Rob PetersAs the sun beats down on the Mother City, there are few better places to be than bobbing around in the Atlantic Ocean, even when it is at its iciest. Add to the occasion, a pod of dusky dolphins in the midst of a feeding frenzy and I think it’s pretty safe to say there are none.
FeaturedDid you know that the City Sightseeing Bus goes to almost all of the Cape Town Big 7? So when you plan a trip to one of Cape Town’s top attractions, why not get there with City Sightseeing? That’s exactly what a group of local Igers were invited to do – take the bus to Cape Town’s oldest wine producing farm, Groot Constantia. And here are some of the amazing images that came out of the day.
Rob PetersPresident Jacob Zuma will be delivering his State of the Nation Address at the Opening of Parliament on Thursday, 11 February. With all the pomp and ceremony and influx of people into the city centre, there will be a number of road closures before and on the day. Make sure you plan ahead by taking note of them before you attempt to head in - or out - of the CBD.
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The weekend is finally here and we have hand-picked three #lovecapetown events that promise to make it extra special…
Hey #lovecapetown, are you ready for the weekend?!
Ok, so Surf rules in Muizenberg, or “Muizies” as it’s affectionately known to locals. For many locals like me though, it’s more than just a Summer destination where shallow waters offer great family fun and learning to surf has become the number one activity on the jam-packed beachfront. If you move away from the beach you will discover some quirky characters in this distinctly bohemian seaside village.
Wine tasting is an utterly charming way to pass the weekend. When paired with some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, century old architecture and awe-inspiring food, it becomes one of Cape Town’s most beloved tourist activities.
It is isn’t everyday a girl gets to feast on a decadent Tsogo Sun picnic basket so when I was offered the opportunity to have this luxurious item sponsored for my meal at the Grand White Dinner in Cape Town on Saturday 1 March, 2014, I jumped at it with relish!
We’re celebrating Responsible Tourism Week, a global initiative from February 14 to 18, but what exactly does that mean?
It’s about that time of year when we’re all feeling a little under pressure. More than half the year has flown by and we’ve worked our tooshies off juggling work, family and friends. It’s getting a bit stressful. Here are 10 fun and unique ways to recharge your batteries in and around Cape Town. These are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and re-energised for the next part of the year.
We’re just one month away from the WWF’s We Love Cities, a competition to select the Most Lovable Sustainable City, announcement on Thursday 27 March,2014!
Can you feel it, #lovecapetown? Your amazing weekend in the pulsating Mother City is on its way! There is so much to do so why not join me at the following events from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December, 2013:
Here’s what we know for sure: the Mother City is our favourite city but now, it’s official: Cape Town has been voted The Telegraph Travel Awards’ Favourite City for 2013, for the second time running!
Eager to treat your little ones but you’re just too strapped for cash to do the big ticket activities? Here are our top 7 free things to do with your kids in Cape Town this winter.
Everyone knows there are amazing specials hidden everywhere in the Mother City. As the first in a series of Share the Specials posts, we start peeling back the curtain on your best deals for the upcoming season.
There are few things more beautiful in Cape Town than watching a beautiful sunset from our wonder of Nature, Table Mountain … and this summer, you can experience it all for less with Table Mountain Aerial Cableway’s fantastic Sunset Special.
Cape Town can, with some careful planning, deliver a really enjoyable holiday experience for visitors with special access needs. Whilst we have some distance to go to being a completely Universally Accessible (UA) destination, awareness is on the rise and with it the number of improvements made to our city.
Calling all free spirits, art lovers and creatives… It’s time once again for the popular annual Creative Week in Cape Town!
#lovecapetown, are you ready to celebrate your freedom in our democracy-loving Mother City?
Hey gorgeous people! Are you ready for the mother of all awesome weekends in #lovecapetown?!
A truly rich man is one whose children will run into his arms when his hands are empty. Give something back to your Dad this weekend in Cape Town, with our top 5 things to do.
Exercise can not only make you sexier, it can also help you not develop half the world’s known diseases. Here 5 completely free ways to exercise in the Mother City.
Hollywood’s sweetheart Katie Holmes is in #lovecapetown for the filming of sci-fi thriller The Giver and the Mother City has gone star crazy!
As a visitor to our fair city, you’ve probably been told if not once, then a million times, that you simply MUST visit Table Mountain, Cape Town’s wonder of nature. Sure, that’s relatively easy to do in the summer, but just what is there to do at this iconic attraction in winter? Oh, if you only knew…
The accolades for Cape Town just keep rolling in … this time, we’re proud to announce that our caring, sustainable Mother City has been named as a finalist in the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) ‘We Love Cities’ campaign as part of the Earth Hour City Challenge!
Ladies (and gentlemen) - Woman’s Day is around the corner, and 9 August falls on a Saturday this year. Here’s how you can celebrate in #lovecapetown.
It’s one of our favourite Spring events here in #lovecapetown: South African National Parks (SANParks), where entry to our city and province’s most gorgeous parks are FREE!
Hey #lovecapetown, are you ready for your EPIC weekend in and around the gorgeous Mother City?
Without a doubt, one of the most interesting, humbling and thought-provoking day excursions any visitor to Cape Town can undertake involves visiting some of the places around the city associated with Nelson Mandela, who turned 94 on July 18, 2012.
School’s nearly out, #lovecapetown, and our fun-loving third semester break is just waiting to be enjoyed with a refreshing line-up of amazing events and activities.
Who wouldn’t want to get married under a Bedouin Tent in Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the world?
Let the countdown to a fabulous weekend in #lovecapetown begin! From rubbing shoulders with the trendy and gorgeous at fashion shows along the seaside to getting a taste of the good life in the Helderberg and stepping out for charity in a mass walk, there is plenty to see and do in the Mother City.
Summer is in full swing in #lovecapetown and that means plenty of new, exciting things to see and do in our gorgeous sun-kissed Mother City. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to get a taste of what’s new in our hometown and these are a few of my favourites: