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Cape Town welcomes World Economic Forum delegates

The 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa kicks off in Cape Town tomorrow – and we’d like to officially welcome all the delegates to the beautiful Mother City!

Five spots in Green Point

From being the site of a concentration camp during the Anglo-Boer War to one of Cape Town’s most stylish suburbs, Green Point is an important part of the city, and definitely not to be missed on your next holiday.

Facebook Feedback Friday: The best scenic drives in Cape Town

Yesterday, we asked the fans of our Facebook page, I ♥ Cape Town: “What is the best scenic drive in Cape Town?”

Happy Workers’ Day!

Today is Workers’ Day in South Africa – a public holiday that has its origins internationally, within the historical struggles of workers and their trade unions.

Luxury vehicles, scenic drives – Cape Town has both!

Cape Town is already one of the most beautiful cities in the world, surrounded by unparalleled natural scenery. So what happens when you add one of the greatest feats of human engineering and design, and let it loose on the roads around the Mother City? A jolly fun morning, I’d say.

Struggle heroes honoured in Cape Town road name changes

South Africa’s long and painful history under apartheid is well known, and its legacy is one that the country is still dealing with today. This past Saturday, Freedom Day, celebrated 19 years of democracy and the historic 1994 general election, which saw the end of apartheid rule.

Happy Freedom Day!

Nineteen years ago today, South Africa began voting in its very first free and fair elections. On April 27, 1994, millions of people, many of whom had never been allowed to cast their vote under South Africa’s apartheid rule, went to the polls for the first time.

Facebook Feedback Friday: Your favourite building in Cape Town

As the oldest city in South Africa, Cape Town’s architecture is a testament to the many and varied influences on the country’s unique history. With a mix of historical and modern, Cape Town’s buildings help to characterise the city. We asked the fans of our Facebook page, I ♥ Cape Town, about their favourite building in the Mother City. Here’s a selection of some of the responses.

Sterling EQ musician tackles Cape Point swim to raise money for fight against cancer

Carina Bruwer, lead flautist in local all-girl instrumental pop group Sterling EQ, completed an 8km swim around Cape Point earlier today in aid of the fight against cancer.

Liverpool FC confirmed for Cape Town fixture

Cape Town Stadium has seen plenty of action since it was opened in time for the FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa, and this week it was confirmed that the venue will also host English Premiership League team Liverpool FC. Update: The City of Cape Town announced on Friday, May 10 that the match had been cancelled.

Facebook Feedback Friday: your favourite indoor activities in Cape Town

With winter setting in, we asked fans of the I ♥ Cape Town what their favourite indoor activities are in Cape Town.

Sharks in Cape Town: get up close and personal

It was an honour to be invited by the Two Oceans Aquarium to document the release of two ragged-tooth sharks back into the wild on 11 April 2013.

Facebook Feedback Friday: The best meal you’ve ever had in Cape Town

This weekend is a big one for foodies, so we took the opportunity to ask the fans of the I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page, “What’s the best meal you’ve ever had in Cape Town?”

Cape Town on a budget: places to eat

Cape Town offers something for everyone’s wallet. We’ve mentioned the affordable accommodation in the Mother City, recommended places to take your loved one for a romantic picnic, and shared some great ideas for a night out that won’t break the bank. But when hunger strikes, where do you turn?

Urban farming in Cape Town

Population growth, rapid urbanisation, scarce food resources and environmental concerns have forced cities around the world to think about their future in innovative ways. A non-profit project in the Cape Town suburb of Oranjezicht looks to address some of these concerns – by starting a farm in the city.

Facebook Feedback Friday: the most inspirational places in Cape Town

Sometimes we all need a little inspiration. Luckily, fans of the I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page are willing to offer some and share where they find theirs. We asked: “Where is the most inspirational place you have been in Cape Town?”

Metallica in Cape Town: who is ready to rock?

It’s been seven years since Metallica last graced our shores, and metal fans will be glad to hear that next month, they return to rock Cape Town once again!

Cape Town boat rides: discover the Atlantic Ocean with the Ocean Adventurer

Imagine what it would have been like to approach the Cape by boat in the days when nautical travel was the only way around the world. Imagine seeing Table Mountain slowly appearing over the horizon, and as you approach Table Bay, the scenic surroundings of mountain and sea come into focus. It must have been an amazing experience.

Facebook Feedback Friday: your favourite jogging routes in Cape Town

With the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon just a week away, we thought it would be a good time to ask the fans on our I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page, “What is your favourite jogging route in Cape Town?”

Why Shane Warne loves Cape Town

Two cricketing legends, South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis and former Australia spinner Shane Warne, were in Cape Town this week to promote the hair product that gave them a new lease on life, and a full head of hair.

Prime Circle to play at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden on Human Rights Day

Prime Circle, who have been rocking South African audiences for 11 years now, will be providing the right kind of soundtrack to enjoy a sunny afternoon in Kirstenbosch on Human Rights Day.

Facebook Feedback Friday: The best annual event in Cape Town

Yesterday evening we asked people who like the I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page: “What is the best annual event in Cape Town?” With so many to choose from, the comments were bound to be interesting!

Lightning storm over Cape Town – striking photos

A few months ago we shared some amazing photos of lightning strikes over Cape Town on our Facebook page. We got in touch with the photographer, Glenn Kasner, to find out more about the story behind the pictures. Here’s what Glenn had to say…

Find accommodation along the Absa Cape Epic route

These days the word “epic” is bandied about quite freely, but it is by no means used lightly to describe one of cycling’s toughest races: the Absa Cape Epic.

Do you remember the Athlone cooling towers?

Do you remember the cooling towers at the Athlone Power Station? These long-standing landmarks of Cape Town were demolished on August 22, 2010, and yet still hold an important place in the hearts of many Capetonians. We asked the fans of our Facebook page what memories they have of the day the towers were demolished. Here’s what they had to say…

Cape Argus 2013: Photos from the finish line

It was a photo finish for the men’s race in this year’s Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, with mere milliseconds separating the first group of cyclists. There was also plenty of other action at the finish line this morning – check out the photos here.

Facebook Feedback Friday: your favourite viewing spot along the Argus Cycle Tour route

Yesterday evening we asked people who like the I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page: “What is your favourite viewing spot along the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour route?” Check out some of the responses we received here.

Cape Town bus routes: MyCiTi now servicing Walmer Estate and Salt River

There are many ways to get around in Cape Town, and catching the bus is just one of them. This week, a new route through Salt River and Walmer Estate was added to the MyCiTi service.

Cape Town Pride Parade 2013 photos and video

The week-long Cape Town Pride Festival, which celebrates and highlights the city’s proud lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community, culminated in a parade through the streets of Green Point on Saturday morning.

Facebook Feedback Friday: Your favourite markets in Cape Town

Every Thursday afternoon we pose a question to our Facebook followers at I ♥ Cape Town. We want to know what you love about Cape Town, and we take some of the best responses and post them on our blog. Yesterday we asked you: “Where is your favourite market in Cape Town?” Here’s what some of you had to say ...