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Morning has broken – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ian Junor.

Signing of WDC 2014 marks World Industrial Design Day

Cape Town has marked World Industrial Design day by signing a host city agreement between the City of Cape Town and the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), confirming Cape Town as the World Design Capital for 2014.

TripAdvisor’s top restaurants in Cape Town as voted by users

Top travel website Tripadvisor has released its list of favourite restaurants in Cape Town and it’s a doozie. Profiling 25 of the best establishments in the Mother City, comments range from decor, atmosphere, service and of course the food.

Diving with rays – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member flowcomm.

Cape Town’s Tjing Tjing makes 10 Hottest New Bars Around the World list

Tjing Tjing Bar in Cape Town has made the list of The 10 Hottest New Bars Around The World by Conde Nast Traveler. The list profiles the best new drinking and dancing hotspots in the world with Tjing Tjing, in Cape Town, coming in at number four.

School’s out – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken in the Company’s Garden by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Nico van Blerk.

Your Street Eindhoven Challenge: Inspired by Cape Town

The Your Street Challenge, inspired by Design Indaba, made its international debut in the city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands this month. This follows the concept launched in Cape Town last year as part of the World Design Capital 2014 bid celebrations.

Kids ride free on Table Mountain Cableway this winter!

Winter is an exciting time in the Mother City, and with school holidays upon us packing in as much fun as possible into their free days is a challenge. As always, Table Mountain Cableway is at the ready to provide lots of fun for youngsters to sink their teeth into, with its Kidz Season promotion.

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez plan Cape Town wedding

Cape Town is set to host a wedding of royal proportions as Hollywood royalty are rumoured to be tying the knot here later this year. It’s still unconfirmed by the couple themselves but reports have surfaced that Academy Award winner Halle Berry and her fiancé, french actor Olivier Martinez, are set to wed in Cape Town later this year in a lavish ceremony.

Naturally Sandy Bay – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken in Sandy Bay by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member coda.

Sunrise surf lesson – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken in Muizenberg by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member creative666.

Fire, water, burn – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member whats_ur_flava2000.

Table Mountain abseil – Flickr pic of the day

At 1 000m above sea level, it is the world’s highest commercial abseil with a controlled descent of 112m. No previous climbing experience is needed to abseil down the mountain.

Clouds over Cape Town – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Nadine Swart.

Exploring Cape Town – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Cape Town is usually associated with summery blue skies, white sand beaches, sun downer boat cruises and late dinners with friends but winter is Cape Town’s atmospheric season of culture; a time of pampering, a blast of action-adventure fresh air and a journey through a gourmet wonderland. It’s not uncommon to enjoy a week of sunshine and temperatures ranging from 21 to 26 degrees Celsius.

Winter light – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of was taken on Clifton by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member whats_ur_flava2000.

City on water – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of the Clock Tower precinct was taken at the V&A Waterfront by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member capetownnatural.

Sunset over Table Mountain – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ihsaan Adams Photography.

Stranded on Clifton – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Capetonians have been all atwitter over the stranded Japanese longliner, the Eihatsu Maru, which ran aground on Clifton First Beach on Saturday May11, 2012. Naturally our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group members captured it on camera.

Celebrate International Museum Day in Cape Town

International Museum Day takes place on Friday May 18, 2012 and the Mother City has a host of FREE fun and interactive activities lined up to mark the occasion.

Shipwreck – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken in False Bay by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Geoff Spiby.

Winter warmer – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken at Deluxe Coffee Works in Church Street by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member denizyildiz.

Escape to the Cape scoops coveted 2012 ETEYA award

Escape to the Cape has won the coveted Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year Award (ETAYA). The award is handed out each year by South African Tourism to honour emerging businesses that showcase tourism and innovation.

Video: Cape Town film-maker goes to Hollywood

Twenty-six-year-old Capetonian writer/director Alan Shelley has made his first foray into Hollywood with the launch of his short film, Spirit of a Denture, this past Saturday, May 11, 2012.

Township tourism – what’s in a name?

Browse any tourism website and you will find that the same words are widely used: sustainable, projects, reality, authentic, real lives, genuine, crafts, meeting the locals, engagement, helping communities etc. We were intrigued, and wondered what this said about the rest of the destination – that it is fake?

Supermoon setting over Lions Head – Flickr pic of the day

According to the South African Astronomical Observatory, the Moon reached its closest approach to the Earth (at perigee) in South Africa on Sunday May 6, 2012.

Touch down – Flickr pic of the day

Take advantage of windy Cape Town by taking to the skies. Wind is not essential for paragliding, but conditions are most suitable when it is blowing from 10-30km/h. Ideally, it should be blowing upslope with a tolerance of 15 degrees making the Mother City’s winter ideal.

Surfers’ paradise – Flickr pic of the day

Winter sees some of the best months for surfing in Cape Town. The water at Muizenberg is considerably warmer compared to that of the Atlantic Seaboard.

Cape Town weekend highlights for May 4 to 6, 2012

It may not be a long weekend but there is plenty to discover and explore this weekend in the Mother City. Take in a show, get your hands dirty, be wrapped up in an aria or get down with the rocking sounds at Assembly.

Nature meets sports – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member MySkyGarden.