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Infecting the City leaves its mark on Cape Town

The Infecting the City festival has become one of the big crowd-pleasers in the city with its ‘takeover’ of the CBD challenging the audience’s understanding of art by using the urban space as its stage. The latest edition once again left its mark on the Mother City.

Cape Town Carnival 2015 Pics

Cape Town’s diverse african identity was marvelously show cased and celebrated at the 2015 Cape Town Carnival. Creativity and unique talent was evident in the beautiful and bright costumes specially designed for the carnival. It was truly an Elemental affair show casing the elements with flair and style.

Vergelegen Wine Estate offers history, relaxation and fun for all

With a history dating back to the 1700s, it’s clear that Vergelegen is more than just a regular wine estate. It’s a historical destination that offers so much for everyone. We recently spent some time in Somerset West and we couldn’t resist popping in to this incredible place.

Morgenster tasting sessions are solid gold

You are going to be hard-pressed to find a better view than the one on offer at Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate. The stillness of the reed-lined dam creates a mellowness you won’t find in the city and the looming Helderberg mountain range is a sight to behold.  Suffice to say it sets the mood rather nicely for an afternoon spent tasting olive oils, olives and wine.

Stellenbosch Golf Course a Winning Combination

If spending the day on a beautiful golf course in glorious weather is enormously good fun, then sending pictures of your day out to friends stuck at home in foul weather is even more so. When those pictures extend to glorious wine estates visited after your round, you’re set for some extremely envious mates…Few courses offer the golf and wine combination as perfectly as Stellenbosch.

Halaal restaurants in Cape Town

Is there anything more tempting than the smell of a delicious chicken curry or a plate of denningvleis, prepared in the traditional Cape Malay way? In Cape Town, there are plenty of restaurants and cafés that cater for visitors and residents who prefer their meals cooked according to Halaal standards.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 13 March to Sunday 15 March, 2015

Whether you’re seeking adventure, festive celebrations or live music this weekend, there is something for everyone. Take a look at what’s on this weekend in the Mother City.

The Chaeli Champaign Ability Festival: Be Heard

We all have different, needs, desires, dreams and aspirations. This is not only for us, but for our friends and the future. But what people tend to forget is that our dreams, needs and aspirations stem from somewhere, and in some circumstances, a lack of something.

50 Cape Town Restaurants You NEED to Visit

Cape Town is a food lover’s paradise. The Mother City has restaurants a-plenty, from traditional African fare to the more exotic such as Asian, Mexican and Italian, the sheer variety of choices on offer speaks to the city’s incredibly diverse heritage. Here we bring you 50 restaurants you NEED to visit in the city.

Happy Birthday, Georgina

Georgina turns 100 on the 10th March 2015.  I have the distinct pleasure of sharing a birthday with her, so I was absolutely delighted when I was given the green light to meet her and her daughter, Sue, at Georgina’s home in Rondebosch this morning for a pre-birthday chin wag!

Cape Town gets ‘infected’

The Mother City is about to be ‘infected’ as the annual public arts festival, Infecting the City kicks off on Monday. This spectacular event will play out across theatres, galleries and public spaces through a range of exciting and socially-engaging performances that will transform the city into one immense outdoor venue for the arts. Here we highlight some of the performances to keep an eye out for across the week.

Bikes and Wine Tour in the Winelands

When you hear the words ‘bikes’ and ‘wine’, you may think they are complete contradictions. Riding a mountain bike while drinking is crazy, right? Well, here in Cape Town we just blame the mountain air and get on with it.

Hoffman wins 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour

South African cyclist Nolan Hoffman won the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour on Sunday to retain his title.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 6 March to Sunday 7 March, 2015

Two bike rides this weekend - one with clothes, one without - cocktail specials at The Waterfront and a concert at Spier! It’s another big weekend in the Mother City!

Cape Town Cycle Tour 2015: Road Closures

This weekend around 35 000 cyclists will take part in the Cape Town Cycle Tour. Due to the fires raging in Cape Town, organisers have been forced to shorten and rework the route. We bring you all the road closures in effect this weekend.

12 spots you can carbo-load at before The Argus Cycle Tour

The Cape Town Cycle Tour may have been cut to 47km, but there is nothing stopping you loading up on on some much-needed fuel before taking on the historic ride this year. Check out these 11 carb-friendly spots in the Mother City!

Cape Town Cycle Tour cuts route to 47km

The Cape Town Cycle Tour announced on Wednesday that the route would be dramatically cut as a result of the fires raging across the Southern Peninsula. Cycle Tour Director David Bellair said that the decision had not been taken lightly and that it was done so with the safety of the race’s participants in mind.

Unlocking the wonders of Jonkershoek

Most people know of Long Street and its sleepless nights, the lovely scenery of Camps bay and its wonderful restaurants, but have you ever felt like a tourist in your own city? I did when I was recently invited to Jonkershoek Nature Reserve in Stellenbosch.

Cape Town Fire: How You Can Help

The wildfires in Cape Town continue to rage with firefighters working around the clock to put them out. The fire began above Boyes Drive on Sunday morning and has spread to Muizenberg, Hout Bay and Noordhoek. Here are some ways you can help these brave men and women as they battle tirelessly against the blaze.

Paarl Ommiberg Round the Rock festival

When it comes to wine routes in and around Cape Town, we are spoilt for choice. There are so many right on our doorstop. Admittedly, an area that often gets overlooked in favour of the more popular ones is Paarl. And to give everyone a taste of what the Paarl farms offer, there’s the Ommiberg Festival happening this Saturday. Here’s what you can expect from all the various farms.

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Muizenberg

Ok, so Surf rules in Muizenberg,  or “Muizies” as it’s affectionately known to locals. For many locals like me though, it’s more than just a Summer destination where shallow waters offer great family fun and learning to surf has become the number one activity on the jam-packed beachfront.  If you move away from the beach you will discover some quirky characters in this distinctly bohemian seaside village.

Pride in Cape Town: All the pictures

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.

Photo essay: Cape Town from all angles

This past weekend we hosted our first Instawalk of 2015. We decided to make it a bit different and sent a few Igers to different parts of the city. We love the photos that they posted!

A hidden gem in plain sight in Cape Town

I am not one to head out for breakfast, but after finding myself at the Lifestyle Centre in Kloof Street recently, I stumbled upon a hidden gem for the first meal of the day. Popular with locals and tourists, the Wellness Warehouse serves breakfast for all types, whether they are vegans, banting followers or simply up for anything.

Ultra in Cape Town sets the tempo

Ultra South Africa was held in Cape Town last weekend and with some of the best local talent in the electronic dance music scene playing the event, it has set the bar high for 2015.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 27 February to Sunday 1 March, 2015

Another busy weekend coming up in the Mother City with exhibitions, harvest festivals and live music on offer. Take a look at some of the top picks for this #lovecapetown weekend!

Cheer on the riders of the Cape Town Cycle Tour

The Cape Town Cycle Tour (previously Cape Argus Cycle Tour) is one of Cape Town’s biggest sporting events and attracts visitors from around the world as both participant and spectator. This 109 km the largest timed cycling event in the world and we’re super proud to be able to host it. If you would like to feel the festive buzz of the race, why not head out to one of the spectator points listed below and cheer on all the cyclists? We’re pretty sure they’d appreciate the support!

Six reasons to visit Design Indaba Expo in Cape Town

The Annual Design Indaba Expo in Cape Town is South Africa’s premier showcase of high-end African design, with exhibits from all of the design sectors under one roof. This year will undoubtedly reveal a fresh new wave of talent and design excellence with a number of new exhibitors. We bring you six reasons why you HAVE to visit the expo this year.

4 of the best conference and function venues in Cape Town

The Mother City is not just about the good times – although there are plenty of those - we are serious about business. The city has some of the best conference facilities available. Take a look at four of the best on offer in Cape Town and surrounds.

Zipline adventure in Hottentots Holland

Ranked number two in Lonely Planet’s guide to the hottest new experiences in the world for 2015, the ziplining experience in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve will replace fear with elation as you take in one of the world’s most beautiful locations.