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Our #MotherCity: a Top World City

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

Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour makes it to Nat Geo’s Top 10 routes

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.”

World Design Capital Wednesdays: One Day to make a difference in Cape Town

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.

12 Pics that will make you want to explore Stellenbosch

What more could a traveller want than wine, food, mountains, arresting architecture… and did we mention wine?

Cape Town’s ‘The Backpack’ named world’s best value for money hostel

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.

Bafana Bafana make Cape Town proud at the opening match of CHAN

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.

Cape Town Tourism Cares: Grannies make a difference with Gugulethu garden

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.

Cape Town wins Earth Hour City Challenge 2014

WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) has awarded Cape Town, South Africa the title Global Earth Hour Capital 2014.

5 Amazing Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic in Cape Town images

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.

North Meets South: The Perfect Cape Town Weddings under a Bedouin Tent

Who wouldn’t want to get married under a Bedouin Tent in Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the world?

Win a Road Trip in Cape Town Competition: and the winner is…

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!

Libya, Champions of Africa

Cape Town Tourism congratulates Libya on a superb performance throughout the tournament. Here are some of our favourite photos from the game Libya v Ghana on Saturday 1 February 2014.

WDC Events Worth Attending This Month

August has a line-up of events that will inspire, educate and inform. Here are 4 events that are happening in #lovecapetown.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: What’s Happening in Cape Town from Friday 1 August to Sunday 3 August

The weekend is finally here and we have hand-picked three #lovecapetown events that promise to make it extra special…

Celebrating 20 Years of Freedom on Mandela Day

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.

Cape Town beaches where dogs are allowed

Taking dogs for walks along the beaches is a popular way to begin and end a day in Cape Town, and while not all 72 beaches are pooch-friendly, there are places where your best friend can frolic in peace.

Rihanna Cape Town concert: date and ticket information

The stars are going to shine like diamonds come October 16 when music superstar Rihanna performs her brand of magic at the Cape Town Stadium.

Cape Town on a budget: romantic picnic spots

Valentine’s Day is not the only time to share a bit of romance – there are many spots in Cape Town where couples can get away for some alone time.

Travelling solo can be fun in Cape Town

Considering travelling solo? Then Cape Town is the place to visit! No matter what your reason for travelling on your own, you are sure to find what you looking for in the Mother City.

Where to find the best burgers in Cape Town

Finding Cape Town’s best gourmet burger can only be decided by sampling as many as you can. With a range of eateries in the city offering mouth-watering delights, the choice can be difficult.

J&B 2013 theme: Made to Fly

Let your imagination run wild for this year’s J&B Met. The theme for this year is Made to Fly, an opportunity to unleash your creativity and come up with a spectacular outfit to dazzle the 50 000 other punters at the Kenilworth Racecourse.

Cape Town named as TripAdvisor’s ninth-cheapest city for world travellers

Cape Town isn’t just beautiful; she’s cost-effective, too … the Mother City has been named as the ninth-cheapest city in the world by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, on Wednesday 12 June, 2013.

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.

Clock Tower repainted yellow for Cape Town World Design Capital 2014

Cape Town’s Clock Tower has been painted yellow to signify the implementation phase of the World Design Capital 2014.

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.

Cape Epic cyclist gets hit by a buck: video

Watch these two videos of Robert Mennen being struck by a buck on the first leg of the Absa Cape Epic cycle race.

Biggest Baddest Bucket List – Ceara McEvoy puts Cape Town on the map

Watch and vote for Ceara McEvoy’s video of Cape Town, and she could win the Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition.

Craft Beers at the V&A Waterfront

Come Dine‘s Martin Rose shares his top V&A Waterfront craft breweries with us.

Public transport plan for Red Hot Chili Peppers concert

The City of Cape Town has put a public transport plan in place for Tuesday night’s Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at the Cape Town Stadium.

The Cape Grace is the second-best hotel in the world

The Cape Grace Hotel in the V&A Waterfront is the second-best hotel in the world for 2013, according to TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. The award is one of a number of accolades the hotel has received in recent years.