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Matt Long of @LandLopers talks about his #LoveCapeTown experience

Matt Long has been on a whirlwind trip to Cape Town this past week as part of Cape Town Tourism’s #LoveCapeTown iAmbassadors campaign. Unlike the other iAmbassadors, this is Matt’s first time to Cape Town, which he says is similar to Sydney, possibly better.

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.

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.

Locals show they know Cape Town best with #LoveCapeTown

Cape Town Tourism hosted its first twitter chat on Sunday, July 29, and Capetonians proved that they know their beloved city best, when thousands suggested what the iAmbassador travel bloggers should do while in the Mother City. The chat was to welcome the four renowned international travel bloggers Cape Town Tourism are hosting. The bloggers will explore Cape Town and act as digital spokespersons for Cape Town.

Next Stop: Cape Town – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rock dassie – Flickr pic of the day

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

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.

iAmbassadors explore Cape Town in photos – Day 2

The #LoveCapeTown adventure continued for our intrepid iAmbassadors as the four international bloggers, Keith Jenkins, Matt Long, Melvin Böcher and Nellie Huang, were exposed to design in the Mother City, as well as the beauty of nature by taking a drive along the Cape Peninsula.

In the loop – Flickr pic of the day

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

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.

Cape Town Tourism invites Capetonians to share why they #LoveCapeTown

Social media is helping to drive travel discussions and inform travellers across the world. Cape Town Tourism is hosting four renowned international travel bloggers in our city and we would like to invite Capetonians to imagine, share and crowd-source their suggestions or ideas as to why they #LoveCapeTown, during a twitter chat on Sunday, July 29, 2012, from 19h00 to 20h00 (SAST).

Linkin Park head to Cape Town in November 2012

It’s official – American rock band Linkin Park will perform at Cape Town Stadium on November 7, 2012.

Abseiling down Table Mountain – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Gordon M Robertson.

iAmbassadors meet social Cape Town

A cocktail event was held at the Pepper Club Hotel last night, August 2, 2012, with various social media influencers, lovers, story-tellers and marketers of Cape Town, where these expert iAmbassadors shared their travel stories and some insights on our inspirational city.

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.

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.

Flirty, fun fashion at Cape Town Fashion Week

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town is in full swing showcasing design perfection at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). What can we expect for the Summer/Spring 2012 season? It seems fun, flirty with a throwback to bygone eras are on the cards, with the runways also displaying a love of bold colours and prints.

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.

Cape Town at night – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken on Signal Hill by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Nicole Kranabetter.

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.

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.

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?

Stellenbosch campus – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken in Stellenbosch by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Janet▲.

Cape Town fashion – what inspires me

I am not a fashion blogger nor do I aspire to be one, I am just in love with the power that fashion, trends and clothes have on ones self-esteem. Tanki Em, editor of weekly e-zine cptstreetmag explains what it is about Cape Town Fashion that inspires her?

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.