Rob PetersChristmas under the African sun can take a bit of getting used to for those used to more chilly locales, but while it may not be a white Christmas in Cape Town there is still plenty of festive cheer to go around. Want to know how to do the silly season like a local? Look no further, we have everything you need to know on how to enjoy Christmas like a local.
FeaturedIt’s amazing how easily we underestimate the power of a great hand-massage. I know I certainly have. Thankfully I have seen the light, and trust me, I will never look back. It will become a must-have treat. This is all part of looking after my own wellbeing.
FeaturedBanting. If you haven’t yet heard of the concept, then you clearly haven’t been out in the big wide world in a while because everyone is talking about it and everyone knows someone who is on the banting (essentially meaning low carb, high fat) diet (or eating plan). But sometimes it’s a mission to cook up a banting storm, so it’s nice to know where you can go to get a decent meal that won’t push you off the banting wagon. Here are some Cape Town spots that either fully cater for banting customers or offer the option on the menu.
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Cape Town, get your vuvuzelas ready for the next CHAN (African Nations Championship) match at Cape Town Stadium tomorrow!
It’s 2014 and we can finally welcome the much awaited #WDC2014, World Design Capital to Cape Town. Here are some of the highlights you can look forward to in 2014.
For those of you who are lucky enough to still be on summer vacation, why don’t you enjoy the rest of the summer holidays with your family at these fun family-friendly venues in Cape Town
Every year on 2 January the streets of Cape Town come alive with the sounds of the Cape Minstrel Carnival. This tradition is carried down to the youngest member of the family to ensure that this custom will be preserved by future generations.
The Cape Minstrel Carnival is a tradition that dates back to more than a hundred years ago, otherwise also known as “Tweedenuwejaar” (2 New Year). Though this year, the carnival was moved to the January 4, the celebrations were still as big and bright as ever.
Your last minute weekend plans, at your service. Here are some of my top picks of events and activities this weekend, geared towards everyone in the family.
Before we bid farewell to 2013, let’s look at the top accolades and reasons why you should be proud to be Capetonian.
Spend the last few days of the year at the annual Cape Town Summer Market at the Company’s Garden. It is open every day from 12pm to 11pm until Monday, December 30 2013.
Listen up soccer devotees; we have some kicking news for you. CHAN is coming to Cape Town next year, and we want you to get behind our home team Bafana Bafana in this African Nations Championship.
What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? ..is the inevitable question on everyone’s lips this time of year. This year we’ll be at the City’s first-ever New Year’s Eve celebration to launch World Design Capital Cape Town 2014.
‘Tis the season to give; and if you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet, what are you waiting for? Here are our top summer shopping experiences in the Mother City.
Every week we ask our fans on our I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page a question. And since it’s been a week from when we heard the tragic news of Madiba’s passing, we thought it would be fitting to ask the fans about their favourite Madiba memory.
In honour of the late Nelson Mandela, The City of Cape Town’s Parks Department are hosting a tree-planting ceremony at five selected parks in Cape Town.
As we end the week, let’s take a look at how the world responded to the death of the late Nelson Mandela.
It’s a sad week for all of us in Cape Town as the city comes together to mourn the loss of a hero. Earlier this week the City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille, confirmed a series of key events to take place this week, in honour of celebrating the life of late Nelson Mandela.
This Tuesday, December 10 at 11:00, The City of Cape Town will prepare for the national memorial service for the late former president Nelson Mandela.
Keeping fit is such a chore right? But with these top suggested running trails in Cape Town, even I can’t resist getting my pink running shoes on and hitting the road.
Calling all passionate Instagramers! We’re getting together this weekend for another epic instameet to show the world how much we #lovecapetown.
What better way to kick off the holiday season than with the Festival of Lights to kick off the four-week countdown to WDC2014
As we enter the holiday season, we welcome new and returning visitors to our beautiful city. Here’s what you guys recommended for guests spending their holidays in the Mother City.
When it comes to places to eat, the Mother City offers a variety of unique tastes. Here’s our user-generated restaurant guide, as created by you.
Watch two social influencers’, Craig Howes and Guy McDonald, battle for who can capture the best photo of Table Mountain.
Meet Cape Town’s top Instagramers, with our #lovecapetown Instagram takeover.
Want to see how you rated in the walk? Get your provisional results while you wait.
This week we asked our fans to point out their top summer spots in the Mother City. Here’s what they rated the best.