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Share the Specials: Insider Tips for May

Everyone knows there are incredible discounts hidden everywhere in the Mother City. In the third in our series of Share the Specials posts, we once again bring you our best insider tips!

Where Would You Rather be Wednesdays in #lovecapetown: Gorgeous Views

It’s Wednesday in the Mother City, friends, and you know what that means… I want to know Where You Would Rather be in in #lovecapetown!

5 City parks to host a tree-planting legacy project honouring Madiba

In honour of the late Nelson Mandela, The City of Cape Town’s Parks Department are hosting a tree-planting ceremony at five selected parks in Cape Town.

Bafana Bafana make Cape Town proud at the opening match of CHAN

Few things compare to the anticipation and excitement on match day at Cape Town Stadium. The enthusiasm and optimism of the fans rubs off from shoulder to shoulder as you amble along the fan walk.

Your Ultimate Guide to Surviving the Weather in Cape Town

Cape Town has notoriously capricious weather, unspeakably gorgeous the one minute and atrociously grumpy the next, lashing you with rain and then loving you with sunlight like your favourite tempestuous relationship. We present your ultimate guide to surviving the weather.

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Green Point

Green Point is known to be the Soho of Cape Town thanks to its bustling nightlife, great restaurants and amazing coffee shops. But there is more to this neighbourhood than what meets the eye.

#InstagramDiary: My Stellenbosch Wine Festival Experience

The Stellenbosch Wine Festival and Expo, presented by Pick ‘n Pay and held from January 24 to February 2, 2014, is yet another reason we Capetonians have to celebrate Cape Town.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 January, 2014

We’re set for a musical weekend in #lovecapetown, folks! Nothing tells the story of our beautiful Mother City quite like the rhythmical beats of her music and this weekend, there are a variety of outdoor concerts for you to enjoy. Get your groove on with me at the following events in Cape Town from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 January, 2014:

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 February, 2014

Mother City lovers, who’s ready for your #lovecapetown weekend?!

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Friday 7 to Sunday 9 March, 2014

We are mere hours away from an eventful weekend in #lovecapetown! From cycle tours around the Peninsula to artistic fairs and rocking wine festivals, there is plenty to see and do in our hometown. Join me at the following events in and around the Mother City from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 March, 2014:

6 Magnificent Seaside Accommodations in False Bay

Home to some of the Cape’s most beloved seaside accommodation, False Bay combines mountain with ocean, penguins, birds and porcupines for wonderful getaways among some of South Africa’s most beautiful beaches.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 November, 2013

Five, four, three, two, one… it’s the weekend, baby! That’s right, folks, 48 hours of uninterrupted fun await you in our gorgeous Mother City and that means you need to get out there and enjoy yourself. From tasty beer festivals to live music concerts and an energizing run through a township, there is plenty to see and do in our hometown. Join me at the following events from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 November, 2013:

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 January, 2014

It’s your long awaited payday weekend in #lovecapetown and boy, is it going to be fun! From enjoying Shakespeare in the Park to blasting your vuvuzelas at a soccer match and rocking out with a legend in Bellville, there is plenty to see and do in the Mother City. Join me at the following events in Cape Town from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 January, 2014:

Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour makes it to Nat Geo’s Top 10 routes

On behalf of everyone at Cape Town Tourism, we’re so thrilled to announce that our Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour has been selected as one of the top 10 cycle routes in the National Geographic Book titled “Journey of a Lifetime – 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips.”

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 February, 2014

It’s the weekend in #lovecapetown, baby! Whether you are a music lover, rugby fanatic or comedy enthusiast, there is plenty to see and do in our fun loving Mother City. Join me at the following events in Cape Town from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 February, 2014:

Instameet Bakoven: Join in, capture and share your #lovecapetown photos with us

Calling all passionate Instagramers! We’re getting together this weekend for another epic instameet to show the world how much we #lovecapetown.

5 Reasons You Should Watch the ITU World Triathlon Series at the V&A

The ITU World Triathlon series is the pinnacle of the sport and comes to Cape Town 26 to 27 April for the first time in 2014, going on to Yokohama, London, Chicago, Hamburg, Stockholm and Edmonton. Here are 5 reasons you should check it out:

D’Aria offers up rest, relaxation, great food and delicious wine

Just 30 minutes outside of the centre of Cape Town is a little farm called D’Aria. On this farm, you will find a place to eat, a place to drink and a place to lay your head.

Hello weekend: An exciting look back at the weekend of 5 to 7 June 2015

Weekends in Cape Town are always something to get excited about. It was with this in mind that we launched our Hello Weekend campaign. Here’s a look at how Johannesburg-based Heather Mason enjoyed her weekend in Cape Town.

Top haunted places in Cape Town

Cape Town is the oldest city in the country, with many tales of brave pioneers and its fair share of broken hearts and tragedies. It’s only natural that our Mother City should have a few ghost stories. Here are some spooky spots….

Natalie Roos’ top things to do in Cape Town in winter

I’m not a Capetonian by birth, but by breed. I’ve lived in this beautiful city since October 2010 and am still in awe of her beauty every day. Cape Town always quietens during the winter months, which means that there are some fantastic winter specials running everywhere from hotels to restaurants, spas and salons. I like to take full advantage of these in the colder months. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourite things to do in Cape Town in winter.

Claudia’s top five rooftop bars in Cape Town

As the days get longer and warmer, what could be better than sipping a refreshing drink at one of Cape Town’s top rooftop bars? Check out our top five.

Top Five Braai Spots in #LoveCapeTown

If there is one thing Capetonians are good at, other than socialising of course, it’s braaing. Whether it’s meat or fish, you can be sure that on a spectacular summer’s day (winter too!), you will find us gathered around the fire, enjoying each other’s company, the tantalising aroma of meat on the grill and our breathtaking city views.

Cape Town hail storm: Photos

Baby, it’s cold outside ... Cape Town lovers and friends, it’s been a chilly few days in our beloved Mother City. And if you weren’t hibernating indoors, chances are you were outside photographing the powerful hail storm on Sunday June 2, 2013.

Kayli Vee Levitan’s best tea spots in Cape Town

Taking time out for yourself in Cape Town can take many forms. You can take a walk on the beach, enjoy a spa treatment, tuck into gourmet food and wine or sip on a perfect brew with a few sweet treats to delight you at high tea. Often the perfect way to catch up with friends or loved ones, high tea not only offers an afternoon of exciting new teas and treats that delight the eyes and palate, you can also enjoy all of this while admiring the splendour of your surroundings. I sampled a few high teas on offer around the city and found a few gems.

TripAdvisor’s top restaurants in Cape Town as voted by users

Top travel website Tripadvisor has released its list of favourite restaurants in Cape Town and it’s a doozie. Profiling 25 of the best establishments in the Mother City, comments range from decor, atmosphere, service and of course the food.

Braai, braai, braai your boerie…

Ask any South African, and they will tell you that the braai – or barbeque – is a part of South African culture.So much so, in fact, that 24 September (Heritage Day) is now also popularly known as National Braai Day.

Cape Town’s Hottest Cocktail Spots

The lingering hours of summer sunlight in Cape Town give us plenty of time to celebrate the “sundowner”.  We list a few of the best spots for enjoying the “cocktail season” in Cape Town.

Diving with Dolphins – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

The spring southeaster is Cape Town’s harbinger of happiness, for it signifies that summer is finally here. From a diving perspective, it is fulfils another useful function: the wind is directly offshore and blows the dirty surface layer away. This is replaced by the ice-cold, crystal-clear water from the deep in a process known as “upwelling”. This nutrient-rich water is welcomed by the bait fish shoals, which are pursued by dolphins, snoek and game fish such as yellowtail. Following several days of a pumping southeaster, the water on Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard on Saturday, October 31 was about as good as it gets – 20m underwater visibility and a chilly 10°C.  

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…