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Cape Town weekend highlights for February 10 to 12, 2012

Hit the runway in Camps Bay, go crazy for the country’s musical legends at the CTICC and Grand Arena, or enjoy a romantic getaway in Simon’s Town this weekend. Your weekend weather forecast as predicted by the South African Weather Services: Friday: Maximum temperature of 19°C, partly cloudy skies, 14% chance of rain Saturday: Maximum temperature of 19°C, cloudy skies, 21% chance of rain Sunday: Maximum temperature of 20°C, clear skies, no chance of rain

#InstagramDiary: V&A Waterfront

Do you love shopping? Eating, sightseeing, history and culture? The V&A Waterfront has it all…and more!

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: 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!

#lovecapetown, Love Food!

Our #lovecapetown food blogger, Rachelle Lucas (@TravelBlggr), recently spent a week exploring Cape Town’s diverse culinary scene. From dinners in chefs’ private cellars and an eight-course meal with The Creamery, to a V&A Waterfront Foodie Tour and roadside stops for local favourites, Rachelle has experienced a taste sensation!

#lovecapetown Instagram Walk in video

You’ve seen the photos, used the hashtags and shared the posts… now you can watch the #lovecapetown Instagram Walk in video on our YouTube channel too.

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.

Top Places to be in Noordhoek

For years Noordhoek was a secret community of surfers and eco-lovers, but the word got out and now this nature-loving suburb on the Peninsula’s west coast is a magnet for family life, happy pets, surf and sand, outdoor living and great food.

SANParks Smitswinkel Bay Tented Camp

As you make your way from Cape Town to Cape Point, you pass through the quaint harbor village of Kalk Bay, winding along through the naval-themed Simon’s Town and around the bend past Smitswinkel Bay. To your left, a jewel-coloured bay overlooked by a slope dotted with ramshackle houses takes your breath away. Just past this, on your right, lies the entrance to the SANParks Smitswinkel Bay Tented Camp.

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.

Trek Fishing – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Gale McAll spent her holiday in Smitswinkel Bay near Cape Point.

Fazielah’s top three weekday picks in Cape Town

If you thought the past weekend was thrilling with the Manchester United vs. Ajax Cape Town match, wait until you see what the coming week, July 23 to 26, 2012, has in store for you.

Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays: iconic attractions to visit

We live in a truly beautiful Mother City with a multitude of inspirational and iconic attractions, and friends, that is where I would rather be this Wednesday in Cape Town.

Cape Town Weekend Highlights for January 6 to 8, 2012

This week in Cape Town, be a style icon at a horse race, browse through some great markets or see your favourite band live. Your weekend weather forecast as predicted by the South African Weather Service: Friday: Maximum temperature of 23°C, clear skies, no chance of rain Saturday: Maximum temperature of 23°C, clear skies, no chance of rain Sunday: Maximum temperature of 24°C, clear skies, no chance of rain

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!

Iconic Table Mountain – Flickr pic of the day

Table Mountain bathed in golden light.

Beach culture in Cape Town

There is no end to Cape Town’s white, sandy, sun-kissed beaches as they stretch along the Peninsula, circling the coast of Cape Town. For a cosmopolitan city boasting a world-famous flat-topped mountain and which is sandwiched between two oceans and three coastlines, it’s no wonder Cape Town has been awarded a number of titles.

#InstagramDiary: Discover the Helderberg

I recently spent some time discovering all that the Helderberg has to offer, from places to stay to things to do. You can read all about it here: Where to stay in the Helderberg, and here: Things to do in the Helderberg. Here are a few pictures I took on Instagram along the way.

Land, water and sky – Flickr pic of the day

This photo of Cape Town showing off one of her stunning views was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Mujahid ur Rehman, aka Mujahid’s Photography.

Beach reclamation - Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Dawie Malan.

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!

Fazielah’s Top 3 Weekday Picks for September 10 to 13, 2012

It’s a brand spanking new week in Cape Town and boy, am I ready to take it on! Join me at the following events and activities in the Mother City from September 10 to 13, 2012:

Your Cape Town Weekend: top three getaway spots

So, the six-week wait since last payday is finally over and you simply have to spend it on something, right? Why not treat yourself to a weekend mini-getaway? Sunshine, sea and relaxation is the order of the day, Mother City-lovers, so join me at the following top three getaway spots from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 January, and discover why You Don’t Need A Holiday, You Need Cape Town.

Summer Garden Walks Inspire Love in Cape Town

Cape Town is filled with abundant natural beauty and the many gardens in and around the Peninsula are perfect for romantic walks and intimate picnics.

Fazielah’s top three things to do in Cape Town – October 8 to 11, 2012

Rise and shine, sleepy heads! It’s a beautiful Monday in our inspirational Cape Town and it’s time to plan your weekday activities. These are my top three things to do this week:

Natalie Roos’ Top 5: Places to make the most of summer in Cape Town

There is no denying that summer in Cape Town is pure magic. Long, long days, salty skin, tanned bodies and beachy hair…these are the things that a Cape Town summer is made of. Of course, not every day can be spent on the beach, so it’s important to make the most of the extra hours summer brings with daily activities after work. I try to make a concerted effort to spend as many hours as possible outdoors during summer and these are a few spots where I’ll be doing that.

Cape Town weekend highlights for February 3 to 5, 2012

This weekend in Cape Town, good food and great music are the order of the day. Your weekend weather forecast, as predicted by South African Weather Service: Friday: Maximum temperature of 30°C,  partly cloudy skies, no chance of rain Saturday: Maximum temperature of 34°C, partly cloudy skies, no chance of rain Sunday: Maximum temperature of 30°C, partly cloudy skies, no chance of rain

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.

Friday the 13th Superstitions: Top 3 #LoveCape Town myths busted

Will something bad really happen to you on Friday the 13th September in #LoveCapeTown? Through years gone by, storytellers in Cape Town have exchanged a rich variety of unique myths that has been carried across from generation to generation. Have a look at three of the most interesting legends around and decide for yourself – truth or tale, busted or brilliant?

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.