FeaturedThe Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will be taking place in the Mother’s City’s beautiful streets this weekend, benefiting 14 charities and providing a spectacle of effort, determination and family friendly fun. Here are all your road closures for the 2014 event.
Fazielah WilliamsHey gorgeous people! Are you ready for the mother of all awesome weekends in #lovecapetown?!
Fazielah WilliamsAre you ready for the mother of all music-loving summers in the Mother City?!
Fazielah WilliamsCalling all free spirits, art lovers and creatives… It’s time once again for the popular annual Creative Week in Cape Town!
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What’s on this weekend, November 9 to 11, 2012, I hear you ask? Well, plenty if you love rocking out to live music! Put on your dancing shoes and join me at the following live music events in groovy Cape Town:
A quickie by definition, is a brief, passionate interlude that leaves you wanting more, but there is nothing brief, or unfulfilling, about a 36-hour weekend getaway in the gorgeous Table Mountain National Park.
So, you bought your tickets months ago, you’ve spent hours deciding what to wear and rehearsing the lines of your favourite Linkin Park songs in front of your mirror but now the question is: How do you get to what will surely be one of the best concerts on Wednesday, November, 7, 2012?
If you’ve had Just an Illusion stuck in your head all week long and suddenly have a renewed love for all things sparkly, you know that the Virgin Atlantic 80s Rewind Festival has hit Cape Town. With pop icons Rick Astley, Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, Belinda Carlisle, Imagination’s Leee Johns and ABC’s Martin Fry in town for the Virgin Atlantic 80s Rewind Festival, the Mother City is awash with a sea of neon clothing and nostalgic supporters.
My first thought whenever I’m asked to babysit my godchildren is, “What will I do with them?” Luckily for me and exasperated parents, too, there are plenty of activities in Cape Town to keep the little ones entertained and stimulated. Join me at the following events and activities and discover why the Mother City really is a kiddies’ paradise:
We recently put the call out for long-forgotten images depicting Cape Town during the 1980s and boy, did her residents and fans respond in kind… From the outrageous neon clothing to some of the Mother City’s iconic attractions in their pre-development phases, 80s Cape Town was an interesting sight to behold. These are just a few of the priceless images:
Capetonians sure know how to celebrate their winning hometown team Western Province Rugby… with a colourful street parade along the inspirational roads of the Mother City on Tuesday 30 October, 2012.
Because We Can… such a bold statement and one legendary rock band Bon Jovi will put to good use when they bring their tour to the Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
If you were a neon-colour T-shirt, shoulder-padded jacket, leg warmer-wearing teenager in the 1980s, chances are you swooned every time pop idol Rick Astley sang Never Gonna Give You Up. On Wednesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 1, 2012, Astley, along with icons Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Nik Kershaw, Imagination and more will be at the Grand West Casino and Entertainment World’s mega entertainment venue, the Grand Arena, for the Virgin Atlantic 80s Rewind Festival.
Colourful Cape Town is such a vibrant melting pot of cultures and it is here that you can truly immerse yourself in the stories, the food and the traditions of the wonderful people who live in the city. Join me at the following events from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 October and discover why there is so much more to the Mother City than the eye can see:
It’s been a long time coming, but it seems that spring is finally on its way. The whales are in town and the flowers are magnificent, so there’s no better time to head outdoors. Here are five must-do adventures in and around Cape Town.
Sightseeing in picturesque Cape Town from the back of a vintage Bentley was an opportunity too good to waste and so I joined the 2012 International Vintage Bentley Tour of South Africa for its Cape Town leg on Saturday 20 October, 2012.
True to your mother’s word, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and in Cape Town, you’re sure to find several establishments that serve up the tastiest meals like no other.
My ideal weekend in magical Cape Town is a mix of culture, nightlife and food. Luckily for me, the following events and activities, from Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21, 2012 provides the perfect combination of them all:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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…
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:
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:
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:
Pop singing sensation Solange Knowles has released the music video for her hit single, Losing You, which was filmed in Cape Town.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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…