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!
Rob PetersCape Town played host to yet another sold-out show this past weekend with 30 Seconds to Mars packing the Grand West Casino on Sunday night. Frontman Jared Leto may not have been quite as active as fellow singer John Legend, but he still managed to snap a couple of pics – and post a video - to Instagram, chronicling his time in the Mother City. To be fair, the group didn’t spent quite as long in town as the R&B crooner, but it’s still pretty clear that the city worked its magic on Leto.
FeaturedCommuters on the MyCITI rapid bus service will have more reason to jump on board with the City of Cape Town planning to offer free Wi-Fi. According to a report on BDLive, the city is conducting a pilot project which will allow access to the Wi-Fi while travelling or waiting at various stations in and around Cape Town. The news comes on the back of the city’s announcement on Thursday that it has entered into a partnership with Orange Wi-Fi service to provide Wi-Fi to people living in parts of Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain.
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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.
Sea-lion watching is a fun past time at the V&A Waterfront. Visit the seal pen located next to the Robben Island ferries.
The Cape of Good Hope is located at the southwestern tip of Africa in a section of the Table Mountain National Park
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.
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.
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’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 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 ♥ 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.
This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Paul Bruins.
This photograph was taken on Boulders Beach by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Cape Town Guy.
This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member rod amaru.
This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Steve Crane.
This photograph was taken on Bloubergstrand by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member snapclicktripod.
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.
This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Derek Keats.
Known as “the world’s most beautiful marathon”, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon will take runners on a scenic tour of the Peninsula, with the Half Marathon set in the Southern Suburbs and the Ultra Marathon along the Chapman’s Peak Route.
This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Chaotic….
This photograph was taken in Muizenberg beach by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member anni.b’s.
One of the United States’ most successful bands, Eagles is set to rock the Mother City and with thousands of excited fans in Cape Town the concert is likely to be an evening to remember.
Our Twitter account was abuzz this past Wednesday as a beautiful sunset spread across the sky and our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Chris Cloete shows us through this stunning image exactly why.
This year the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway will be switching off all the lights around Table Mountain, except for emergency lights, and the City of Cape Town will also be switching off the spot lights on Table Mountain and in its own buildings for one hour in support of Earth Hour 2012.
Cape Town has an endless array of attractions for those visiting the Mother City’s shores. But there are a few places that some just have to cross off their bucket list. Our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Christina Karchevskaya recently visited our city and shares some of her favourite sites wth us.
Cape Town, when viewed from above, is truly awe-inspiring. It must be one of the many reasons why paragliders, abseilers and visitors to Table Mountain take to great heights. Our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member paulscott56 recently enjoyed a helicopter flip around Hout Bay and Cape Town and shares the experience.
Table Mountain will again be lit in green this year to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on March 17. Continuing from 2011, renewable energy will be used to light up the mountain between 20h00 and midnight local time.
Our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. member whats_ur_flava2000 manages to capture the “light” side of Cape Town. He shares his images with us.