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.
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Calling all changemakers… The second call for submissions for World Design Capital 2014 projects opens on 1 July and runs until 31 July 2013.
I have a bit of a thing for fireplaces, not to mention my love affair with food and my growing wine collection, and winter is the perfect time to indulge in all of them.
The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival comedians and organisers took to the coast on Sunday 16 June, 2013, to explore the many wonders that the West Coast National Park (WCNP) has to offer.
Cape Town Tourism’s Facebook game, My Cape Town Holiday, picked up a Gold award at the 2013 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in the Branded Content & Entertainment category. This comes within weeks of Cape Town Tourism picking up a Travel + Leisure award for Best Overall Use of Social Media.
Long before the Dutch East India Company landed at the Cape to set up a refreshment station, the Helderberg region provided grazing for the animals of the indigenous Khoisan people, and wildlife such as eland.
Cape Town isn’t just beautiful; she’s cost-effective, too … the Mother City has been named as the ninth-cheapest city in the world by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, on Wednesday 12 June, 2013.
Don’t be fooled by this great-grandmother enjoying the winter sunshine and quietly knitting – she jumped out of an aeroplane when she was 96, loves taking road trips to Fish Hoek and plays croquet three times a week. Age is clearly no match for Georgina Harwood. I could call her feisty and sprightly, but that would be an insult. She may see herself as a very ordinary woman, but spend a few hours in her company, and you will be bowled over by her.
The 2013 mid-year school holidays are just around the corner. It may be winter but there is still plenty of sunshine, and if wet weather does drive enthusiastic adventurers indoors, there are still plenty of cool activities for all age groups.
Rondebosch is a charming little area in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. It is a student and family-friendly suburb only 5km from the city centre.
Alexander McCall Smith has written international bestsellers, including the very popular No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, and is an emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Law – and he loves Cape Town: the food, the light, the people and the city’s natural splendour.
Spouses of delegates to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) annual general meeting were treated to a trip up Table Mountain and a visit to the historical Bo-Kaap on Tuesday. And even though it was a cloudy day on the mountain, this did not stop them from experiencing Cape Town from on high.
The sounds of Cape Town would not be complete without the beautiful call of the mosque that emanates from the colourful, characterful Bo-Kaap.
From being a millionaire’s paradise to a bohemian village, Muizenberg remains a lovely seaside town to visit.
The highly anticipated match between English Premier League team Liverpool and local team Ajax Cape Town has been cancelled.
Winchester Mansions Hotel MD Nils Hecksher experienced the Atlantic Seaboard from up high when he celebrated his birthday with a paragliding experience.
Cape Town is becoming a city that offers universal access, and many of the city’s attractions are already wheelchair-friendly. Many disabled visitors, including cosmologist and physicist Stephen Hawking, have enjoyed the splendour of the city.
Watch and vote for Ceara McEvoy’s video of Cape Town, and she could win the Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition.
It’s the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden’s centenary this year, and they are going to the Chelsea Flower Show for the 39th time – with high hopes of adding another gold medal to their burgeoning collection.
Families love steakhouses and pizza joints, but occasionally parents want to introduce their kids to a range of experiences. With this in mind, we found a number of great eateries, specially tailored for families.
The stars are going to shine like diamonds come October 16 when music superstar Rihanna performs her brand of magic at the Cape Town Stadium.
Being born blind has not deterred Hein Wagner of taking on amazing adventures and challenges, including the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon.
For ultra-marathon legend Ryan Sandes, trail running is his life’s work. And while there are not many opportunities to race in Cape Town, the Mother City is his home.
We asked people who like our I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page where the best place is to take kids in Cape Town, and this is what they had to say:
It’s time to get your designs in for World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 – and a chance of global exposure.
This Saturday the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon takes place and a number of Southern Suburbs roads will be closed at different times to cater for runners.
Thousands of runners are marking down the days to the 43rd Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon – and for one it will mark his 35th race.
A student budget has traditionally been thinner than a shoestring, but if you are in a city like Cape Town, which has a number of tertiary institutions, there are many ways of getting by on a dime.
Valentine’s Day is not the only time to share a bit of romance – there are many spots in Cape Town where couples can get away for some alone time.
Enjoy Cape Town on a bicycle – it’s a good way to have fun, keep fit and minimise your carbon footprint.
The Cape Town Stadium will host Bafana Bafana for the second time this year, when the boys in green and yellow take on the Central African Republic. This gives Cape Town another opportunity to show off its stadium and organisational abilities.