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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.

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?

Take a photo of our Facebook man in Cape Town and win big!

Mother City fans, your opportunity to win an R2 000 V&A Waterfront shopping voucher is here! To enter, all you have to do is snap a pic of our Facebook Man in and around Cape Town this week, from Monday to Sunday, December 3 to 9, 2012, upload it to our I ♥ Cape Town Facebook fan page wall or tag @CapeTownTourism on Twitter with the #wheresyourprofileat by Monday, December 10, 2012.

#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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Fazielah’s top three weekend beach spots in Cape Town

I simply cannot contain my excitement when I think of a long, lazy day spent suntanning and relaxing on one of Cape Town’s beautiful, sandy, white beaches. Combine that with a cold drink, sweet ice cream and the company of loved ones and you have my idea of a perfect weekend in the Mother City.

Inside the Travel Lab #Love(s)CapeTown

Our #LoveCapeTown blogger, Abigail King , has been in Cape Town for a little over a week now experiencing our hometown through the eyes of locals, from the City Centre and Bo Kaap to Langa and Masiphumelele.

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.

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.

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.

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 ©.

The V&A Waterfront Harbour Life in #LoveCapeTown

The V&A Waterfront is South Africa’s oldest working harbour and the country’s most visited cultural destination in #LoveCapeTown, attracting millions of visitors each year.

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.

#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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

#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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.