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Top places to visit in Claremont

Claremont forms part of Cape Town’s bustling Southern Suburbs and is one of the Mother City’s most recognisable areas. It is where you might find families enjoying a day of shopping and entertainment at the renowned Cavendish Square, bridal parties posing for unforgettable photographs at the Arderne Gardens, or students from the neighbouring University of Cape Town exploring the vibrant nightlife of the area.

Award-winning Jersey Boys opens in Cape Town

“Oh, what a night!” The strains of the renowned Four Seasons song December, 1963 are still playing in my head and putting a bounce in my step following the opening of the award-winning Broadway hit musical Jersey Boys at the Artscape Theatre on Sunday 23 June, 2013.

My weekend away at the Agulhas National Park

There are few things I enjoy more than exploring my beautiful Cape Town and her gorgeous surrounding towns, so my adventures with South African National Parks are a real treat. Marking a year since our first trip to the West Coast in April 2012, our media family set off for the luscious shores of the Agulhas National Park on Friday April 19, 2013.

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…

Supper Lounge brings new friends together in Cape Town

Dining out in Cape Town is about so much more than the food – it’s how we socialise with old friends and new, how we celebrate important occasions or bond with loved ones. Supper Lounge, the Mother City’s new social dining website gives locals and visitors the opportunity to meet and eat together with unique supper experiences around the city, all bookable through their site.

Good Food & Wine Show 2012 in photos and video

Celebrate the onset of winter with warming gourmet and wine offerings at the Good Food & Wine Show at the Cape Town International Convention Centre this weekend.

Metallica Live in Cape Town: Photos

It was the night many of Cape Town’s metalheads had been waiting for, for more than seven years ... legendary band Metallica’s return to the Mother City, live in a rocking concert at the Bellville Velodrome on Wednesday 24 April, 2013!

Second TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival in photos and video

Hot live musical acts, 400 fabulous wines up for tasting and a vibe like no other made the second TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival on May 25 and 26, a roaring success!

The 2013 Cape Town International Jazz Festival free concert: photos

We want more! We want more! This was the refrain of the crowd at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival free concert on Wednesday 3 April, 2013.

Your Cape Town weekend: top three things to do

5, 4, 3, 2, 1… It’s the weekend in the Mother City Cape Town fanatics – and you know what that means, right? It’s party time! I know it’s the middle of the month and you’re feeling the pinch, but with the range of events on offer this weekend, you don’t need to break the bank to have a good time.

Discover the history of Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront with Oom Willem Steenkamp

The V&A Hotel was a mail warehouse, the Breakwater Lodge was a prison and the Hildebrand Restaurant was the Port Master’s offices… sound like fiction? Well, it’s true and you can learn about that, and more, during the V&A Waterfront’s historical tour.

Cape Town weekend highlights for May 25 to 27, 2012

Become a wine connoisseur in the township, feast on a world of gourmet delights in the city centre and gather unforgettable treasures in the Winelands this weekend.

Cape Town’s Top Jazz Spots

Cape Town is a city of soulful, sultry jazz sounds at this time of year. While the Cape Town International Jazz Festival only takes place once a year, the Mother City has many other top-notch jazz venues and tours to keep jazz lovers entertained throughout the year.

Fashion Week Cape Town: spotlight on Ruald Rheeder and Alice Heusser

Fashion Week hits the Mother City this week. So slip on your stilettos, paint your face and get your fabulous on! Mercedes Benz along with AFI will host the 10th annual Fashion Week Cape Town at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from July 25 to 27, 2012.

Bieber fever hits Cape Town: supporting acts and additional tickets announced

Teen megastar Justin Bieber’s imminent arrival and performance at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 8 May, 2013 is all anyone has been talking about for weeks in the music-loving Mother City … and the chatter is set to get even louder with concert promoter Big Concerts’ announcement that hot local singers LCNVL (Locnville) and ChianoSky will be his supporting acts on the evening.

Your Cape Town Weekend: top 3 cocktail spots

It’s Happy Hour in Cape Town, Mother City lovers, and you know what that means … delicious, fruity, half-priced cocktails to kick start your weekend in our gorgeous hometown! Whether you’re a Cosmopolitan, Sex on the Beach or Mojito fanatic, you’ll find them all right here on our sunny shores, so join me at the following cocktail spots from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 February, 2013:

Your Cape Town Weekend: Top 3 Outdoor Events

It’s going to be a scorcher of a weekend Mother City lovers which means that you simply cannot stay cooped up at home. Pack those picnic baskets with tasty goodies, slip into those sexy swimsuits (or running shoes) and join me at the following fabulous outdoor events in Cape Town from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 February, 2013.

African legends to descend on the Mother City for Cape Town Carnival

It’s the stuff of legends … one magical night when locals and visitors come together to celebrate their vibrant diversity by marching to the beat of drums, wearing fantastical and colourful costumes, and enjoying world-class entertainment. The popular Cape Town Carnival, which has delighted spectators since 2010, will once again fill the Mother City’s Fan Walk with vivid colour and boisterous energy on Saturday 16 March, 2013.

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.

Cape Town market browsing under cover

Everything I love about winter, including the familiar comforts of Sunday lunch at mom’s and an earnest raid through grandmother’s closet, I can find while browsing through the indoor markets of Cape Town. A marriage of home-made goodness and an admirable sense of entrepreneurship and initiative await you at the Cape Town markets, which offer some of the best local produce, lovingly wrapped in a charming shopping experience.

Hilarious line-up for Jive Cape Town Funny Festival 2013

It’s the number one comedy event of the year and it’s returning to the Mother City this June ... friends, it’s time to gear up for the hilarious Jive Cape Town Funny Festival at the Baxter Theatre, from Monday June 10 to Sunday July 7, 2013.

Cape Town spas: Indulge in a little more “me time”

Sometimes we need to break away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. My “me time” means one thing – a day at the spa. You could say I’ve become a bit of an addict. I’ve had Swedish massages in Newlands, back massages at the V&A Waterfront, manicures in Vredehoek and most recently, a Thai massage to die for in Gardens. A quiet room, someone attending to my aching body and total bliss ... What’s not to love?

Win a scenic Cape Point experience with your top five unexpected tips!

Do you know of five unexpected things to do at the iconic Cape Point? Would you like to win a scenic experience for you and your loved ones to this renowned attraction, worth R764? From Monday, April 30 to Wednesday, May 2, we want to hear about your secret, unexpected Cape Point activities and you could be our lucky winner!

Bon Jovi heads to Cape Town because they can

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.

Cape Cuisine Secrets

The Mother City has been described by many as a cultural melting pot that offers locals and visitors an experience of sights, sounds and tastes. Good food has always been one of the city’s major offerings and there is no shortage of good eateries and fine wines. Here are a few secret Cape food spots that offer patrons a tantalising taste of popular Cape cuisine.

Heart 104.9FM’s Keri Miller’s Top Reasons to #LoveCapeTown

You’ve heard her vibrant, upbeat voice on local radio station Heart 104.9FM’s Afternoon Drive show and seen her at events around the Mother City but do you know what makes the gorgeous Keri Miller #LoveCapeTown?

Suburban bliss: Styling on a pink dime in Cape Town

Capetonians are now spoilt for choice with gay bars and clubs on their doorsteps, providing lower drink prices and fresh faces. More than 200 000 gay visitors frequent the gay clubs of De Waterkant’s cobbled streets, however, to get another taste of the local flavour and have an even bigger party on a tight budget, a trip to Cape Town’s suburbs will have you smiling ear to ear.

Dirty Dancing’s Baby is having the Time of Her Life in Cape Town

Nobody puts Baby in a corner – and there is no doubt that the beautiful Bryony Whitfield, who plays the iconic character in Dirty Dancing: the Classic Story on Stage at the Artscape Theatre, will ever find herself in that position in Cape Town.

Lagoon Beach Hotel and Spa in Milnerton

Many of us fantasise about taking a little break from our busy lives when things seem to overwhelm us. A dream mini-break is within your reach at the Lagoon Beach Hotel and Spa in Milnerton, which is less than seven kilometres from the Cape Town city centre. This gorgeous establishment offers breathtaking views, luxuriously furnished rooms, decadent restaurants and world-class spa treatments at the onsite Camelot Spa.

Capetonians tweet cultural gems for iAmbassadors

You talked and Cape Town Tourism’s four visiting international travel writers listened… Keith Jenkins, Matt Long, Melvin Böcher and Nellie Huang are having a blast trying out your recommendations in and around the Peninsula.
 
 

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