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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.

Carbo-loading restaurants on the Cape Argus Cycle Tour training route

Can you believe it’s that time of the year again? Hello, Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour madness! For the past few months, you have probably driven past cyclists along the Cape Peninsula – Wynberg Hills, Misty Cliffs, Chapman’s Peak, Suikerbossie hill … to name just a few! With five days to go until the biggest cycling event of the year, on Sunday 10 March, cyclists are gearing up this week for the final countdown. While training is important, it is probably too late to pack in the extra kilometres now if you have not been cycling consistently. Instead, shift your focus to nutrition and prepare your body for maximum energy release!

V&A Waterfront colours – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a sunset view from the V&A Waterfront, with Signal Hill in the background, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Nava Writz.

Kogel Bay view – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a beautiful beachfront view at Kogel Bay was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Francois, aka Cape Town Guy.

Misty pier – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a beautiful pier at Misty Cliffs was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Chantal Steyn.

The early morning fisherman – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a fisherman getting the earliest catch at Kalk Bay harbour was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ian Junor.

Cape Town’s icon – Flickr pic of the day

This image of the beautiful and iconic Table Mountain, as seen from Durbanville, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Hassner Pepler, aka hassner.

Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays: top 3 food and outdoor spots

It’s Wednesday, Mother City lovers, and you know what that means … we want to know, Where Would You Rather Be in Cape Town? You Cape Town-crazy folk seem to love the outdoors and food, judging from the following Facebook comments.

A Hout Bay harbour sunrise – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a beautiful Hout Bay harbour sunrise was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Trevor, aka Trevor Exposed.

Cape Town-filmed Searching for Sugar Man wins Best Documentary Academy Award

And the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature goes to … Searching for Sugar Man, a film focused on the rediscovery of elusive musician Rodriguez and partially filmed in Cape Town, the inspirational Mother City!

A golden Kommetjie sunrise – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a stunning sunrise at Kommetjie was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member, Carla Schnetler.

Little Bokram River – Flickr pic of the day

This image of Bokram River in Kommetjie was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member, Chris Preen.

An Athlone panorama – Flickr pic of the day

This dramatic panorama, of a view of the Athlone stadium and Table Mountain in the background, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Bruce aka smee.bruce.

A Hout Bay sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a beautiful Hout Bay sunset was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Dave le Roux, aka DaveJLR.

On top of the world – Flickr pic of the day

This image, of an aerial view of the Cape Town City Bowl taken from Table Mountain, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Craig Strachan.

Exploring South Africa on a motorcycle with Kaapstad Tours

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.

Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays: top 10 places to be

You know what, Mother City lovers? You sure know how to show a writer some love … I mean, I put out one simple request for you to tell me where you would rather be on a Wednesday in Cape Town, and not only did you respond in your thousands but boy, did you blow my mind with suggestions!

The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2013: preparing for a ride less ordinary

It is that time of year again – the clock is winding down to the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour on Sunday 10 March, 2013, and the kilometres are adding up on our bike and trailer. After negotiations with the organisers, the rules were altered and Damian Gower, my 14-year-old son who is quadriplegic, will be able to participate – towed in a trailer attached to my bike. We will be riding in support of the Chaeli Campaign, to raise funds and awareness.

The Efficient Windmill – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a wind pump near Stellenbosch was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member psuedoir.

Put the Mother City on the world’s Biggest, Baddest Bucket List

As locals, we already know that Cape Town, our inspirational hometown, should be at the top of every traveller’s bucket list. But what if you could win an all-expenses-paid, six-month trip to six continents – and US$50 000 on your return home, for proving it?

Sundowners at Hout Bay – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a lovely sunset at Hout Bay beach was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member John Maarschalk, aka - Just John -.