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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.

Three bloggers, One City and a whole lot of #lovecapetown

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?

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.

Cape Argus 2013: Which bike will Sir Richard Branson choose?

Jorg Knorr is “super-stoked” that Sir Richard Branson could be riding his state-of-the-art mountain bike in the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour on Sunday.

Chelsea Flower Show 2013 – Kirstenbosch going for gold again

It’s the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden’s centenary this year, and they are going to the Chelsea Flower Show for the 39th time – with high hopes of adding another gold medal to their burgeoning collection.

Budget accommodation in Cape Town

There are different ways to spend a holiday in Cape Town, but for many the options are limited by their budget – so we found some amazing backpacker lodges that won’t cost an arm and a leg.

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.

Five spots in Muizenberg

From being a millionaire’s paradise to a bohemian village, Muizenberg remains a lovely seaside town to visit.

How to skydive at 96, and other life lessons

Don’t be fooled by this great-grandmother enjoying the winter sunshine and quietly knitting – she jumped out of an aeroplane when she was 96, loves taking road trips to Fish Hoek and plays croquet three times a week. Age is clearly no match for Georgina Harwood. I could call her feisty and sprightly, but that would be an insult. She may see herself as a very ordinary woman, but spend a few hours in her company, and you will be bowled over by her.

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.

Cape Argus 2013: Two ladies to ride their 30th race

On Sunday two remarkable women will tackle their 30th Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, and will ride with the Safe Cycling Group.

Facebook feedback: the best places to take kids in Cape Town

We asked people who like our I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page where the best place is to take kids in Cape Town, and this is what they had to say:

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?

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.

Top Places to be in Noordhoek

For years Noordhoek was a secret community of surfers and eco-lovers, but the word got out and now this nature-loving suburb on the Peninsula’s west coast is a magnet for family life, happy pets, surf and sand, outdoor living and great food.

Cape Town’s Fan Walk – a strip of fun

The Cape Town Fan Walk, designed to be part of the Cape Town Stadium for the 2010 World Cup has evolved into a strip people look eagerely forward to.

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.

#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.

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

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.

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.

Friday the 13th Superstitions: Top 3 #LoveCape Town myths busted

Will something bad really happen to you on Friday the 13th September in #LoveCapeTown? Through years gone by, storytellers in Cape Town have exchanged a rich variety of unique myths that has been carried across from generation to generation. Have a look at three of the most interesting legends around and decide for yourself – truth or tale, busted or brilliant?

Disabled tourists can enjoy Cape Town

Cape Town is becoming a city that offers universal access, and many of the city’s attractions are already wheelchair-friendly. Many disabled visitors, including cosmologist and physicist Stephen Hawking, have enjoyed the splendour of the city.

Top places to be in Rondebosch

Rondebosch is a charming little area in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. It is a student and family-friendly suburb only 5km from the city centre.

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.

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.

A paragliding adventure

Winchester Mansions Hotel MD Nils Hecksher experienced the Atlantic Seaboard from up high when he celebrated his birthday with a paragliding experience.

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.

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.

Put an Unexpected Spring into your step with the V&A Waterfront in #lovecapetown

It’s the season of new beginnings, romance, burgeoning sunshine and thrilling adventures in gorgeous #lovecapetown and where better to experience of all these amazing things than at our top seaside shopping and lifestyle destination, the ever popular V&A Waterfront?