Rob PetersChristmas under the African sun can take a bit of getting used to for those used to more chilly locales, but while it may not be a white Christmas in Cape Town there is still plenty of festive cheer to go around. Want to know how to do the silly season like a local? Look no further, we have everything you need to know on how to enjoy Christmas like a local.
FeaturedIt’s amazing how easily we underestimate the power of a great hand-massage. I know I certainly have. Thankfully I have seen the light, and trust me, I will never look back. It will become a must-have treat. This is all part of looking after my own wellbeing.
FeaturedBanting. If you haven’t yet heard of the concept, then you clearly haven’t been out in the big wide world in a while because everyone is talking about it and everyone knows someone who is on the banting (essentially meaning low carb, high fat) diet (or eating plan). But sometimes it’s a mission to cook up a banting storm, so it’s nice to know where you can go to get a decent meal that won’t push you off the banting wagon. Here are some Cape Town spots that either fully cater for banting customers or offer the option on the menu.
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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?
This picture was taken in front of the Mystic House Kiteschool by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member CUMBUGO.
This photo of a “zebra crossing” was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Cathy Withers-Clarke.