Rob PetersThis weekend around 35 000 cyclists will take part in the Cape Town Cycle Tour. Due to the fires raging in Cape Town, organisers have been forced to shorten and rework the route. We bring you all the road closures in effect this weekend.
Rob PetersThe Cape Town Cycle Tour may have been cut to 47km, but there is nothing stopping you loading up on on some much-needed fuel before taking on the historic ride this year. Check out these 11 carb-friendly spots in the Mother City!
FeaturedThe Cape Town Cycle Tour announced on Wednesday that the route would be dramatically cut as a result of the fires raging across the Southern Peninsula. Cycle Tour Director David Bellair said that the decision had not been taken lightly and that it was done so with the safety of the race’s participants in mind.
Maxwell RaniMost people know of Long Street and its sleepless nights, the lovely scenery of Camps bay and its wonderful restaurants, but have you ever felt like a tourist in your own city? I did when I was recently invited to Jonkershoek Nature Reserve in Stellenbosch.
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With winter setting in, we asked fans of the I ♥ Cape Town what their favourite indoor activities are in Cape Town.
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.
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 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?
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.
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?”
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!
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.
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?”
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, 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.
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!
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…
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 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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Between October and March, the south-easterly wind blows through Cape Town, clearing up the city’s air and taking the edge off the summer heat.
Yesterday evening we asked people who like the I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page: “Where is your favourite ‘phuza Thursday’ spot in Cape Town?” (Phuza is the Zulu word for “drink”.) Check out some of the responses here.
The Harlem Shake was an Internet phenomenon that came and went last week, getting hundreds of bored office workers up out of their seats and dancing in a most ridiculous fashion. Check out the best Cape Town ones here.
Adderley Street, in Cape Town’s city centre, has been the site of a flower market for more than 100 years. During that time, the flower sellers have become the saviour of many hopeless romantics, especially those who have left their Valentine’s Day shopping until the last minute!
Several roads will be closed and parking restricted around Parliament during the State of the Nation address on Thursday, 14 February 2013. The closures and parking restrictions will take place from midnight on 13 February until 01h00 on Friday, 15 February.
Wedged between Table Mountain and the sea, central Cape Town is commonly known as the City Bowl. This area is relatively small (in comparison to other cities), making it the perfect place to explore on foot.
Twenty-three years ago today, ANC leader Nelson Mandela stood triumphantly on the balcony of the City Hall, a free man after spending 27 years in jail. He would go on to help forge hard-won freedom for all South Africans.
Yesterday evening we asked people who like the I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page: “Which restaurant serves the best pizza in Cape Town?” It generated a fierce debate, with hundreds of comments from our Facebook fans.
The University of Cape Town (UCT)‘s annual Sax Appeal magazine showcases some of the best South African writers and satirists, and introduces readers to some fresh talent from the students too. This morning, UCT students were out and about selling the 2013 edition of Sax Appeal in Cape Town and its surrounding suburbs. Check out some of the pictures from Twitter earlier.
Cape Town is a popular destination for expats, who have decided to leave their country of origin and head for warmer climes – we look at some of the reasons why expats choose to call Cape Town home.