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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.

Meet our new Cape Town Tourism CEO Enver Duminy

We kidnapped Cape Town Tourism’s CEO, Enver Duminy, from his desk, and took him for a milkshake at the Rhodes Memorial Restaurant and Tea Garden to drink in the views of the city he calls home:

Put an Unexpected Spring into your step with the V&A Waterfront in #lovecapetown

It’s the season of new beginnings, romance, burgeoning sunshine and thrilling adventures in gorgeous #lovecapetown and where better to experience of all these amazing things than at our top seaside shopping and lifestyle destination, the ever popular V&A Waterfront?

Let’s recap on the Open Design Cape Town 2013 festival

As the last few days of the Open Design Cape Town festival draws near, we’d like to recap on the 10 days of creativity and inspiration that we’ve experienced thus far. And if this festival is anything to go by for what’s in store for 2014, then the world will really be impressed with what Cape Town has to offer as the World Design Capital 2014.

Top places to be in Blaauwberg

Whether you’ve read up on, visited or even lived in Cape Town, you’re probably more familiar with the attractions of the Atlantic Seaboard, South Peninsula or the wine lands. For an alternative Mother City experience, cross the bay from Cape Town CBD, find yourself in the Blaauwberg region and explore the West Coast like never before.

Top Places to be in Noordhoek

For years Noordhoek was a secret community of surfers and eco-lovers, but the word got out and now this nature-loving suburb on the Peninsula’s west coast is a magnet for family life, happy pets, surf and sand, outdoor living and great food.

Open Design Cape Town 2013

It might be the ocean air, or the majestic power of Table Mountain, maybe it’s the ‘vibe’ of the city streets. Whatever the reason, Cape Town (named World Design Capital 2014) is a hive of creative activity and draws artists of all shapes and sizes to its heart.

Top places to be in Simon’s Town

Cape Town is one of the most fascinating destinations in … the world! The sun, surf, sea and of course the mountain are all iconic attractions, but make your way down the eastern side of the peninsula and you’ll find yourself in Simon’s Town.

Connected to Cape Town

The City of Cape Town, Iziko Museums and service provider Connected Space have joined forces to make the city as connected as possible by introducing free Wi-Fi to those taking in the natural beauty of the Garden. Now, armed with laptop or tablet, you can sit yourself down under an ancient tree and fill in your friends and family about your adventures in the Cape.

Olga Jewellers, one of Cape Town’s top Jewel spots

We love Olga Jewellers so much – a boutique jewellery design studio in Cape Town, with branches throughout South Africa. As specialists in the industry since 1977, Olga Jewellers is renowned for their exquisite diamond and tanzanite pieces that catch the eyes of many onlookers peeping through their studio windows.

Fairtrade Coffee Week: 22-28 July 2013

Fairtrade Label South Africa calls all shoppers to WAKE UP to a new coffee experience this July – one that will not only tantalise your taste buds but will also create better deals for small-scale coffee producers.

Getaway Travel Blog Conference 2013 – Bigger & better than ever!

Seasoned and aspiring travel bloggers will be spoilt for choice at this year’s Getaway Travel Blog Conference, which will for the first time provide breakaway sessions catering for niche interests, hosted by experts in their fields.

#Instagram Diary: Cape Town Tourism and Tsogo Sun’s Mandela Day Soup Kitchen

In the spirit of spreading the charitable love on Mandela’s Day, Cape Town Tourism teamed up with leading hotel chain Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun Cape Sun to host a soup kitchen at the Central Methodist Mission Church on Greenmarket Square, Thursday 18 July, 2013.

Songs for Madiba

Madiba turns 95 today, and the 67 Minutes campaign for Mandela Day saw acts of kindness being implemented around the country. Mandela Day aims to inspire people to take action to help change the world for the better, and build a global movement for good.

Cape Town by train

The Metrorail, originally constructed as a commuter train system, has 688 trains operating on a 481km rail track length, servicing 122 stations. But what makes Cape Town train rides unique are the picturesque suburbs and places of interest along any particular trip. The recently launched Bikes on Board initiative, a service available to cyclists during off-peak hours from 09:00 – 15:00 and then from 19:00 till the last train, means you can take your bike with you. This enables you to explore places of interest on the route leisurely by bike.

SUP dinner club hits Cape Town in time for winter by Kelly Berold

“We got a friend of ours in Wellington to make the kill, but he got the boar between the eyes so we needed to get another pig’s head in for presentation purposes.”  When it comes to the culinary adventures of Matthew Freemantle and Andrew Kai, there is an almost sacred policy that anything goes.

Hout Bay - Where sea meets Milkwood Forest

The locals like it so much they once declared it its own ‘republic’ – Hout Bay is a quirky coastal town on Cape Town’s southern peninsula.

World Design Capital 2014 - Round Two Submissions

Calling all changemakers… The second call for submissions for World Design Capital 2014 projects opens on 1 July and runs until 31 July 2013.

My love affair with winter in Cape Town

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.