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A guide to museums in Cape Town

If you are a local – or discovering the Mother City for the first time - unlock her secrets by visiting these wonderful museums in Cape Town.

A fun, family hike in Cape Town

If you’re looking for a fun and relatively easy walk for the whole family, the hike up to the old manganese mines is a good place to start.

Get to know the African Penguins at Boulders Beach

When it comes to picture-postcard beaches in Cape Town, you’re spoilt for choice, but Boulders Beach offers up something the others don’t – African Penguins!

A guide to top galleries in Cape Town

The creative energy in Cape Town is palpable and the vast multitude of art galleries in the city bears testament to its commitment to South Africa’s visual arts movement.

50 Ways to Travel Like a Local in Cape Town

The absolute best way to experience this incredible (almost overwhelming) city, is to learn from the locals. To discover what they do, what they like, what they eat. See, the locals are your insiders, your confidants, your peeps. They’re the guys with all the secrets to the best places to hangout, things to eat and stuff to do on a weekend. So to ensure that you don’t miss out on an authentic summer experience in the Mother City this year, we’re sharing our round-up of locals’ ultimate favourites according to your five senses: taste, touch, see, hear and smell.

There’s something for everyone at the V&A Waterfront

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, which attracts roughly 24 million visitors each year, is South Africa’s most-visited destination. This is hardly surprising when you think about how much it has to offer!

A guide to top theatres in Cape Town

The performing arts are alive and kicking in the Mother City, with a host of top-class playhouses putting on a diverse variety of performances all around the peninsula.

Where to find amazing local designers in Cape Town

Cape Town is a fashionable spot and if you’re visiting, you need to be on the lookout for all the talented local artistes that call the city home. Here’s our list of design stores not to miss – from jewellery and fashion to interiors.

Explore Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain

Whether it is covered in a blanket of moody clouds or showing off against a crisp cloudless blue sky, Table Mountain is always spectacular.

Vineyard Hotel’s Elgin Valley Festival

The Vineyard Hotel is a one of those Cape Town hidden gems. It’s located in the leafy Newlands suburb and there is so much on offer here. It’s also starting to become the go-to hotel in the area for all things food and wine related. For example, there’s a delicious Burgundy Celebration Dinner and an Elgin Valley pinot noir festival coming up. Both of these form part of the hotel’s Tastes of 2016 calendar.

Delicious Day Trip Idea: Groote Post Country Market

Drive one hour into any direction from Cape Town’s CBD, and you are guaranteed to find magic in the countryside. You will stumble across charming towns, vineyards and orchards, scenic mountains, panoramic Atlantic ocean views, and of course, good old farm markets.

Two Oceans Road Closures

The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon is happening this weekend with thousands of hardy souls taking to the streets to take part.If you’re planning on heading out into the Mother City this weekend, be sure to have a look at all the road closures first.

Set some time aside for Darling

Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Darling has much to offer the day tripper but it is also well worth planning a longer visit in order to get the most of what is has on offer.

Stellenbosch more than just the wine

When you think of Stellenbosch the first thing that comes to mind is no doubt the abundance of beautiful wine farms and their myriad attractions. But do not overlook spending some time in the quaint historic town with its oak-lined avenues, heritage buildings, wonderful bars and restaurants, and vibrant street life.

Head to The Bay for the ultimate Cape Town experience

Cape Town’s beaches are among the most beautiful in the world, especially Camps Bay. However, there may be days when you just don’t want to battle the crowds to find your place in the sun, and frankly, swimming is not an option. That is when you set up shop at The Bay Hotel.

Two Oceans Marathon events

It’s almost time for the 2016 Two Oceans Marathon! Aside from the ultra and half marathon and the trail run, there are various other events that will be on the go. And the best part is that that whole family can be part of it!

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Hout Bay

Hout Bay, or the Republic of Hout Bay as it is affectionately known by locals, is a fantastic sea-side neighbourhood in Cape Town that offers something for everyone, any day of the week. Here’s a deeper look at what this great Cape Town area has to offer.

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Langa

Langa was a focal area for much of the resistance against the apartheid government and as such has a rich – if often turbulent – history. It is well known for its cultural offerings, its warmth and sense of community and wide array of offerings available to visitors.

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Woodstock

Woodstock is one of the oldest suburbs in Cape Town and it is also one of the hippest. An incredible mix of diversity and cultures combine to make the neighbourhood a vibrant, bustling blend of food, fashion, arts and design. Woodstock is a place to be seen and heard, an area favoured by locals and for good reason.

Spots you can carbo-load at before The Cape Town Cycle Tour

It’s Cape Town Cycle Tour time! Check out these carb-friendly spots in the Mother City!

EASTER SPECIALS

Easter is a special time for family and friends.  In Cape Town we celebrate it in so many ways.

Swimming with dolphins and seals in Cape Town

As the sun beats down on the Mother City, there are few better places to be than bobbing around in the Atlantic Ocean, even when it is at its iciest. Add to the occasion, a pod of dusky dolphins in the midst of a feeding frenzy and I think it’s pretty safe to say there are none.

Eikendal Lodge a home from home and then some

At Eikendal Lodge in Stellenbosch, like all hospitality establishments, they want you to relax and feel at home.

Take a City Sightseeing bus to Groot Constantia

Did you know that the City Sightseeing Bus goes to almost all of the Cape Town Big 7? So when you plan a trip to one of Cape Town’s top attractions, why not get there with City Sightseeing? That’s exactly what a group of local Igers were invited to do – take the bus to Cape Town’s oldest wine producing farm, Groot Constantia. And here are some of the amazing images that came out of the day.

State of the Nation Address 2016: Road Closures in Cape Town

President Jacob Zuma will be delivering his State of the Nation Address at the Opening of Parliament on Thursday, 11 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.

6 OF THE BEST JUICE BARS IN CAPE TOWN

The Mother City is big on healthy living, with locals dedicated to feeding their bodies only the freshest foods and juices. We visited six of the best Juice Bars in the city and came back with our top choices.

Romantic Stellenbosch

Want to head out to the Winelands for a romantic weekend? Well, my better half and I recently spent some time in Stellenbosch and I can now provide you with the perfect itinerary for a weekend full of romance.

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Newlands

The leafy Southern Suburb of Newlands is arguably one of the most beautiful areas in the city and is renowned for its sporting facilities and being home to some of the best schools in the country, but there is so much more. Read on to discover all that the area has to offer.

50 ways to woo your loved one in Cape Town

The Mother City has always been big on love, so allow us to help with 50 ways to ensure you knock it out of the park this year!

Celebs show Cape Town the love

Cape Town has always been a favourite destination for celebrities and the past year has been no different with plenty of A-listers spending time in the Mother City. It’s no surprise that our city got under their skin and they have been sharing their experiences with all their followers ever since.