Bianca ColemanIt’s interesting to note how popular townships tours have become with visitors to our country who are searching for personal and authentic encounters with our citizens. A walking tour of Kayamandi in Stellenbosch does exactly that.
Bianca ColemanThere are a few things you might already know about Allée Bleue in Franschhoek – that it’s a wine farm where you can taste and buy, it has a bistro, it’s where most of the herbs you find in supermarkets are farmed, and you can have picnics, or a wedding. But did you know you can also spend a night there?
Rob PetersOn Wednesday, the Big 6 of Cape Town became the Big 7 with the official unveiling of the new Cape Town City Walk. The City Walk joins Cape Point, Robben Island, Groot Constantia, Table Mountain Cableway, Kirstenbosch and the V&A Waterfront to form the Cape Town Big 7, a marketing body to ensure visitors know there are seven unmissable, awesome things to do in Cape Town.
Rob PetersOne of the oldest areas in Cape Town, and South Africa, Constantia doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. From the incredible wine farms, to the unrivalled beauty of the valley as a whole, Constantia has a fantastic story to tell.
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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:
Yes, sadly, it’s Monday… on the bright side, though, it’s Women’s Day on Thursday so it’s a short working week in the Mother City! Join me at the following events and activities from August 6 to 9, and discover why Cape Town warms up in winter…
Things just keep heating up in Cape Town, regardless of the weather, so why not join me at the following events and attractions in the Mother City, from July 30 to August 2, 2012?
If you thought the past weekend was thrilling with the Manchester United vs. Ajax Cape Town match, wait until you see what the coming week, July 23 to 26, 2012, has in store for you.
Join me in celebrating another week in Cape Town with the following events, from July 16 to 19, 2012:
The chilly winter weather in Cape Town practically begs you to enjoy a premium cup of Joe at any of the city’s top-notch cafes, restaurants and coffee shops. From Olympia Café in Kalk Bay to Field Office in the Fringe and Bean There Roastery in the city centre, you’ll find quick-handed baristas whipping up the tastiest and most aromatic caffeinated creations this side of the equator.
Twenty-five restaurants, hundreds of fusion dishes and a challenge to be named the Master of the Trade Routes… this is the V&A Waterfront’s winter culinary offering. Running until August 31, this gourmet contest sees chefs from participating restaurants OYO, Signal, Quay 4, Hildebrand, The Grand and more preparing warm, rich dishes in an all-out battle to be the ultimate trade routes master. The challenge, inspired by the Mother City’s culinary roots, pays homage to the Dutch, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Malay, French and British cooking influences of our past.
If the cold weather has kept you indoors and given you chills down your spine all weekend, you simply must join me at the following events from July 9 to 12, for some warm winter fun this week:
Let’s have a moment of silence for the dearly departed weekend… Now, cast off those blues and join me at the following events from July 2 to 5, 2012, and discover why Cape Town warms up in winter:
The V&A Hotel was a mail warehouse, the Breakwater Lodge was a prison and the Hildebrand Restaurant was the Port Master’s offices… sound like fiction? Well, it’s true and you can learn about that, and more, during the V&A Waterfront’s historical tour.
My weekend was fabulous (when you live in Cape Town, isn’t it always?) but I’m looking forward to a week of entertainment, comfort food and spending time with my loved ones. Throw back the bedcovers and join me at the following warm winter events in the Mother City from June 25 to 28, 2012:
I’ll bet you’re as fed-up with battling the sniffles and staying indoors this chilly season as I am, so why not join me at the following events and places from June 18 to 21, and discover why Cape Town warms up in winter?
Established as a tavern port to nourish sailors travelling between worlds, Cape Town was always destined to become a great culinary destination. Invariably, global cooking styles have become part of the local social fabric, but only recently have flavours from other parts of Africa been added to the “pot”. Keith Bain discovers a few of the Mother City’s Afropolitan dining scene highlights.
CEO of the beloved Cape Town attraction, City Sightseeing Cape Town, Claus Tworeck shares his top five unexpected city sights with us and explains why he loves Cape Town.
Table Mountain Café is the go-to culinary stop after admiring the awe-inspiring views from the top of our New7Wonder of Nature, Table Mountain, but have you ever given a thought to who creates the delicious meals? I sat down with Harry Schmidt, master chef at Table Mountain Café and found out how he and his team manage to prepare mouth-watering meals and transport the delicious goods to the top of the mountain every day.
The Two Oceans Restaurant is known both for its spectacular views of the iconic Cape Point and serving world-class gourmet creations prepared by award-winning Executive Chef, Phil Alcock. To stay on top of trailblazing international trends and deliver an even better experience to visitors of its unique setting, the restaurant will be undergoing extensive renovations from June 1 to July 10, 2012.
With a variety of flavours to suit most palates, Asian cooking is a firm favourite, and we have found a few restaurants serving the tastiest Asian dishes in Cape Town.
Celebrate the onset of winter with warming gourmet and wine offerings at the Good Food & Wine Show at the Cape Town International Convention Centre this weekend.
A day in the Cape Winelands is usually a highlight of every Cape Town visitor’s itinerary. Set against a backdrop of rolling vineyards, stark-white heritage buildings, ageing trees and dusky purple mountains, the superb cuisine and wines of the region make for memorable adventures best enjoyed with a tour guide or designated driver. To whet your appetite, we have compiled a few Cape wine facts to mull over:
This April, you could be the lucky winner of a luxurious V&A Waterfront experience courtesy of Cape Town Tourism. From Monday, April 23 to Wednesday, April 25, 2012, we have a fantastic shopping, activity and gourmet package worth R870 to give away!
Fine dining at the tip of Africa is a decadent reality at Cape Point’s Two Oceans Restaurant. Here, surrounded by magnificent views, award-winning Executive Chef Phil Alcock offers a tasty, filling winter menu that will have you begging for seconds. He invited us into his stellar kitchen for a chat, a sneak taste of his new menu and some musings about Cape Town.
For more than 20 years, Cape Town’s premier shopping destination, the V&A Waterfront has seen more than its fair share of interesting events and activities. On Friday, March 2, 2012, it witnessed its most enchanting stunt yet when international illusionists Wayne and Fran Houchin broke the world magic record for the fastest upside down dual straitjacket escape!