Bianca ColemanThe Belmond Mount Nelson, affectionately known as ‘the Nellie’, or ‘the Pink Lady’ – the distinctive rosy hue was mixed specially for the hotel in the 1920s – has a fascinating history which dates back to when it was opened in March 1899.
Kelly Lodewyks & Rob PetersThe Mother City has shrugged off her winter coat and slipped into something a little sleeker as the summer months settle in. Get ready to kick off your shoes, sink your toes into the warm sands of the most beautiful city on earth and knock back a cocktail or two as we present your ultimate summer guide to Cape Town! It’s where to go and what to do this summer in the Mother City.
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“Oh, what a night!” The strains of the renowned Four Seasons song December, 1963 are still playing in my head and putting a bounce in my step following the opening of the award-winning Broadway hit musical Jersey Boys at the Artscape Theatre on Sunday 23 June, 2013.
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.
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.
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.
Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member flowcomm captured these images as the sun went down over Sea Point.
“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.
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!
This image of the spectacular view from Rhodes Memorial on Devil’s Peak, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Bruce, aka smee.bruce.
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.
Those attending the 2011 J&B Met at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town on January 29 can start preparing their outfits based on the theme: Larger Than Life. Extroverts and exhibitionists in the Mother City now really have reason to go over the top. For 2011, bigger is certainly better. Tall hats, large accessories, stilts and puffy dresses are just a few fashion ideas that have been bandied about so far.
By sending your Facebook profile to Cape Town in our My Cape Town Holiday competition, you not only stand a chance of winning the trip for real, but you could also be the lucky recipient of one of our many spot prizes.
Celebrate the onset of winter with warming gourmet and wine offerings at the Good Food & Wine Show at the Cape Town International Convention Centre this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
This photograph of the Cape Town city centre was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Aquila.
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.
A Chefs Table lunch at one of the world’s premier hotels, followed by an eight-course ice cream midnight feast… Does this sound like your dream foodie day? If so, you’d best add #LoveCapeTown to your “foodie destinations” Bucket List!
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.
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 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.
Can you feel the air brimming with innovative ideas and creativity in inspirational #LoveCapeTown? Yes, it’s that time of the year again…. Creative Week 2013 is coming to the Mother City!
This dramatic panorama, of a view of the Athlone stadium and Table Mountain in the background, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Bruce aka smee.bruce.
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.
Wednesday is my favourite day in the Mother City! Why? Because Mother City lovers, it’s the day I get to hear “Where You Would Rather be in Cape Town” of course!
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.
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.
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and there is no better place to be this summer.
Student Simon Leigh filmed this footage during his 2012 Easter holiday in Cape Town, and he turned the fun levels to 11. Take an inside look at backstage work at the Two Oceans Aquarium (where you too can scuba with sharks, stingrays, yellowtail, turtles ...), his hike up our New7Wonder of Nature Table Mountain, a ride in the cable car, a splash into the chilly Atlantic Ocean at Clifton Fourth beach (respect!), and general can’t-match-that Cape Town experiences.
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.