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Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 October, 2013

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!

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.

#Instagram Diary: Cape Town Tourism and Tsogo Sun’s Mandela Day Soup Kitchen

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.

The Photo Walkers – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of the Cape Town City Hall was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member ishotimagesza..

The Cape Town Stadium Course: The Golfing Jewel in the Mother City

The Metropolitan Golf Club, within walking distance of the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point, gets well-deserved awards

My Cape Town Concert 2011 photo essay

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.

Land, water and sky – Flickr pic of the day

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.

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.

Friday the 13th Superstitions: Top 3 #LoveCape Town myths busted

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?

Facebook Man rocks 2012 Twilight Run in Cape Town

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.

Loerie Awards 2013 in #LoveCapeTown: Photos and Video

You came, you saw and you partied like a rock star … if you’re actually at your desk reading this, congratulations, you survived the 35th annual Loerie Awards 2013 in Cape Town!

Winter Sun: Instagram’s Finest

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.

Kiteboarding in Cape Town

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.

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?

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 ©.

Nickelback is coming to #LoveCapeTown

It’s been a year of legends rocking music-loving #LoveCapeTown… we’ve seen the likes of Rodriguez in February, Metallica in April and had Bon Jovi and Justin Bieber playing back to back in May. Now, comes the news that the iconic Canadian rock band Nickelback will be making their Mother City debut at the Grand West Casino and Entertainment World’s Grand Arena on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 December, 2013!

Cape Town Angels keep Mother City warm with #BlanketWings drive

They’ve been spreading their “Magic of Compassion” all over the Peninsula by mobilising #BlanketWings, a huge blanket donation drive to bring winter warmth to the Mother City’s less fortunate residents, and now Cape Town Angels will round off their virtuous efforts with a heavenly final drop-off event at the chic Alexander Bar & Café on Friday 31 May, 2013.

#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?

#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.

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.

We love Cape Town – A photo essay

We asked our Facebook fans to share their Cape Town with us. We wanted to see what you get you up to when you’re in the Mother City. We were blown away by the responses we received. As you’ll see from the pictures, there are loads of Cape Town fans!

Sea Point sunset – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member flowcomm captured these images as the sun went down over Sea Point.

Clouds and rainbows – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

My pictures were taken while hiking to Tartarus Cave above Boyes Drive. It was a spectacular walk because of the clouds and a rainbow. As we arrived at different lookout points on the mountain, the views over False Bay and Simon’s Town changed.

Cape Town city centre – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of the Cape Town city centre was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Aquila.

Winelands with a twist

I have an obsession with doing things differently, which normally makes me really annoying to travel with, but occasionally I find something really cool, like my long weekend in the Robertson Winelands with my girlfriend.

Hello, Darling – photos of a West Coast love affair

Head north out of Cape Town on the R27, then take the R307 turn off and drive for around 70km, and you’ll arrive in quaint Darling – a picturesque village in the heart of the West Coast. A day trip to this idyllic community of vineyards and canola fields is a must for city slickers looking for a change of scenery.

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.

Why Cape Town fans love summer in the Mother City

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.

Uthando Benefit Concert in Video

Hundreds of Capetonians came together for a worthy cause at the vibrant Uthando Benefit Concert at the Willowbridge Barnyard Theatre in Tyger Valley on Youth Day, June 16, 2012.