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#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.

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.

Experience Africa in Greenmarket Square

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.

Two Oceans Marathon 2013: Mark Wagenheim to run his 35th race

Thousands of runners are marking down the days to the 43rd Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon – and for one it will mark his 35th race.

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.

Why Alexander McCall Smith loves Cape Town

Alexander McCall Smith has written international bestsellers, including the very popular No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, and is an emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Law – and he loves Cape Town: the food, the light, the people and the city’s natural splendour.

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!

Facebook competition winners announced

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.

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!

Bafana Bafana vs the Central African Republic: more international soccer for Cape Town

The Cape Town Stadium will host Bafana Bafana for the second time this year, when the boys in green and yellow take on the Central African Republic. This gives Cape Town another opportunity to show off its stadium and organisational abilities.

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:

Rondevlei Nature Reserve’s new tearoom

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.

Richard Branson to ride the Cape Argus

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?

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.

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.

The southernmost tip of Africa – just a few hours from Cape Town

The massive African continent ends in a narrow south-pointing finger where the two giants, the Indian and Atlantic oceans, meet.

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!

Design Indaba: a time for African designers to shine

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.

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.

Living on student coin in Cape Town

A student budget has traditionally been thinner than a shoestring, but if you are in a city like Cape Town, which has a number of tertiary institutions, there are many ways of getting by on a dime.

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.

Jive Cape Town Funny Festival cast explores West Coast National Park

The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival comedians and organisers took to the coast on Sunday 16 June, 2013, to explore the many wonders that the West Coast National Park (WCNP) has to offer.

Endurance athlete Ryan Sandes has his feet firmly planted in Cape Town

For ultra-marathon legend Ryan Sandes, trail running is his life’s work. And while there are not many opportunities to race in Cape Town, the Mother City is his home.

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.

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.

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

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.

World Design Capital 2014: design submission deadline is 5 April 2013

It’s time to get your designs in for World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 – and a chance of global exposure.

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.

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.