Rob PetersThe rise of craft beers in Cape Town has been rapid. Capetonians will no longer assault their gullets with mass-produces lagers. They want variety and they want quality. I spoke to Martin Tucker, owner of The Beer Merchant, and one of the organisers of the Cape Town Festival of Beer, to get a better understanding of craft beer around the city. Basically I wanted a guide on what the Mother City has on tap. He broke the market down into three different categories: breweries, tap rooms and places.
Nicole BiondiI know - silly question isn’t it? Naturally there are always loads of things to do in Cape Town on a Sunday, especially when that Sunday is a summery one. I could join the rest of my running fraternity and have an early morning jog alongside the twisty ocean-flanked road between Seapoint and Camps Bay, while drinking in the incredibly beautiful views. I could meander up the road from my house in Woodstock, stop for the Sunday papers and pick up some still-warm, dripping with syrup and smothered in coconut ‘koeksiesters’ (a Cape Malay donut-like treat) to have with my Field Office coffee. And most importantly, I could indulge in one of my absolute favourite Sunday brunch-time pursuits - I could head to the Winchester Mansions Hotel for their weekly Sunday Jazz brunch.
FeaturedCan you believe that it’s almost 2015? It’s crazy! Do you have your New Year’s Eve plans sorted? If not, don’t stress, we’ve got you covered. There is something for everyone on this list and because the weather is usually warm and sunny this time of year, it could be the summer party of the year.
Natalie LeicherIt’s another jam-packed weekend in Cape Town! We bring you our latest mix of things to do around the Mother City with everything from a festival of beer to a speedcube competition covered.
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We could wax lyrical all day about Groot Constantia, South Africa’s oldest wine estate with its award winning wines and wise old oak trees or the amazing strides being made by Silvermist, the only organically certified wine estate in the Constantia Valley and more, but you’ll have to experience it all for yourselves.
It’s one of our favourite Spring events here in #lovecapetown: South African National Parks (SANParks), where entry to our city and province’s most gorgeous parks are FREE!
If you ask a young black man to go on a Township tour, the answer you’ll get is usually a NO. ‘I got out of the hood, why do you want to send me back”? That’s the sentiment shared by most young black men such as myself. We aspire for a different reality and one with lavish surroundings at that, you know “the good life”. I’m grossly exaggerating here but you get my persuasion, right?
Spring is officially upon us and what better way to spend it than outside, and near the water in #lovecapetown?
Cape Town Tourism, along with Uthando, Robben Island Museum and Tsogo Sun International, spent International Mandela Day - Friday 18 July, 2014 - with senior citizens of Masibathande.
“It’s in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it” - Nelson Mandela
Three weeks, 740 entries and there could only be one winner … Congratulations to Troy Smith, the lucky winner of our Win a Road Trip in Cape Town competition!
With Youth Day on June 16, the anniversary of the student uprising in 1976, rolling around this weekend, the Mother City’s children and their wellbeing are at the forefront of our minds.
Where in the Western Cape is our fun, new mobile visitor information vehicle, #thando? Enter your best guess and not only could you win amazing daily prizes but you’ll also be entered into a lucky draw to win a road trip in Cape Town for four people , worth R 30 000!
At Cape Town Tourism, we’re big on giving back to the Mother City’s residents in need , so when we recently had the pleasure of meeting up with Rob Small of Abalimi Bezekhaya ( Farmers of Home) at one of the community vegetable gardens in Gugulethu, we just had to tell you about it.
It’s the number one tip we’ve all heard when travelling: don’t carry all your cash on you, use traveller’s cheques or get a card.
We’re immensely proud that Cape Town, our creative Mother City, is the World Design Capital 2014, so we’re bringing you a new blog series, World Design Capital Wednesdays, highlighting just what makes our quirky, innovative hometown worthy of this title.
WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) has awarded Cape Town, South Africa the title Global Earth Hour Capital 2014.
The biggest, colourful parade of the year is coming to the Mother City this Saturday 15 March, 2014: the Cape Town Carnival! Before you head out to marvel at the spectacular floats, vibrant performers and amazing costumes, please be aware of the following road closures and parking facilities:
We’re just one month away from the WWF’s We Love Cities, a competition to select the Most Lovable Sustainable City, announcement on Thursday 27 March,2014!
So, you live in the 2009 Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award winner, Cape Town but what are you doing to help make a difference this Responsible Tourism Week (February 10 to 16, 2014)?.
The most important political event, besides the national elections taking place later this year, is coming to Cape Town - the State of the Nation Address at the National Assembly in the Parliament Buildings on Thursday 13 February, 2014.
The accolades for Cape Town just keep rolling in … this time, we’re proud to announce that our caring, sustainable Mother City has been named as a finalist in the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) ‘We Love Cities’ campaign as part of the Earth Hour City Challenge!
It’s barely the third week of 2014 and already Cape Town, our beloved Mother City, is receiving awards… the best one so far? Why, being named as number one on the prestigious New York Times’ 52 Places to go in 2014 list, of course.
When the clock strikes 12 in Cape Town on December 31, 2013, where will you be? If you are like most laid-back Capetonians, chances are you haven’t even thought of what you want to do to ring in 2014.
In celebratory Cape Town, there are plenty of cheerful dining events to get in you into the Yuletide spirit. From heavy laden buffets at the seaside to decadent dinners in the Cape Winelands, you’ll be sure to celebrate the festive season in gourmet style.
Without a doubt, one of the most interesting, humbling and thought-provoking day excursions any visitor to Cape Town can undertake involves visiting some of the places around the city associated with Nelson Mandela, who turned 94 on July 18, 2012.
Here are some basic safety tips to ensure you enjoy your visit to Cape Town to the full:
Here’s what we know for sure: the Mother City is our favourite city but now, it’s official: Cape Town has been voted The Telegraph Travel Awards’ Favourite City for 2013, for the second time running!
It’s the world’s largest timed cycling event and it’s heading for #lovecapetown on Sunday 9 March 2014… it’s the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour!
As pioneers of responsible tourism in #LoveCapeTown, we pride ourselves on being home to some of the most eco-friendly establishments in the Mother City. One of our stellar accommodation spots which is as big on giving back to their community as they are on giving visitors a phenomenal stay is Ocean View House in gorgeous Bakoven, along the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
It’s the season of new beginnings, romance, burgeoning sunshine and thrilling adventures in gorgeous #lovecapetown and where better to experience of all these amazing things than at our top seaside shopping and lifestyle destination, the ever popular V&A Waterfront?
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.
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.