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Thousands watch demolition of Athlone cooling towers in Cape Town

A shot of the Athlone cooling towers being imploded, taken from Newlands Forest. Photo by Travis Robertson Thousands of Cape Town residents and visitors braved the rain to watch the demolition of the two Athlone cooling towers today. The 50-year-old landmarks were imploded and reduced to dust in less than 30 seconds.

#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.

#lovecapetown: A day on the False Bay coast

Fancy a spot of whale watching? Maybe a couple of hours of seal spotting? How about a leisurely afternoon with playful penguins? If this sounds like your cup of tea, then a day out along the False Bay coastline, into Kalk Kay, Boulders Beach and Cape Point is just what you’re looking for. Give yourself a full day, because you won’t want to rush through this experience.

Morning has broken in Cape Town – a photo essay

It’s the start of a new day in Cape Town, and all over the Cape Peninsula people are starting to stir. The Mother City is beautiful at any time of the day, but particularly so at sunrise, when it is bathed in glorious hues of pink, orange and gold.

Uthando South Africa Gives Back to Communities with Responsible Tourism Award Prize

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.

Your #LoveCapeTown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 September, 2013

Who is ready for a fabulous #LoveCapeTown weekend? Let’s kick your fun factor into overdrive over the next 48 hours with a thrilling variety of adventurous, theatrical and foodie experiences in our inspirational Mother City.

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.

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.

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:  

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.

#lovecapetown, Love Food!

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!

Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays: top places to visit

It’s Wednesday in the gorgeous Mother City, and that means I want to know Where You Would Rather Be today in Cape Town.

Top Places in Sea Point

Sea Point has long been a #lovecapetown favourite.

A golden Kommetjie sunrise – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a stunning sunrise at Kommetjie was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member, Carla Schnetler.

#BraaiDay: The #LoveCapeTown Way

On Tuesday 24 September,2013, the weather played along beautifully and the smell of good old, South African braai meat was in the air all around Cape Town. If there’s one thing South Africans love to do, it’s braai, and by “braai” we obviously mean barbeque. What better way to celebrate our heritage than by introducing our #lovecapetown visitors to our braai culture?

#InstagramDiary: V&A Waterfront

Do you love shopping? Eating, sightseeing, history and culture? The V&A Waterfront has it all…and more!

Solange Knowles releases music video filmed in Cape Town

Pop singing sensation Solange Knowles has released the music video for her hit single, Losing You, which was filmed in Cape Town.

A surfer and a sunset – Flickr pic of the day

What better way to end a perfect summer’s day than with a twilight surf?

Flying over the Mother City – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

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.

Table Mountain sunrise – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a beautiful sunrise taken from Table Mountain was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Flavio, aka whats_ur_flava2000.

Give our #LoveCapeTown bloggers a warm Mother City Welcome

In 2012, Cape Town Tourism rocked the social networking world by hosting four international bloggers on a series of experiences around our hometown and getting them to share their adventures on their platforms. This ultimately contributed to us winning the Travel + Leisure SMITTY Awards (Social Media in Travel + Tourism Awards) in the category Best Overall Use of Social Media, CVB, Global. From Wednesday 18 September to Monday 7 October 2013, we are set to do it again so join us in giving our #LoveCapeTown bloggers Rachel Lucas, Abigail King and Carol T. More a warm welcome to our inspirational Mother City!

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.

Hiking Table Mountain – A Cape Town Tourism Tourism Photo Essay

We Started hiking from Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens renowned for its spectacular array of indigenous plants.

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.

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.

The UCT Jammie Steps – Flickr pic of the day

This image of the UCT Jammie Steps at night was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ihsaan Adams aka Ihsaan Adams | Photography ©.

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.

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.

A Hout Bay harbour sunrise – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a beautiful Hout Bay harbour sunrise was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Trevor, aka Trevor Exposed.

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.