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 Peters
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We’re just one month away from the WWF’s We Love Cities, a competition to select the Most Lovable Sustainable City, announcement on Thursday 27 March,2014!
More than 70 000 excited spectators flocked to #lovecapetown’s Fanwalk in Green Point on Saturday 15 March, 2014 for the fifth annual Cape Town Carnival and what festive gees (spirit) they had!
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!
Wine tasting is an utterly charming way to pass the weekend. When paired with some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, century old architecture and awe-inspiring food, it becomes one of Cape Town’s most beloved tourist activities.
The most important political event, besides the national elections taking place later this year, is coming to Cape Town - the State of the Nation Address at the National Assembly in the Parliament Buildings on Thursday 13 February, 2014.
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.
Calling all free spirits, art lovers and creatives… It’s time once again for the popular annual Creative Week in Cape Town!
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.
#lovecapetown, are you ready to celebrate your freedom in our democracy-loving Mother City?
Hey gorgeous people! Are you ready for the mother of all awesome weekends in #lovecapetown?!
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.
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!
The accolades for Cape Town just keep rolling in … this time, we’re proud to announce that our caring, sustainable Mother City has been named as a finalist in the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) ‘We Love Cities’ campaign as part of the Earth Hour City Challenge!
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…
As we end the week, let’s take a look at how the world responded to the death of the late Nelson Mandela.
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.
It’s one of our favourite Spring events here in #lovecapetown: South African National Parks (SANParks), where entry to our city and province’s most gorgeous parks are FREE!
Hey #lovecapetown, are you ready for your EPIC weekend in and around the gorgeous Mother City?
Hey #lovecapetown, are you ready for the weekend?!
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.
Summer is in full swing in #lovecapetown and that means plenty of new, exciting things to see and do in our gorgeous sun-kissed Mother City. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to get a taste of what’s new in our hometown and these are a few of my favourites:
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.
In a galaxy, far, far away, über stylishly dressed pink guys and girls came out to play at the Mothership of all lifestyle parties … hold onto your lightsabers, folks, the Mother City Queer Project (MCQP) 2013 is coming to Cape Town!
Who wouldn’t want to get married under a Bedouin Tent in Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the world?
School’s out from Friday 28 March, 2014 for Cape Town’s younger residents and visitors and we’re sure, like most parents, you’re wondering just what to do with them?
#lovecapetown, are you ready for a fun-filled weekend in our beautiful Mother City?
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.
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.
Summer is on its way to Cape Town and how better to celebrate the sunny season than by taking in a super cool theatrical production at one of the Mother City’s amazing theatres?
Here are some basic safety tips to ensure you enjoy your visit to Cape Town to the full: