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.
FeaturedBanting. If you haven’t yet heard of the concept, then you clearly haven’t been out in the big wide world in a while because everyone is talking about it and everyone knows someone who is on the banting (essentially meaning low carb, high fat) diet (or eating plan). But sometimes it’s a mission to cook up a banting storm, so it’s nice to know where you can go to get a decent meal that won’t push you off the banting wagon. Here are some Cape Town spots that either fully cater for banting customers or offer the option on the menu.
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Richard Branson took a small tumble during the 109km 2013 Cape Argus Pick n Pay cycle tour yesterday, but he finished the race.
On Sunday two remarkable women will tackle their 30th Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, and will ride with the Safe Cycling Group.
The 35 000 cyclists taking part in this year’s Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour need all the support and encouragement they can get. Thankfully, Capetonians are great cheerleaders.
Jorg Knorr is “super-stoked” that Sir Richard Branson could be riding his state-of-the-art mountain bike in the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour on Sunday.
Hiromu Jimbo gave up his job in Japan, set out for a cycling adventure of a lifetime, and sojourned in Cape Town for four months.
The Cape Town Fan Walk, designed to be part of the Cape Town Stadium for the 2010 World Cup has evolved into a strip people look eagerely forward to.
Cape Town’s Clock Tower has been painted yellow to signify the implementation phase of the World Design Capital 2014.
Taking dogs for walks along the beaches is a popular way to begin and end a day in Cape Town, and while not all 72 beaches are pooch-friendly, there are places where your best friend can frolic in peace.
Her honey-smooth voice and infectious laugh are as endearing has her love affair with Cape Town. Shado Twala, jazz aficionada and South Africa’s Got Talent judge, shares some of her favourite places to visit.
What’s the likelihood of beating Sir Richard Branson in the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour – considering that he has not been on a bike for a while?
Holding chopsticks deftly and picking up a piece of sushi or a tempura prawn have became standard in Cape Town ... as is knowing that the mound of green paste is wasabi and not avocado. There are many Japanese restaurants in Cape Town, most of which offer a menu that goes further than just delectable sushi.
Design is more than just about clothes and bags – it encompasses a range of disciplines, including architecture, visuals and furniture. At this year’s Design Indaba, 40 up-and-coming South African designers will have the chance to display their work.
Thanks to the Friends of Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei, a tearoom offers visitors refreshments the Rondevlei Nature Reserve while they enjoy spectacular views of birds and other wildlife.
The City of Cape Town has put a public transport plan in place for Tuesday night’s Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at the Cape Town Stadium.
Africa is a large continent filled with people of many different cultures, and here in Cape Town you can experience a lot of what the continent has to offer.
The UCT Graduate School of Business’ MBA programme has been ranked in the top 100 in the world by the Financial Times.
Finding Cape Town’s best gourmet burger can only be decided by sampling as many as you can. With a range of eateries in the city offering mouth-watering delights, the choice can be difficult.
Thousands of people entered our fun Facebook competition and watched their profiles have a fabulous holiday in Cape Town – and one player was so inspired that she booked a trip to the Mother City, not anticipating that she was going to be named as the winner of an all-inclusive holiday.
There are different ways to spend a holiday in Cape Town, but for many the options are limited by their budget – so we found some amazing backpacker lodges that won’t cost an arm and a leg.
Award-winning restaurants and chefs at the cutting edge of their professions have firmly placed Cape Town on the gourmet food traveller’s bucket list, but the city also has a range of eatery gems harking back to far-flung countries.
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for 2013 have named the swish Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa as one of the best hotels in the world.
Cape Town’s Constantia, the birthplace of the South African wine industry, has beaten world-famous destinations such as Paris and Bangkok to make number 23 on the New York Times’ 46 Places to Go in 2013 list.
Blackheath Lodge in Sea Point has been named the best small hotel in South Africa and third in the world by TripAdvisor.
The Cape Grace Hotel in the V&A Waterfront is the second-best hotel in the world for 2013, according to TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. The award is one of a number of accolades the hotel has received in recent years.
It’s high season in Cape Town and airlines that fly direct to the city have put on extra flights for the next few months to cope with the influx of tourists.
Considering travelling solo? Then Cape Town is the place to visit! No matter what your reason for travelling on your own, you are sure to find what you looking for in the Mother City.
Let your imagination run wild for this year’s J&B Met. The theme for this year is Made to Fly, an opportunity to unleash your creativity and come up with a spectacular outfit to dazzle the 50 000 other punters at the Kenilworth Racecourse.
Come Dine‘s Martin Rose shares his top V&A Waterfront craft breweries with us.