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The king of pop lives on in HIStory Show II in Cape Town

He’s not alive, he’s not alive, HE IS NOT ALIVE! That’s the phrase I kept repeating as I watched the Michael Jackson HIStory Show II at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Beyond the nuances, dance moves and costumes, Wizz (albeit with a more chiselled chest!) bears such a striking resemblance to the king of pop, it’s unsettling and eerie, yet also amazing.

Fazielah’s top three nightlife things to do in Cape Town

When the sun sets in inspirational Cape Town, her streets and people come alive in a bustling fashion. Join me at the following nightlife events and venues from October 15 to 18, and discover why the fun never stops in the Mother City:

Cooking with fynbos experience with Cape Town’s Table Bay Hotel

If being driven in style in a luxury vehicle, exploring a picturesque nature reserve and feasting on a decadent five-course meal sounds like your idea of a great day out in Cape Town, you can’t do much better than the Table Bay Hotel’s Cooking with Fynbos experience.

Shimmy Isaacs and Tina C at the FNB Variété Festival in Cape Town

The FNB Variété Festival has taken Cape Town’s city centre by storm and two of its stars, comedienne Shimmy Isaacs and American country music singer Tina C, are ensuring that festival goers have their funny bones tickled pink with their hit acts.

Fazielah’s top three things to do outdoors in Cape Town

The sun is shining and the weather is sweet in Cape Town this weekend. So, get out there and enjoy the following fabulous outdoor activities in the Mother City, from Friday, 12 to Sunday, 14 October 2012…

Cape Town’s refreshing spring 2012 entertainment

This spring, Cape Town revitalises your social life with a feast of refreshing entertainment events. From outdoor music concerts featuring the best in local and international artists to hilarious comedy shows and cultural festivals, there are plenty of events to enjoy and be seen at. Join us at the following spring events in and around the Mother City:

Fazielah’s top three things to do in Cape Town – October 8 to 11, 2012

Rise and shine, sleepy heads! It’s a beautiful Monday in our inspirational Cape Town and it’s time to plan your weekday activities. These are my top three things to do this week:

Fazielah’s top three things to do in Cape Town from October 5 to 7, 2012

If you’re watching the clock like a hawk and simply cannot wait for 5pm to roll around, then you’re ready for an entertaining weekend in Cape Town. Put on your dancing shoes, whip out your sexiest outfit and get ready to party like there is no tomorrow with me at the following events in and around the Mother City:

Solange Knowles releases music video filmed in Cape Town

Pop singing sensation Solange Knowles has released the music video for her hit single, Losing You, which was filmed in Cape Town.

Tourist by night: An evening at the Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun Waterfront

It isn’t often that I get to be an honest-to-goodness tourist in my own city, much less spend the night at a four-star hotel, but the Food & Dreams Gourmet Evening at the Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun Waterfront on Friday September 14, 2012 gave me the opportunity to do just that.

#LoveCapeTown Day in photos and video

Cape Town Tourism and Heart 104.9FM hosted 50 of their lucky #LoveCapeTown Day radio competition winners on an unforgettable City Sightseeing Bus tour around the City Centre on Saturday September 29, 2012.

Fazielah’s top three things to do in Cape Town – October 1 to 4, 2012

You know what I love most about Cape Town? She never fails to deliver! Even the dreariest of working weeks can be jazzed up with her never-ending programme of entertaining events. This week, the Mother City breaks out the big showbiz guns with the following fabulous events:

Video: Vindaba 2012 – A real cork popper in Cape Town

If there is one thing locals and visitors to Cape Town love, it is wine, and boy, did they show their love of it at the inaugural Vindaba expo at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on Thursday September 27, 2012.

Fahiem Stellenboom’s top three things to do in Cape Town

There’s always a really fantastic smorgasbord of things to do in Cape Town over any given weekend in the Mother city no matter what the season, so choosing just three is a little tricky.

Cape Town’s Peninsula Hotel’s Chris Godenir discusses eco-friendly practices

The impressive Peninsula-All-Suite-Hotel, a Three Cities property in Sea Point, is the epitome of luxurious accommodation in a beautiful setting but it prides itself on caring for its environment and hometown, Cape Town too. From beach-cleaning drives on Mandela Day to planting trees on Arbour Day, the hotel’s staff members regularly give back to their community. In honour of World Tourism Day on September 27 and its theme, Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development, we chatted to Chris Godenir, Three Cities’ “manager of soul”, about running an eco-friendly hotel and why he loves Cape Town.

Fazielah’s top three weekday picks for September 25 to 27, 2012

Treat yourself to good food and great wine in Cape Town this short week. Join me at the following events and activities from September 25 to 27, 2012 and discover why Cape Town offers some of the tastiest delights in the world…

Fazielah’s top three weekend picks in Cape Town for September 21 to 24, 2012

It’s Heritage Day weekend, lovely people, and whether you’re commemorating the day in true South African-style with a lekker braai, or taking part in cultural activities, one thing is for sure, Cape Town is ready to celebrate with you! Join me at the following events from September 21 to 24, and show your #LoveCapeTown spirit:

Insider’s guide to Restaurant Week Cape Town

Foodie-lovers, get ready for Restaurant Week Cape Town from September 22 to 29, 2012! It’s taken the social media world by storm: bite-sized information passed from one internet savvy diner to another and now, I’ll let you in on what Restaurant Week is all about.

Fazielah’s top three weekday picks in Cape Town for September 17 to 20

Clear skies, creativity and great food are meant to be celebrated in the Mother City. Join me at the following events and activities from September 17 to 20, 2012:

Tune into Heart 104.9FM for the #LoveCapeTown Day Competition

You have a lot of love for inspirational Cape Town ... Now, in association with Heart 104.9FM and our valued tourism partners, Cape Town Tourism is giving you the opportunity to show us just how much you love her by offering an unforgettable #LoveCapeTown Day to explore the Mother City like never before.

Fazielah’s Top 3 Weekend Picks in Cape Town for September 14 to 16, 2012

Your countdown to a fabulous weekend in the gorgeous Mother City starts now! Gear up, Cape Town lovers, for 48 hours of rhythmic music, scrumptious food and delicious beer with the following must-attend events:

World Tourism Month deals at Cape Town’s top attractions this month

September is World Tourism Month, an annual celebration that highlights the importance of tourism to the economy of Cape Town and this month our focus is on you, our local lovers of the Mother City. We want you to enjoy all that our beautiful hometown has to offer, for less. Join us at the iconic attractions Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront, Cape Point and aboard the City Sightseeing Cape Town bus for the following amazing specials and re-discover why Cape Town is such an inspirational place in which to live, work and play:

CTT makes a tasty splash at the TOPS Soweto Wine Festival 2012 in photos

Wine lovers in Johannesburg were delighted by the viticultural information provided by Cape Town Tourism at the TOPS Soweto Wine Festival 2012, held at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus from September 6 to 8, 2012. groot

Fazielah’s Top 3 Weekday Picks for September 10 to 13, 2012

It’s a brand spanking new week in Cape Town and boy, am I ready to take it on! Join me at the following events and activities in the Mother City from September 10 to 13, 2012:

Behind the Sushi Bar with Two Oceans Restaurant’s Chef Sarawut Sukkowplang

Cape Point’s stylish Two Oceans Restaurant recently reopened after extensive renovations. In addition to eye-catching decor that is reflective of the ocean it’s named after, the 16-year-old restaurant now also boasts a decadent sushi bar, run by highly skilled chef Sarawut Sukkowplang.

Celebrate spring with the V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront, Cape Town’s premier harbour-side shopping destination, is welcoming spring with a series of refreshing experiences and activities from September to November 2012.

Fazielah’s Top 3 Weekend Picks for September 7 to 9, 2012

Let’s say good riddance to the end of the working week and HELLO to the fabulous weekend in Cape Town, shall we? Join me at the following re-energizing events and activities from September 7 to 9, 2012 and discover why the Mother City is such an inspirational place to live and play in:

FNB Variété Festival brings world-class acts to Cape Town

This October, Cape Town’s vibrant city centre will be transformed into a multi-venue theatre as it plays host to the inaugural FNB Variété Festival, an enticing new initiative from Eddy Cassar Public Relations.

A whale of a tail in Cape Town

Cape Town, a favourite destination among whale watchers, has long been a meeting place not only for our annual migratory visitors, the southern right whale (Eubalaena australis), but also for some others, such as humpback whales and, more recently, orcas, which tend to hunt the common dolphins found in False Bay.

Santa’s Story opens at the Fugard Theatre

There is no sweeter or more poignant way to pay tribute to your mother than portraying her on stage in a musical about her life. This is what opera singer Aviva Pelham does with moving aplomb in the hauntingly beautiful production Santa’s Story, which opened at The Fugard Theatre in District Six on Thursday August 30, 2012.