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2013 Gold Loerie Award for Cape Town Tourism

“And the Gold Loerie Award goes to….” There is cause for much celebration here in the Cape Town Tourism office this morning, as we celebrate Saturday night’s win at the 35th annual Loerie Awards!

Rihanna in Cape Town Road Closures

Rihanna Navy - ASSEMBLE! Just two more days to get through before our RiRi will be lighting up the stage at Greenpoint Stadium and we could not be more excited! Don’t get stuck in traffic, we’ve got the lowdown on the road closures around the stadium.

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.

Harbour House launches new winter menu special

Winter is the perfect time to indulge in lots of good food and fantastic wine ... after all, no one is going to see what’s under those bulky clothes for a good few months! What better way to make the most of the “eating season”, as I have affectionately dubbed it, than with one of Cape Town’s many winter specials? I was invited to experience Harbour House V&A’s new winter menu and let me tell you, it’s a treat!

#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.

#InstagramDiary: V&A Waterfront

Do you love shopping? Eating, sightseeing, history and culture? The V&A Waterfront has it all…and more!

SANParks Smitswinkel Bay Tented Camp

As you make your way from Cape Town to Cape Point, you pass through the quaint harbor village of Kalk Bay, winding along through the naval-themed Simon’s Town and around the bend past Smitswinkel Bay. To your left, a jewel-coloured bay overlooked by a slope dotted with ramshackle houses takes your breath away. Just past this, on your right, lies the entrance to the SANParks Smitswinkel Bay Tented Camp.

#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.

#InstagramDiary: Discover the Helderberg

I recently spent some time discovering all that the Helderberg has to offer, from places to stay to things to do. You can read all about it here: Where to stay in the Helderberg, and here: Things to do in the Helderberg. Here are a few pictures I took on Instagram along the way.

#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?

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.

Zebra crossing, Cape Point-style – Flickr pic of the day

This photo of a “zebra crossing” was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Cathy Withers-Clarke.

A #lovecapetown Bo-Kaap Cooking Safari

We spent a day in the colourful Bo-Kaap with our #lovecapetown foodie blogger, Rachelle Lucas, learning how to cook traditional chicken curry, roti’s and samoosas in the kitchen of one the Bo-Kaap’s friendliest locals, Amina.

Natalie Roos’ Top 5: Places to make the most of summer in Cape Town

There is no denying that summer in Cape Town is pure magic. Long, long days, salty skin, tanned bodies and beachy hair…these are the things that a Cape Town summer is made of. Of course, not every day can be spent on the beach, so it’s important to make the most of the extra hours summer brings with daily activities after work. I try to make a concerted effort to spend as many hours as possible outdoors during summer and these are a few spots where I’ll be doing that.

Winter Sun: Instagram’s Finest

We’ve been treated to some exceptional Cape Town sunrises and sunsets of late and we just had to share a couple that we pulled from Instagram. Share your pictures of Cape Town with us by using the #lovecapetown hashtag and you might see them on our blog. Also follow these accounts for year-round beautiful pictures of Cape Town and her people.

#lovecapetown: A day on the False Bay coast

Fancy a spot of whale watching? Maybe a couple of hours of seal spotting? How about a leisurely afternoon with playful penguins? If this sounds like your cup of tea, then a day out along the False Bay coastline, into Kalk Kay, Boulders Beach and Cape Point is just what you’re looking for. Give yourself a full day, because you won’t want to rush through this experience.

Join our local Iger community for a #LoveCapeTown Instagram Walk

You love Cape Town and you love Instagram. And who wouldn’t? This city was made to photograph and Instagram makes it so easy to share your love for everything Cape Town! Join the local Cape Town Igers for a #LoveCapeTown Instagram Walk on Monday, the 23rd of September at the Clock Tower at the V&A Waterfront at 4:30pm.

Open Design inspires Cape Town in 2013

Open Design Cape Town is an annual citywide cross-disciplinary celebration and sharing of design and design-thinking and it is taking over Cape Town until the 31st of August.

A Foodie Day in #LoveCapeTown

A Chefs Table lunch at one of the world’s premier hotels, followed by an eight-course ice cream midnight feast… Does this sound like your dream foodie day? If so, you’d best add #LoveCapeTown to your “foodie destinations” Bucket List!

#BraaiDay: The #LoveCapeTown Way

On Tuesday 24 September,2013, the weather played along beautifully and the smell of good old, South African braai meat was in the air all around Cape Town. If there’s one thing South Africans love to do, it’s braai, and by “braai” we obviously mean barbeque. What better way to celebrate our heritage than by introducing our #lovecapetown visitors to our braai culture?

#lovecapetown: A day in Darling

If incredible wine, delicious country fare and wildlife spotting are not enough, Groote Post also offers visitors the opportunity to see the colourful carpet of Darling’s famous flower season…and it’s all just an hour out of the city!

Your guide to Rocking The Daisies 2013

The countdown to RTD 2013 has officially begun and with just 2 more sleeps until the gates officially open it’s time to pull out your pen and paper and start ticking off your “to do” list.

Take to the skies to view the Mother City

There are many ways to see the Mother City. From the top of Table Mountain, from the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean or from the winding roads that weave across the city…but the very best way to marvel at the majesty of Cape Town must be from the sky!

Kite scene, Cape Town – Flickr pic of the day

This picture was taken in front of the Mystic House Kiteschool by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member CUMBUGO.

Loeries Weekend Hits Cape Town!

If your Twitter timeline is not flooded with the #Loeries hashtag yet it will be soon as Loeries Weekend hits Cape Town in a big way from today until Sunday! The top creatives in the country will this weekend be rewarded for their hard work and dedication as the creative awards honour excellence in creativity.

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.

#InstagramDiary: Cape Town by you #LoveCapeTown

We’ve grabbed a few of our favourite Instagram pictures from the past couple of weeks, shared with us using the #LoveCapeTown tag.

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.

Caveman John – Flickr pic of the day

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.

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.