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.
Kelly Lodewyks & Rob PetersThe Mother City has shrugged off her winter coat and slipped into something a little sleeker as the summer months settle in. Get ready to kick off your shoes, sink your toes into the warm sands of the most beautiful city on earth and knock back a cocktail or two as we present your ultimate summer guide to Cape Town! It’s where to go and what to do this summer in the Mother City.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Menka Belgal.
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.
This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ihsaan Adams Photography.
This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member chrisLgodden.
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).
It’s official – American rock band Linkin Park will perform at Cape Town Stadium on November 7, 2012.
This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Gordon M Robertson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sea-lion watching is a fun past time at the V&A Waterfront. Visit the seal pen located next to the Robben Island ferries.
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?
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.
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.
This photograph was taken in Stellenbosch by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Janet▲.
Nellie Huang (@wildjunket) is a culture and adventure traveller who takes more than 21 000 Twitter followers along on her global wanderings. She has been in Cape Town exploring and learning about this city, and loves it so much she says she does not want to leave!
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?