Hannah DeallCascades Country Manor has become firmly fixed in my mind as Paarl’s best kept secret. Nestled between an olive grove and a buchu plantation, it is the perfect haven for a cosy winter weekend to recharge and detox. And as I am in a generous mood, and because something as good as this needs to be shared, here are 5 reasons to visit.
Rob Peters and Kelly LodewyksYou’ve seen our list of 50 restaurants to try and we received such great feedback on that one that we simply had to make a list out of all the suggestions. Here you go - 50 restaurants to try as recommended by locals.
Rob PetersSouth Africa is a huge golfing nation and Cape Town is home to some of the best golf courses in the country. Having produced 10 Major winners - two women and eight men – the country has enjoyed considerable success in the sport and the Southern African Museum of Golf and Golf Hall of Fame at the V&A Waterfront has done a fantastic job capturing both the history and our impressive success.
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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.
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.
It’s barely the third week of 2014 and already Cape Town, our beloved Mother City, is receiving awards… the best one so far? Why, being named as number one on the prestigious New York Times’ 52 Places to go in 2014 list, of course.
So everyone keeps telling you need to get in touch with nature. Cape Town’s natural gifts are pretty magnificent. Maybe you have your own natural gifts to offer!
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!
Show us how much you #lovecapetown this September and you could win BIG prizes!
When the clock strikes 12 in Cape Town on December 31, 2013, where will you be? If you are like most laid-back Capetonians, chances are you haven’t even thought of what you want to do to ring in 2014.
Cape Town Winter Restaurant Specials 2014: Cool places with cheap meals to eat at in the Mother City
Brave the cold air and join me for these centsable Cape Town Winter Restaurant Specials:
I’m a movie buff with a passion for Cape Town and the outdoors like no other… so when I recently received an invitation to the launch of the V&A Waterfront’s new Galileo Open Air Cinema, there was no way I was going to turn it down.
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.
Come and break your fast for less with these tasty Iftar specials in Cape Town
Thought Cape Town only had really cool new things to do in summer? Ha! Winter in the chilly Mother City is my favourite time of the year because not only are there unbelievable specials on offer but there is also a feast of GREAT fresh events, activities and products to experience.
“Mom, I’m bored!” … the declaration feared by many a parent during the long winter school break but easy to dispel with the variety of fantastic school holiday entertainment on offer in Cape Town!
We know that #lovecapetown is a total celeb and babe magnet and now it seems that British singer Lily Allen has fallen for the Mother City too as she films her latest music video on our sunny shores.
Watching the rugby with a passion bordering on religious fervour (the ref naturally being Satan-spawn should he call against your team) is a beloved ritual for many a Capetonian.
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.
All dressed up and looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s what Cape Town has going on…
With just weeks to go before Cupid’s special day on February 14, 2014; romantic events are popping up all around #lovecapetown.
The 2014 Cape Town Naked Bike Ride takes place on Saturday, 8 March – and it’s a fantastic (and cheeky!) opportunity to show how much #WeLoveCapeTown.
February is, of course, the month of love and what better place to get romantic than in the Mother City, #lovecapetown? This city is the romantic’s paradise, with some of the world’s most beautiful views, top restaurants and idyllic picnic spots. Still stuck for ideas on how to show your crush, partner of friend that you love them? We might be able to help.
Are you ready for an incredible weekend in our beloved Mother City?
One Direction Headed to Cape Town:All of the important teenage girl screaming facts you need to know
By now you should know the biggest news to hit the Mother City since sliced bread - One Direction, the British boy band ,wont to drive teenage girls insane, is headed to Cape Town in April 2015.
Gear up, folks, because 72 hours of unbelievable fun and activities await in the gorgeous Mother City – from delectable seafood festivals to thrilling arts celebrations and side-splittingly funny comedy shows, we’ve got it all and so much more!
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?
Mother City lovers, who’s ready for a fun-filled, captivating weekend in #lovecapetown? Join me at the following events from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 December, 2013:
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!
“Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity/To seize everything you ever wanted/One moment/Would you capture it or just let it slip?” The opening bars of this Grammy-winning song, played on a keyboard to a crowd of nearly 40 000 fans at the phenomenal Eminem Rapture 2014 concert at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 26 February, 2014, gave me and my fellow Marshall Mathers devotees goose bumps…
If you had just R 100 to do and see anything, and we mean ANYTHING, in Cape Town, what would it be?
Best we start searching for a prime location for Cape Town’s very own Hollywood Walk of Fame – especially since this August, our cinematic Mother City is filled to the brim with Tinseltown’s finest actors!