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Road closures for minstrels’ Tweede Nuwe Jaar parade

New Year celebrations in Cape Town does not stop on January 1, festivities continue into the next day when the Minsterels take to the streets in fine style. Thousands of people line the route to catch a glimpse of colourfully dressed troupes and the The City of Cape Town closes down a number of roads to add to the holiday cheer.

Beautiful places – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

I’ve had a bit of time on my hands between job hunting and getting completely paranoid about what I’m going to do with my life, so I’ve been going out taking photographs of this beautiful place we live in! Kayaking in Kommetjie

Cape Town investment opportunities: Some thoughts from Guy Lundy

It’s no secret that Cape Town is a great place to live and visit, but many international investors still haven’t discovered the range of opportunities that exist in South Africa’s oldest city. To get a basic overview of Cape Town’s investment potential, I sat down with Guy Lundy recently, an economic genius and futurist. In short, he is the CEO of Accelerate Cape Town, co-author of South Africa 2014: The Story of our Future, a keynote speaker, strategy consultant and board member of Wesgro (the Western Cape Investment and Trade Promotion Agency).

Gay celebrities who have visited Cape Town

Cape Town is a city for all shades of humanity – not least of which is pink, and it has received many accolades for its gay-friendly restaurants, hotels, clubs and beaches.

The best spots in Cape Town to celebrate National Braai Day

Photo courtesy Robert Wallace This Friday is Heritage Day, but just as commonly known as National Braai Day. South Africans all over the country will be stocking up on meat and getting ready to celebrate their heritage with friends, family and some lekker boerewors.

Two Oceans 2012 photos

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon was held in Cape Town on April 7. See some photos of the event, taken by Deon Gurling.

A day at the beach with Roxy Louw and Heinrich Rohwer

Riding the monstrous waves at Cape Town’s seven blue flag beaches and enjoying the vibrant city nightlife are all in a day’s work for local champion surfers Roxy Louw and Heinrich Rohwer. They shared their perfect surfing spots and water safety tips with us.

Cape Town design districts

Cape Town’s design districts range from the bohemian Long Street to the trendy East Central Precinct, and quaint seaside Kalk Bay to Victorian Wynberg. Our hometown teems with creatively designed neighbourhoods. Home to innovations such as the Freeworld Design Centre and the Mutual Building in the CBD, and Etafeni Centre in Nyanga, Cape Town is a showcase of design we can be proud of.

In search of South Africa’s top three tourist spots

Boulders Beach, photo courtesy Damien du Toit Google and South African Tourism are on a search for the top three tourist locations in South Africa this summer. The two organisations have come together to bring images of South Africa’s best attractions to the people using Google’s Street View application, which was launched in South Africa on September 1 this year.

Hout Bay Harbour by night – Flickr pic of the day

This beautiful night-time image of Hout Bay was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Mikey Alex. Mikey says, “I was hanging out with a few friends one night, watching the sunset and drinking mixers.”

Cape Town’s top five heritage sites

The rich diversity of Cape Town’s natural and cultural heritage is part of the city’s appeal. For those on limited holiday time, here are some top heritage sites to take in…

University of Cape Town – Flickr pic of the day

This image of the University of Cape Town, South Africa’s oldest university, was taken by Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Richard Tanswell aka richiesoft.

J&B Met 2012 challenging convention through fashion

As thousands descend on Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday January 28 for the largest annual outdoor social event in Cape Town, some will be looking at more than just the racehorses. In this instance the show ponies on display will be the fashionistas.

Eggciting Easter activities in Cape Town

This Easter, the Mother City has a delicious basket of events and activities to keep you occupied. From tasty jazz brunches in Sea Point to music shows in Hout Bay and traditional Easter eggs hunts for the little ones all over the Peninsula, Cape Town offers plenty to see and do this long weekend. Don’t miss the following eggciting events and activities in Cape Town:

J&B Met photos: Fashion at its finest

The 2012 J&B Met at Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday attracted an array of fashion fundis and creative outfits.

Christmas and New Year – the top 10 things to do in Cape Town

It’s the season to be jolly, but it’s also the season to eat your fill, take a break, smell the flowers and party like crazy. And Cape Town is the place to be.

Clifton Fourth Beach –  Flickr pic of the day

This image of Clifton’s Fourth Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member and Cape Town resident Warren Rohner, aka Warrenski.

Top 10 Summer Restaurants in Cape Town

Cape Town is certainly the home of good food. Our diverse multicultural history has seen a confluence of many traditional cooking styles and our proximity to the sea (and fresh seafood), as well as to exceptional wine-growing regions, means Cape Town is a real culinary adventure.

A fun day at the beach – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

As I was walking along Camps Bay beach, I noticed a lady playing with her dog in a little pool of ocean. It was a beautiful scene and I just couldn’t miss it.

2013 Cape Minstrels on the march – photos and video

Playing popular tunes, Cape minstrel troupe after troupe walk down Darling Street in the Cape Town city centre to welcome in the new year, revelling in the perfect Cape summer weather. The Minstrel Carnival is one of the most popular events on the calendar and is watched by thousands of people every year. It's also called Tweede Nuwe Jaar, which means "Second New Year" in Afrikaans, because it traditionally takes place on January 2.

Warm winter’s evening – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of girls enjoying a warm winter’s evening on the beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member jvdblog.tumblr.com.

Snow on Table Mountain!

Snow on Table Mountain today, June 15. Table Mountain turned into a snow-capped winter wonderland on Tuesday, June 15. “When we opened the Cableway this morning we noticed that there was a light dusting of snow on the pathways and viewing decks,” said Table Mountain Cableway CEO Sabine Lehmann from the summit.

Cape Town Stadium hosts world-class junior football

Cape Town Stadium hosted the Cape Town International Challenge on Saturday, April 10, featuring the national under-20 teams from South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Brazil. Here are some photos from the event.

Gay Pride gorgeous – A Cape Town Tourism Flickr photo essay

This year’s Gay Pride Parade, which took place on February 28, marked eight years since Cape Town’s gay community first donned their best drag outfits and strutted their stuff on the streets of central Cape Town. Jo Legutko aka Parfait Barners captured this proud profusion of pink.

Fun on Camps Bay Beach – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of young ladies having fun on the beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Oytun Gural aka oytun2011.

Bikini fun in Blouberg - Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of bikini-clad ladies was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Marc Fletcher.

University of Cape Town’s MBA voted world’s best value-for-money

The University of Cape Town (UCT). Photo courtesy: DanieVDM/Flickr Cape Town is not only home to some of South Africa’s most beautiful and inspiring tourist attractions, but also boasts some incredible opportunities for students and young professionals.

A Table Mountain sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of a beautiful sunset was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jenny Hallward aka j_hallward.

Blaauwberg fireworks – Flickr pic of the day

This magical photo of fireworks on Blaauwberg Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Hendrik Groenewald. Hendrik says, “Although South Africans aren’t taught much about Guy Fawkes in schools, we love to send fireworks into the air every year on November 5 in celebration of his attempt at blowing up the Houses of Parliament.”

Long Beach sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This clever image of silhouettes on Long Beach, Noordhoek, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Leigh-ann Crafford aka pink-ice-cream. Leigh-ann says, “My friends and I spend most of our time running around the beach when there is an awesome sunset. It’s the ideal place to take photographs.”