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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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.
This photograph was taken in Fresnaye by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member whats_ur_flava.
Take in a show or be serenaded by Canadian crooner this week in Cape Town.
This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Paul Bruins.
This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Out in Africa.
These images were taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Anton Le Roux. Cape Town is 360 years old this year and in that time it has developed significantly. It still, howver, has its old world charm and architecture.
April 25, 2012 marked World Penguin Day. Cape Town has a variety of attractions to spot and African Penguin. The Two Oceans Aquarium offers penguin encounters where one can interact with rockhopper penguins. Boulders penguin colony sees these marine creatures roam free. Or head to Robben Island and encoutner the feathered friends there.
National Geographic is currently in Cape Town to shoot a series of vignettes as well as a one-hour documentary to feature on the National Geographic television channel. The series is presented by travel writer, digital nomad Andrew Evans.
Noordhoek beach is a popular spot for horse rides along a white, sandy beach that stretches for miles. For visitors, there are a number of places where you can book your place on trails through the wetlands and along the beach. Contact Cape Town Tourism for more information.
The water and wind conditions along the Cape Peninsula coast give you quite a wide choice of places to enjoy kite surfing. Although it’s an adrenaline sport, the kite surfing community is friendly, welcoming and relaxed.
National Geographic’s Andrew Evans, aka @WheresAndrew, continued his exploration of Cape Town this weekend making his way south to the Cape Point Nature Reserve.