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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.

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.

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.

Blackheath lodge is South Africa’s top small hotel

Blackheath Lodge in Sea Point has been named the best small hotel in South Africa and third in the world by TripAdvisor.

Richard Branson completes Cape Argus Pick n Pay cycle tour

Richard Branson took a small tumble during the 109km 2013 Cape Argus Pick n Pay cycle tour yesterday, but he finished the race.

Shado Twala on her love affair with Cape Town

Her honey-smooth voice and infectious laugh are as endearing has her love affair with Cape Town. Shado Twala, jazz aficionada and South Africa’s Got Talent judge, shares some of her favourite places to visit.

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa named one of the world’s best places to stay

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for 2013 have named the swish Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa as one of the best hotels in the world.

Argus road closures: spectator planning information

The 35 000 cyclists taking part in this year’s Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour need all the support and encouragement they can get. Thankfully, Capetonians are great cheerleaders.

St Patrick’s Day 2013: Places to celebrate in Cape Town

Green beer anyone? It’s St Patrick’s day on Sunday, an opportunity to celebrate all things Irish in Cape Town.

Japanese cyclist touring the world falls in love with Cape Town

Hiromu Jimbo gave up his job in Japan, set out for a cycling adventure of a lifetime, and sojourned in Cape Town for four months.

Constantia makes New York Times list

Cape Town’s Constantia, the birthplace of the South African wine industry, has beaten world-famous destinations such as Paris and Bangkok to make number 23 on the New York Times’ 46 Places to Go in 2013 list.

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.

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.

A united nations of food in Cape Town

Award-winning restaurants and chefs at the cutting edge of their professions have firmly placed Cape Town on the gourmet food traveller’s bucket list, but the city also has a range of eatery gems harking back to far-flung countries.

Official Road Closures for the Discovery Cape Times Big Walk 2013

The Discovery Cape Times Big Walk 2013 is here! Here are this year’s official road closures in Cape Town.

A day pioneering the Hoerikwaggo Trail

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.

Top 5 things to know about the Bo-Kaap

The sounds of Cape Town would not be complete without the beautiful call of the mosque that emanates from the colourful, characterful Bo-Kaap.

School holidays: endless fun for the little people in Cape Town

The 2013 mid-year school holidays are just around the corner. It may be winter but there is still plenty of sunshine, and if wet weather does drive enthusiastic adventurers indoors, there are still plenty of cool activities for all age groups.

Cape Town on a budget: nightlife

Cape Town is known for its five-star hotels, gourmet eating establishments and swish nightclubs. But for the young at heart, the city also offers a rocking nightlife even if they are on a shoestring budget.

Cape Town Tourism Facebook game wins Cannes Lions Gold

Cape Town Tourism’s Facebook game, My Cape Town Holiday, picked up a Gold award at the 2013 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in the Branded Content & Entertainment category. This comes within weeks of Cape Town Tourism picking up a Travel + Leisure award for Best Overall Use of Social Media.

Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

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.

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.

Four things you didn’t know about Somerset West

Long before the Dutch East India Company landed at the Cape to set up a refreshment station, the Helderberg region provided grazing for the animals of the indigenous Khoisan people, and wildlife such as eland.

Peak season sees extra Europe-to-Cape Town flights

It’s high season in Cape Town and airlines that fly direct to the city have put on extra flights for the next few months to cope with the influx of tourists.

Family-friendly restaurants in Cape Town

Families love steakhouses and pizza joints, but occasionally parents want to introduce their kids to a range of experiences. With this in mind, we found a number of great eateries, specially tailored for families.

Blind adventurer Hein Wagner appreciates Cape Town’s beauty

Being born blind has not deterred Hein Wagner of taking on amazing adventures and challenges, including the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon.

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.

Two Oceans Marathon road closures and spectator information

This Saturday the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon takes place and a number of Southern Suburbs roads will be closed at different times to cater for runners.

Liverpool versus Ajax match cancelled

The highly anticipated match between English Premier League team Liverpool and local team Ajax Cape Town has been cancelled.

School holidays: how to entertain your kids in Cape Town

With the March school holiday starting on Thursday, there are loads of activities on the go in Cape Town, from Easter egg hunts to thrilling rides.