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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.

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.

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.

Exploring Cape Town – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Cape Town is usually associated with summery blue skies, white sand beaches, sun downer boat cruises and late dinners with friends but winter is Cape Town’s atmospheric season of culture; a time of pampering, a blast of action-adventure fresh air and a journey through a gourmet wonderland. It’s not uncommon to enjoy a week of sunshine and temperatures ranging from 21 to 26 degrees Celsius.

#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.

#InstagramDiary: V&A Waterfront

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Top places to be in Rondebosch

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.

SANParks Smitswinkel Bay Tented Camp

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.

Reds, whites and greens – golf in the Winelands

“Many professional golfers are wine aficionados, and worldwide recognised names have launched or are in partnership with vineyards throughout the world.” This quote is by golf and travel writer Michael Cunningham, writing in the Wineries Refined magazine in British Columbia, Canada.

Summer Market shopping – Flickr pic of the day

Shoppers making their selection at the Cape Town Summer Street Market held in the Company’s Gardens in December.

#InstagramDiary: the awesome architecture of Long Street

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.

#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!

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.

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.

#lovecapetown Instagram Walk in video

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.

Infecting the City 2013 in Cape Town: photos and video

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.

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.

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.

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!

#InstagramDiary: Discover the Helderberg

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.

Countdown to the 2013 Gugulethu Wine Festival in Cape Town begins!

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.

A Hout Bay sunset – Flickr pic of the day

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.

Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays: iconic attractions to visit

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.

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.

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.

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.