Coleen van Staden
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It’s quite simple. No smell in the world will uplift a South African’s mood faster than the lazy woodsmoke scent of a traditional South African braai. Here are the 7 most beautiful spots in Cape Town for you to unleash your glorious cooking!
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” said the great ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. And indeed many an explorer has come to Cape Town, seen mountains that dip their toes into both Atlantic and Indian oceans, and been filled with wonder.
From ribbons of water to curtains, horsetails, chutes and fans, cascades and plunges, here are 17 gorgeous waterfalls of Cape Town and surrounds.
In Bollywood food is never delivered. It’s cooked by mom with a huge dose of melodramatic affection. It’s a family affair in Cape Town also, with our rich tradition of Indian and Cape Malay cuisine and a theatrical infusion of contemporary flavour.
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!
These 28 stunning before-and-after photos of Cape Town celebrate our heritage, showing the astonishing development of Cape Town in just over half a century from a sleepy World War II harbour to rising international star!
Get in touch with your most authentic self amongst the gorgeous fruit fields of Cape Town and take home the freshest of the fresh for your next culinary creation. There’s nothing more invigorating - especially when you add a glass of wine to the mix!
Why are caves cool? There’s a kind of primordial, beauty to them. Especially the fourth of these, the burial site of a 12,000 year old cave-man! This list has been hand selected for the most glorious views in Cape Town and surrounds.
Cape Town’s unbearably spectacular flower season blooms in blankets of wild gorgeousness across the nature reserves of the Western Cape from August to late September. Here is your ultimate guide to experiencing the splendor, starting with these 12 flower hotspots!
Welcome to Cape Town, home to the most glorious bachelor parties known to mankind. And yes, we do mean MANkind.
Half the fun of coming to another city is leaving with more than you came with! Get your hot little hands on the summit of Cape Town’s trendy fashion scene.
A kaleidoscope of gorgeousness blazes through the Cape West Coast during flower season, bursting through fields into endless blooms of colour, setting the mountains and natural terrain on fire in a remarkable natural phenomenon that draws thousands from around the world.
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.
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?
Are you having a bad day? Have you seen too many celebrity baby names? Too much much excessive punctuation?
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.
Have you ever got an urge to explore, to look upon Earth’s bounty with wonder? Here are 13 pictures of the Cape’s beautiful landscapes that will make you want to adventure beyond the city’s majesty, Table Mountain.
Welcome to Cape Town South Africa, home to some of the world’s biggest, baddest and most iconic wildlife. Don’t believe us? Check out this bucket list of beasts!
Let’s combine a fashion label with a coffee shop. That sounds pretty cool, but wait, let’s add a film production company into the mix. That sounds incredibly trendy! But no, we’re not done. Let’s sell motorbikes from the same place!
Some restaurants are more unusual than others! Ever eaten with puppets? 3m predators with protruding teeth? Girl nerds? Come with us as we explore some of Cape Town’s most surprising dining experiences.
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.
The city’s fresh produce comes alive in ways both unexpected and fashionable. If you’re a food lover these next few weeks are the ideal time to start exploring the organic amazing that is Capetonian market cuisine. But where to find it? We’ve curated a top 11 list of the most delicious and stylish venues out there!
A truly rich man is one whose children will run into his arms when his hands are empty. Give something back to your Dad this weekend in Cape Town, with our top 5 things to do.
Want to have a classy dinner, but don’t have a ride? Here are 8 swanky restaurants within 1 minutes’ walking distance of a MyCiTi bus stop.
The 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.
So you don’t just want to flirt with Cape Town’s ravishing food, you want something more. You’re passionate but you’re also a little picky. That’s okay. Many of world’s experts have also come to our shores in search of a culinary affair… and found it!
So you want to travel on a budget, but you also love style? Time to meet the cool kids of the travel industry. They’re called “poshtels” and they’re a combination of hostels and posh design.
Here in South Africa it’s illegal to discharge fireworks displays in our own backyard for safety reasons. But there are plenty of parks and public areas designated locations for launching your pretties into the sky!
Wine tasting is an utterly charming way to pass the weekend. When paired with some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, century old architecture and awe-inspiring food, it becomes one of Cape Town’s most beloved tourist activities.
With Valentines Day coming up in 3 months time and Cape Town becoming a growing hotbed (pun intended) for international marriage proposals, we take a look at some of the most romantic spots in the Cape to help you plan your next amazing ambush for your beloved.