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Give a little love this winter with the Cape Point Blanket Drive

Winter can be brutal for those less fortunate, and Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula have already felt the full force of winter over the past few weeks ... and there is plenty more icy, wet weather to come. Give a little love this winter and drop a blanket with any of Cape Town Tourism’s Visitor Information Centres for the Cape Point Blanket Drive.

Feel the warmth at Iziko Museums this winter

Winter in Cape Town can mean cold and wet days. But Iziko Museums is providing lots of comfort to keep families warm this winter.

#DiscoverHelderberg: things to do in the Helderberg

Between the hiking and mountain-biking trails, horse riding, wine and beer tasting, wildlife encounters, spectacular beaches, golf courses and mouth-watering restaurants, there are hardly enough hours in the day to explore all that the Helderberg has to offer!

Hout Bay at sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This picture of Hout Bay at sunset was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Trevor Exposed.

Beach houses – Flickr pic of the day

This picture was taken at St James beach by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Bruce, aka smee.bruce.

Side Street art – Flickr pic of the day

This picture of the artwork of DALEast at the Side Street Studio was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Jenny Hallward, aka j_hallward.

The Fog – Flickr pic of the day

This picture was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Graham Bartholomew, aka graham_bart.

Buffelsfontein, Cape Point – Flickr pic of the day

This picture was taken at the Buffelsfontein Visitor’s Centre at Cape Point by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Cathy Withers-Clarke.

Lunchtime in the Company’s Garden – Flickr pic of the day

This picture was taken at lunchtime in the Company’s Garden by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Graham Bartholomew, aka graham_bart.

Beautiful lines – Flickr pic of the day

This picture was taken in the Cecilia Forest by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Natalie Shuttleworth, aka snapclicktripod.

#DiscoverHelderberg: Where to stay in the Helderberg

The Helderberg region lies just 40 minutes outside of Cape Town and has something to offer everyone. From hiking, mountain biking and golf to food, wine and some of the Cape’s most beautiful beaches ... all this and more can be found on the slopes of the magnificent Helderberg mountains.

Handstands on Llandudno beach – Flickr pic of the day

This picture of kids doing handstands was taken at Llandudno beach by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Trevor Exposed.

Sunday Morning – Flickr pic of the day

This picture was taken on the way to the Table Mountain Cableway by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Flavio, aka whats_ur_flava2000.

#InstagramDiary: Cape Point

Cape Town just begs to be photographed from every angle. From the beaches to the mountain, the people, the wine farms and, of course, the coffees, the Cape is an Instagrammer’s dream come true. I recently spent a morning at Cape Point and left with more images than I knew what to do with.

Five spots in Constantia

There are very few places you’ll find where some of the world’s most famous vineyards hugging the slopes of one of the world’s natural wonders, where exclusive shopping complexes and rustic hiking trails are swept by a cool breeze from the Atlantic Ocean, and horses roam paddocks between gorgeous mansions ... Welcome to Constantia.

#OpenStreets 2013 in pictures

Open Streets is a citizen-driven initiative, working to design and promote streets which embed and generate respect for people, regardless of who they are, and how they move. Not to mention ... a great opportunity to get some amazing Instagram shots!

#InstagramDiary: the awesome architecture of Long Street

Long Street is one of Cape Town’s most iconic streets, and with the incredible variety of food, fashion, nightlife spots, book stores, antique stores, street vendors and international visitors lining the sidewalks, it’s easy to see why. But don’t let all of this distract you from one of Long Street’s finest features: the awesome architecture.

Germany’s top Instagrammers visit Cape Town

With almost half-a-million followers between them, Germany’s top two Instgrammers, Thomas Kakareko and Sylvia Matzkowiak, are racking up the “likes” as they Instagram their way through Cape Town.

Two days hiking the Hoerikwaggo Trail

Cape Town has an extensive offering of hiking trails for hikers of every fitness level ... I recently spent two days on the Hoerikwaggo Trail, taking in the views and enjoying nature’s splendour.

Cape Town, the vegan and vegetarian way

Cape Town is a city famous for its exciting cuisine. With a multicultural mixture of people and appetites from all over the world ... there is no need for vegans and vegetarians to go hungry!

Magical sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This picture of a beautiful South African sunset was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Marc Descroizilles, aka marc.descroizilles.

Kirstenbosch butterfly – Flickr pic of the day

This picture of a vibrant yellow butterfly was taken at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Graham Bartholomew, aka graham_bart.

Facebook Feedback Friday: which is your favourite wine farm to visit on a wintry day in Cape Town?

Yesterday, we asked the fans of our Facebook page, I ♥ Cape Town: which is your favourite wine farm to visit on a wintry day in Cape Town?

Jetsam – Flickr pic of the day

This picture of a “washed-up” Santa was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Psuedoir.

#InstagramDiary: V&A Market on the Wharf

We recently opened our Instagram account, where we’ll be posting weekly #InstagramDiary trends in exciting things to do and see in Cape Town ... as well as lots of other pictures in between.

Baxtop at the G-Spot – Flickr pic of the day

This picture of the band Baxtop was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Bruce, aka smee.bruce.

Garden’s company – Flickr pic of the day

This picture of an adorable squirrel was taken in the Company’s Garden by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Antophotasia Cape Town, aka Antonella AfricanSoul.

Charly’s Bakery launches new cake-themed trailers at Old Mac Daddy

What do you get when you throw together two luxury Airstream trailers, 12 creatives, a whole lot of love and a little bit of sugar? The answer is two beautiful Charly’s Bakery-themed luxury Airstream trailers set in the Elgin Valley.

Five yoga studios in Cape Town

There’s absolutely no need to miss out on yoga when you visit Cape Town. Here is a list of five studios in Cape Town that offer drop-in classes and short-term packages.

#MeetSouthAfrica bloggers’ one night in Cape Town

South African Tourism recently hosted several travel bloggers from around the world for its #MeetSouthAfrica campaign. Cape Town Tourism had one night to show them around the Mother City ... What do you do when you have just one night in Cape Town?