Bianca ColemanPicture the scene – a softly lit wine cellar full of barrels, a hound sleeping on the floor, a table set with glasses and a huge platter of bread, olives, olive tapenade, olive oil, cheese, salami, mixed nuts, biltong and droëwors, bottles of some of the finest wines in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, and a tasting led by the wine-maker Peter Finlayson.
Rob Peters and Kelly LodewyksSo you’re looking for a night out are you? A couple of drinks you say? Maybe you want to cut loose on the dance floor, but aren’t sure where to go? Our handy list of 50 of the most popular clubs and bars in the Mother City will help you on your way then! Enjoy!
Bianca ColemanIt’s interesting to note how popular townships tours have become with visitors to our country who are searching for personal and authentic encounters with our citizens. A walking tour of Kayamandi in Stellenbosch does exactly that.
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So you’ve come to Cape Town to explore, not only the icons but the little discoveries, the sights and sounds and smells and surprises - and what better way than through the eyes of a local?
So everyone keeps telling you need to get in touch with nature. Cape Town’s natural gifts are pretty magnificent. Maybe you have your own natural gifts to offer!
So you’re keen to get involved in the tastes and sounds, the smell and feel and sights of beautiful Cape Town this weekend? What better place than grand welcoming of the world’s best endurance athletes.
Ever since the night of 27th April 1994 got outrageously out of hand, as South Africans of all colours commemorated the first day they voted as a whole nation and uncontainable parties lasted deep into the night, Freedom Day has been about celebration.
The world’s most beautiful marathon attracts some of the country’s most famous and (not to mention prettiest) people. Here’s a guide to stalking (sorry, we mean spotting) the celebrities who will be running over the weekend!
We break down the 2014 Two Oceans Marathon by the numbers as more than 30,351 runners (including 27,256 South Africans) power their way through gorgeous Cape Town over the Easter Weekend.
The story of our journey to democracy is best told by the people who walked the road to freedom themselves. Hear first-hand about the struggle to end apartheid and celebrate your freedom as South Africa commemorates 20 years of democracy.
The world’s most beautiful marathon plays host to some 26,000 runners over Easter Weekend. Here are all your road closures for this iconic Capetonian event.
Put all your eggs in one basket and eat them at any 1 of these 5 delicious activities in Cape Town over Easter.
If you want to walk the long walk to freedom this month, here are 5 epic Madiba-inspired attractions you have to visit!
Exercise can not only make you sexier, it can also help you not develop half the world’s known diseases. Here 5 completely free ways to exercise in the Mother City.
The ITU World Triathlon series is the pinnacle of the sport and comes to Cape Town 26 to 27 April for the first time in 2014, going on to Yokohama, London, Chicago, Hamburg, Stockholm and Edmonton. Here are 5 reasons you should check it out:
Here comes your gourmet burger. It’s a New York-style succulent chicken and bacon tower, with avocado and blue cheese. You’re in love, instantly. And oh look you just got another one. For free.
As a busy international city, traffic is almost to be expected - you’d be disappointed if you were in New York and the streets were empty! How do we get around it? We’ll tell you.
Cape Town is an unusual city, one that reveals increasingly more the closer you look. Here are 4 cool ways of exploring Cape Town from refreshing new angles. You never know what you’ll find next.
Everyone knows there are amazing specials hidden everywhere in the Mother City. As the first in a series of Share the Specials posts, we start peeling back the curtain on your best deals for the upcoming season.
Where’s the best place to be so astounded by the magic of Messi the sauce is still dribbling down your chin? Where the excitement is palpable and the appreciation for the game runs deep?
The Atlantic Seaboard known is known as Cape Town’s ‘Riviera’ for its preposterous natural beauty and swanky clientele, but it can also be a surprisingly fulfilling option for a family escape from the suburbs.
Over 35,000 participated in the world’s largest independently timed cycle race. Nolan ‘The Hoff’ Hoffman and Cherise ‘Stander Thunder’ Stander won it for South Africa.
This weekend over 35,000 riders will power 109km through the streets of Cape Town in world’s largest timed cycle race. We’ve compiled your list of all the road closures for the 2014 event.
Cape Town is famous for the diversity of its entertainment scene, but the following itinerary is pretty odd even by the Mother City’s lofty standards.
Watching the rugby with a passion bordering on religious fervour (the ref naturally being Satan-spawn should he call against your team) is a beloved ritual for many a Capetonian.
Home to some of the Cape’s most beloved seaside accommodation, False Bay combines mountain with ocean, penguins, birds and porcupines for wonderful getaways among some of South Africa’s most beautiful beaches.
Cape Town has notoriously capricious weather, unspeakably gorgeous the one minute and atrociously grumpy the next, lashing you with rain and then loving you with sunlight like your favourite tempestuous relationship. We present your ultimate guide to surviving the weather.
Your secret fear that you’ll die alone and be eaten and vomited up by your cats is coming true. To console you while you plan to drop fake wedding rings into all the women’s glasses, we’ve come up with 4 life-affirming things for you to do this Valentine’s Day.
The world’s largest travel site with over 100 million candid reviews, TripAdvisor, recently published its trophy list for 2014, with Cape Town (unsurprisingly) taking top prizes in a number of categories.
Kirstenbosch’s new Boomslang Aerial Walkway is set to be opened to the public at the end of February 2014.
As winter brushes her blue cheeks across Capetonian skies, come and discover how people have weaved their lives through the tip of Africa with our top 100 things to do.