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Seven reasons why Table Mountain is a worthy New7Wonder of Nature

Cape Town has a number of attractions to entice any would-be visitor to come to our shores, and locals to leave the comfort of their homes and venture out, but one of the Mother City’s most treasured possessions is Table Mountain. With the mountain’s inauguration as an official New7Wonder of Nature taking place this Sunday, December 2, 2012, we’ve compiled a list of seven reasons why Table Mountain is by far a worthy wonder of nature. Be sure to join us at the inauguration at the switching on of the Festive Lights!

#InstagramDiary: Cape Town Honours Nelson Mandela

The City of Cape Town is celebrating the life of former president Nelson Mandela by declaring 2013 a year in which “Cape Town Honours Nelson Mandela”. In a Mayoral-lead program, beginning with an exhibition currently on show at the Cape Town Civic Center, the city will pay tribute to our great leader and national hero throughout the year.

Picture Perfect V&A Waterfront Backdrop for Table Mountain in #LoveCapeTown

World Tourism Day on Friday 27 September, 2013 was an auspicious occasion for #LoveCapeTown‘s wonder of nature, Table Mountain , as it celebrated its new status as co-signee of the Responsible Tourism Charter with the City of Cape Town and unveiled a large picture frame, which provides an iconic view of the mountain from the V&A Waterfront.

At the Two Oceans Aquarium – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

I had not been to the Two Oceans Aquarium since its opening, and last Sunday, being at a loss on what to do, I took a drive on my scooter and landed up at the V&A Waterfront.

Cape Winelands tours: Five unique experiences

Savouring the taste of the Cape Winelands’ pride and joy is an enjoyable experience and one steeped in history. From the pioneer fertile farm established by Cape Town’s first Governor, Simon van der Stel, during the late 1600s in Constantia to the Franschhoek wine estates founded by the French Huguenots settlers around 1692, the Mother City’s viticulture has grown from strength to strength.

Your #LoveCapeTown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 September,2013

Are you ready for 48 hours of non-stop fun in #LoveCapeTown and beyond? Whether you’re admiring sea views and frolicking whales, immersing yourself in poetry or being active outdoors, there is plenty for you to do along our gorgeous coast this weekend. Join me at the following events from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 September, 2013:  

Cape Town 360 years on – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

These images were taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Anton Le Roux. Cape Town is 360 years old this year and in that time it has developed significantly. It still, howver, has its old world charm and architecture.

Cape Minstrel Carnival 2012 – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

The Cape Minstrel Carnival also known as Tweede Nuwe Jaar (“Second New Year”) is a colourful celebration of Cape history and sees minstrels, dancers and marching bands performing on the streets of Cape Town. Our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group members coda and snapclicktripod attended the carnival.

Cape Town street art – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Do you have images of Cape Town you’d like to share with us? We’d love you to join the Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group! Images © Quantum Theory

Germany’s top Instagrammers visit Cape Town

With almost half-a-million followers between them, Germany’s top two Instgrammers, Thomas Kakareko and Sylvia Matzkowiak, are racking up the “likes” as they Instagram their way through Cape Town.

Heart 104.9FM’s Keri Miller’s Top Reasons to #LoveCapeTown

You’ve heard her vibrant, upbeat voice on local radio station Heart 104.9FM’s Afternoon Drive show and seen her at events around the Mother City but do you know what makes the gorgeous Keri Miller #LoveCapeTown?

Painting Cape Town with author Matthew Olckers

Painting Cape Town author Matthew Olckers talks to us about his passion for graffiti and why he loves Cape Town.

#LoveCapeTown Day in photos and video

Cape Town Tourism and Heart 104.9FM hosted 50 of their lucky #LoveCapeTown Day radio competition winners on an unforgettable City Sightseeing Bus tour around the City Centre on Saturday September 29, 2012.

Bay Harbour – The Market – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

We were in Hout Bay on a lazy Saturday afternoon and decided to drive through to Snokies (now called Fish on the Rocks) for a bite and a drink. Usually not that busy, I was surprised to find a hive of activity in the area.

My Top 3 Dinner Spots in Cape Town

The only thing greater than my passion for Cape Town is my passion for its food. I have often waxed lyrical about my top breakfast spots, lunch venues and all-you-can-eat buffet joints, but have yet to share my favourite dinner spots. I love breaking bread with you (even if it’s only virtually), so here are my top three Cape Town dinner spots:

Two more days until the end of #LoveCapeTown photo competition!

We’ve had hundreds amazing entries for the #LoveCapeTown photo competition but time is running out to enter. Entries close on Wednesday August 22, 2012, at noon.

Top 5 things to know about the Bo-Kaap

The sounds of Cape Town would not be complete without the beautiful call of the mosque that emanates from the colourful, characterful Bo-Kaap.

An interesting video about Cape Town

Silver Bullet Productions has embarked on a 2011 project to showcase all that is beautiful and interesting about Cape Town. Get more information on their website and watch their promo video below.

Top stylish shopping spots in Cape Town: an Instagram essay

As far as my favourite stores in Cape Town’s CBD go, these five are at the top of my list at the moment. I tend to shop where products stand out by way of design and quality, and where I know I’ll always get amazing service.

My Good Food & Wine Show experience in Instagram

I confess this was my first visit to the Good Food & Wine Show in a long time. With more than 200 stands in the vast CTICC venue over four days from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 May, 2013, I was amazed at the event’s growth over the last few years. The stalls, some far more fabulous than others in both product and appearance, offered everything from food and wine to everything in between that relates to the home.

Strand Summer – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Sunsets, skylines and summer romance… Our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Dawie Malan shares his images of a Strand summer with us.

Whale breaches onto yacht

Sailors Ralph Mothes and Paloma Werner, from the Cape Town Sailing Academy, got the fright of their lives when a southern right whale breached onto their yacht over the weekend. They were sailing in the Cape Town harbour when a southern right whale breached about 100 metres from their boat. The whale – which was between 11- and 14-metres long – then resurfaced and breached again, this time about 10 metres from their yacht. Before they knew it, the whale was breaching again and it landed right onto their yacht.

Things to do in Cape Town: See the city by bicycle with AWOL Tours

Cape Town may have a reputation for being rainy in winter, but on a clear day (which happens a lot more often than generally reported) there is no better way to explore the city than by bicycle…

It’s Vote for Table Mountain Thursday!

Photo courtesy * hiro008 Cape Town’s iconic, oft photographed, much revered Table Mountain is one of 28 global natural sites shortlisted to become one of the New7Wonders of Nature. But the mountain needs your help: According to the latest rankings, our city’s beloved landmark is falling behind! It’s currently ranked in the bottom 14 and needs your support to secure a place at the top.

The face of fun in Cape Town – Video

Student Simon Leigh filmed this footage during his 2012 Easter holiday in Cape Town, and he turned the fun levels to 11. Take an inside look at backstage work at the Two Oceans Aquarium (where you too can scuba with sharks, stingrays, yellowtail, turtles ...), his hike up our New7Wonder of Nature Table Mountain, a ride in the cable car, a splash into the chilly Atlantic Ocean at Clifton Fourth beach (respect!), and general can’t-match-that Cape Town experiences.

St George’s Cathedral – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Stewart Harris paid a visit to St. George’s Cathedral recently. He managed to get some of the iconic and captivating stained glass windows on camera.

Next Stop: Cape Town – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Cape Town has an endless array of attractions for those visiting the Mother City’s shores. But there are a few places that some just have to cross off their bucket list. Our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Christina Karchevskaya recently visited our city and shares some of her favourite sites wth us.

Taste of Cape Town 2013: Photos and video

“Delicious” is too mundane a word to describe the 2013 Taste of Cape Town festival. So is “scrumptious”. Because this year’s event was simply DIVINE! Now in its sixth year, the Taste of Cape Town was held at the chic Green Point Cricket Club from Thursday April 11 to Sunday 14 April, 2013, with some spectacular upgrades and additions that added to its phenomenal success.

Sporty Cape Town – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Some may call it “slaapstad” (sleepy city) but Cape Town has an active community, conscious of its health and wellness. Our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Chris Hitchcock shares his views with us.

A lolly to make you jolly – Flickr pic of the day

An ice-cream vendor smiles broadly, spreading summertime cheer, on Camps Bay beach.