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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

Five spots in Muizenberg

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

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.

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 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.

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?

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.

Olga Jewellers, one of Cape Town’s top Jewel spots

We love Olga Jewellers so much – a boutique jewellery design studio in Cape Town, with branches throughout South Africa. As specialists in the industry since 1977, Olga Jewellers is renowned for their exquisite diamond and tanzanite pieces that catch the eyes of many onlookers peeping through their studio windows.

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.

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 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 Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2014: Tsogo Sun is the place to stay in Cape Town

It’s the world’s largest timed cycling event and it’s heading for #lovecapetown on Sunday 9 March 2014… it’s the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour!

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.

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.