FeaturedCan you believe that it’s almost 2015? It’s crazy! Do you have your New Year’s Eve plans sorted? If not, don’t stress, we’ve got you covered. There is something for everyone on this list and because the weather is usually warm and sunny this time of year, it could be the summer party of the year.
Natalie LeicherIt’s another jam-packed weekend in Cape Town! We bring you our latest mix of things to do around the Mother City with everything from a festival of beer to a speedcube competition covered.
Rob PetersJust 90-minutes’ drive outside of Cape Town, deep in the Cape Winelands, lies the hidden gem that is Tulbagh; a sleepy rural village nestled in a mountainous valley, perfect for weekend getaways regardless of the season. With its natural beauty and rich history, Tulbagh is just aching to be discovered and explored. With a wealth of activities to take part in and loads of unique places to stay, here are some of my favourite Tulbagh gems:
FeaturedAmerican rockers OneRepublic will return to Cape Town as part of their ‘Native’ world tour next year. Remember, tickets to the show are available from Computicket at all of Cape Town Tourism’s Visitor Centres, including in the City Centre, Blaauwberg, Simon’s Town, Cape Town International Airport, Somerset West and Muizenberg. Get them quick to avoid disappointment!
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It’s time to stand up and be counted as Cape Town Pride takes to the streets to highlight issues facing the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex community.
This photo of a trek crew catching yellowtail at Smitswinkel Bay near Cape Point was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Gale McAll, aka galemcall.
This image of a typically beautiful day at Camps Bay beach, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ranveig Marie, aka ~Ranveig Marie~.
This image of a picture-perfect Gordon’s Bay scene, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Edwin, aka Artexpression.
This photo of windsurfers catching a wave at Sunset beach, Table Bay was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ian Barbour, aka barbourians.
This photo of the beautiful and colourful V&A Waterfront mall was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Billy Youngson, aka billyyoungson.
The aptly named Table Mountain is one of Cape Town’s best-known landmarks. The mountain, which has unusually rich biodiversity, was recently named one of the New7Wonders of Nature.
The thing about getting hitched, these days, is that - thanks to a generation of over-zealous romantics, and a deluge of big-budget tear-jerking romantic comedies - going down on one knee over a pint at your local pub just isn’t going to cut it. Apparently a casual question around the Sunday morning breakfast table is also considered unacceptable these days.
This spectacular panoramic image, taken from the summit of Lion’s Head, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Justin Govender, aka inlite studio.
Cape Town Stadium will host a rugby match between the Stormers and the Boland Cavaliers on Saturday, with kick-off at 14h45.
This photo of a happy couple celebrating their engagement at Noordhoek Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Quintin Leslie Gilman, aka Quintin Gilman (QLG Photography).
This photo of Cape Town showing off one of her stunning views was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Mujahid ur Rehman, aka Mujahid’s Photography.
See photos from the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Cape Town and share any of yours with us on Facebook or Twitter, we will update images as they come in.
The Mother City is blessed with an abundance of white sandy beaches, that stretch on further than the eye can see. With spectacular views of Cape Town’s landmarks, and refreshingly cold ocean water, it’s no wonder that Cape Town was voted Best Beach Destination in Africa at the World Travel Awards 2012.
This photo of a tranquil beach found along the scenic route to Hout Bay was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Graham Bartholomew, aka graham_bart.
This photograph of the Cape Town city centre was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Aquila.
The 201 J&B Met took place at Kenilworth Racecourse on February 2. See some photos from the event that were posted on Twitter.
The Cape Town Tens took place at Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point on February 1 and 2.
This photograph of the Cape Town Stadium from an unusual angle and behind trees was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member mikkelz.
This picture of two Cape Town fans cheering on Bafana Bafana was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Lance Peters, aka FreeLANCEr Productions.
Yesterday evening we asked people who like the I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page: “Where is the best spot for sundowners in Cape Town?” Some of the most common answers were the Blue Peter Hotel in Bloubergstrand, Winchester Mansions in Sea Point and Lion’s Head.
This beautiful photograph of Table Mountain was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member smee.bruce.
This moody and unusual shot of Kogelbaai (which literally means “provocative bay” in Afrikaans) was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Paul Bruins, aka Panorama Paul.
Cape Town is a big city with many places where you can enjoy the view of a dazzling sunset, whether it’s down on the beach or from the top of one of city’s many mountains.
This photograph of a surfer was taken at Long Beach, near Kommetjie, by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Chris Preen.
Hout Bay, which lies between the Sentinel and Chapman’s Peak, is a lively town with a picturesque harbour. The area is popular for its rich fishing waters and is the core of Cape Town’s crayfish industry.
This photograph of the Wheel of Excellence at the V&A Waterfront, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member, Sean Lloyd.
This stunning photograph was taken in Cape Town at night, by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member, Christoph Rebok.
In the Cape Peninsula, near Simon’s Town, lies Boulders beach – home to about 3 000 African penguins. It’s a beautiful, peaceful and sheltered beach, and after seeing these pictures there’ll be no doubt in your mind why the penguins call it home.