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The Insider’s Guide to the Top Wine Routes in Cape Town and Surrounds

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.

10 big music acts coming to Cape Town in 2015

Sure, 2014 was a big year for music in the Mother City, but 2015 is going to keep you rocking, rolling and swinging all year with some massive acts - from The Script to One Direction – already confirmed. Take a look at the bumper line-up and move fast on tickets, because they’re all going fast!

Top Cape Town Rooftop Bars to try

A big part of summer in this city is sundowners. And what better way than with a great view from a rooftop bar? Here’s our selection of rooftop bars to try out.

Pocket-friendly Cape Town Accommodation

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.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 16 January to Sunday 18 January 2015

Plenty happening in the Mother City this weekend. Check out our favourites - a nice mix of culture, music, running and an epic street party to end it all off!

Running the Mother City

There are few better ways to immerse yourself in the culture and history of Cape Town than by taking a running tour through the Mother City with Run Cape Town.

Art of the Brick wows in Cape Town

The world-renowned Art of the Brick has transformed the uber-popular kids’ toy into a mind-blowing exhibition of contemporary art. The fact that it appeals not only to children but to your inner-child as well, makes it a perfect family outing.

Vrede en Lust delivers satisfaction

Jenny Morris, Food Networkand Travel Channel Celebrity Chef presenter and judge, visits Vrede en Lust to see what this farm offers up.

Change of date for The Script in Cape Town

Due to logistical reasons, the date for The Script and Phillip Phillips concert in Cape Town has changed to Sunday 8 February, 2015 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest. Tickets purchased for the original date will still be valid for the re-scheduled performance.

50 things to do for under R50 in Cape Town in 2015

There are so many ways to enjoy what Cape Town has to offer without spending a fortune. Here are 50 ways to explore this gorgeous city for a mere R50 or less.

Our Top 10 Family-Friendly Things to do in Cape Town this Summer

For anyone with kids, you will know that planning your holiday is a lot more difficult than it used to be! Making sure the young ‘uns are well looked after is one thing, but keeping them occupied and happy is something else entirely. Here are our top 10 family friendly things to do in Cape Town.

The 5 Most Beautiful Spots to Pitch a Tent in Cape Town

For natural beauty, solitude, and just plain fun, you can’t beat the classic adventure camping trip.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Thursday 8 January to Sunday 11 January 2015

Here 10 amazing events happening in Cape Town this weekend.

Road Closures and Transport: ANC Birthday Event on 10 January 2015

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.

15 Brilliant Beaches in Cape Town (with insider tips)

Did you know that Cape Town has a whopping 72 beaches with a coastline extending 307km along the West Coast, Cape Peninsula and False Bay? Though it’s impossible to choose, here’s our selection of our favourite 15 Cape Town beaches, what to expect, insider’s tips and how to get there ASAP…

Top 5 adrenaline-fuelled activities in Cape Town

Cape Town is home to some of the most epic, adrenaline-fuelled past-times on the planet. The city has an industry dedicated to ensuring you put the ‘warrior’ into your weekend. From paragliding to shark-cage diving, we bring you our top five adrenaline-fuelled activities in Cape Town.

5 Events You NEED to be at in Cape Town in January 2015

So Christmas and New Year’s Eve are done and dusted, but don’t let that get you down. Cape Town still has loads to offer. Here are our top five events to hit in the Mother City this month!

The 7 Most Beautiful Places to Braai in Cape Town

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!

Take a leap of faith and abseil off Table Mountain in Cape Town

Have you ever looked at the edge of a cliff and thought: ‘I want to go over that on a rope’? No? Neither have I. But alas, I still found myself leaning backwards over the edge of Table Mountain recently, attempting to make my grin look less like a grimace as I posed for a photo. Behind me was a 112-metre drop. I am just glad that I was wearing glasses to hide the obvious terror in my eyes…

10 Great Reasons to visit the Stellenbosch Slow Food Market this Summer

The Stellenbosch Slow Food Market, surrounded by vineyards and oak trees at the historic Oude Libertas estate, is a revival of the public marketplace where you can buy food which is grown, raised harvested and transformed by local producers. Here are 10 reasons why you need to visit this summer!

5 Ridiculously Yummy Picnics in Cape Town

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.

Tips to getting around Cape Town this season

Summer in Cape Town is going to be as busy as ever this year. Travelling by car may not be the best way to go, but thankfully the city is geared to ensuring you don’t need to.

Have a merry Cape Town Christmas

Christmas 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.

The Power of a Hand Massage

It’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.

Five Cape Town Banting Restaurants to Try

Banting. 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.

Meet the Cool Kids: The 5 Best Boutique Backpackers in Cape Town

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.

Get into the Christmas spirit in Cape Town

In case you’re not yet feeling the Christmas spirit, here are some ways to get the festive feeling.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Thursday 18 December to Sunday 21 December, 2014

Another big weekend in the Mother City with some big dance events and plenty of market shopping on the agenda. Looking for something to do? Well look no further than this handy guide!

Tips to have a seamless summer in Cape Town

If you’re coming to Cape Town this summer and are not quite sure what to expect, we have a handy guide to help you enjoy your holiday without any snags, hitches or hiccups. From getting around the Mother City to predicting the weather, we want you to leave wanting to come back for more.

Life is ‘Kwak’ in the Mother City

“We will need your left shoe please sir, we can’t have you running off with our glass…” And with that begins my Kwak Beer Experience at Den Anker at the V&A Waterfront. The relinquishing of my left shoe dates back to a tradition which began in 19th Century Belgium. If I want to drink the beer, I need to forfeit my left shoe… for a time at least. The tradition started because the glasses were extremely expensive and difficult to replace at the time. It sparked a Belgian custom in which the barman kept the left shoe of patrons until the glass had been returned.