Bianca ColemanThe Belmond Mount Nelson, affectionately known as ‘the Nellie’, or ‘the Pink Lady’ – the distinctive rosy hue was mixed specially for the hotel in the 1920s – has a fascinating history which dates back to when it was opened in March 1899.
Kelly Lodewyks & Rob PetersThe Mother City has shrugged off her winter coat and slipped into something a little sleeker as the summer months settle in. Get ready to kick off your shoes, sink your toes into the warm sands of the most beautiful city on earth and knock back a cocktail or two as we present your ultimate summer guide to Cape Town! It’s where to go and what to do this summer in the Mother City.
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Who better understands the Mother City better than a local? That’s right, nobody. Jade Cheyenne provides a step-by-step itinerary - from breakfast till well past dinner - for a day in the Cape Town CBD and surrounds.
After their success with Burrata and Bocca, restaurateur and sommelier Neil Grant and business partner Barry Engelbrecht are at it again. This time they’ve chosen Constantia UItsig to open another winning restaurant.
The Cape Town Pride festival exploded in a rainbow of colours in the Mother City on the weekend as locals and visitors came together from a wide variety of backgrounds to celebrate and support the same cause.
Big, small, BIG - size does not define a design hotel. It is the meeting place of form and function; a style that is unique, technology that is responsive and an environmentally considerate build. Whether your design preference is modern, classic or retro, Cape Town caters to all tastes.
Picking our top five favourite mountain biking trails in Cape Town is like parent to pick their favourite child: we love them all for different reasons!
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.
One hundred pounds will get you a one-star hotel room in New York and two stars in London or Venice. In Cape Town, on average, you’ll get a four-star hotel room for £100 a night. Here’s a selection ranging from luxurious guesthouses to comfortable hotel rooms and top of the range backpackers with a healthy dose of comfort, if not downright glamour.
For natural beauty, solitude, and just plain fun, you can’t beat the classic adventure camping trip.
The African National Congress (ANC) will be celebrating its 103rd birthday at a public event at the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point on Saturday 10 January 2015. Take a look at the road closures in and around the stadium as well as transport options if you are attending the event.
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!
There are few things lovelier than relaxing under ancient oaks in the dappled sunlight, wine glass in hand, a panorama of mountains around you and the yummiest picnic of all time before you.
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.
If, like mine, your heart beats faster at the feel of a goose down duvet, the smell of lilies, Molton Brown hand cream and the taste of the perfectly poached egg, these boutique hotels are right up your alley.
“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.
If you’re not-so-secretly a coffee snob with a taste for gourmet snacks and blazing fast Wi-Fi, you’ve come to the right place. Cape Town is starting to burst with increasingly stylish ‘laptop camps’ inviting a long afternoon browsing emails (or cat videos) amongst pretty clientele and prettier locations. Here are 7 of our favourite free Wi-Fi café’s that we simply couldn’t do without:
Nature nerds unite! If you’re looking for one of the most enchanting earth adventures ever look no further. Fynbos is one of six floral kingdoms in the world and its the only one that occurs entirely in one country. Ours!
So you’re planning a spectacular adventure and beautiful Cape Town has tantalised her way into your consideration. When to come? And to coincide with what? Here is our insider’s guide to the most awesome events coming up in early 2015:
Go on and get out there….There is no excuse to stay at home with so much happening in and around Cape Town this coming weekend. #lovecapetown is waiting for you.
By far one of the best ways to see the views of Constantia is from the SA Forest Adventures zipline at Silvermist Wine Estate, near Constantia Nek.
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.
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!
This year, Zombie Walk Cape Town and The Night Life have joined forces once again to bring you Cape Town’s biggest Zombie Walk yet. Here are some of the highlights of the day.
Look down at the postcard. Look up at the beach. Look down at the postcard. Now slowly pick your jaw up from the ground. Yes, these 5 beaches in Cape Town are even more ridiculously good looking in real life than any picture could prepare you for.
By now you all know I’ve got a thing for amazing mini-breakaways in #lovecapetown… if it’s got a cool pool, delicious buffet, soft beds and breath-taking views, I’ll stay there. That’s exactly what the newly renovated Southern Sun Waterfront hotel on the Foreshore offers and it’s amazing!
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.
Are you ready for an incredible weekend in our beloved Mother City?
Summer is on its way to Cape Town and how better to celebrate the sunny season than by taking in a super cool theatrical production at one of the Mother City’s amazing theatres?
Hello, #lovecapetown! Your awesome weekend is on its way!
Woohoo, Mother City music lovers! The 2014/2015 Summer Sunset Concerts at the impressive Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden‘s programme has been announced and it’s EPIC!
Are you ready to be scared silly, #lovecapetown? It’s my all-time favourite holiday of the year, Halloween, on Friday 31 October, 2014, and the spooky Mother City’s streets are about to come alive with the undead!