FeaturedCommuters on the MyCITI rapid bus service will have more reason to jump on board with the City of Cape Town planning to offer free Wi-Fi. According to a report on BDLive, the city is conducting a pilot project which will allow access to the Wi-Fi while travelling or waiting at various stations in and around Cape Town. The news comes on the back of the city’s announcement on Thursday that it has entered into a partnership with Orange Wi-Fi service to provide Wi-Fi to people living in parts of Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain.
Rob PetersR&B singer John Legend was a hit in Cape Town with three sold-out shows and it looks like the Mother City left its mark on him as well. The legendary crooner and his wife – model Chrissy Teigen – were posting up on storm on Instagram as they captured their travels in the city this week, from yacht trips and show-time selfies, to more intimate moments on tour. John, you legend, thanks for coming, and hopefully we see you again soon!
Kelly LodewyksLast night the SunStar Beacon of Hope was unveiled and lit up on Signal Hill. And it looks pretty spectacular. Designed by Christopher Swift and part of the World Design Capital initiatives, the SunStar was made with pieces of the fencing from Robben Island. Standing 24 metres high, this outdoor art installation will stay on Signal Hill for about six months before it’s moved, possibly to one of the properties of Sun International, who funded the piece.
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The 2014 Cape Town Naked Bike Ride takes place on Saturday, 8 March – and it’s a fantastic (and cheeky!) opportunity to show how much #WeLoveCapeTown.
Voting for WWF’s Best-loved Sustainable City closes on Thursday 20 March, 2014, so everyone who loves Cape Town needs to declare this online before then to generate votes for the Mother City.
Find out who won the 2013 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, and where to get your result if you took part.
CNNGo, the travel wing of CNN International, has listed Cape Town as one of the World’s 10 Most Loved Cities, adding to the Mother City’s long list of accolades.
Cape Town is among the top 20 gay travel destinations, according to a survey conducted by Out Now Business Class,who specialise in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender market. This comes after Clifton 3rd was last year named among the top 10 gay beaches in the world by GayCities.com.
The 2013 J&B Met took place at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs today, attended by more than 40 000 people.
The 2013 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon was won by South African David Gatebe, who is now R250 000 wealthier than he was when he woke up early this morning. His time was 3:08:56.
Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts 2013 line-up: Toya Delazy, Goldfish, Freshlyground and many more
The 2013 leg of the Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts features performers such as Toya Delazy, The Parlotones, Mi Casa and local crowd favourites Goldfish and Freshlyground. If you are going to be in Cape Town anytime between now and April, keep a Sunday afternoon free to go to one of these gigs.
After seeing Skrillex live at the West Coast Show Ranch in Cape Town last night, I’m convinced that this 24-year-old is a musical pioneer worthy of all the acclaim and awards he has picked up so far, regardless of what the haters and the critics have to say.
The 2013 J&B Met was won by Martial Eagle, a seven-year-old gelding, ridden by Aldo Domeyer and owned by Yogas Govender, who is now R2.5 million richer. The odds of Martial Eagle winning were 80-1 and the result stunned the crowd, who had largely backed the favourite, Jackson, who disappointed by finishing fifth.
German travel blogger Melvin Böcher has been loving his time in Cape Town as a guest of Cape Town Tourism. He’s been staying at a villa in Camps Bay and he’s enjoyed adventure activities such as climbing Table Mountain and cage diving with sharks.
The City Sightseeing Blue Route double-decker bus tour is probably the most affordable and efficient way to explore parts of the Cape Peninsula, including attractions such as the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Groot Constantia wine estate, the World of Birds, Hout Bay, Camps Bay, Sea Point and various parts of the Cape Town city centre.
MC Hammer hosted the second awards ceremony of the 34th annual Loerie Awards in Cape Town. Watch a video of him busting a few moves, as well as one in which he shares his thoughts about Cape Town.
While one week isn’t sufficient time to properly explore Cape Town, let alone Africa, this timeframe is a reality for many travellers, and thousands manage this every year.
Yesterday’s 1-1 draw between Manchester United and Ajax Cape Town was possibly the most exciting game of football played at Cape Town Stadium so far and the fans got full value for money, despite having to endure a fair amount of rain.
Last night the Cape Town International Convention Centre hosted the first awards ceremony of the 2012 Loerie Awards.
Andrew Evans, also known as the Digital Nomad, who has been in Cape Town filming a documentary for National Geographic, says he has a dream to return to Cape Town for six months. He describes the city as “the great central station of all the continents,” and has wanted to visit for a long time.
The 2013 Absa Cape Epic concluded at Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West today and was won by Christoph Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavy of the Burry Stander-SONGO team.
The 34th Annual Loerie Awards is underway and there will be a large amount of activity taking place in Cape Town this week, with the awards evenings taking place on Saturday and Sunday.
The first cricket Test between South Africa and New Zealand takes place at Sahara Park Newlands in Cape Town from January 2 to 6. By this time, the teams will have concluded a three-match T20 series and will be ready to do battle on the ground that The Cricketer magazine rates as the second-most beautiful ground in the world after Lords.
South African cricket fans in Cape Town aren’t sure whether to celebrate thrashing New Zealand by an innings and 27 runs, within three days, or be grumpy about the fact that there is no cricket to watch this weekend.
Charley Boorman, famous for television shows such as The Long Way Round, led a cavalcade of around 200 bikers from Stellenbosch to Cape Town today. The cavalcade ended their journey on Signal Hill and Boorman took time to sign autographs and pose for photos with fans.
Australian Super Rugby team the Brumbies, who are coached by former Springbok IRB Rugby World Cup-winning coach Jake White, have won all four of their Super 15 matches so far this year. They have also won their last seven away matches. This evening they go up against the Stormers at Newlands in Cape Town, with kick-off at 19h10 CAT (GMT +2). The question is, can the home team end the Brumbies’ winning streak?
The National Geographic Channel is currently screening a documentary called The World in Two Cities, in which travel expert Andrew Evans explores Cape Town and Durban. The documentary airs around the world on various dates for the next few weeks, including countries such as England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, India, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and France.