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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Liverpool versus Ajax match cancelled

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

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.

UCT’s Graduate School of Business ranks among the best in the world

The UCT Graduate School of Business’ MBA programme has been ranked in the top 100 in the world by the Financial Times.

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!

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:

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.

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?

Eating out Japanese-style in the Mother City

Holding chopsticks deftly and picking up a piece of sushi or a tempura prawn have became standard in Cape Town ... as is knowing that the mound of green paste is wasabi and not avocado. There are many Japanese restaurants in Cape Town, most of which offer a menu that goes further than just delectable sushi.

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.

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.

Five spots in Muizenberg

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

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.

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.

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’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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?