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Kirstenbosch takes gold at the Chelsea Flower Show

Last month, we showed you a sneak peek of the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden’s exhibition that would be on display at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show. Today we can report that Kirstenbosch has won a gold medal for their amazing work. Congratulations to the team!

Two days hiking the Hoerikwaggo Trail

Cape Town has an extensive offering of hiking trails for hikers of every fitness level ... I recently spent two days on the Hoerikwaggo Trail, taking in the views and enjoying nature’s splendour.

Cape Town dominates Nightjar Adventurer 2013

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.

Facebook Feedback Friday: which is your favourite wine farm to visit on a wintry day in Cape Town?

Yesterday, we asked the fans of our Facebook page, I ♥ Cape Town: which is your favourite wine farm to visit on a wintry day in Cape Town?

South African star Emo Adams’ top reasons to #LoveCapeTown City Breaks

He is one of South Africa’s biggest musical entertainers and beloved television personalities but at heart, Emo Adams is and always has been a true Cape Town “boykie”.

Cape Town’s Ceara McEvoy heads off to London for Biggest Baddest Bucket List finals

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.

Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays in Cape Town: places our visitors recommend

Beautiful Cape Town has played hosted to a number of top international journalists and bloggers in the past year, including National Geographic’s Digital Nomad Andrew Evans and Matt Long of @LandLopers, who visited along with his fellow #lovecapetown iAmbassadors, and they sure have been vocal about Where They Would Rather Be on Wednesdays in the Mother City.

My weekend away at the Agulhas National Park

There are few things I enjoy more than exploring my beautiful Cape Town and her gorgeous surrounding towns, so my adventures with South African National Parks are a real treat. Marking a year since our first trip to the West Coast in April 2012, our media family set off for the luscious shores of the Agulhas National Park on Friday April 19, 2013.

Reds, whites and greens – golf in the Winelands

“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.

Five things you didn’t know about Adderley Street

Adderley Street has always been the high street of Cape Town. For many it’s the site of nostalgic childhood memories, having been taken to see the Christmas lights. Today, this main artery of the city buzzes with activity. Cape Town’s central train station, bus terminals and the entrance to the Golden Acre shopping centre, numerous shops, banks, hotels and offices are located on Adderley – along with a jamboree of informal traders and a seasonal night market.

Burger King opens in Cape Town in 24 Hours!

American fast-food chain, Burger King, opens its doors in Cape Town for the first time tomorrow.

Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays in Cape Town: things to do

Quite frankly, Mother City lovers, I’d much rather be in the arms of the gorgeous Jon Bon Jovi, overlooking the view of the city from the top of Table Mountain on this delightful autumn Wednesday in Cape Town ...

Into the light – Flickr pic of the day

This photo of a stunning day out at Misty Cliffs, near Cape Point was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Gabriela Slegrova.

#LoveCapeTown City Breaks: what to do in Cape Town in 48 hours

The chilly season might be upon us but things are only getting hotter in Cape Town, the inspirational Mother City. So throw aside the bedcovers, stop staring at your boring four walls, and come and experience 48 unforgettable hours in our bustling hometown, with our #LoveCapeTown City Breaks.

Before night falls – Flickr pic of the day

This photo of a picturesque golden sunset at Clifton beach was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Flavio, aka whats_ur_flava2000.

Cape Town welcomes #MeetSouthAfrica travel bloggers

Bloggers love South Africa – we know this from our #LoveCapeTown campaign. This campaign saw us bringing four international travel bloggers (@traveldudes @velvetescape @landlopers and @wildjunket) to Cape Town in July 2012 during a social media drive in which Capetonians interacted with the bloggers and their followers, telling the stories of Cape Town and her people.

A classic view – Flickr pic of the day

This picturesque view of the famous Table Mountain was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Jose Romeu de Abreu, aka Jose Romeu.

Mother City lights – Flickr pic of the day

This lovely photo of an evening view of the Cape Town City Bowl was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Yiwen Chen, aka Y Chen1984.

Long Beach sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This beautiful photo of a sunset at Long Beach, Kommetjie, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Keith Lyle.

Watching the sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This gorgeous Table Bay sunset was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ian Barbour, aka barbourians.

Beautiful Camps Bay – Flickr pic of the day

This picture-perfect view of a Camps Bay beach was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Antonella, aka Antophotasia Cape Town.

Mother’s Day events in Cape Town 2013

The second Sunday in May (May 12) is Mother‘s Day ... and where better to treat the special woman in your life than in Cape Town, the caring Mother City? Mums do a lot for us, providing support in ways we can never fully repay. So treat her to some fanciful and decadent treats in Cape Town this Mother’s Day.

Paternoster boats – Flickr pic of the day

This image of boats on a beach at Paternoster, just a short drive out of beautiful Cape Town, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ben Osborne.

Rietvlei sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This image of Table Mountain at sunset as seen from Rietvlei was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Clarissa de Wet, aka clarism_4.

Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays: beaches, wine farms and gardens

It’s a beautiful, warm autumn Wednesday in inspirational Cape Town, and that makes me wish I was rather frolicking in the cool waters of Hout Bay’s gorgeous beach.

Big Bay vista – Flickr pic of the day

This image of Table Mountain as seen from Big Bay was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Mark Vee Photography.

Kalk Bay splash – Flickr pic of the day

This image of children playing on a breakwater wall in Kalk Bay was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Hassner Pepler, aka hassner.

Sailing by – Flickr pic of the day

This image of yachts sailing in Table Bay, as seen from Milnerton, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Mervyn Hector.

The Slangkop Lighthouse – Flickr pic of the day

This image of the Slangkop Lighthouse was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Lyn, aka Dreamcatcher photos.

World of shadows – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a picture-perfect sunset at Signal Hill was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Mujahid ur Rehman, aka Mujahid’s Photography.