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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We all get a bit busy sometimes so we can’t always go out to dinner and then see a show afterwards or vice-versa. So, it’s really handy when you find a venue where you can do both at the same time! Here we’ve rounded up some of the best dinner-and-a-show venues in Cape Town.
Can’t leave home without your furry friend? How about a doggie adventure in Cape Town? There are plenty of options, from beach and forest walks to meals specially prepared for your canine companions.
Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich is currently filming the latest installment of the popular zombie franchise and the statuesque star is sharing the Mother City’s unrivalled beauty with all her followers on Instagram. Check out some of her awesome pics!
When you wake up in the morning to find yourself covered in glitter and your pillow smeared with streaks of face paint, chances are you were playing with Madame Zingara the previous night.
It feels like just yesterday that we were all dressed up, walking the fan walk, blowing our vuvuzelas, chatting to absolutely every international visitor we encounter along the packed fan walk and generally just high on the gees of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. We loved it, we lived it, and we kind of miss it. If you’re looking to get as close to it as possible and a chance to relive some of the great memories, then the Cape Town Stadium Experience is for you.
Celebrate Women’s Day on Sunday, 9 August with a star-studded concert at the Cape Town City Hall and all for a worthy cause. All proceeds raised at the concert will go to Project Flamingo, an initiative aimed at supporting women faced with a breast cancer prognosis.
Sure, the V&A Waterfront might not be a ‘neighbourhood’, but it sure is a massive hub of activity! Accommodation, restaurants, shops, entertainment, adventure, it has plenty of everything – there’s a reason it’s so popular after all. So, yes, it’s not strictly a neighbourhood, but with so much to do at the V&A we decided to include it as an honorary one.
So what’s a girl supposed to do on a dark and stormy night in the middle of the week? Climb under the duvet with a good book and some hot chocolate? Not bloody likely! THIS girl grabbed a mate and we dodged fallen branches and ankle deep puddles to get to the Baxter Theatre to catch the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival.
The Cape Canopy Tour in the in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve was recently named by Lonely Planet as the second best new attraction in the world, I have been desperate to experience since they began operating last year and recently got a chance. Suffice to say I was not disappointed.
“Irasshaimase!” the waiters say to welcome every new person who descends the staircase at One&Only Cape Town’s Nobu. As the first African restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, it gives classic Japanese cuisine a contemporary twist.
Just an hour-and-half outside of Cape Town, Saldanha Bay is the perfect place for a sneaky weekend – or mid-week – breakaway! Blue Bay Lodge has a number of awesome deals for you to take advantage of this winter!
Cascade Country Manor has become firmly fixed in my mind as Paarl’s best kept secret. Nestled between an olive grove and a buchu plantation, it is the perfect haven for a cosy winter weekend to recharge and detox. And as I am in a generous mood, and because something as good as this needs to be shared, here are 5 reasons to visit.
You’ve seen our list of 50 restaurants to try and we received such great feedback on that one that we simply had to make a list out of all the suggestions. Here you go - 50 restaurants to try as recommended by locals.
South Africa is a huge golfing nation and Cape Town is home to some of the best golf courses in the country. Having produced 10 Major winners - two women and eight men – the country has enjoyed considerable success in the sport and the Southern African Museum of Golf and Golf Hall of Fame at the V&A Waterfront has done a fantastic job capturing both the history and our impressive success.
The City of Cape Town has announced a special offer on ticket prices for the inaugural Cape Town Cup this weekend. Get yours now!
If you’re looking for a healthy, practical and green way of seeing the Mother City, Up Cycles – the city’s first drop-and-go bike rental company – needs to be your port of call.
Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world and it is quickly taking hold in South Africa, not only as a sport, but as a fitness-orientated pastime as well. Like surfing, part of the draw is the physical element, without it ever feeling like a workout. But unlike surfing, it doesn’t take very long to get to grips with the basics.
The Waterfront has truly grown into a place for everyone. On top all its current offerings – shopping, eating, nightlife, water sports, boat trips, helicopter rides, accommodation, creative designer spaces and so much more – the V&A continues to expand. The latest space set to make waves is Workshop 17. This is an innovative space where those involved in entrepreneurship and creating a positive social and economic impact can meet, work and network.
The Cape Town City Centre is where it all happens. A combination of work and play, it is where everything comes together. During the day it is a hub of activity, but it is at night, when the curtain is drawn back, that the true soul of the Mother City is revealed. It is only once the sun sets, that the city truly comes alive.
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.
Sitting on the ever-popular Sea Point Promenade, Winchester Mansions sits facing the Atlantic Ocean with Table Mountain standing sentry behind it. It’s a quite magnificent location and perfect for the monthly 3G evenings at the hotel’s restaurant, Harvey’s.
Looking for a place to get in a good show? Cape Town has many great theatres where you can do just that. Everything from the larger ones with big productions to smaller ones with only puppet shows.
If you’re looking for one of the most exhilarating moments of your life, you cannot go wrong with a skydiving experience with Mother City Skydiving.
Cape Town is renowned as a luxury destination. With a wide range of activities on offer, five-star service and a love for the finer things in life, the Mother City is waiting to wrap you in her warm, luxurious embrace. Vacationista property rentals will ensure you have a base to meet all your needs.
For anyone with kids, you will know that planning a weekend away 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. Good thing then that Cape Town is number one when it comes to family weekends. So pack your bags, gear up the kids, because here are 10 top family friendly activities in the Mother City!
The CBD is the heartbeat of every major city and it is no different for Cape Town. The city centre is the pulse of the Mother City, providing the lifeblood of the surrounding areas. It is a melting pot of diversity and culture, a smorgasbord of historical influences and a place like no other on earth. If you really want to get underneath the skin of Cape Town, you need to start in the city.
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.
Durbanville is not your average Cape Town neighbourhood. There is so much more going on than the daily school run. This is a neighbourhood filled with great experiences for everyone to enjoy.
I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth and I love to get a quality deal at a good price. My working season is all year round, but it does slow down ever so slightly in winter and that is when I get to take advantage of all the specials on offer.
Alans Airport Transfers & Tours offers a luxury door-to-door service to the corporate and leisure traveller. Alan Perring’s service is personalised and convenient and offers passengers peace of mind both day and night with no late night or early morning surcharges.