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Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Hout Bay

Hout Bay, or the Republic of Hout Bay as it is affectionately known by locals, is a fantastic sea-side neighbourhood in Cape Town that offers something for everyone, any day of the week. Here’s a deeper look at what this great Cape Town area has to offer.

Festive Season Road Closures & Traffic Control

The countdown has just about begun and 2016 is a day and one BIG party away. If you’re still undecided about how you’ll be celebrating when the clock strikes midnight, check out our blog post for the low down on everything you need to know about NYE 2015 in the Mother City.

Road closures & transport for Kaizer Chiefs vs. Bidvest Wits on 19 December

On 19 December, Kaizer Chiefs will play Wits at the Cape Town stadium. Here are the transport details and road closures that you should be aware of.

New Year’s Eve in Cape Town

Where will you be on New Year’s Eve? From dinners to comedy shows to all-night parties, there ae plenty of ways and places to welcome in 2016 in Cape Town.

Get into the Christmas spirit in Cape Town

In case you’re not yet feeling the Christmas spirit, here are some ways to get the festive feeling.

Where to eat this Christmas

Christmas lunch and dinner can sometimes be a mission to prepare. Don’t feel like cooking? No worries. We’ve got you covered with this list of where to have Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas lunch in Cape Town.

THE EARLY YEARS THEATRE FESTIVAL - A GEM ON CAPE TOWN’S HOLIDAY CALENDAR

There is no tonic to beat the spontaneous belly laughter of a group of 5 year olds and I was lucky enough to get a really good dose of it at the opening of the Magnet Theatre’s Early Years Festival that kicked off 2 December 2015.

Your Ultimate Summer Guide to Cape Town

The 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.

A magical City Sightseeing Sunsets Bus Ride

We get it. Sometimes a sunset is just a sunset. But in Cape Town, it is almost always something special. One of the best ways to see and experience this is with City Sightseeing and on their sunset bus.

Top Braai Spots for Heritage Day

If there is one thing Capetonians are good at - other than socialising, of course - it’s braaing. Whether it’s meat or fish, you can be sure that on a spectacular summer’s day (or even on a winter’s day), you will find us gathered around the fire, enjoying each other’s company, the tantalising aroma of meat on the grill and our breathtaking city views.

Dinner and a show in Cape Town

We all get a bit busy sometimes so we can’t always go out to dinner and then see a show afterwards or vice-versa. So, it’s really handy when you find a venue where you can do both at the same time! Here we’ve rounded up some of the best dinner-and-a-show venues in Cape Town.

Lots of laughs at the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival

So what’s a girl supposed to do on a dark and stormy night in the middle of the week?  Climb under the duvet with a good book and some hot chocolate?  Not bloody likely! THIS girl grabbed a mate and we dodged fallen branches and ankle deep puddles to get to the Baxter Theatre to catch the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival.

Theatre review: Mpinga Mornings

Mpinga Mornings is a one-person play told from the perspective of three Rhodesian-born (now Zimbabwe) characters – a farmer’s wife, her daughter and their domestic worker. It spans the time from around the start of the Rhodesian Bush War to the land grabs and beyond and shows the different ways in which each character was affected by these events.

Halaal restaurants in Cape Town

Is there anything more tempting than the smell of a delicious chicken curry or a plate of denningvleis, prepared in the traditional Cape Malay way? In Cape Town, there are plenty of restaurants and cafés that cater for visitors and residents who prefer their meals cooked according to Halaal standards.

Mother’s Day Events 2015 in Cape Town: What to do in the Mother City

You know which important day it is on Sunday 10 May, 2015, right? The one day of the year that you get to honour the number one woman in your life – it’s Mother Day, in beautiful Cape Town, the Mother City.

Your #lovecapetown monthly preview: February 2015

There are some massive events taking place in Cape Town this month and we preview four of the biggest. Go ahead and experience some of what Cape Town has to offer in February 2015.

#J&BMet 2015: Pictures

J&B Met 2015 lovers were #MadeInTheMix in their finest - offering a spectacular display of Glitz and Glam and everything in between. Snippets of the day, by Nicole Biondi and Sherise Dreyer.

Hot in Cape Town: 20 Photos of the new Watershed at the V&A Waterfront

The new Watershed at the V&A Waterfront is officially the coolest place to buy Christmas presents this year. With over 150 trendy stands selling more than 365 different brands, you will definitely be your family and friends’ favourite person by buying them something super unique and truly Capetonian.

Zombie Walk Cape Town strikes again!

This year, Zombie Walk Cape Town and The Night Life have joined forces once again to bring you Cape Town’s biggest Zombie Walk yet. Here are some of the highlights of the day.

5 Epic Images that will make you want to stay at the Southern Sun Waterfront

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!

Your #lovecapetown weekend:What’s on from Friday 31 October to Sunday 2 November, 2014

Are you ready for an incredible weekend in our beloved Mother City?

5 Super Cool Summer Productions to see in Cape Town

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?

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 October,2014

Hello, #lovecapetown! Your awesome weekend is on its way!

5 Top Bands You Can’t Miss at the 2014/2015 Summer Sunset Concerts at Kirstenbosch

Woohoo, Mother City music lovers! The 2014/2015 Summer Sunset Concerts at the impressive Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden‘s programme has been announced and it’s EPIC!

5 Terrifying Halloween 2014 Events in Spooky Cape Town

Are you ready to be scared silly, #lovecapetown? It’s my all-time favourite holiday of the year, Halloween, on Friday 31 October, 2014, and the spooky Mother City’s streets are about to come alive with the undead!

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 October, 2014

Woohoo, it’s the weekend, baby!

6 Ways to Rock Your Year- End Party in Cape Town

Sure, the December break is two months away and you cringe every time someone sends out one of those annoying “Countdown to Christmas” emails but admit it, you’re excited that your year-end party is just weeks away, right?

Facebook Feedback Friday: Things to do with just R 100 in Cape Town

If you had just R 100 to do and see anything, and we mean ANYTHING, in Cape Town, what would it be?

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 October, 2014

Let’s hear it for the weekend, #lovecapetown!

5 Delicious things to do in the Constantia Winelands

We could wax lyrical all day about Groot Constantia, South Africa’s oldest wine estate with its award winning wines and wise old oak trees or the amazing strides being made by Silvermist, the only organically certified wine estate in the Constantia Valley and more, but you’ll have to experience it all for yourselves.