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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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.
This picture was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Graham Bartholomew, aka graham_bart.
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.
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.
This picture was taken in the Cecilia Forest by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Natalie Shuttleworth, aka snapclicktripod.
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.
This picture of kids doing handstands was taken at Llandudno beach by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Trevor Exposed.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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?
This picture of a “washed-up” Santa was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Psuedoir.
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.
This picture of the band Baxtop was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Bruce, aka smee.bruce.
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.
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.
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.
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?
This striking picture was taken in Bakoven by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Gabriela Slegrova.
This picture was taken from the small cave below the main lookout point along Chapman’s Peak Drive, by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Paul Bruins, aka Panorama Paul.
This photo of the beautiful Dutch tall ship Europa, in dry dock, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Jose Romeu.
This stunning image of the Slangkop lighthouse was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Bruce, aka smee.bruce
Yesterday, we asked the fans of our Facebook page, I ♥ Cape Town: where in the Mother City would you take your Mom this Mother’s Day?