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Our #MotherCity: a Top World City

The Mother City has seen a flurry of accolades this October.

Road Closures: New Year’s Eve & Cape Minstrels Carnival 2014

The countdown has just about begun and 2014 is just a few hours and one BIG party away. If you’re still undecided about how you’ll be celebrating when the clock strikes midnight, check out our blog post for the low down on everything you need to know about NYE 2013/2014 in the Mother City.

Facebook Feedback Friday: Your favourite nightlife spots

Every Thursday we pose a question to our Facebook fans at I ♥ Cape Town. Last Thursday, we asked, “To all the night owls: What are your favourite nightlife spots in Cape Town?”

Official Road Closures for the Discovery Cape Times Big Walk 2013

The Discovery Cape Times Big Walk 2013 is here! Here are this year’s official road closures in Cape Town.

Facebook Feedback Fridays: Your Halloween Costumes

We hope you all had a frighteningly eventful Halloween in the Mother City. According to our Feedback Fridays post on Facebook, here are some of your costume choices.

New MyCiti Routes in Cape Town

As of November 2, MyCiti will be activating new routes all around the city, making it easier for residents and holiday-makers to get around than ever before!

5 World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 projects

As you may already know, Cape Town has been named World Design Capital for 2014. Here are 5 of the recognised projects that aim to improve our city.

Halloween: Zombie Walk Through Cape Town

Halloween is nearly here – and true to the spirit of this spooky event, the annual Zombie Walk happened this past Saturday, October 29, with Zombies from our beautiful city dressing up and doing a walk of terror from Thibault Square to Company Gardens, through St. Georges Mall.

Meet the Clipper Around The World Yacht Race in Cape Town

The Clipper Around The World Yacht Race, the world’s longest ocean race, is in Cape Town. The twelve yachts competing in the race has just arrived from a 3 390 mile South Atlantic trek to Cape Town, and are docked at the North Dock at the V & A Waterfront.

Facebook Feedback Fridays: Your favourite hiking trail

It’s the last few months of the year; the warmer days have finally arrived and summer is officially approaching. This week, we asked our Facebook fans to point out their favourite hiking trails in Cape Town.

Facebook Feedback Fridays: Your favourite Spring thing to do in Cape Town

Every Thursday we pose a question to our Facebook fans at I ♥ Cape Town. Last Thursday, we asked you what your favourite Spring activity is to do in #lovecapetown. Here are some of your top responses.

Get ready for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon: The world’s most beautiful marathon

Calling all runners! Dates for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon have been finalised and the race has been dubbed “the most beautiful race in the world”. Get your entries in now!

Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

Nothing announces summer and the “silly season” in Cape Town quite like the Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts. This season’s line-up brings together some of South Africa’s best musical talents to perform between the idyllic surrounds of the mother city’s grandest botanical gardens.

A day pioneering the Hoerikwaggo Trail

The Hoerikwaggo Trail in the Table Mountain National Park is one of the most scenic hiking trails in Cape Town. The route takes you all the way from Table Mountain to Cape Point. Last week we took a break from the city to be one with nature and gain some new perspective.

Our #lovecapetown bloggers’ experiences in retrospect

You’ve seen the tweets, the Instagram photos, the videos and the blog posts detailing the full #lovecapetown experience with three of our favourite travel bloggers. Now that our action-packed and colourful campaign has come to end, we’d like to take you through a visual journey of the many ways that Abigail King, Carol More and Rachelle Lucas got to #lovecapetown with our highlights post of signature Cape Town experiences, as told by them.

The Mother City named one of the Top 10 Cities for wine lovers

Calling all oenophiles (lovers of wine) – if you live in Cape Town, you’re in one of the best places to exercise your passion! Cape Town has been named one of the 10 best cities for wine lovers by travel and lifestyle portal Fodor’s

Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2014: Tsogo Sun is the place to stay in Cape Town

It’s the world’s largest timed cycling event and it’s heading for #lovecapetown on Sunday 9 March 2014… it’s the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour!

Carol More follows the colours all the way to #lovecapetown

From the 18th of September to the 7th of October 2013, three international bloggers visit Cape Town, sharing their experiences along the way. One of the bloggers is Carol T Moré from Brazil.

Inside the Travel Lab’s Abigail King’s #lovecapetown’s experience

Abigail King, one of our #lovecapetown bloggers has been in Cape Town, experiencing the Mother City and sharing those experiences with her followers.

Fans’ favourite South African phrases

In celebrating all things Cape Town we thought we’d ask you, our Facebook fans what local words you use to talk to your fellow Capetonians – be it a greeting or a uniquely South African phrase like heita, howzit, holla, aweh, lekker, kiff, shweet, pashash, or rad.

Three bloggers, One City and a whole lot of #lovecapetown

What makes Cape Town so fantastic? What makes it a city so great that no matter who visits or moves there, and for whatever reason – they’re always left with a feeling of being in one of the best places on the planet?

Wrap-up of our #LoveCapeTown Instawalk

On Monday 23rd September, we hosted our first #LoveCapeTown Instagram walk in collaboration with the Instagramers Cape Town community. We were also privileged enough to be joined by international iPhoneography app creator, Aaron Marshall.

Fans’ Favourite #BraaiDay foods

September 24 is Heritage Day in South Africa. It is also Braai Day. Last week, in honour of #BraaiDay we asked you, our Facebook fans what your number one favourite braai food is?

Highlights of our #lovecapetown tweet-up

Our second annual #lovecapetown tweet-up took place on the 22 September and was not only a big success; it was also an opportunity for us at Cape Town Tourism to gain some deeper insight into what you love most about Cape Town.

The Peninsula All Suite Hotel marks Tourism Month with Responsible Tourism

September is World Tourism Month and to observe the period, the staff of The Peninsula All Suite Hotel is organising a beach clean-up along the Atlantic Seaboard.

Friday the 13th Superstitions: Top 3 #LoveCape Town myths busted

Will something bad really happen to you on Friday the 13th September in #LoveCapeTown? Through years gone by, storytellers in Cape Town have exchanged a rich variety of unique myths that has been carried across from generation to generation. Have a look at three of the most interesting legends around and decide for yourself – truth or tale, busted or brilliant?

How to get involved in an Instagram community

You love taking photos; your Instagram feed is a collection of beautiful squares that can easily be placed on the walls of an art gallery; you’re the person at the picnic who whips out their phone in the most random occasions trying to get a macro shot of the water droplet on a leaf. But you have no one to take photos with you and your friends don’t really get that you can take such amazing shots with just your phone. If this sounds like you, meet the Instagamers Cape Town community.

FREE ENTRY INTO SANPARKS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL PARKS WEEK

If you’re in South Africa between the 9th and 14th of September, take advantage of the annual South African National Parks (SANParks) Week! All South African citizens get free entry into almost all of the 19 South African National Parks in and around South Africa.

Fans’ Favourite #LoveCapeTown Icon

This week, in honour of Tourism Month, we asked you, our loyal Facebook fans, to tell us what your favourite Cape Town icon is from the list: 1) Table Mountain 2) Robben Island 3) Kirstenbosch Gardens 4) Boulders Beach 5) Cape Point 6) Constantia Winelands and 7) V&A Waterfront. While most of you said it was a tough choice, which we have to agree with, it was quite clear that your favourite Cape Town icon is the majestic Table Mountain.

Ocean View House Celebrates Responsible Tourism in #LoveCapeTown

As pioneers of responsible tourism in #LoveCapeTown, we pride ourselves on being home to some of the most eco-friendly establishments in the Mother City. One of our stellar accommodation spots which is as big on giving back to their community as they are on giving visitors a phenomenal stay is Ocean View House in gorgeous Bakoven, along the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.