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Durbanville Hills chocolate and wine pairing

I have done copious wine tastings and I have partaken in more than a handful of pairing experiences to boot, but the wine and chocolate pairing at Durbanville Hills was my first. It is certainly a good place to start.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Wednesday 03 June to Sunday 07 June, 2015

Do you want to get your cultural fix on this weekend? Are you a historian with a flair for the dramatic? An artist with a hankering for the local flavour? Or simply an admirer of the arts and a fan of a good story? Well then we have the perfect weekend, planned just for you!

Take a train to Simon’s Town

Thousands of commuters use Metrorail every day to get to work and back, however, the operator has a special tourist train which is a lot posher than the daily service ones and there are regular package excursions to Simon’s Town, the winelands, and one to Khayelitsha that are well worth taking advantage of whether you are a local or a visitor.

10 reasons to visit Signal Gun Winery

I’m a sucker for anything unique to do in Cape Town. So, when we recently visited Signal Gun Wine Estate, I was very impressed with all they have to offer for these 10 reasons.

Get Happy with Pharrell in Cape Town

Grammy Award-winning producer and performer Pharrell Williams will perform in Cape Town on 21 September at the Grand Arena, GrandWest.

Shop up a storm in Cape Town

Cape Town is a shopper’s dream with a wide range of shopping expeditions to undertake - from luxury boutiques and shopping malls to private shopping tours and markets. Take a look at some of the top spots to shop up a storm in the Mother City.

All you need to know about the new child visa regulations

New laws about travelling with children come into effect on 1 June 2015. To assist travellers to South Africa with their plans, Cape Town Tourism has created a summary of some of the typical questions that come up for parents travelling with children or who wish to send their children on a trip.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Wednesday 27 May to Sunday 31 May, 2015

Cape Town is a golfer’s paradise with an abundance of world class golf courses to choose from across the Mother City. From parkland courses to links layouts, the needs of all golfers will be satisfied – and then some – whether they are professionals or rookie hackers. So get ready to come out swinging on the most epic golfing weekend ever!

Cape Town’s Church Street and all its charm

IT’S just a tiny little pocket of the Cape Town CBD but it’s jam packed with interesting things to see and do. I’m talking about Church Street between Long and Burg streets.

Museums to visit in Cape Town City Centre

Cape Town is a cultural hub and where the history of the country really began, so you can bet we have plenty of both to offer visitors. The Mother City’s history is rich – and at times tragic – and is has a number of world class museums that offer up a treasure trove to the past – both the good and the bad.  A number of these museums are located in the city centre – all within walking distance of each other – and together offer a view as diverse and entertaining as the city itself.

Hello weekend: A tantalising food weekend in Cape Town

This past weekend was filled with many delicious meals. Not only was our Tastescape weekend and the Good Food and Wine Show, but it looks like everyone got out and about in Cape Town to experience what the various restaurants had to offer. Here’s a look at some great Instagram food finds from this past weekend.

24 Hours of Play in Camps Bay

Twenty four hours in Camps Bay - the playground of the rich, famous, and beautiful - will give you but a taste of what is on offer within the borders of one of the Mother City’s most popular neighbourhoods.

Bring out the Foodie in you in Fresnaye in Cape Town

For a fun evening of cooking, drinking, and socialising look no further than an interactive food experience at Ginger & Lime in Fresnaye.

Say Hello to the Weekend in Cape Town!

You’ve seen the Hello Weekend video (who hasn’t right?) and now we are unpacking it for you! In Cape Town there is always something on, no matter what type of weekend person you are. So whether you crave adventure or relaxation, romance or culture, Cape Town is your port of call.

The Boys are Back for the Good Food and Wine Show

It’s the Good Food and Wine Show this weekend and this year there is even more on offer! The Good Food and Wine Show is an institution and you can’t come to Cape Town without making an effort to drop by and try new and delicious products, sip some wine and interact with some of the best chefs on the planet!

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Wednesday 20 May to Sunday 24 May, 2015

Cape Town is a melting pot of culinary delights, pulling on a multitude of cultures and cooking techniques to become one of the most diverse and exciting foodie destinations on the planet. Recently voted by readers of Condé Nast Traveler as the third-best food city in the world, the Mother City is ready to host you for a weekend of glorious gourmet experiences!

FNB Cape Town 12 OneRun in Cape Town

Close to 10 000 people lined up to take part in the FNB Cape Town 12 OneRun in Cape Town this weekend. I would say that’s a rather impressive debut for the newest race on the Mother City’s calendar. Wouldn’t you?

Hello weekend: An adrenaline filled weekend

How did you say Hello Weekend this past weekend? We filled the weekend with some adrenaline pumping activities. Here are some Instagram highlights.

Get on a bike to explore the Mother City

The best way to discover and unlock a city is to hit its streets, pound the pavement and mingle with the locals. Cape Town, naturally, has a variety of tours to help you get to know the city, and few cover as much ground as AWOL Tours Cape Town City Cycle Tour.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Wednesday 13 May to Sunday 17 May, 2015

This weekend it’s time to get your endorphin fix! Hike Lion’s Head, jump off Table Mountain or go face to face with a Great White Shark! Anything to get that adrenaline rush! Adventure is calling will you answer?

Spier embraces family getaways

Planning a weekend away with young children can be a difficult proposition. So one of the great draws of Spier Wine Farm is its family orientated vision that allows you to make a weekend of it. Kids are not just tolerated, they are welcomed and it makes a massive difference knowing that upon arrival.

Culture and Arts spilling over in the Mother City

Cape Town is a city blessed with a vibrant history and a rich, diverse and passionate artistic and cultural scene. From the inner city to the townships, travellers and locals have plenty to choose from every weekend.

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.

Coffee Shops With Character in Cape Town

The coffee culture is strong in Cape Town with shops lining the corners and main strips across the city, calling on java connoisseurs to sample their latest brews. From little nooks in the CBD to seaside meeting places in Simonstown, check out some of our local coffee shops with character.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 07 May to Sunday 10 May, 2015

Another weekend is nearly upon us in the Mother City! Plenty on the go and don’t forget the most important day of all – Mother’s Day. We have cherry-picked some of the best events and lined up some awesome things for you to spoil your mom with this weekend!

Spier leading the way in sustainability

Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is not only one of the most beautiful estates in the country, boasting a world-class hotel, two fantastic restaurants, an excellent conferencing centre and award-winning wines, it also leads the way in terms of sustainable and ethical farming.

Cape Sidecar Adventure in Cape Town

Who would have thought that on a Sunday afternoon in Cape Town you could don a real McCoy jet fighter pilot helmet with visor, oversized leather riding jacket and hop into a vintage World War Two sidecar? Well, this is exactly what you get when you book a tour with Cape Sidecar Adventures and they even throw in a scarf to complete the look.

For the love of Chocolate: Rococoa in Cape Town

Chocolate. Chocolate is everyone’s favourite indulgence. So, isn’t it great that we have amazing hand-made and imported chocolate right here in Cape Town? And you can do this and SO much more at Rococoa. And it’s the perfect weather to indulge…

Kids rule the weekend in Cape Town

There is so much on offer for kids in Cape Town that you might have to scratch off some activities on your to-do list or you could just make a weekend of it.

Mother’s Day Events 2015 in Cape Town: What to do in the Mother City

You know which important day it is on Sunday 10 May, 2015, right? The one day of the year that you get to honour the number one woman in your life – it’s Mother Day, in beautiful Cape Town, the Mother City.