Rob PetersIf you’re coming to Cape Town this summer and are not quite sure what to expect, we have a handy guide to help you enjoy your holiday without any snags, hitches or hiccups. From getting around the Mother City to predicting the weather, we want you to leave wanting to come back for more.
Featured“We will need your left shoe please sir, we can’t have you running off with our glass…” And with that begins my Kwak Beer Experience at Den Anker at the V&A Waterfront. The relinquishing of my left shoe dates back to a tradition which began in 19th Century Belgium. If I want to drink the beer, I need to forfeit my left shoe… for a time at least. The tradition started because the glasses were extremely expensive and difficult to replace at the time. It sparked a Belgian custom in which the barman kept the left shoe of patrons until the glass had been returned.
Rob PetersSummer in Cape Town is a thing of beauty. Locals and visitors spill out onto the beaches and into the bars. But summer in the city is also about the markets as the Mother City’s inhabitants take advantage of the longer days and the sultry evenings to stroll through stalls as they browse everything from curios and clothes, while indulging in delectable food and drinks. Here are 8 markets you need to visit in the city this summer.
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Show us how much you #lovecapetown this September and you could win BIG prizes!
Hey #lovecapetown, are you ready for the weekend?!
It’s all anyone was talking about for a week straight on social media – why was Cape Town’s legendary Noon Gun blasted repeatedly after its traditional midday slot on Monday 18 August, 2014?
Let’s hear it for the weekend, Mother City lovers!
Whoever said sightseeing was just for grown-ups? In beautiful Cape Town, we love welcoming little globetrotters too and offer some of the most amazing scenic experiences at great prices for families to enjoy together.
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.
The weekend is finally here and we have hand-picked three #lovecapetown events that promise to make it extra special…
August has a line-up of events that will inspire, educate and inform. Here are 4 events that are happening in #lovecapetown.
Ladies (and gentlemen) - Woman’s Day is around the corner, and 9 August falls on a Saturday this year. Here’s how you can celebrate in #lovecapetown.
Cape Town Tourism, along with Uthando, Robben Island Museum and Tsogo Sun International, spent International Mandela Day - Friday 18 July, 2014 - with senior citizens of Masibathande.
Baboons are a hotly debated topic in the Western Cape, and particularly so with regards to their interactions with tourists who explore some of Cape Town’s natural treasures such as Cape Point.
Can you just feel it? That exhilarating, all consuming “OMG, the weekend is coming!” feeling running through your veins?
There are many iconic women in South Africa’s history yet very few have been honoured and immortalised in sculpture but that is all set to change with Wonder Women, a recognized World Design Capital project, an initiative that plans to place sculptures of South Africa’s heroines along the Fan Walk in Green Point.
“It’s in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it” - Nelson Mandela
As a visitor to our fair city, you’ve probably been told if not once, then a million times, that you simply MUST visit Table Mountain, Cape Town’s wonder of nature. Sure, that’s relatively easy to do in the summer, but just what is there to do at this iconic attraction in winter? Oh, if you only knew…
Hey #lovecapetown, are you ready for your EPIC weekend in and around the gorgeous Mother City?
Come and break your fast for less with these tasty Iftar specials 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.
Sometimes we need to break away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. My me time means one thing; a day at the spa in Cape Town.
Where in the Western Cape is our fun, new mobile visitor information vehicle, #thando? Enter your best guess and not only could you win amazing daily prizes but you’ll also be entered into a lucky draw to win a road trip in Cape Town for four people , worth R 30 000!
Let the countdown to the weekend begin!
Whoever said a luxurious stay in the Paarl Winelands is solely a summer activity?
Can you tell that I am obsessed with food this May? Even more so when it’s the focal point of a tasty recognized World Design Capital 2014 project, ‘The Story of Food’ (#WDC461) exhibition, at the historical Castle of Good Hope?
Who wouldn’t want to get married under a Bedouin Tent in Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the world?
What more could a traveller want than wine, food, mountains, arresting architecture… and did we mention wine?
What do you get when you combine the Mother City’s most opulent accommodation with an up and coming designer township project? Why, the Nykanyezi Gallery, a collaborative initiative between the world-renowned Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel and World Design Capital (WDC) 2014’s Maboneng Township Arts Experience, of course!
#lovecapetown, are you ready to celebrate your freedom in our democracy-loving Mother City?
It’s the number one tip we’ve all heard when travelling: don’t carry all your cash on you, use traveller’s cheques or get a card.
#lovecapetown, it’s your Easter weekend,baby!
The story of our journey to democracy is best told by the people who walked the road to freedom themselves. Hear first-hand about the struggle to end apartheid and celebrate your freedom as South Africa commemorates 20 years of democracy.