Fazielah WilliamsHey #lovecapetown, are you ready for the weekend?!
Nicole BiondiWhat better way to experience a deliciously warm Cape Town day than by going topless? Picture it: feeling the kiss of the sun on your skin… the whisper of a gentle breeze… Wait a minute - you do know what I’m referring to don’t you?
Fazielah WilliamsIt’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?
Fazielah WilliamsLet’s hear it for the weekend, Mother City lovers!
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“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.
As you make your way from Cape Town to Cape Point, you pass through the quaint harbor village of Kalk Bay, winding along through the naval-themed Simon’s Town and around the bend past Smitswinkel Bay. To your left, a jewel-coloured bay overlooked by a slope dotted with ramshackle houses takes your breath away. Just past this, on your right, lies the entrance to the SANParks Smitswinkel Bay Tented Camp.
Cape Town’s biggest public arts festival, Infecting the City, is currently enthralling locals and visitors alike as it reawakens an appreciation of creativity and artistic expression in the streets of the Mother City.
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.
Rondebosch is a charming little area in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. It is a student and family-friendly suburb only 5km from the city centre.
Long Street is one of Cape Town’s most iconic streets, and with the incredible variety of food, fashion, nightlife spots, book stores, antique stores, street vendors and international visitors lining the sidewalks, it’s easy to see why. But don’t let all of this distract you from one of Long Street’s finest features: the awesome architecture.
Shoppers making their selection at the Cape Town Summer Street Market held in the Company’s Gardens in December.
You’ve seen the photos, used the hashtags and shared the posts… now you can watch the #lovecapetown Instagram Walk in video on our YouTube channel too.
Our #lovecapetown food blogger, Rachelle Lucas (@TravelBlggr), recently spent a week exploring Cape Town’s diverse culinary scene. From dinners in chefs’ private cellars and an eight-course meal with The Creamery, to a V&A Waterfront Foodie Tour and roadside stops for local favourites, Rachelle has experienced a taste sensation!
My first flying instructor once told me, “You are privileged to be able to fly, and doubly privileged to be able to fly in Cape Town!” As with most of his teachings this statement continues to ring true.
Most of us go to the V&A Waterfront to shop or eat at the restaurants.
This image of a beautiful Hout Bay sunset was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Dave le Roux, aka DaveJLR.
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.
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!
I recently spent some time discovering all that the Helderberg has to offer, from places to stay to things to do. You can read all about it here: Where to stay in the Helderberg, and here: Things to do in the Helderberg. Here are a few pictures I took on Instagram along the way.
We live in a truly beautiful Mother City with a multitude of inspirational and iconic attractions, and friends, that is where I would rather be this Wednesday in Cape Town.
Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Gale McAll spent her holiday in Smitswinkel Bay near Cape Point.
There’s nothing I love more than a weekend in gorgeous #lovecapetown filled with entertainment and folks, let me tell you, things are about to kick off with a bang!
Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Dawie Malan spent some time beyond Cape Town this summer and shares his images.
The My Cape Town Concert rocked the V&A Amphitheatre on Sunday September 25. Hundreds of Capetonians soaked up the sun as they were entertained by a thrilling line-up featuring Blaze, CODA, Keeno Lee and Dragon Power.
In the spirit of spreading the charitable love on Mandela’s Day, Cape Town Tourism teamed up with leading hotel chain Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun Cape Sun to host a soup kitchen at the Central Methodist Mission Church on Greenmarket Square, Thursday 18 July, 2013.
It’s May in the Mother City ... and you know what that means, don’t you? It’s time for the third annual TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival, which runs from Friday May 24 to Saturday May 25, 2013.
This image of a stunning sunrise at Kommetjie was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member, Carla Schnetler.
Uthando South Africa, the innovative non-profit organisation, has been spreading the love and warmth this chilly season in Cape Town, as they distributed uniforms and an educational grant to their beneficiaries, Betterchoice Gumboots and Dance for All, on Saturday 27 July, 2013.
This photograph of the Cape Town City Hall was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member ishotimagesza..
This photo of Cape Town showing off one of her stunning views was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Mujahid ur Rehman, aka Mujahid’s Photography.
Our Facebook Man has been popping up all over sunny Cape Town this week but he really turned heads at the 2012 Community Chest Twilight Run on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Amidst a sea of clowns, witches, assorted carnival folk, superheroes and the like, the Facebook Man made quite an impression on the Grand Parade, moments before the Best Dressed Competition was held on the main entertainment stage.
Will something bad really happen to you on Friday the 13th September in #LoveCapeTown? Through years gone by, storytellers in Cape Town have exchanged a rich variety of unique myths that has been carried across from generation to generation. Have a look at three of the most interesting legends around and decide for yourself – truth or tale, busted or brilliant?
We’ve been treated to some exceptional Cape Town sunrises and sunsets of late and we just had to share a couple that we pulled from Instagram. Share your pictures of Cape Town with us by using the #lovecapetown hashtag and you might see them on our blog. Also follow these accounts for year-round beautiful pictures of Cape Town and her people.
White men can’t jump? With all the wind power in Cape Town, ALL men can! In Big Bay, when the wind starts howling, the surf starts calling! After all, life really only starts at 20 knots.