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Happy Africa Day!

Today is Africa Day, in commemoration of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963, which became the African Union in 2002. Although not a public holiday in South Africa, the day is still recognised as an important celebration of African unity. This year will be the 50th celebration of Africa Day.

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.

Walking tours of Cape Town

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

Facebook Feedback Friday: your plans for Father’s Day in the Mother City

Bring your father to the Mother City this weekend and celebrate! We asked the members of our Facebook page, I ♥ Cape Town, what they’ll be doing this Father’s Day. Here’s a selection of some of their responses.

Smooth operators: find a Cape Town tour company that suits you

If you’re planning on holidaying in Cape Town, but don’t know where to start, there are a number of excellent tour operators available, with great local knowledge and the flexibility to offer a package that is right for you.

Facebook Feedback Friday: Your weekend plans

Stuck for what to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered! Check out our guide on things to do from Friday to Sunday, as well as some other suggestions too.

Peaks of Africa: tours to pique your interest

There are many ways to explore Cape Town – and finding a good tour guide is one way to help you see everything the Mother City has to offer. Peaks of Africa is a tour operator that prides itself in designing travel packages for wholesale tour operators, travel agencies and individual travellers. They will organise your accommodation and airport transfers, and create an itinerary for your holiday that caters to exactly what you’re after, whether it’s thrill-seeking adventure or some quiet time away from the bustle.