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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.

Infecting the City 2013 in Cape Town: photos and video

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.

Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays: Cape Town lovers’ top photos

Happy Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays in Cape Town, Mother City lovers! As is now our custom on a fine Wednesday in our inspirational city by the sea, we’ll be sharing suggestions and photos of places we’d rather be today.

Surf’s up – Flickr pic of the day

This image of young surf lifesavers taking part in a relay race at Bloubergstrand was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Steve Roetz.

City of Angels – Flickr pic of the day

This image of dawn breaking at Boulders Beach was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Cathy Withers-Clarke.

A scenic route – Flickr pic of the day

This scenic view of Chapman’s Peak Drive, Noordhoek beach and Kommetjie was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Jenny Hallward, aka j_hallward.

Top 3 Capetonian entries for My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition

Usually we Mother City lovers don’t need much to boast about our amazing hometown. But when you’re dangling a six-month trip around the world and a US$50 000 cash prize in front of us in exchange for a video tour of Cape Town, like My Destination is currently doing with the Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition, you can be sure that not only will we grab the opportunity with gusto, we’ll also blow your minds with our entries!

The old Chapman’s Peak drive – Flickr pic of the day

This image of the ever-captivating Chapman’s Peak Drive was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member psuedoir.

Kiteboarding in Cape Town

White men can’t jump? With all the wind power in Cape Town, ALL men can! In Big Bay, when the wind starts howling, the surf starts calling! After all, life really only starts at 20 knots.

Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays: I ♥ Cape Town fans’ top places in photos

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!

Blaauwberg dusk – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a stunning view from Blaauwberg beach was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Paul Bruins, aka Panorama Paul.