Bianca ColemanThe Belmond Mount Nelson, affectionately known as ‘the Nellie’, or ‘the Pink Lady’ – the distinctive rosy hue was mixed specially for the hotel in the 1920s – has a fascinating history which dates back to when it was opened in March 1899.
Kelly Lodewyks & Rob PetersThe Mother City has shrugged off her winter coat and slipped into something a little sleeker as the summer months settle in. Get ready to kick off your shoes, sink your toes into the warm sands of the most beautiful city on earth and knock back a cocktail or two as we present your ultimate summer guide to Cape Town! It’s where to go and what to do this summer in the Mother City.
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Is there anything more tempting than the smell of a delicious chicken curry or a plate of denningvleis, prepared in the traditional Cape Malay way? In Cape Town, there are plenty of restaurants and cafés that cater for visitors and residents who prefer their meals cooked according to Halaal standards.
Cape Town is a breeding ground for tales of the macabre… sure, there might not be too many zombies – not in the traditional sense at least - and screaming prom queens, but ghosts? The Mother City is the oldest city in the country, so you can bet we got plenty of those. Here are some of our favourite places to spot the restless spirits haunting the city.
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.
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.
It’s barely the third week of 2014 and already Cape Town, our beloved Mother City, is receiving awards… the best one so far? Why, being named as number one on the prestigious New York Times’ 52 Places to go in 2014 list, of course.
Woohoo, Mother City music lovers! The 2014/2015 Summer Sunset Concerts at the impressive Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden‘s programme has been announced and it’s EPIC!
Sure, the December break is two months away and you cringe every time someone sends out one of those annoying “Countdown to Christmas” emails but admit it, you’re excited that your year-end party is just weeks away, right?
Show us how much you #lovecapetown this September and you could win BIG prizes!
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.
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.
Come and break your fast for less with these tasty Iftar specials in Cape Town
We know that #lovecapetown is a total celeb and babe magnet and now it seems that British singer Lily Allen has fallen for the Mother City too as she films her latest music video on our sunny shores.
With just weeks to go before Cupid’s special day on February 14, 2014; romantic events are popping up all around #lovecapetown.
Are you ready to be scared silly, #lovecapetown? It’s my all-time favourite holiday of the year, Halloween, on Friday 31 October, 2014, and the spooky Mother City’s streets are about to come alive with the undead!
If you had just R 100 to do and see anything, and we mean ANYTHING, in Cape Town, what would it be?
Gear up, folks, because 72 hours of unbelievable fun and activities await in the gorgeous Mother City – from delectable seafood festivals to thrilling arts celebrations and side-splittingly funny comedy shows, we’ve got it all and so much more!
Mother City lovers, who’s ready for a fun-filled, captivating weekend in #lovecapetown? Join me at the following events from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 December, 2013:
“It’s in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it” - Nelson Mandela
Cape Town, the gorgeous Mother City, has never been a shrinking violet when it comes to being the trendy gourmet capital of Africa and as such, there is never a shortage of hot, new restaurants to feast at.
Leonardo Da Vinci in Cape Town? Believe it, Mother City fans, because it’s true… the Leonardo Da Vince The Genius exhibition is running at our impressive V&A Waterfront’s Chavonnes Battery Museum until February 2,2014.
Woohoo, it’s the weekend, baby!
I’m a city slicker kind of girl every day of the week and Cape Town’s bustling City Centre with its never- ending nightlife and shopping hot spots certainly keeps me entertained but occasionally, I like to escape to the beautiful Cape Winelands for a tasty, relaxing respite…I found that and so much more on a weekend getaway at the gorgeous Wild Clover Farm in Stellenbosch recently.
Lights! Camera! Action! If you’re hearing these commands being shouted out while you’re enjoying a stroll in our bustling Mother City, chances are you’ve stumbled across a film set in movie-loving Cape Town.
The weekend is finally here and we have hand-picked three #lovecapetown events that promise to make it extra special…
Can you just feel it? That exhilarating, all consuming “OMG, the weekend is coming!” feeling running through your veins?
Guess what, Mother City lovers? It’s Facebook Feedback Fridays once again! With Spring bringing the most spectacular sunrises to #lovecapetown, we wanted to know where the best spots to watch the sun rise in the Mother City were and boy, were you guys forthcoming with your answers:
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?
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:
The biggest, colourful parade of the year is coming to the Mother City this Saturday 15 March, 2014: the Cape Town Carnival! Before you head out to marvel at the spectacular floats, vibrant performers and amazing costumes, please be aware of the following road closures and parking facilities: