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Inspiring design spaces to visit in Cape Town

World Design Capital 2014 has put Cape Town design on the map. The fact that Cape Town is now seen as a city of design is what WDC has given us. It is with that legacy in mind that we bring you our list of spaces, places and events that showcase good design and encourage creative thinking.

10 of the best bars and restaurants to watch the rugby in Cape Town

Rugby in South Africa is close to religion. Acolytes of the game follow every tackle, pass and try with relentless fervour. This weekend marks the start of the latest Super Rugby season and while the local team, the Stormers, may not be in town, Capetonians across the city will be descending on bars and pubs to watch all the games. Here are 10 of the best places in Cape Town to catch the rugby!

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 12 February to Sunday 15 February, 2015

Love is in the air in Cape Town this weekend! Check out some of these awesome things to do this Valentine’s Day, from a Love Run to a 80’s romance under the stars, there’s plenty to choose from!

A Kayaking Adventure off the Shores of Simon’s Town

It’s not often I am up before my kids. But then it’s not often I have the urge to be up before the sun has risen. So what dragged me out of bed this time? That would be an invitation from Kayak Cape Town to go paddling around Simon’s Town.

Blaauwklippen a feast for all the senses

Blaauwklippen Vineyards, the renowned Stellenbosch wine farm, has unveiled the transformation of its current wine centre into a venue dedicated to sensory ecstasy. You can grab a bite to eat and listen to live music in the market area or you can take yourself down to the ‘Tasting Room’ – it’s an invitation to a feast for all the senses.

Cape Town 10s delivers all the big hits

The Takealot Cape Town 10s is the world’s biggest Tens tournament and judging by the past weekend’s edition, it is just getting bigger. Bigger crowds, bigger names and a bigger jol.

Load-shedding in Cape Town: A Survival Guide

Load-shedding is not pretty. In fact it is a major downer, but it is also a reality. It can, however, be made more bearable if you are prepared. With that in mind, here are some helpful links to make sure you know when the lights are about to go out in your neighbourhood.

Submerge yourself in a piece of Cape Town’s history

When you first set eyes on the SAS Assegaai, there is a definite feeling of nostalgia, pride even. This grand old dame has seen better days, but there is something regal about her, despite the rust and algae clinging to her hull and the fading lettering across her sail.

Come find an Eden within the city

The False Bay Nature Reserve is an Eden within the city’s limits with a wide variety of plant, animal and birdlife to be found. These natural gems are just some of the joys that await you here.

Opening of Parliament Road: Closures in Cape Town

President Jacob Zuma will be delivering his State of the Nation Address at the Opening of Parliament on Thursday, 12 February. With all the pomp and ceremony and influx of people into the city centre, there will be a number of road closures before and on the day. Make sure you plan ahead by taking note of them before you attempt to head in - or out - of the CBD.

Magnum pop-up works a treat in Cape Town

New York, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Paris, Istanbul, London – and now Cape Town. Magnum celebrates 25 years of ice cream with its latest pop-up Pleasure Store in Cavendish Square. Millions of fans already love this decadent chocolate-coated treat but at the lavish gold-and-brown Pleasure Store you can take it up several notches by creating, wait for it, your own Magnum.

Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town perfect for family outings

For a low-cost, no-fuss couple of hours, the Seapoint Promenade gets Lance Witten’s vote as the go-to venue for a quick family trip that showcases Cape Town’s natural beauty. Exercise, sea- and-mountain views, shell-gathering, impromptu art installations, parks and quick and easy access to food, makes it perfect for when the kids want to get out without breaking the bank.

5 Reasons to Visit False Bay Ecology Park in Cape Town

Cape Town is home to a massive network of wetlands that, apart from serving a very real purpose to our survival, are also great places to visit. The False Bay Ecology Park (FBEP) has just been awarded global recognition with a Ramsar Certificate. Here are five great reasons why you should visit!

Your #lovecapetown weekend:What’s on from Friday 6 February to Sunday 8 February, 2015

It’s a hard-hitting weekend in Cape Town with the takealot Tens promising big action and lots more to choose from! Take a look at our pick of this weekend’s events in the Mother City!

50 ways to woo your loved one in Cape Town on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just 10 days away and lovers from around the world are finalising their plans to romance their nearest and dearest. The Mother City has always been big on love and now we bring you a He Said / She Said list of 50 ways to ensure you knock it out of the park this year!

Your #lovecapetown monthly preview: February 2015

There are some massive events taking place in Cape Town this month and we preview four of the biggest. Go ahead and experience some of what Cape Town has to offer in February 2015.

#J&BMet 2015: Pictures

J&B Met 2015 lovers were #MadeInTheMix in their finest - offering a spectacular display of Glitz and Glam and everything in between. Snippets of the day, by Nicole Biondi and Sherise Dreyer.

Cape Town on National Geographic’s list of Top 10 Beach Cities

National Geographic has named Cape Town as number two on its top 10 list of beach cities. It’s yet another reason to visit Cape Town!

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 30 January to Sunday 01 February, 2015

Music, wine and a day at the races, it’s all happening in the Mother City this weekend!

21 of the best clubs and bars in Cape Town

So 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 21 of the most popular clubs and bars in the Mother City will help you on your way then! Enjoy!

Mixing it up for the J&b Met: Your last minute shopping guide

The J&B Met is mixing-it-up and with the dawn of 2015 we are all Made For The Mix – which means anything goes! If you’re still looking for the perfect outfit, these stores need to be your last-minute stop before a day at the races.

Clovelly Golf Course is a hidden gem

Founded by Raymond Ackerman, the Clovelly golf club was the first South African sports facility to break down apartheid’s strict regulations in the 1970s. Today, it’s better known as a short but challenging layout that’s gentle in still conditions, but a fierce test when the wind gets up.

Festivals in Cape Town and surrounds through February and March

Summer in Cape Town means festivals. Music festivals, wine festivals and just plain old festive festivals! The Mother City is always up for a party and the warmer months just give us more of an excuse to shed the layers and cut loose. Check out some of the best festivals coming up.

5 Amazing Mountain Bike Trails in Cape Town

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!

Get ‘Wild’ at Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town

“If ever you miss a dinner date with your girlfriend, common sense tells you that you’d better have a good excuse. Which I did… on both counts. And my excuse was outstanding. I was attacked… by a lion… at an office party… in a strip club… in Jo’burg. Well… ok… let me go back to the beginning.” And so starts ‘Wild’, a highly-entertaining one-man show starring multi-award breaking comic Robert Fridjhon.

Your #lovecapetown weekend:What’s on from Friday 23 January to Sunday 25 January, 2015

Beer Pong, Shakespeare in the Park, comedy and a one-man show, there is plenty on offer in the Mother City this weekend.

10 ways to beat the heat in Cape Town

Cape Town is a top summer destination and with good reason. Sultry summer days are always going to be a big draw with the beaches and rooftop bars across the city spilling over. But what about when you want to cool off after a day of soaking up the rays or escape the heat altogether? Don’t worry we got you covered with our top 10 ways to beat the sizzle in the Mother City!

10 reasons why Cape Point is great fun for all

Cape Point is simply breath-taking and there is so much to do!

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!