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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.

Family ties – Flickr pic of the day

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

Cape Town highlights April 30 to May 3, 2012

Take in a show or be serenaded by Canadian crooner this week in Cape Town.

Smooth sailing – Flickr pic of the day

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

Autumn sky – Flickr pic of the day

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

Cape Town 360 years on – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

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.

Penguin encounters – Flickr pic of the day

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 Channel in Cape Town – It’s a wrap!

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 outride – Flickr pic of the day

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.

Taking flight – Flickr pic of the day

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 in Cape Town – weekend in Cape Point

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.

Easy Sunday morning – Flickr pic of the day

Sea-lion watching is a fun past time at the V&A Waterfront. Visit the seal pen located next to the Robben Island ferries.

Tip of Africa – Flickr pic of the day

The Cape of Good Hope is located at the southwestern tip of Africa in a section of the Table Mountain National Park

National Geographic’s Digital Nomad discovers Cape Town’s culture

National Geographic presenter, Digital Nomad Andrew Evans, who can be followed on @WheresAndrew, spent today getting to know more about Cape Town’s heritage and sampling more of its food.

Fall for Sea Point – Flickr pic of the day

The Sea Point Promenade runs the length of the Sea Point beach front, from Bantry Bay to Mouille Point, and is a great spot for a quiet stroll or an energetic jog. Early morning and evening are particularly nice times.

Digital nomad tweets Cape Town – Photos

As previously reported, National Geographic travel writer and wanderer, Digital Nomad Andrew Evans is currently experiencing the unexpected Cape Town. Andrew spent some time in the Bo-Kaap, Cape Town’s Cape Malay Quarter. Here are a few images (with captions by Andrew) of his experience thus far.

Kommetjie boardwalk – Flickr pic of the day

Kommetjie’s main attraction is its wide, long, beautiful beach which is a popular dog-walking and horse-riding venue. About 3km down the beach you’ll come across the wreck of the SS Kakapa, which ran aground in 1900. It is also famous for surfing and cray fishing.

Autumn nostalgia – Flickr pic of the day

Autumn in Cape Town is an ideal time to be outdoors and Durbanville provides loads of fun activities for all ages. The vineyards in the Cape Winelands are looking spectacular after a warm summer and must be visited during April, the last month of the grape harvest season.

I Love Cape Town surpasses 250 000 Facebook fans

I ♥ Cape Town, Cape Town Tourism’s Facebook fan page and the leading travel and leisure Facebook page in Africa, has surpassed 250 000 fans. Cape Town residents and visitors share their photos, experiences and opinions on the page, while visitors to the Mother City can get advice about where to go and what to do – such as where to find a good ice-cream parlour; the best sushi in Cape Town; how to get a spare ticket to a concert; or local deals on accommodation.

Cape Town summer dawn – Flickr pic of the day

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

Boulders lagoon – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken on Boulders Beach by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Cape Town Guy.

Sunset silhouettes – Flickr pic of the day

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

Sidewalk surfer – Flickr pic of the day

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

Fantastic four – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken on Bloubergstrand by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member snapclicktripod.

Diving with rays – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken at the Two Oceans Aquarium by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member flowcomm. Visitors to the Two Oceans Aquarium in possession of a PADI diving licence can dive with the ragged-tooth sharks, stingrays and its resident loggerhead turtle in the I&J Predator Exhibit.

Lion’s Head Easter Sunday – Flickr pic of the day

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