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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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.
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?”
The Discovery Cape Times Big Walk 2013 is here! Here are this year’s official road closures in Cape Town.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
Abigail King, one of our #lovecapetown bloggers has been in Cape Town, experiencing the Mother City and sharing those experiences with her followers.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: