Rob PetersChristmas under the African sun can take a bit of getting used to for those used to more chilly locales, but while it may not be a white Christmas in Cape Town there is still plenty of festive cheer to go around. Want to know how to do the silly season like a local? Look no further, we have everything you need to know on how to enjoy Christmas like a local.
FeaturedIt’s amazing how easily we underestimate the power of a great hand-massage. I know I certainly have. Thankfully I have seen the light, and trust me, I will never look back. It will become a must-have treat. This is all part of looking after my own wellbeing.
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So you’ve come to Cape Town to explore, not only the icons but the little discoveries, the sights and sounds and smells and surprises - and what better way than through the eyes of a local?
What do you get when you combine the Mother City’s most opulent accommodation with an up and coming designer township project? Why, the Nykanyezi Gallery, a collaborative initiative between the world-renowned Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel and World Design Capital (WDC) 2014’s Maboneng Township Arts Experience, of course!
So you’re keen to get involved in the tastes and sounds, the smell and feel and sights of beautiful Cape Town this weekend? What better place than grand welcoming of the world’s best endurance athletes.
It’s the number one tip we’ve all heard when travelling: don’t carry all your cash on you, use traveller’s cheques or get a card.
We break down the 2014 Two Oceans Marathon by the numbers as more than 30,351 runners (including 27,256 South Africans) power their way through gorgeous Cape Town over the Easter Weekend.
The world’s most beautiful marathon plays host to some 26,000 runners over Easter Weekend. Here are all your road closures for this iconic Capetonian event.
Lights! Camera! Action! If you’re hearing these commands being shouted out while you’re enjoying a stroll in our bustling Mother City, chances are you’ve stumbled across a film set in movie-loving Cape Town.
Cape Town has gone and done it again - lapping up accolades like it’s all she was created to do. This time, the Mother City has nabbed second place in the prestigious TripAdvisor’s TripIndex2014 of Best Value International Cities.
WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) has awarded Cape Town, South Africa the title Global Earth Hour Capital 2014.
Africa’s Grandest Gathering is about to take the Mother City by musical storm and one thing is for sure: the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2014 is set to be the best yet!
Voting for WWF’s Best-loved Sustainable City closes on Thursday 20 March, 2014, so everyone who loves Cape Town needs to declare this online before then to generate votes for the Mother City.
Cape Town’s theatre-makers, actors, media and dignitaries were out in full force and dressed to the nines for the 49th annual Fleur Du Cape Theatre Awards at the Baxter Theatre on Sunday 16 March, 2014 and it was a night of big wins for the Mother City’s top performing shows!
More than 70 000 excited spectators flocked to #lovecapetown’s Fanwalk in Green Point on Saturday 15 March, 2014 for the fifth annual Cape Town Carnival and what festive gees (spirit) they had!
The biggest, colourful parade of the year is coming to the Mother City this Saturday 15 March, 2014: the Cape Town Carnival! Before you head out to marvel at the spectacular floats, vibrant performers and amazing costumes, please be aware of the following road closures and parking facilities:
Tourists and locals are in for a treat even if they spend just ONE hour this week in the city centre!
The 2014 Cape Town Naked Bike Ride takes place on Saturday, 8 March – and it’s a fantastic (and cheeky!) opportunity to show how much #WeLoveCapeTown.
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:
“Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity/To seize everything you ever wanted/One moment/Would you capture it or just let it slip?” The opening bars of this Grammy-winning song, played on a keyboard to a crowd of nearly 40 000 fans at the phenomenal Eminem Rapture 2014 concert at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 26 February, 2014, gave me and my fellow Marshall Mathers devotees goose bumps…
Mother City Slim Shady fans, are you ready to “Lose Yourself” with the one and only Eminem at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 26 February, 2014?
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!
The world’s largest guide book publisher, Lonely Planet, has crowned the world’s best value for money hostel and it’s one of our very own.
Mother City lovers, who’s ready for your #lovecapetown weekend?!
Two exciting new MyCiTi bus routes are launching this Saturday 15 February which will connect Hangberg, Imizamo Yethu and Hout Bay to the inner city.
The most important political event, besides the national elections taking place later this year, is coming to Cape Town - the State of the Nation Address at the National Assembly in the Parliament Buildings on Thursday 13 February, 2014.
If you’ve been living under a boulder somewhere, you might not know that Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen is in Cape Town, for his live concert series with the E Street Band at Bellville Velodrome and man, is he having a whale of a time checking out our hometown…
If it’s February in #lovecapetown, you know it’s time for the social event of the year, the J&B Met 2014. This popular horseracing and fashion-forward event will once again be held at the prestigious Kenilworth Racecourse in the Southern Suburbs on Saturday 1 February, 2014.
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!
He’s been making waves in the Mother City’s Hip Hop genre since 2011 but at heart, Youngsta (born as Riyadh Roberts.) is just a #lovecapetown boytjie with big dreams.
We know that #lovecapetown is a total celeb and babe magnet and now it seems that British singer Lily Allen has fallen for the Mother City too as she films her latest music video on our sunny shores.
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.