Rob PetersThe rise of craft beers in Cape Town has been rapid. Capetonians will no longer assault their gullets with mass-produces lagers. They want variety and they want quality. I spoke to Martin Tucker, owner of The Beer Merchant, and one of the organisers of the Cape Town Festival of Beer, to get a better understanding of craft beer around the city. Basically I wanted a guide on what the Mother City has on tap. He broke the market down into three different categories: breweries, tap rooms and places.
Nicole BiondiI know - silly question isn’t it? Naturally there are always loads of things to do in Cape Town on a Sunday, especially when that Sunday is a summery one. I could join the rest of my running fraternity and have an early morning jog alongside the twisty ocean-flanked road between Seapoint and Camps Bay, while drinking in the incredibly beautiful views. I could meander up the road from my house in Woodstock, stop for the Sunday papers and pick up some still-warm, dripping with syrup and smothered in coconut ‘koeksiesters’ (a Cape Malay donut-like treat) to have with my Field Office coffee. And most importantly, I could indulge in one of my absolute favourite Sunday brunch-time pursuits - I could head to the Winchester Mansions Hotel for their weekly Sunday Jazz brunch.
FeaturedCan you believe that it’s almost 2015? It’s crazy! Do you have your New Year’s Eve plans sorted? If not, don’t stress, we’ve got you covered. There is something for everyone on this list and because the weather is usually warm and sunny this time of year, it could be the summer party of the year.
Natalie LeicherIt’s another jam-packed weekend in Cape Town! We bring you our latest mix of things to do around the Mother City with everything from a festival of beer to a speedcube competition covered.
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Mother City lovers, today is December 12, 2012…12/12/12, the last time our generation will ever experience a sequential date this century (the next one will be January 1, 2101!) Big deal, I hear you say… but in the spirit of keeping things fun (and in Cape Town, when are they not?), I‘ve put together a list of 12 amazing things to do in the Fairest Cape today:
Nothing says Christmas like a tenderly cooked turkey or ham, sweetly mixed eggnog or chilled champagne and decadent desserts. If slaving away in your kitchen to create these mouthwatering delicacies makes you want to run for the hills, fear not – there is a wide range of stellar restaurants in sunny Cape Town, ready to relieve you of your culinary duties.
Just because it’s pay day weekend, doesn’t mean you have cash to flaunt, right? No need to worry, I’ve got you covered, guys. From live music to spectacular parades and free food tastings, you can have a fabulous weekend in the Mother City for mahala (free).
It’s official: Cape Town is home to the top 10 restaurants of Alto Top 100 Places to Eat! In a deliciously “byte-sized” contest, held online at www.spill.co.za, foodies from around the Mother City voted for their top 10 favourite eateries.
It’s time to raise the frosted glasses Mother City fans and toast to the imminent arrival of the Cape Town Festival of Beer 2012!
Colourful Cape Town is such a vibrant melting pot of cultures and it is here that you can truly immerse yourself in the stories, the food and the traditions of the wonderful people who live in the city. Join me at the following events from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 October and discover why there is so much more to the Mother City than the eye can see:
True to your mother’s word, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and in Cape Town, you’re sure to find several establishments that serve up the tastiest meals like no other.
My ideal weekend in magical Cape Town is a mix of culture, nightlife and food. Luckily for me, the following events and activities, from Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21, 2012 provides the perfect combination of them all:
When the sun sets in inspirational Cape Town, her streets and people come alive in a bustling fashion. Join me at the following nightlife events and venues from October 15 to 18, and discover why the fun never stops in the Mother City:
The sun is shining and the weather is sweet in Cape Town this weekend. So, get out there and enjoy the following fabulous outdoor activities in the Mother City, from Friday, 12 to Sunday, 14 October 2012…
Rise and shine, sleepy heads! It’s a beautiful Monday in our inspirational Cape Town and it’s time to plan your weekday activities. These are my top three things to do this week:
If you’re watching the clock like a hawk and simply cannot wait for 5pm to roll around, then you’re ready for an entertaining weekend in Cape Town. Put on your dancing shoes, whip out your sexiest outfit and get ready to party like there is no tomorrow with me at the following events in and around the Mother City:
It isn’t often that I get to be an honest-to-goodness tourist in my own city, much less spend the night at a four-star hotel, but the Food & Dreams Gourmet Evening at the Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun Waterfront on Friday September 14, 2012 gave me the opportunity to do just that.
You know what I love most about Cape Town? She never fails to deliver! Even the dreariest of working weeks can be jazzed up with her never-ending programme of entertaining events. This week, the Mother City breaks out the big showbiz guns with the following fabulous events:
There’s always a really fantastic smorgasbord of things to do in Cape Town over any given weekend in the Mother city no matter what the season, so choosing just three is a little tricky.
Treat yourself to good food and great wine in Cape Town this short week. Join me at the following events and activities from September 25 to 27, 2012 and discover why Cape Town offers some of the tastiest delights in the world…
Foodie-lovers, get ready for Restaurant Week Cape Town from September 22 to 29, 2012! It’s taken the social media world by storm: bite-sized information passed from one internet savvy diner to another and now, I’ll let you in on what Restaurant Week is all about.
Clear skies, creativity and great food are meant to be celebrated in the Mother City. Join me at the following events and activities from September 17 to 20, 2012:
September is World Tourism Month, an annual celebration that highlights the importance of tourism to the economy of Cape Town and this month our focus is on you, our local lovers of the Mother City. We want you to enjoy all that our beautiful hometown has to offer, for less. Join us at the iconic attractions Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront, Cape Point and aboard the City Sightseeing Cape Town bus for the following amazing specials and re-discover why Cape Town is such an inspirational place in which to live, work and play:
Wine lovers in Johannesburg were delighted by the viticultural information provided by Cape Town Tourism at the TOPS Soweto Wine Festival 2012, held at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus from September 6 to 8, 2012. groot
It’s a brand spanking new week in Cape Town and boy, am I ready to take it on! Join me at the following events and activities in the Mother City from September 10 to 13, 2012:
Cape Point’s stylish Two Oceans Restaurant recently reopened after extensive renovations. In addition to eye-catching decor that is reflective of the ocean it’s named after, the 16-year-old restaurant now also boasts a decadent sushi bar, run by highly skilled chef Sarawut Sukkowplang.
The V&A Waterfront, Cape Town’s premier harbour-side shopping destination, is welcoming spring with a series of refreshing experiences and activities from September to November 2012.
Cape Town lovers, welcome to the first week of spring! Typical of the lovely Mother City, she has a fresh, new line-up of revitalising activities to get you in the mood for the new season. Join me at the following events this week to discover that the deeper you go into Cape Town, the more beautiful she gets:
Why should winter have us all indoors, feeling bored and gloomy when we have so much to experience in the Mother City? Here are just a few of the things I love doing during winter:
We’re hurtling towards the end of August but there is still plenty to see and do in Cape Town. Join me at the following events from August 27 to 30, 2012 and discover why Cape Town warms up in winter:
Happy Monday, Cape Town fans! There are so many fabulous things taking place in the Mother City this week, we won’t have time to mourn the passing of the all-too-fleeting weekend.
The Mother City has been described by many as a cultural melting pot that offers locals and visitors an experience of sights, sounds and tastes. Good food has always been one of the city’s major offerings, and there is no shortage of good eateries and fine wines. But it is the culinary offerings that remind us of mom’s cooking that we crave most, and in Cape Town you’re bound to find a multitude of restaurants and cafes that conjure up the most delicious home-made meals.
Dreaming of a luscious feast, cooked by someone else, to celebrate the end of Ramadan and the joyous occasion of Eid? We look at restaurants offering Eid specials in the Mother City.
It’s a new week in Cape Town and there is plenty to see and do! Join me at the following events and activities from August 13 to 16, 2012, to discover that the deeper you go into Cape Town, the more beautiful she gets: