Rob PetersThe song goes that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. No argument there, because I’ve never met a girl who doesn’t like something with a nice sheen to it. But then they work pretty well for guys too, particularly when they’re trying to impress said girls by introducing them to their new BFF.
Bianca ColemanFor a city with such a magnificent coastline, there are surprisingly few five star hotels on the water’s edge, and even less that combine this with such convenient proximity to so many of Cape Town’s top tourist attractions. The Radisson Blu Waterfront is one that stands out amongst the crowd.
Marisah Smith and Fazielah WilliamsIf there is one thing Capetonians are good at - other than socialising, of course - it’s braaing. Whether it’s meat or fish, you can be sure that on a spectacular summer’s day (or even on a winter’s day), you will find us gathered around the fire, enjoying each other’s company, the tantalising aroma of meat on the grill and our breathtaking city views.
FeaturedTHE gin floodgates have been opened in Cape Town. Not only do we have at least three dedicated gin bars and at least two locally produced tonic waters, but it’s becoming a popular spirit to distill with new brands emerging into the market all the time.
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Performers at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Photo courtesy Simon Bisson Cape Town’s talented performers are invited to apply to perform at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, which takes place between June 11 and July 11.
Dias Beach. Photo by Marie Viljoen When my family first moved to Cape Town, good friends told us about Dias Beach. One morning, armed with picnic baskets, orange juice and Champagne, we went to find it.
This photograph, of Camps Bay Beach and the Twelve Apostles, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Konrad Blum.
Photos by Mike Metelerkamp Recently a friend of mine took a long-overdue weekend visit to the Mother City. She hadn’t seen all that Cape Town has to offer, so I decided to plan an unforgettable trip by selecting a few great things to do in Cape Town.
A previous festival. Photo courtesy Paul Perton Cape Town’s 11th International Jazz Festival takes centre stage in Cape Town during April this year.
This photograph, of the majestic Queen Mary 2 luxury ocean liner docked at Cape Town Harbour, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Eric Tollner aka Eric T.
Tickets for the Cape Town International Challenge, which takes place at Newlands Stadium on April 8 and Cape Town Stadium on April 10, are now available through Computicket.
Photo provided by the Greenhouse Restaurant The Taste of Cape Town food festival organisers promised a more delicious and stylish event than ever before and they delivered just that. From the Grolsch bar, to the divine Johnnie Walker stand with whisky tastings, to the Checkers Wine Route event arena’s elegant lounges, the event epitomised class.
The start of the 2007 Two Oceans Marathon. Photo courtesy Hubert Januarie Fifty-three athletes will be spending their birthdays competing in this year’s prestigious Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town; they’ll be running with 20 950 other race hopefuls!
This photograph, of a view of Table Mountain from the V&A Waterfront, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Dr Cecil M. Schneider aka Davridan.
German duo, Stefan Sahm (left) and Karl Platt, were the overall winners of the 2010 Absa Cape Epic. Photo by Roy Barford Several thousand people arrived at Lourensford Wine Estate today to enjoy some magnificent mountain biking, sunny skies, as well as the soothing sounds of popular South African band, Watershed.
The 2010 Absa Cape Epic concluded at Lourensford Wine Estate on Sunday, March 28.
This photograph, of young street dancers at the V&A Waterfront, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Marc Fletcher aka marc.fletcher.
This photograph, of Table Mountain covered by its famous cloud “cloth”, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Mallix.
Max Knox (left) and Brandon Stewart, will be a team worth watching out for on Sunday. Photo courtesy Warren Rohner The 2010 Absa Cape Epic finishes on Sunday in Lourensford, 45km from the Cape Town CBD.
The Sea Dog Paddle Series is a safe, fun paddle that takes place over 20 Fridays during the summer months. The race is never cancelled, always in Fish Hoek and the course is approximately 6km.
This photograph, of the pebbled Rietvlei coastline with Table Mountain in the background, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Simon Fishley aka simjim.
Cableway CEO, Sabine Lehmann, informs Federico Uribe Velasquez that he is the cableway’s 20-millionth visitor. Photo by Roy Barford Colombian filmmaker, Federico Uribe Velasquez, got the surprise of his life when he purchased his ticket, as staff at the Table Mountain Cableway burst into cheers. The Cape Town media, on standby, then swamped 41-year-old Velasquez, who basked in the glory, happily posing for photographs and giving interviews.
This photograph, of University of Cape Town (UCT) students dancing during their annual RAG parade, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Max Barñers.
Former Mail&Guardian online managing director, Matthew Buckland, will be one of the ‘geeks’ modelling at Daylight Studio on Bree Street on Friday evening. Photo courtesy Gregor Rohrig Cape Town Tourism’s e-marketing co-ordinators, Mike Meterlerkamp and Aslam Levy, will be taking part in the Geek Fashion Show, to raise funds for Breadline Africa, a charity that aims to support those living in poverty.
This photograph, of children’s sailing boats at Zandvlei Estuary, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Anja aka anni.b’s.
The vessel. Photos by Mike Metelerkamp I was treated to a sunset cruise aboard the Tigger 2 this past weekend and it’s been one of my favourite Cape Town experiences to date.
Cape Town will be celebrating Earth hour on Saturday. Photo courtesy coda Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) initiative aimed at increasing awareness of global climate change and working together to create a sustainable future for our planet. Earth Hour began as a small WWF event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, with 2.2-million homes and businesses switching off their lights for an hour.
This photograph of Lion’s Head, was taken by mallix, who has contributed the most photographs to the Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group. Cape Town Tourism’s Flickr group, Cape Town. Live it. Love it., now has more than 10 000 images of Cape Town and surrounding areas.
This photograph, of early Cape Argus riders on Boyes Drive, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member African Travel Experts.
This photograph, of boats silently bobbing in Hout Bay Harbour, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member John Maarschalk aka Just John.
This photograph, of cyclists during the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Tour 2010, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Bruce aka smee.bruce.
This photograph, of the renovated Waterkant Street in the Bo-Kaap, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Djed Ryan aka djedryan.