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Your #lovecapetown weekend: Things to do from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 March, 2014

Are you ready for a music-filled weekend in #lovecapetown?

HMS Iron Duke, the ship that launched 21 Noon Gun balls in Cape Town

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?

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:

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 Guide to Travel, Transport and Cash Cards in Cape Town

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.

J&B Met 2014 in Cape Town: Your Guide to being Made to Conquer

If it’s February in #lovecapetown, you know it’s time for the social event of the year, the J&B Met 2014. This popular horseracing and fashion-forward event will once again be held at the prestigious Kenilworth Racecourse in the Southern Suburbs on Saturday 1 February, 2014.

Win a Road Trip in Cape Town with #thando!

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!

City Sightseeing at Sunset in Cape Town

Cape Town, our gorgeous Mother City is amazing to explore during the day but have you ever seen how spectacular it is from about the City Sightseeing Bus at dusk? Now, with their amazing Night Tour, you can!

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.

My Top 3 Summer Cape Winelands Spots

There is something about sipping a chilled glass of premium white wine on a bright, sunny day, surrounded by acres and acres of gorgeous greenery that simply screams summer in the Cape Winelands. With our rich and tasty viticultural history and endlessly beautiful estates, it’s quite difficult to choose my favourites but here are my top three Summer Winelands spots:

Your #lovecapetown weekend: Friday 4 to Sunday 6 April, 2014

#lovecapetown fans, are you ready for a jam-packed weekend in the Mother City?

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!

Run free in the wild with SANParks Week 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!

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.

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.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2014: Road Closures and Things You Need to Know

Africa’s Grandest Gathering is about to take the Mother City by musical storm and one thing is for sure: the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2014 is set to be the best yet!

4 Must-see Baboon Pics that are totally bananas!

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.

Design Indaba in Cape Town, World Design Capital 2014: What’s On

Creatives, it’s the inspirational event you’ve been waiting for… Design Indaba in Cape Town, our World Design Capital 2014!

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 February, 2014

Friends, are you ready for a jam-packed #lovecapetown weekend? What lies ahead are 48 hours of unbelievable fun and experiences… everything from pink and fabulous parties, to brilliant theatre productions and classical music concerts and more.

World Design Capital Wednesdays: Women of Steel project celebrates Cape Town’s greatest ladies

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.

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).

Two Oceans Marathon 2014 in Cape Town: Stay at Tsogo Sun

The world’s most beautiful marathon, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon will once again be held in gorgeous Cape Town from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April, 2014 and where better to rest your weary mind, body and soul that at premier hotel group Tsogo Sun?

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.

Youngsta’s Top Reasons to #lovecapetown

He’s been making waves in the Mother City’s Hip Hop genre since 2011 but at heart, Youngsta (born as Riyadh Roberts.) is just a #lovecapetown boytjie with big dreams.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2014: Photos

The Mother City sure knows how to host Africa’s Grandest Gathering – this past weekend; the Cape Town International Convention Centre was buzzing with the sultry sounds of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival from Friday 28 to Saturday 29 March, 2014.

5 Ways to Commemorate Your Freedom in Cape Town

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.

World Design Capital Wednesdays: Nkanyezi Gallery opens at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town

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!

Cascade Country Manor, the Ultimate Winter Winelands Escape in 5 Images

Whoever said a luxurious stay in the Paarl Winelands is solely a summer activity?

12 Pics that will make you want to explore Stellenbosch

What more could a traveller want than wine, food, mountains, arresting architecture… and did we mention wine?