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How to get involved in an Instagram community

You love taking photos; your Instagram feed is a collection of beautiful squares that can easily be placed on the walls of an art gallery; you’re the person at the picnic who whips out their phone in the most random occasions trying to get a macro shot of the water droplet on a leaf. But you have no one to take photos with you and your friends don’t really get that you can take such amazing shots with just your phone. If this sounds like you, meet the Instagamers Cape Town community.

Second TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival in photos and video

Hot live musical acts, 400 fabulous wines up for tasting and a vibe like no other made the second TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival on May 25 and 26, a roaring success!

Good Food & Wine Show 2012 in photos and video

Celebrate the onset of winter with warming gourmet and wine offerings at the Good Food & Wine Show at the Cape Town International Convention Centre this weekend.

Capture Your Cape Town photo competition

Have you submitted your entry in the My Cape Town “Capture your Cape Town” photo competition yet? You have until September 18 to do so. We are offering some amazing prizes this year, with multiple categories and multiple prizes increasing your chances of winning.

Cape Town in summer – no better place to be

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and there is no better place to be this summer.

#DiscoverHelderberg: Where to stay in the Helderberg

The Helderberg region lies just 40 minutes outside of Cape Town and has something to offer everyone. From hiking, mountain biking and golf to food, wine and some of the Cape’s most beautiful beaches ... all this and more can be found on the slopes of the magnificent Helderberg mountains.

Hilarious line-up for Jive Cape Town Funny Festival 2013

It’s the number one comedy event of the year and it’s returning to the Mother City this June ... friends, it’s time to gear up for the hilarious Jive Cape Town Funny Festival at the Baxter Theatre, from Monday June 10 to Sunday July 7, 2013.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2013: photos and videos

Those who know me will say that “she lives for travel and music”, and every year the best event to hit our beautiful city has to be the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

Cycling Cape Town – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Cape Town is host to a number of cycle races but is also suited to both amatuer and professional cyclists with an array of routes from which to choose. This weekend why not explore Cape Town on two wheels and take in both its natural beauty and diversity.

Fresh fish shopping in Kalk Bay – Flickr pic of the day

As part of Responsible Tourism Week, a global initiative from February 14 to 18, 2011, we’ll be highlighting images that show people taking responsibility for their communities and the places they live in and visit. You can get involved by logging on to the global journal of practical ecotourism, Planeta.com‘s wiki and registering.

Liezel van der Westhuizen‘s top reasons to #LoveCapeTown City Breaks

She’s celebrating 1 000 days in the Mother City on Tuesday 18 June, 2013 and from her numerous photos, social media posts and on-air shout-outs, it’s clear for all to see that media personality Liezel van der Westhuizen loves Cape Town.

Winter Photo Competition 2011 won by Christelle Erasmus

The 2011 Cape Town Tourism Winter Photo Competition has been won by Christelle Erasmus. Her entry, Feeding the Seagulls (pictured below), was the most popular in terms of public votes and also won the approval of the judging panel. Christelle wins R10 000 courtesy of Cape Town Tourism.

#OpenStreets 2013 in pictures

Open Streets is a citizen-driven initiative, working to design and promote streets which embed and generate respect for people, regardless of who they are, and how they move. Not to mention ... a great opportunity to get some amazing Instagram shots!

View from Signal Hill – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Signal Hill offers panaromic views of some of the major attractions of Cape Town. From here one can truly appreciate Cape Town’s dynamic mix of urban landscape and nature.

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.

Visiting Cape Town: What makes it so special

Many visitors fall in love with Cape Town and come back often, while others decide to move here permanently. Cape Town Tourism asked several visitors in Camps Bay their honest opinion about Cape Town.

Getaway Travel Blog Conference 2012 in photos and video

The glamorous Upper Eastside Hotel in creative Woodstock played host to the second annual Getaway Travel Blog Conference, an initiative by Getaway Magazine and Cape Town Tourism, on Saturday 4 August, 2012.

Boats in the harbour at Hout Bay – Flickr pic of the day

“Harbours are always interesting places to take photographs. Of all the boats along this pier, it seems to me that this particular boat that was anchored by this rope, has been there for a long time. This was evident by the rust on the boat and the discolouring of the main anchor rope by the sun,” says the photographer.

South African star Emo Adams’ top reasons to #LoveCapeTown City Breaks

He is one of South Africa’s biggest musical entertainers and beloved television personalities but at heart, Emo Adams is and always has been a true Cape Town “boykie”.

Sea Point – a Cape Town Tourism photo essay

I think sometimes we forget just how colourful and beautiful our city really is. Perhaps through a camera lens we have the opportunity to see our city the way visitors do, to see our city the way visionaries do, and to fall in love with it all over again.

My Table Mountain National Park quickie

A quickie by definition, is a brief, passionate interlude that leaves you wanting more, but there is nothing brief, or unfulfilling, about a 36-hour weekend getaway in the gorgeous Table Mountain National Park.

Cape Town’s stars win top honours at 2013 Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards

It’s official … Cape Town, the inspirational Mother City, is home to the most talented thespians! Homegrown stars walked away with top honours at the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards at the Artscape Theatre on Sunday 17 March, 2013.

#InstagramDiary: Cape Point

Cape Town just begs to be photographed from every angle. From the beaches to the mountain, the people, the wine farms and, of course, the coffees, the Cape is an Instagrammer’s dream come true. I recently spent a morning at Cape Point and left with more images than I knew what to do with.

V&A Waterfront waters – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

Most of us go to the V&A Waterfront to shop or eat at the restaurants.

Beyond Cape Town this summer – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Dawie Malan spent some time beyond Cape Town this summer and shares his images.

Charley Boorman in Cape Town: Photos and video

Charley Boorman, famous for television shows such as The Long Way Round, led a cavalcade of around 200 bikers from Stellenbosch to Cape Town today. The cavalcade ended their journey on Signal Hill and Boorman took time to sign autographs and pose for photos with fans.

The 3rd TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival 2013 in Instagram

Let’s say cheers to the successful third annual TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival, held on the rooftop of the Gugulethu Shopping Mall in Cape Town from Friday 24 to Saturday 25 May, 2013.

Trek Fishing – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Gale McAll spent her holiday in Smitswinkel Bay near Cape Point.

Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays: I ♥ Cape Town fans’ top places in photos

Four weeks, four questions and over a thousand suggestions … Mother City lovers, you’re amazing at letting us know Where You Would Rather Be on Wednesdays in inspirational Cape Town!

Top Places to be in Noordhoek

For years Noordhoek was a secret community of surfers and eco-lovers, but the word got out and now this nature-loving suburb on the Peninsula’s west coast is a magnet for family life, happy pets, surf and sand, outdoor living and great food.
 
 

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