Rob PetersJust 90-minutes’ drive outside of Cape Town, deep in the Cape Winelands, lies the hidden gem that is Tulbagh; a sleepy rural village nestled in a mountainous valley, perfect for weekend getaways regardless of the season. With its natural beauty and rich history, Tulbagh is just aching to be discovered and explored. With a wealth of activities to take part in and loads of unique places to stay, here are some of my favourite Tulbagh gems:
FeaturedAmerican rockers OneRepublic will return to Cape Town as part of their ‘Native’ world tour next year. Remember, tickets to the show are available from Computicket at all of Cape Town Tourism’s Visitor Centres, including in the City Centre, Blaauwberg, Simon’s Town, Cape Town International Airport, Somerset West and Muizenberg. Get them quick to avoid disappointment!
Rob PetersAdventure tourism is a booming business and Cape Town is quickly becoming the go-to place for travellers looking for their adrenaline fix. From shark cage diving to abseiling down Table Mountain, the Mother City is the adventure capital of the world and she is waiting for you to cut loose. Here are our top 10.
FeaturedNature nerds unite! If you’re looking for one of the most enchanting earth adventures ever look no further. Fynbos is one of six floral kingdoms in the world and its the only one that occurs entirely in one country. Ours!
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This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ian Junor.
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.
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.
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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.
This photograph was taken in the Company’s Garden by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Nico van Blerk.
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.
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.
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.
This photograph was taken in Sandy Bay by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member coda.
This photograph was taken in Muizenberg by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member creative666.
This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member whats_ur_flava2000.
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.
This photograph of was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Nadine Swart.
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.
This photograph of was taken on Clifton by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member whats_ur_flava2000.
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.
This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ihsaan Adams Photography.
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.
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.
This photograph was taken in False Bay by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Geoff Spiby.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member MySkyGarden.