Bianca ColemanIt’s interesting to note how popular townships tours have become with visitors to our country who are searching for personal and authentic encounters with our citizens. A walking tour of Kayamandi in Stellenbosch does exactly that.
Bianca ColemanThere are a few things you might already know about Allée Bleue in Franschhoek – that it’s a wine farm where you can taste and buy, it has a bistro, it’s where most of the herbs you find in supermarkets are farmed, and you can have picnics, or a wedding. But did you know you can also spend a night there?
Rob PetersOn Wednesday, the Big 6 of Cape Town became the Big 7 with the official unveiling of the new Cape Town City Walk. The City Walk joins Cape Point, Robben Island, Groot Constantia, Table Mountain Cableway, Kirstenbosch and the V&A Waterfront to form the Cape Town Big 7, a marketing body to ensure visitors know there are seven unmissable, awesome things to do in Cape Town.
Rob PetersOne of the oldest areas in Cape Town, and South Africa, Constantia doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. From the incredible wine farms, to the unrivalled beauty of the valley as a whole, Constantia has a fantastic story to tell.
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On hot days it’s a sanctuary, in winter it’s an inspiration. A cultural treasure, the South African National Gallery is in the heart of Cape Town’s green Company’s Garden, a squirrel scampering path and goldfish pond away from the Iziko South African Museum.
This image of vibrant Cape minstrels at Wale Street near Bo-Kaap was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Sumaya Hisham.
This image of Cape Town’s Wheel of Excellence at the V&A Waterfront was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Janet Prentice, aka Janet.
We asked the retired Dean of Cape Town, Rev Rowan Smith, what some of his favourite attractions are and to give pensioners ideas on how to enjoy Cape Town without breaking the bank.
For hundreds of years sailors confused False Bay with Table Bay, on the other side of the Cape Peninsula, sometimes with tragic results – hence its name.
This image of a beautiful Hout Bay harbour sunrise was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Trevor, aka Trevor Exposed.
The Company’s Garden was established by Dutch settlers in 1652 as a source of fresh produce for passing spice trading ships en route to the East.
This image of a stunning sunrise at Kommetjie was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member, Carla Schnetler.
Whether they are scurrying, soaring, sunning, splashing or slithering, the creatures on Table Mountain make for an interesting bunch of creepies and crawlies.
This image of Bokram River in Kommetjie was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member, Chris Preen.
At Air Force Base Ysterplaat, Cape Town, is an aviation nut’s dream: the South African Air Force Museum.
This dramatic panorama, of a view of the Athlone stadium and Table Mountain in the background, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Bruce aka smee.bruce.
This image of a beautiful Hout Bay sunset was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Dave le Roux, aka DaveJLR.
Intaka Island, in the heart of Century City, is a wetland and a refuge for birds, and is open to the public. Intaka – the Xhosa word for “bird” – is an example of the mutual benefits that can occur when there is co-existence between nature conservation and property development.
This image, of an aerial view of the Cape Town City Bowl taken from Table Mountain, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Craig Strachan.
Founded in 1829, the University of Cape Town is the oldest and one of the most prestigious learning institutions in South Africa.
Located 20 kilometres from the Mother City, Cape Town International Airport is the second-busiest airport in South Africa and the third-busiest on the African continent.
This image of the UCT Jammie Steps at night was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ihsaan Adams aka Ihsaan Adams | Photography ©.
It is that time of year again – the clock is winding down to the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour on Sunday 10 March, 2013, and the kilometres are adding up on our bike and trailer. After negotiations with the organisers, the rules were altered and Damian Gower, my 14-year-old son who is quadriplegic, will be able to participate – towed in a trailer attached to my bike. We will be riding in support of the Chaeli Campaign, to raise funds and awareness.
In every corner of Cape Town one can find memorials to those who shaped South Africa’s history, from colonialists to freedom fighters, from statesmen to soldiers – and even a remarkable dog.
This image of a wind pump near Stellenbosch was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member psuedoir.
Electronic music has taken Cape Town, the music-loving Mother City, by storm in recent years, and her residents turned out in their thousands to show their love for this fast-growing genre at the 2013 Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF), at the V&A Waterfront on Saturday 16 February, 2013.
This image of a lovely sunset at Hout Bay beach was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member John Maarschalk, aka - Just John -.
This image of a tranquil morning over Table Bay was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Djed Ryan.
It’s the start of a new day in Cape Town, and all over the Cape Peninsula people are starting to stir. The Mother City is beautiful at any time of the day, but particularly so at sunrise, when it is bathed in glorious hues of pink, orange and gold.
This image of an evening street scene at Sea Point was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Stephen Koigi, aka snkoigi.
Seeing as it’s Responsible Tourism Week, yesterday we asked all the people who like the I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page: “What is the most eco-friendly place in Cape Town?”
Cape Town is so much more than a walk in the park, it IS the park! The city is surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Cape Floristic Region – the world’s smallest and most diverse floral kingdom. Around 70 percent of its approximately 9 600 species are not found anywhere else in the world, and this uniquely fragrant and medicinal nature’s garden is right on your doorstep, along with a number of other key flora and fauna destinations.
This image of paddle skier taking on some great waves at Muizenberg beach was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Craig Wilson, aka creative666.
A choice of exquisite golfing venues at picturesque locations in and around Cape Town is guaranteed to get enthusiasts in the swing.