Bianca ColemanIt’s interesting to note how popular townships tours have become with visitors to our country who are searching for personal and authentic encounters with our citizens. A walking tour of Kayamandi in Stellenbosch does exactly that.
Bianca ColemanThere are a few things you might already know about Allée Bleue in Franschhoek – that it’s a wine farm where you can taste and buy, it has a bistro, it’s where most of the herbs you find in supermarkets are farmed, and you can have picnics, or a wedding. But did you know you can also spend a night there?
Rob PetersOn Wednesday, the Big 6 of Cape Town became the Big 7 with the official unveiling of the new Cape Town City Walk. The City Walk joins Cape Point, Robben Island, Groot Constantia, Table Mountain Cableway, Kirstenbosch and the V&A Waterfront to form the Cape Town Big 7, a marketing body to ensure visitors know there are seven unmissable, awesome things to do in Cape Town.
Rob PetersOne of the oldest areas in Cape Town, and South Africa, Constantia doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. From the incredible wine farms, to the unrivalled beauty of the valley as a whole, Constantia has a fantastic story to tell.
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Planning your next summer vacation or international business trip to gorgeous Cape Town and dying to stay along the Atlantic Seaboard in Sea Point but you’re at a loss as to which amazing property to reserve your stay at?
If you are going to take a picture of the iconic Table Mountain do it in style at the N7W World Design Capital 2014 frame at Eden on the Bay in Blaauwberg.
Ladies (and gentlemen) - Woman’s Day is around the corner, and 9 August falls on a Saturday this year. Here’s how you can celebrate in #lovecapetown.
Looking to doodle? Here is where you can doodle in Cape Town in 2014
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.
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!
Go on and get out there….There is no excuse to stay at home with so much happening in and around Cape Town this coming weekend. #lovecapetown is waiting for you.
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.
What more could a traveller want than wine, food, mountains, arresting architecture… and did we mention wine?
The countdown for the switch on of Cape Town’s Festival of Lights began on Tuesday 19 November 2013, when the Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, was joined by Cape Town entertainers on Adderley Street for a successful test run of preparations ahead of the main event on 1 December 2013.
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.
If you ask a young black man to go on a Township tour, the answer you’ll get is usually a NO. ‘I got out of the hood, why do you want to send me back”? That’s the sentiment shared by most young black men such as myself. We aspire for a different reality and one with lavish surroundings at that, you know “the good life”. I’m grossly exaggerating here but you get my persuasion, right?
The world’s most beautiful marathon, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon will once again be held in gorgeous Cape Town from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April, 2014 and where better to rest your weary mind, body and soul that at premier hotel group Tsogo Sun?
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!
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?
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.
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.
In celebratory Cape Town, there are plenty of cheerful dining events to get in you into the Yuletide spirit. From heavy laden buffets at the seaside to decadent dinners in the Cape Winelands, you’ll be sure to celebrate the festive season in gourmet style.
Tourists and locals are in for a treat even if they spend just ONE hour this week in the city centre!
This World Design Capital project reincarnates a Dutch-period vegetable garden, providing a platform for community engagement and green investment.
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.
Facebook Feedback Fridays are back, #lovecapetown!
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.
WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) has awarded Cape Town, South Africa the title Global Earth Hour Capital 2014.
August has a line-up of events that will inspire, educate and inform. Here are 4 events that are happening in #lovecapetown.
Few things compare to the anticipation and excitement on match day at Cape Town Stadium. The enthusiasm and optimism of the fans rubs off from shoulder to shoulder as you amble along the fan walk.
The Cape Town Pride festival exploded in a rainbow of colours in the Mother City on the weekend as locals and visitors came together from a wide variety of backgrounds to celebrate and support the same cause.
On behalf of everyone at Cape Town Tourism, we’re so thrilled to announce that our Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour has been selected as one of the top 10 cycle routes in the National Geographic Book titled “Journey of a Lifetime – 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips.”
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.