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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:

Festival of Lights Test Run Switches on Cape Town

The countdown for the switch on of Cape Town’s Festival of Lights began on Tuesday 19 November 2013, when the Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, was joined by Cape Town entertainers on Adderley Street for a successful test run of preparations ahead of the main event on 1 December 2013.

Start Your Countdown to Summer and Win Big with Cape Point

Long, lazy hot days are heading to gorgeous Cape Town and to celebrate, the iconic Cape Point is hosting an amazing “Countdown to Summer” competition.

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!

Summer in the Mother City: Cool Events in Cape Town

Hot days, sunny skies, gorgeous sunsets and white sandy beaches naturally lend themselves to cool summer entertainment in gorgeous Cape Town. If there is one thing I love more than delicious cocktails and sexy people watching, it’s being entertained in the fun, flirty Mother City and this season, there is plenty to keep us all amused. From award-winning musicals at the city’s top theatres, to live music and movies at open-air venues and costume parties to tasty festivals, there is a little something for everyone in #lovecapetown this summer:

Movies beneath the stars with V&A Waterfront’s Open Air Cinema

I’m a movie buff with a passion for Cape Town and the outdoors like no other… so when I recently received an invitation to the launch of the V&A Waterfront’s new Galileo Open Air Cinema, there was no way I was going to turn it down.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 November, 2013

Mother City lovers, raise your glass with me and let’s toast to the onset of a fabulous weekend in our amazing hometown! Whether you’re flying a kite in a surfer’s paradise, channelling your inner salsa dancer or attempting to set a new peak running record, there is plenty to see and do in #lovecapetown. Join me at the following events from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 November, 2013:

MyDestination’s winning Vagabrothers Jet into Cape Town

They beat nine other finalists to win the coveted My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List Competition and travel all over the world for six months… now winners Alex and Marko Ayling (known as the Vagabrothers) are headed to gorgeous Cape Town!

Cape Town’s Camps Bay chosen as Baywatch Spin-off location

“Some people stand in the darkness/ Afraid to step into the light/ Some people need to help somebody/ When the edge of surrender’s in sight/ I’ll be ready /Forever and always/ I’m always here”…  Break out those sexy red cossies and ripped bodies, Mother City lovers, because the highly anticipated Baywatch spin-off, SAF 3, is coming to gorgeous Cape Town!

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 October, 2013

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend in #lovecapetown! There is just so much to do in your beloved Mother City so why not frolic with impressive wildlife in the Winelands, colour yourself happy on an ostrich farm or get your oriental dance on at the seaside?

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?

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.

Wrap-up of The Discovery Cape Times Big Walk 2013

Want to see how you rated in the walk? Get your provisional results while you wait.

Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays in Cape Town: Top Beaches

Do you know what day it is in the beautiful Mother City today, folks? It’s Wednesday and that means I want to know Where Would You Rather Be in Cape Town today.

Top Places in Sea Point

Sea Point has long been a #lovecapetown favourite.

Get ready for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon: The world’s most beautiful marathon

Calling all runners! Dates for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon have been finalised and the race has been dubbed “the most beautiful race in the world”. Get your entries in now!

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.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 October, 2013

Hands up, folks, who’s ready for a thrilling weekend in #lovecapetown? Whether you’re a wine lover, fitness and colour fanatic or a classical music devotee, there is plenty to see and enjoy in the Mother City. Join me at the following events from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 October, 2013:

Your #lovecape town Weekend: Things to do from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 October, 2013

Mother City lovers, are you ready for a fantastic weekend in #lovecapetown?

Eight Things You Didn’t Know about the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway on its 84th Birthday

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Table Mountain Cableway, Happy Birthday to you!

#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.

#Instagram Diary: Groote Post, Groote Delight

Monday 23 September, 2013,  saw me heading out of the Mother City along the West Coast road and bouncing in a mini van through the veld towards the Darling Hills where, between the Kapokberg on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, lies a gem of a wine farm called Groote Post.

#LoveCapeTown Bloggers’ Saturday Adventures at Old Biscuit Mill and Muizenberg

The question on our minds on Saturday 28 September, 2013, was what to do with two international visiting bloggers on a sunshine-filled morning in #LoveCapeTown?

Inside the Travel Lab #Love(s)CapeTown

Our #LoveCapeTown blogger, Abigail King , has been in Cape Town for a little over a week now experiencing our hometown through the eyes of locals, from the City Centre and Bo Kaap to Langa and Masiphumelele.

#LoveCapeTown’s Vineyard Hotel Demonstrates Responsible Tourism

The Vineyard Hotel , one of #LoveCapeTown’s top hotels in Newlands, is also a pioneer in responsible tourism, offering eco-friendly hospitality in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town.

Where Would You Rather be Wednesdays in #LoveCapeTown: Fans’ Top Places

Do you know what day it is, Mother City lovers? It’s wonderful Wednesday and that means I want to know Where You Would Rather be in #LoveCapeTown today!

Show your Cape Point of View and Win BIG!

Shutterbugs and Instagrammers, how would you like to win an iPad Mini, just for doing what you do best – taking jaw-droppingly amazing photos of one of #LoveCapeTown’ s most iconic attractions, the impressive Cape Point?

Give our #LoveCapeTown bloggers a warm Mother City Welcome

In 2012, Cape Town Tourism rocked the social networking world by hosting four international bloggers on a series of experiences around our hometown and getting them to share their adventures on their platforms. This ultimately contributed to us winning the Travel + Leisure SMITTY Awards (Social Media in Travel + Tourism Awards) in the category Best Overall Use of Social Media, CVB, Global. From Wednesday 18 September to Monday 7 October 2013, we are set to do it again so join us in giving our #LoveCapeTown bloggers Rachel Lucas, Abigail King and Carol T. More a warm welcome to our inspirational Mother City!

Heart 104.9FM’s Keri Miller’s Top Reasons to #LoveCapeTown

You’ve heard her vibrant, upbeat voice on local radio station Heart 104.9FM’s Afternoon Drive show and seen her at events around the Mother City but do you know what makes the gorgeous Keri Miller #LoveCapeTown?