get to hang out with some of the most interesting visitors to our beautiful Mother City and the coolest by far are the Vagabrothers, winners of MyDestination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition, who jetted into Cape Town from Wednesday 30 October to Wednesday 6 November, 2013.
If it’s February in #lovecapetown, you know it’s time for the social event of the year, the J&B Met 2014. This popular horseracing and fashion-forward event will once again be held at the prestigious Kenilworth Racecourse in the Southern Suburbs on Saturday 1 February, 2014.
Are you ready for a music-filled weekend in #lovecapetown?
The Waterfront has truly grown into a place for everyone. On top all its current offerings – shopping, eating, nightlife, water sports, boat trips, helicopter rides, accommodation, creative designer spaces and so much more – the V&A continues to expand. The latest space set to make waves is Workshop 17. This is an innovative space where those involved in entrepreneurship and creating a positive social and economic impact can meet, work and network.