Rob PetersChristmas under the African sun can take a bit of getting used to for those used to more chilly locales, but while it may not be a white Christmas in Cape Town there is still plenty of festive cheer to go around. Want to know how to do the silly season like a local? Look no further, we have everything you need to know on how to enjoy Christmas like a local.
FeaturedIt’s amazing how easily we underestimate the power of a great hand-massage. I know I certainly have. Thankfully I have seen the light, and trust me, I will never look back. It will become a must-have treat. This is all part of looking after my own wellbeing.
FeaturedBanting. If you haven’t yet heard of the concept, then you clearly haven’t been out in the big wide world in a while because everyone is talking about it and everyone knows someone who is on the banting (essentially meaning low carb, high fat) diet (or eating plan). But sometimes it’s a mission to cook up a banting storm, so it’s nice to know where you can go to get a decent meal that won’t push you off the banting wagon. Here are some Cape Town spots that either fully cater for banting customers or offer the option on the menu.
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Cape Town is a city of soulful, sultry jazz sounds at this time of year. While the Cape Town International Jazz Festival only takes place once a year, the Mother City has many other top-notch jazz venues and tours to keep jazz lovers entertained throughout the year.
CEO of the beloved Cape Town attraction, City Sightseeing Cape Town, Claus Tworeck shares his top five unexpected city sights with us and explains why he loves Cape Town.
She’s impressed locals with her passion for the Mother City in her amazing video, and scored hundreds of votes on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and more ... Now exuberant videographer Ceara McEvoy heads off to London as one of 10 finalists in My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition on Friday 18 May, 2013.
The sun is shining and the weather is sweet in Cape Town this weekend. So, get out there and enjoy the following fabulous outdoor activities in the Mother City, from Friday, 12 to Sunday, 14 October 2012…
This weekend, practise your sexy dance moves in the city centre, enjoy jazz along the beach front and browse through markets in the Southern Suburbs. Your weekend weather forecast as predicted by the South African Weather Service: Friday: Maximum temperature of 35°C, partly cloudy skies, no chance of rain Saturday: Maximum temperature of 20°C, clear skies, no chance of rain Sunday: Maximum temperature of 17°C, partly cloudy skies, 30% chance of rain
It isn’t every day that you meet a dashing English biker with a passion for Cape Town who is determined to travel thousands of kilometres through South Africa and explore its national parks. So naturally I was impressed and intrigued by Alex Jackson when we met recently for coffee to discuss his travel plans.
It’s going to be a scorcher of a weekend Mother City lovers which means that you simply cannot stay cooped up at home. Pack those picnic baskets with tasty goodies, slip into those sexy swimsuits (or running shoes) and join me at the following fabulous outdoor events in Cape Town from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 February, 2013.
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.
The line-up of the annual Kirstenbosch Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts tries to cater to everyone’s taste, with many favourite artists returning to the stage. One such band, Freshlyground, played one of the last few concerts for this season’s summer sunset concerts at one of Cape Town’s favourite spots, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, on Sunday March 18, 2012, where the talented group energised the crowds with their beats.
So, you’re visiting beautiful Cape Town and you’re down to your last R500… what would you do and see in our inspirational Mother City?
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.
Deck the halls with cheer and holly, Cape Town fanatics, because it’s officially festive season in the Mother City! What that means, party animals, is that we are free to let our hair down and boogie like there’s no work on Monday…
Let the countdown to a fabulous weekend in the cool Mother City begin! Join me at the following events from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 July, 2012 and discover why Cape Town warms up in winter:
Hello pay-day weekend! Yes, Mother City lovers, it’s nearly the magical 48 hours after you’ve been paid and there are plenty of fun things to spend your hard-earned cash on. Join me at the following events from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 June, 2013…
There is just something about the cooler weather in inspirational Cape Town that makes me wish I was at one of her top foodie spots, enjoying the warmth of a fireplace this Wednesday. Several delectable establishments where I’d rather be indulging my Hump Day cravings come to mind, but if I absolutely had to choose I’d pick these ones.
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!
Picking only three top weekend things to do in Cape Town is difficult because we are so spoilt for choice in this beautiful city, which I am proud to call my home. If it has to be three, though, you can’t go wrong with…
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.
Become a wine connoisseur in the township, feast on a world of gourmet delights in the city centre and gather unforgettable treasures in the Winelands this weekend.
It’s Wednesday in the gorgeous Mother City, and that means I want to know Where You Would Rather Be today in Cape Town.
Call me crazy, but if you had to ask me where I’d rather be on a Wednesday in Cape Town, I couldn’t tell you … simply because I’d want to be all over the Mother City at once!
Rise and shine, sleepy heads! It’s a beautiful Monday in our inspirational Cape Town and it’s time to plan your weekday activities. These are my top three things to do this week:
If you thought the past weekend was thrilling with the Manchester United vs. Ajax Cape Town match, wait until you see what the coming week, July 23 to 26, 2012, has in store for you.
It’s Wednesday, Cape Town lovers, and that means I am once again asking you Where You’d Rather Be in the Mother City today.
There’s always a really fantastic smorgasbord of things to do in Cape Town over any given weekend in the Mother city no matter what the season, so choosing just three is a little tricky.
With so much to do here in the Mother City, it’s often hard to choose one event or attraction over the other, but here is a list of Germandt Geldenhuys’ top pick of things to do this weekend, July 13 to 15, 2012, in Cape Town.
So, it’s the weekend, just after a public holiday, and you’re not ready to stop partying? That’s great news because there is plenty to see and do in sunny Cape Town. Join me at the following events in the Mother City this weekend and discover how you can see and do it all in just 48 hours in Cape Town.
The question on our minds on Saturday 28 September, 2013, was what to do with two international visiting bloggers on a sunshine-filled morning in #LoveCapeTown?
Recently, the inaugural Nightjar Adventurer 2013 Awards took place at the Cape Union Mart Adventure Centre at Canal Walk. Well over 100 adventure enthusiasts packed out the venue, having read the adventurers’ stories over the past weeks but having no idea what to expect next. Well, even their best guesses would have missed the mark: the evening turned into a comedy hour, with the speakers and winners brilliantly recounting some of their more amusing adventuring mishaps.
So, the six-week wait since last payday is finally over and you simply have to spend it on something, right? Why not treat yourself to a weekend mini-getaway? Sunshine, sea and relaxation is the order of the day, Mother City-lovers, so join me at the following top three getaway spots from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 January, and discover why You Don’t Need A Holiday, You Need Cape Town.