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7 Free Winter School Holiday things to do with the kids in Cape Town

Eager to treat your little ones but you’re just too strapped for cash to do the big ticket activities? Here are our top 7 free things to do with your kids in Cape Town this winter.

10 Great spots to celebrate Valentine’s Day

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.

What’s New in Cape Town: Summer must-dos

Summer is in full swing in #lovecapetown and that means plenty of new, exciting things to see and do in our gorgeous sun-kissed Mother City. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to get a taste of what’s new in our hometown and these are a few of my favourites:

Basic Safety Tips for Visitors

Here are some basic safety tips to ensure you enjoy your visit to Cape Town to the full:

Music’s Greatest Stars Headed for Cape Town in 2014

Music is my life, #lovecapetown, and in 2014, the Mother City is going to rock with a variety of Grammy-winning artists! Reading like a Hall of Fame inductee list, our rhythm loving hometown is set to play host to the likes of rap sensation Eminem, rock ballad singer Bryan Adams, guitar maestro Carlos Santana and the legendary Bruce Springsteen from January to February 2014.

Natalie Roos’s Top 5 nightlife spots for summer 2013

There’s always something going on in Cape Town, but the city really comes into its own in summer. The energy and vibe are contagious and you can feel the excitement in the warm air. In winter I tend to hibernate but now that summer is here, it’s time to haul out the dresses from the back of my closet and get out on the town. Anyone visiting Cape Town could easily be overwhelmed with the various options, so here are a couple my favourite spots to spend summer evenings.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: Things to do from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 July, 2014

Hey, #lovecapetown, guess what? It’s the weekend, baby!

Mother’s Day Events 2014 in Cape Town: What to do in the Mother City

You know which important day it is on Sunday 11 May, 2014, 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.

Katie Holmes Films The Giver in Cape Town

Hollywood’s sweetheart Katie Holmes is in #lovecapetown for the filming of sci-fi thriller The Giver and the Mother City has gone star crazy!

Cape Town is a Two Time Telegraph Travel Awards ‘Favourite City Winner

Here’s what we know for sure: the Mother City is our favourite city but now, it’s official: Cape Town has been voted The Telegraph Travel Awards’ Favourite City for 2013, for the second time running!

Celebs in Cape Town: Hollywood stars spotted in the Mother City

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.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: Things to do from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 June, 2014

Let the countdown to the weekend begin!

Welcome to Cape Town, South Africa’s Mini-Hollywood

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!

Your Guide to Red Hot Winter Entertainment in Cape Town: What to see and do this chilly season

So, it’s winter in Cape Town and you think it’s time to hibernate indoors, right? Wrong, my friends, not when there is just so much on offer in the Mother City!

Cape Town Carnival 2014: Road Closures ,Parking Facilities and Public Transport

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:

Sunset Specials on Table Mountain, Cape Town’s Wonder of Nature

There are few things more beautiful in Cape Town than watching a beautiful sunset from our wonder of Nature, Table Mountain … and this summer, you can experience it all for less with Table Mountain Aerial Cableway’s fantastic Sunset Special.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 January, 2014

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:

Cape Town’s Mandela landmarks

Without a doubt, one of the most interesting, humbling and thought-provoking day excursions any visitor to Cape Town can undertake involves visiting some of the places around the city associated with Nelson Mandela, who turned 94 on July 18, 2012.

Top 2013 Halloween Events in Cape Town

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.

Your long #lovecapetown Weekend: top things to do from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 March, 2014

Woohoo, it’s a LONG weekend in #lovecapetown! If you’re not heading out of town, why not express your Human Rights with amazing free garden concerts, a colourful festival at the Grand Parade and a delicious bake-off in the Winelands.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 June, 2014

Your 72 hours of non-stop fun awaits in the gorgeous Mother City!

Genée International Ballet competitors visit Table Mountain

Fantastic weather, graceful poses and a nominee for the New7Wonders of Nature ... this stellar combination made for a spectacular photo opportunity for the Genée International Ballet competitors during their visit to Table Mountain on Saturday October 8. Visitors and locals alike were delighted at the sights of the pretty ballerinas posing on top of the Mother City’s majestic attraction.

Open Design Cape Town 2014: The Top 5 Events You Shouldn’t Miss

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.

Cape Town Carnival 2014: Photos

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!

Festival Season in Cape Town

Festival season in Cape Town means weekends of local music, camping with friends, relaxing in rivers and enjoying the summer sun. The 2014 festival season in upon us, so here is a list of my three favourites that are not to be missed.

5 Ways to Get Naked in Cape Town and Surrounds

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!

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.

MCQP 2013 unleashes Space Cowboys in Cape Town

In a galaxy, far, far away, über stylishly dressed pink guys and girls came out to play at the Mothership of all lifestyle parties … hold onto your lightsabers, folks,  the Mother City Queer Project (MCQP) 2013 is coming to Cape Town!

Your #lovecapetown weekend: Things to do from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 May, 2014

Are you ready for an amazing weekend in our Mother City?

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 August, 2014

Let’s hear it for the weekend, Mother City lovers!