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New Year’s Eve 2013 Events in Cape Town: What’s on

When the clock strikes 12 in Cape Town on December 31, 2013, where will you be? If you are like most laid-back Capetonians, chances are you haven’t even thought of what you want to do to ring in 2014.

Facebook Feedback Fridays: Your favourite Madiba memory

Every week we ask our fans on our I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page a question. And since it’s been a week from when we heard the tragic news of Madiba’s passing, we thought it would be fitting to ask the fans about their favourite Madiba memory.

Festive Dining in Cape Town 2013: Where to Eat

In celebratory Cape Town, there are plenty of cheerful dining events to get in you into the Yuletide spirit. From heavy laden buffets at the seaside to decadent dinners in the Cape Winelands, you’ll be sure to celebrate the festive season in gourmet style.

5 City parks to host a tree-planting legacy project honouring Madiba

In honour of the late Nelson Mandela, The City of Cape Town’s Parks Department are hosting a tree-planting ceremony at five selected parks in Cape Town.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 13 to Monday 16 December, 2013

Are you ready for the long weekend, Mother City lovers? There is plenty to see and do in #lovecapetown over the next four days and if you are not picking out your top braai spot for Reconciliation Day, why not join me at the following events from Friday 13 to Monday 15 December, 2013:

How the world responded to the death of Madiba

As we end the week, let’s take a look at how the world responded to the death of the late Nelson Mandela.

Top Braai Spots for Reconciliation Day

If there is one thing Capetonians are good at – other than socialising, of course – it’s braaing. Whether it’s meat or fish, you can be sure that on a spectacular summer’s day (or even on a winter’s day), you will find us gathered around the fire, enjoying each other’s company, the tantalising aroma of meat on the grill and our breathtaking city views.

Cape Town to host Madiba’s national memorial service on the Grand Parade

This Tuesday, December 10 at 11:00, The City of Cape Town will prepare for the national memorial service for the late former president Nelson Mandela.

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.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 December, 2013

There’s nothing I love more than great live music in my groovy hometown and #lovecapetown friends, let me tell you, this weekend the Mother City is going to rock!

Summer School Holidays in Cape Town: What to do with the kids

School’s out, #lovecapetown Moms and Dads, and these summer holidays, there is plenty to see and do with your little ones in the Mother City. Get out into the sunshine and enjoy a variety of fun activities, take in a show or spend the day at the beach with the little people in your life:

A Visitor’s Guide to Accessible Cape Town

Cape Town can, with some careful planning, deliver a really enjoyable holiday experience for visitors with special access needs. Whilst we have some distance to go to being a completely Universally Accessible (UA) destination, awareness is on the rise and with it the number of improvements made to our city.

Basic Safety Tips for Visitors

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

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Opens in Cape Town

It’s been a long time coming but finally the biographical drama, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom will open at Cape Town’s top cinemas on Thursday 28 November, 2013.

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!

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December, 2013

Can you feel it, #lovecapetown? Your amazing weekend in the pulsating Mother City is on its way! There is so much to do so why not join me at the following events from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December, 2013:

MyDestination’s Vagabrothers in Cape Town: Videos

Here’s the thing I love most about my job: I get to hang out with some of the most interesting visitors to our beautiful Mother City and the coolest by far are the Vagabrothers, winners of MyDestination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition, who jetted into Cape Town from Wednesday 30 October to Wednesday 6 November, 2013.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 November, 2013

Five, four, three, two, one… it’s the weekend, baby! That’s right, folks, 48 hours of uninterrupted fun await you in our gorgeous Mother City and that means you need to get out there and enjoy yourself. From tasty beer festivals to live music concerts and an energizing run through a township, there is plenty to see and do in our hometown. Join me at the following events from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 November, 2013:

Festival of Lights Test Run Switches on Cape Town

The countdown for the switch on of Cape Town’s Festival of Lights began on Tuesday 19 November 2013, when the Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, was joined by Cape Town entertainers on Adderley Street for a successful test run of preparations ahead of the main event on 1 December 2013.

Start Your Countdown to Summer and Win Big with Cape Point

Long, lazy hot days are heading to gorgeous Cape Town and to celebrate, the iconic Cape Point is hosting an amazing “Countdown to Summer” competition.

Where Would You Rather be Wednesdays in #lovecapetown: Gorgeous Views

It’s Wednesday in the Mother City, friends, and you know what that means… I want to know Where You Would Rather be in in #lovecapetown!

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!

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.

Summer in the Mother City: Cool Events in Cape Town

Hot days, sunny skies, gorgeous sunsets and white sandy beaches naturally lend themselves to cool summer entertainment in gorgeous Cape Town. If there is one thing I love more than delicious cocktails and sexy people watching, it’s being entertained in the fun, flirty Mother City and this season, there is plenty to keep us all amused. From award-winning musicals at the city’s top theatres, to live music and movies at open-air venues and costume parties to tasty festivals, there is a little something for everyone in #lovecapetown this summer:

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 November, 2013

Let the countdown to a fabulous weekend in #lovecapetown begin! From rubbing shoulders with the trendy and gorgeous at fashion shows along the seaside to getting a taste of the good life in the Helderberg and stepping out for charity in a mass walk, there is plenty to see and do in the Mother City.

Wine canapés and French words in Cape Town’s Constantia Winelands

And there’s me thinking I’d seen all the beautiful wine farms this amazing city of Cape Town has to offer. Think again Diva. Beau Constantia est arrivé (by the way, when I see French words like ‘beau’ and ‘ pas de nom’, I can’t help but throw my French about a bit).

Movies beneath the stars with V&A Waterfront’s Open Air Cinema

I’m a movie buff with a passion for Cape Town and the outdoors like no other… so when I recently received an invitation to the launch of the V&A Waterfront’s new Galileo Open Air Cinema, there was no way I was going to turn it down.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 November, 2013

Mother City lovers, raise your glass with me and let’s toast to the onset of a fabulous weekend in our amazing hometown! Whether you’re flying a kite in a surfer’s paradise, channelling your inner salsa dancer or attempting to set a new peak running record, there is plenty to see and do in #lovecapetown. Join me at the following events from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 November, 2013:

MyDestination’s winning Vagabrothers Jet into Cape Town

They beat nine other finalists to win the coveted My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List Competition and travel all over the world for six months… now winners Alex and Marko Ayling (known as the Vagabrothers) are headed to gorgeous Cape Town!

Cape Town’s Camps Bay chosen as Baywatch Spin-off location

“Some people stand in the darkness/ Afraid to step into the light/ Some people need to help somebody/ When the edge of surrender’s in sight/ I’ll be ready /Forever and always/ I’m always here”…  Break out those sexy red cossies and ripped bodies, Mother City lovers, because the highly anticipated Baywatch spin-off, SAF 3, is coming to gorgeous Cape Town!