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Your Cape Town Weekend: things to do from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 April, 2013

There’s nothing that I love more than attending a great show in my beloved Mother City and let me tell you, Cape Town fanatics, this weekend is sure to be entertaining!

Table Mountain splendour – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a lovely view as seen from atop Table Mountain, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Robin Denton.

Cape Town’s top five heritage sites

The rich diversity of Cape Town’s natural and cultural heritage is part of the city’s appeal. For those on limited holiday time, here are some top heritage sites to take in…

Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays: best beaches to visit

It’s my favourite day of the week, Mother City lovers, and that means I want to know Where You Would Rather Be in gorgeous Cape Town this Wednesday.

The place where the sun never sets – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a stunning golden Lagoon Beach sunset in Milnerton, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Brandon Swartz, aka Mix Master B.

Jupiter in Cape Town’s Space Orbit: April Fool’s joke

On Monday 1 April, 2013, we reported, via our Twitter and Facebook channels, on what looked to be another planet, namely Jupiter, spotted in the sky above our beloved Mother City and boy, did the video footage below look realistic.

Dolphin beach splendour – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a fantastic view of Dolphin beach in Bloubergstrand was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Bruce, aka smee.bruce.

Blouberg in autumn – Flickr pic of the day

This scenic photo of Blouberg beach, with Table Mountain as a backdrop, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Dave le Roux, aka DaveJLR.

Bo-Kaap nights – Flickr pic of the day

This lovely panorama of the Cape Town skyline, as seen from Bo-Kaap, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ashfaak Saldulker, aka Ashfaak.

Pre-dawn at Table Mountain – Flickr pic of the day

This view of a foggy morning in Cape Town, as seen from atop Table Mountain was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Bas van den Broek, aka Dr.T.

Top 5 things you didn’t know about the Newlands rugby stadium

Ask any rugby-mad South African where the home of rugby is, and they will tell you it’s Newlands Stadium. It was at this venue in the leafy Cape Town suburb of the same name that the 1995 Rugby World Cup kicked off, a tournament which South Africa went on to win.

Your Cape Town Weekend: things to do from Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April 2013

It’s a long weekend in the spectacular Mother City, Cape Town fanatics! Four long, lazy days of uninterrupted fun and pleasure in our gorgeous hometown, and there is plenty to see and do. Join me at the following events in Cape Town this Easter weekend.

Beautiful wine country – Flickr pic of the day

This image of De Grendel wine estate in the Durbanville valley, with Table Mountain as its backdrop, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Jose Romeu de Abreu, aka Jose Romeu.

Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays: top outdoor and adventure spots in Cape Town

If, like me, you wish you could be out in nature this Wednesday, enjoying the great outdoors and the exhilarating adventure activities sunny Cape Town has to offer, then you’re in good company.

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.

Camps Bay sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This beautiful view of Camps Bay beach was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Richie Rocket.

Golf tourism: word of mouth vs word of mouse

I am so old-fashioned that I still believe that word of mouth is as important as word of mouse. My following my father’s advice that “you mustn’t be selfish – you must allow other people to meet you” of course enhances this!

Breakfast spots to fuel up for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Lisa Huang shares some great breakfast options to refuel on the Two Oceans Marathon training route in Cape Town.

The picturesque Slangkop Lighthouse – Flickr pic of the day

This scenic photo of Slangkop Lighthouse at Kommejtie was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Chris Preen.

Misty day at Lion’s Head – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a misty Lion’s Head was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Graham Bartholomew, aka graham_bart.

A Kommetjie sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a breathtaking sunset at Kommetjie was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ian Junor.

Milnerton nets – Flickr pic of the day

This image of fishermen casting nets to get their catch at the Milnerton lagoon was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Bruce, aka smee.bruce.

Your Cape Town weekend: Things to do from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 March, 2013

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.

An evening at the V&A Waterfront – Flickr pic of the day

This image of an evening at the V&A Waterfront was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Hugo, aka The dead Oak.

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

It’s Wednesday, Cape Town fanatics (and tomorrow is a public holiday), so I ask you: Where would you rather be today?

Beautiful Kirstenbosch – Flickr pic of the day

This image of the back of Table Mountain as seen from the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ranveig, aka ~Ranveig Marie~.

Do it in the dark in Cape Town: things to do to celebrate Earth Hour

Mother City lovers, it’s time to dim the lights and do great things in the dark in Cape Town for the annual celebration of Earth Hour on Saturday 23 March, 2013. Earth Hour is the largest mass global participation event, in which people the world over switch off their lights for one hour, to reflect on our impact on the environment and renew our commitment to protecting our planet.

A Table Mountain vista – Flickr pic of the day

This distant view of Table Mountain as seen from a Bloubergstrand beach, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Robert Wallace, aka RobW_.

Table Mountain wonder – Flickr pic of the day

A rugged outcrop on Table Mountain was captured through the lens of our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Mel de K, aka meeeeeeeeeel.

Sunrise over Hout Bay – Flickr pic of the day

This image of yachts docked at the picturesque Hout Bay harbour was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Trevor Exposed.