Rob PetersThe Titanic has always held me in its thrall. The ill-fated voyage of the most famous ship in history is a story that you could not make up – complete with villains, heroes and ultimately tragedy. So when the Titanic Expo sailed into Cape Town this month, I was first in line to snap up a ticket.
Bianca ColemanThe Belmond Mount Nelson, affectionately known as ‘the Nellie’, or ‘the Pink Lady’ – the distinctive rosy hue was mixed specially for the hotel in the 1920s – has a fascinating history which dates back to when it was opened in March 1899.
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Georgina turns 100 on the 10th March 2015. I have the distinct pleasure of sharing a birthday with her, so I was absolutely delighted when I was given the green light to meet her and her daughter, Sue, at Georgina’s home in Rondebosch this morning for a pre-birthday chin wag!
The new Watershed at the V&A Waterfront is officially the coolest place to buy Christmas presents this year. With over 150 trendy stands selling more than 365 different brands, you will definitely be your family and friends’ favourite person by buying them something super unique and truly Capetonian.
Are you ready for an incredible weekend in our beloved Mother City?
Summer is on its way to Cape Town and how better to celebrate the sunny season than by taking in a super cool theatrical production at one of the Mother City’s amazing theatres?
Woohoo, Mother City music lovers! The 2014/2015 Summer Sunset Concerts at the impressive Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden‘s programme has been announced and it’s EPIC!
Let’s hear it for the weekend, #lovecapetown!
We could wax lyrical all day about Groot Constantia, South Africa’s oldest wine estate with its award winning wines and wise old oak trees or the amazing strides being made by Silvermist, the only organically certified wine estate in the Constantia Valley and more, but you’ll have to experience it all for yourselves.
Start spreading the news, Michael Bublè fanatics – the legendary, sweet-voiced crooner is returning to the Mother City at an all new-looking Cape Town Stadium on Thursday 19 March, 2015!
They came, they partied, they won gold… South Africa’s most talented artistic souls ended Creative Week on a spectacular note at the 2014 Loerie Awards on Sunday 21 September,2014.
Are you ready for the mother of all music-loving summers in the Mother City?!
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!
Cape Town, the gorgeous Mother City, has never been a shrinking violet when it comes to being the trendy gourmet capital of Africa and as such, there is never a shortage of hot, new restaurants to feast at.
If you are going to take a picture of the iconic Table Mountain do it in style at the N7W World Design Capital 2014 frame at Eden on the Bay in Blaauwberg.
Show us how much you #lovecapetown this September and you could win BIG prizes!
It’s all anyone was talking about for a week straight on social media – why was Cape Town’s legendary Noon Gun blasted repeatedly after its traditional midday slot on Monday 18 August, 2014?
Best we start searching for a prime location for Cape Town’s very own Hollywood Walk of Fame – especially since this August, our cinematic Mother City is filled to the brim with Tinseltown’s finest actors!
And it’s FINALLY here… the creative, the imaginative; the thrilling annual Open Design Festival is now open in Cape Town, our World Design Capital 2014! An eleven day long whirlwind of creativity, the Festival runs from Wednesday 13 to Saturday 23 August, 2014 at various amazing locations around the innovative Mother City, including the iconic City Hall, Gugu S’Thebe Cultural Centre in Langa and the Castle of Good Hope.
Three weeks, 740 entries and there could only be one winner … Congratulations to Troy Smith, the lucky winner of our Win a Road Trip in Cape Town competition!
BIG NEWS: The Foo Fighters are coming to Cape Town!
With Youth Day on June 16, the anniversary of the student uprising in 1976, rolling around this weekend, the Mother City’s children and their wellbeing are at the forefront of our minds.
Where in the Western Cape is our fun, new mobile visitor information vehicle, #thando? Enter your best guess and not only could you win amazing daily prizes but you’ll also be entered into a lucky draw to win a road trip in Cape Town for four people , worth R 30 000!
Thought Cape Town only had really cool new things to do in summer? Ha! Winter in the chilly Mother City is my favourite time of the year because not only are there unbelievable specials on offer but there is also a feast of GREAT fresh events, activities and products to experience.
One Direction Headed to Cape Town:All of the important teenage girl screaming facts you need to know
By now you should know the biggest news to hit the Mother City since sliced bread - One Direction, the British boy band ,wont to drive teenage girls insane, is headed to Cape Town in April 2015.
Inspired by legendary hitmaker John Lennon’s “Imagine’, in which he famously sang “You may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one”, 100in1day (#WDC412), is an invitation to every “dreamer” in the city to do something in a public space that delights, inspires, creates connections between communities and improves the quality of lives - all in one day.
What more could a traveller want than wine, food, mountains, arresting architecture… and did we mention wine?
For most of us, winter in Cape Town means cozy fireside snuggles and hearty dinners with friends. But this is also a season dreaded by the many who don’t have shelter or the luxury of a warm blanket…
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.