Bianca ColemanPicture the scene – a softly lit wine cellar full of barrels, a hound sleeping on the floor, a table set with glasses and a huge platter of bread, olives, olive tapenade, olive oil, cheese, salami, mixed nuts, biltong and droëwors, bottles of some of the finest wines in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, and a tasting led by the wine-maker Peter Finlayson.
Rob Peters and Kelly LodewyksSo 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 50 of the most popular clubs and bars in the Mother City will help you on your way then! Enjoy!
Bianca ColemanIt’s interesting to note how popular townships tours have become with visitors to our country who are searching for personal and authentic encounters with our citizens. A walking tour of Kayamandi in Stellenbosch does exactly that.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
South African cyclist Nolan Hoffman won the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour on Sunday to retain his title.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Big, small, BIG - size does not define a design hotel. It is the meeting place of form and function; a style that is unique, technology that is responsive and an environmentally considerate build. Whether your design preference is modern, classic or retro, Cape Town caters to all tastes.
The coastal naval village of Simon’s Town is a favourite for locals and visitors with its stunning views and rich history combining with a wide range of accommodation, activities and superb restaurants to create a perfect home base while in Cape Town.
Cape Town Pride, trail runs, a prawn festival combined with horse racing and cocktails to wind the weekend down, it’s another great weekend ahead in the Mother City.