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Celebrating 20 Years of Freedom on Mandela Day

Cape Town Tourism, along with Uthando, Robben Island Museum and Tsogo Sun International, spent International Mandela Day - Friday 18 July, 2014 - with senior citizens of Masibathande.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend Events: What’s Happening from Thursday 24 July to Sunday 27 July, 2014

All dressed up and looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s what Cape Town has going on…

5 Amazing Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic in Cape Town images

Cape Town, the fairytale-loving Mother City is making all little people’s wishes come true this winter school holiday as she plays host to the enchanting Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic spectacular from Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 July, 2014.

WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL WEDNESDAYS: An Artist in All of Us Just Waiting to Come Out!

Looking to doodle? Here is where you can doodle in Cape Town in 2014

5 Legendary Mandela Day Events in Cape Town You Can’t Miss

“It’s in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it” - Nelson Mandela

World Design Capital Wednesdays: Why the Long Street Accidental Art Project is a MUST-SEE!

We’re midway through Cape Town’s creative designation year as the World Design Capital 2014 and as it progresses, more and more astounding artistic projects are coming into being – like the gobsmacking, head-turning amazing Accidental Art Project at Nando’s on Long Street.

Win a Road Trip in Cape Town Competition: and the winner is…

Three weeks, 740 entries and there could only be one winner … Congratulations to Troy Smith, the lucky winner of our Win a Road Trip in Cape Town competition!

7 Free Winter School Holiday things to do with the kids in Cape Town

Eager to treat your little ones but you’re just too strapped for cash to do the big ticket activities? Here are our top 7 free things to do with your kids in Cape Town this winter.

10 Fantastic Winter School Holiday Things to do with the kids in Cape Town

“Mom, I’m bored!” … the declaration feared by many a parent during the long winter school break but easy to dispel with the variety of fantastic school holiday entertainment on offer in Cape Town!

Help Cape Town Angels Care for the Mother City’s Youth this winter

With Youth Day on June 16, the anniversary of the student uprising in 1976, rolling around this weekend, the Mother City’s children and their wellbeing are at the forefront of our minds.

Win a Road Trip in Cape Town with #thando!

Where in the Western Cape is our fun, new mobile visitor information vehicle, #thando? Enter your best guess and not only could you win amazing daily prizes but you’ll also be entered into a lucky draw to win a road trip in Cape Town for four people , worth R 30 000!

World Design Capital Wednesdays: Reimagining Cape Town over the Next 20 Years through A Design Lens

We’re celebrating our creative Mother City’s designation at the 2014 World Design Capital this year but what could she, and our motherland, South Africa look like in two decades from now?

North Meets South: The Perfect Cape Town Weddings under a Bedouin Tent

Who wouldn’t want to get married under a Bedouin Tent in Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the world?

World Design Capital Wednesdays: One Day to make a difference in Cape Town

Inspired by legendary hitmaker John Lennon’s “Imagine’,  in which he famously sang “You may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one”, 100in1day (#WDC412), is an invitation to every “dreamer” in the city to do something in a public space that delights, inspires, creates connections between communities and improves the quality of lives - all in one day.

Cape Town Tourism Cares: Grannies make a difference with Gugulethu garden

At Cape Town Tourism, we’re big on giving back to the Mother City’s residents in need ,  so when we recently had the pleasure of meeting up with Rob Small of Abalimi Bezekhaya ( Farmers of Home) at one of the community vegetable gardens in Gugulethu, we just had to tell you about it.

12 Pics that will make you want to explore Stellenbosch

What more could a traveller want than wine, food, mountains, arresting architecture… and did we mention wine?

Your Guide to Travel, Transport and Cash Cards in Cape Town

It’s the number one tip we’ve all heard when travelling: don’t carry all your cash on you, use traveller’s cheques or get a card.

Lebenya Nkoka WINS the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 2014

And the winner of the R250 000 and title holder of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is Lebenya Nkoka from Lesotho who finished at 03:09:51

World Design Capital Wednesday:  The Live Design Woodstock Lifestyle Tour in Cape Town

We’re immensely proud that Cape Town, our creative Mother City, is the World Design Capital 2014, so we’re bringing you a new blog series, World Design Capital Wednesdays, highlighting just what makes our quirky, innovative hometown worthy of this title.

Cape Town takes second place in TripAdvisor TripIndex 2014 of Best Value International Cities

Cape Town has gone and done it again - lapping up accolades like it’s all she was created to do. This time, the Mother City has nabbed second place in the prestigious TripAdvisor’s TripIndex2014 of Best Value International Cities.

Cape Town wins Earth Hour City Challenge 2014

WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) has awarded Cape Town, South Africa the title Global Earth Hour Capital 2014.

School Holidays in Cape Town: What to do with the kids this autumn

School’s out from Friday 28 March, 2014 for Cape Town’s younger residents and visitors and we’re sure, like most parents, you’re wondering just what to do with them?

Cape Town Carnival 2014: Road Closures ,Parking Facilities and Public Transport

The biggest, colourful parade of the year is coming to the Mother City this Saturday 15 March, 2014: the Cape Town Carnival! Before you head out to marvel at the spectacular floats, vibrant performers and amazing costumes, please be aware of the following road closures and parking facilities:

What’s Infecting the city 2014?

Tourists and locals are in for a treat even if they spend just ONE hour this week in the city centre!

#welovecapetown: One month to go to WWF’s Most Lovable Sustainable Cities announcement

We’re just one month away from the WWF’s We Love Cities, a competition to select the Most Lovable Sustainable City, announcement on Thursday 27 March,2014!

Cape Town’s ‘The Backpack’ named world’s best value for money hostel

The world’s largest guide book publisher, Lonely Planet, has crowned the world’s best value for money hostel and it’s one of our very own.

It’s Responsible Tourism Week: How You Can Help to Make Difference

So, you live in the 2009 Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award winner, Cape Town but what are you doing to help make a difference this Responsible Tourism Week (February 10 to 16, 2014)?.

The State of the Nation Address 2014 in Cape Town: Road Closures

The most important political event, besides the national elections taking place later this year, is coming to Cape Town - the State of the Nation Address at the National Assembly in the Parliament Buildings on Thursday 13 February, 2014.

3 Reasons the Company’s Garden is the Most Ridiculously Green Place on Earth

This World Design Capital project reincarnates a Dutch-period vegetable garden, providing a platform for community engagement and green investment.

Libya, Champions of Africa

Cape Town Tourism congratulates Libya on a superb performance throughout the tournament. Here are some of our favourite photos from the game Libya v Ghana on Saturday 1 February 2014.