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The great Gatsby hunt in Cape Town: Where to find it and how to enjoy it

On any given day of the week, I’m a burger and chips-, pizza- or KFC-loving girl. But there is something about a Friday night that demands to be celebrated with a true, Cape Flats-style Gatsby. The way the pink Viennas and hot chips fit so perfectly inside the long French roll (drizzled with tantalising chilli or tomato sauce and cut into four pieces) gets my cholesterol-filled arteries pulsating.

Fazielah’s Top 3 Weekend Nature Activities

If memories of your leave are quickly fading away and you want to maintain some semblance of tranquillity, you can’t do better than enjoying some of Cape Town’s nature activities top this weekend. Join me for the following activities in the Mother City from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 January, 2013, and discover why you don’t need a holiday – you need Cape Town.

Visit Ceres – the ‘Eden of the Cape’

Often referred to as “the Eden of the Cape”, the town of Ceres is world famous for its exceptional deciduous fruit production. Fruit tours present a great way to appreciate the journey from tree to table, while sampling fresh fruit along the way.

Bo-Kaap café owner – Flickr pic of the day

A café owner sits outside his Bo Kaap shopfront.

A lolly to make you jolly – Flickr pic of the day

An ice-cream vendor smiles broadly, spreading summertime cheer, on Camps Bay beach.

Give responsibly this festive season in Cape Town

Cape Town is an inclusive, caring city, and with the festive season now upon us, responsible tourism through the assistance of the less fortunate is at the top of our list of priorities. Having won the Best Destination category in the 2009 Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards, the Mother City knows a thing or two about caring.

Fazielah’s top 3 weekend festive markets

By a show of likes, who of you, like me, have left your Christmas gift shopping to this weekend? No need to fret, my late fellow shoppers, because there are plenty of fabulous markets in festive Cape Town this weekend to ensure that everyone gets a little something from Santa:

Cape Town curry restaurants – they’re hot!

To truly immerse yourself in the culture of a city means to savour everything, including the local food. What better place to start than by sampling the best curries Cape Town has to offer?

Summer restaurants with a view

It’s no secret that Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world so why waste time not taking in the spectacular sea, mountain and city views. Here’s how you are going to be spoilt for choice…

Braai, braai, braai your boerie…

Ask any South African, and they will tell you that the braai – or barbeque – is a part of South African culture.So much so, in fact, that 24 September (Heritage Day) is now also popularly known as National Braai Day.

Fazielah’s top three festive weekend events in Cape Town

Deck the halls with cheer and holly, Cape Town fanatics, because it’s officially festive season in the Mother City! What that means, party animals, is that we are free to let our hair down and boogie like there’s no work on Monday…

(Hand) Made in Cape Town

We can finally say it; hipsters have changed the world. They might not know it, or even care, but these counter-culture kids helped steer a global movement – one that lauds responsible consumerism – to far beyond what was once, a fad.

12 amazing things to in Cape Town on 12/12/12

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:

Festive season dining in Cape Town

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.

Rise and shine: Enjoy Cape Town’s best breakfasts

Continental, English, health and American – Cape Town serves every type of breakfast. Whether you crave hot croissants and fancy cheese with rich yoghurt and fresh fruit or a plate of poached eggs and steamed haddock, you’re sure to find each one of these breakfast bests as delicious as the next.

Fazielah’s top three free weekend events

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).

Mother City restaurants take top honours at the Alto Top 100 Places to Eat Cape Town 2012 Awards

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.

Tips on tipping in Cape Town

Tipping can be a bit of a grey area when you’re travelling. Who do you tip? When? And how much is acceptable? So here are some guidelines on tipping in Cape Town, the Mother City:

The countdown to the Cape Town Festival of Beer 2012 begins!

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!

Top 10 ice cream spots in Cape Town

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… ice cream! There is nothing as tasty and quintessentially summer as licking a three-scoop ice cream, dripping down the cone, while walking along the beachfront on a gorgeous day in Cape Town.

Claudia’s top five rooftop bars in Cape Town

As the days get longer and warmer, what could be better than sipping a refreshing drink at one of Cape Town’s top rooftop bars? Check out our top five.

Fazielah’s Top 3 Cultural Experiences in Cape Town

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:

Top five spring breakfast spots in Cape Town

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.

Stopping for a chat – Flickr pic of the day

A casual encounter on the quaint streets of Kalk Bay.

Fazielah’s top three weekend experiences in Cape Town and surrounds

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:

Waterfront singers – Flickr pic of the day

Talented singers entertain shoppers and passersby at the V&A Waterfront.

Fazielah’s top three nightlife things to do in Cape Town

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:

Fazielah’s top three things to do outdoors in Cape Town

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…

Fazielah’s top three things to do in Cape Town – October 8 to 11, 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:

Fazielah’s top three things to do in Cape Town from October 5 to 7, 2012

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:
 
 

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