Rob PetersCape 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.
FeaturedThis 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.
Bianca ColemanFor a fun evening of cooking, drinking, and socialising look no further than an interactive food experience at Ginger & Lime in Fresnaye.
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Suze Orman will be in Cape Town in June for the Time/Fortune/CNN Global Forum. Photo courtesy Steph Anderson Finance guru Suze Orman is one of the first confirmed guests for the first-ever Time/Fortune/CNN Global Forum, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre between June 26 and June 28, 2010.
This photograph of seals at the V&A Waterfront was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Eva-Maria Mueller aka Evi23.
This photograph of a woman walking her dog by the ocean was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Sonja Muller aka Sonja_za.
This photograph of St James Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Keith Lyle aka Stanleyace.
Vuvuzela Fridays at the Cape Town visitor information centre The team at Cape Town Tourism needs no invitation to display its football spirit in the run-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. To inspire visitors to the city to get into the footie spirit as well, the reservations teams at the information centre encourages them to try their hand at blowing what has become an SA Soccer World Cup icon, the vuvuzela.
This photograph of the mountains in Constantia was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Craig Stachan aka Craig wants camera stage time.
In December 2009, just before the Final Draw, soccer legend Ruud Gullit and other Dutch football stars such as Pierre van Hooijdonk visited Hout Bay, to treat children from Hout Bay and Imizamo Yethu, as well as from Philippi and Gugulethu, to a soccer clinic. It was a day to remember.
Spectacular Table Mountain, one of South Africa’s most iconic attractions Last week, two colleagues and I spent a few hours on an open-top bus tour of Cape Town, courtesy of City Sightseeing. We chose the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour, which costs R110.00 for adults and R60.00 for children aged 5-15 (kids under five are free), and is fabulous value for money, because you can spend the entire day on the tour if you like, and get to see some of Cape Town’s top attractions.
This photograph of Vineyard Road, in Claremont, Cape Town, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Anton LeRoux-Marx.
United States President Barack Obama could be one of many famous faces visiting Cape Town for the Fortune/Time/CNN Global Forum in June. Photo courtesy jmtimages Cape Town will host some of the world’s most influential people during the three-day Fortune/Time/CNN Global Forum, which takes place during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
The FIFA World Cup™ ticketing sub-committee has opened a call centre to assist soccer fans who want buy tickets for the World Cup.
Graffiti on a wall in Cape Town. Photo courtesy Mike Metelerkamp While walking through town a few weeks ago I came across some chalk graffiti outside my office, with the images translating into: “Love equals football”.
Photo courtesy Mike Metelerkamp About two weeks ago I attended a dinner at the home of a good friend, who is lives in an upmarket top-floor apartment in the middle of the Cape Town CBD.
This photograph of a tattoo artist at work was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Mark Kalkwarf.
The Wishing Wall is a fluid collage created from Capetonians’ wishes, hopes, dreams and opinions. Photo courtesy Felicia Pattison Walking up Adderley Street, you’re usually accompanied by wind-blown detritus. But Adderley Street will be surprisingly different for the rest of the week.
Infecting the City 2009, photo courtesy Yasser Boodley Infecting the City, or the Spier Public Arts Festival, is taking place in Cape Town for the third year, in February. The theme for 2010 is Human Rites and the idea behind the concept “Infecting the City” is that of infectious enthusiasm, laughter or empathy. The organisers want people to be infected with energy, colour, excitement and surprise at having public art in inner-city spaces, where they may not have noticed it before.
This photograph of horses at the Zorgvliet wine estate was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Amanda Cooper aka *betonoir*.
Cape Town website owner and editor, Alison Beere, advises visitors to consider Cape Town’s villages when planning their visit. Kalk Bay, pictured above, within 20-minutes drive of Cape Town central. Photo courtesy Ian Junor Alison Beere is a Cape Town mom and the owner and editor of Cape Town Family Holiday Magic, a website dedicated to family-friendly holidays in and around the Western Cape.
Children at Bloemvlei Primary School “As members of the tourism and hospitality industry, we believe the TCD Trust can play a leading role in facilitating community development, by channelling the extensive resources our sector can provide. We believe strongly that tourism and hospitality stakeholders can play an enormous role in bringing about real change in our society,” says Di Thomas of Daytrippers, one of Tourism Community Development (TCD) Trust’s trustees.
This photograph of a dancer at the V&A Waterfront was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Richard Pixels.
This photograph of a visitor blowing a vuvuzela in an empty Cape Town Stadium was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Gabby Gang aka cosmopolitan photography
This photograph of a jazz performance at the V&A Waterfront was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Trevor Exposed.
Cape Town Tourism now has more than 1000 followers on Twitter Cape Town Tourism’s Twitter following has passed the 1000 mark! As of today, CapeTownTourism is being followed by 1002 people looking to know what’s happening in and around the Mother City. Cape Town Tourism is also following more than 1100 people on the social networking site.
Cyril Ramaphosa remembering February 11, 1990. Photo courtesy Carina Beyer/Iziko Museums Two major exhibitions opened this week at the Iziko Museums’ Slave Lodge in the Cape Town city centre: Mandela: Character, comrade, leader, prisoner, negotiator, statesman; and Drawing on Madiba, by Zapiro. Twenty years ago yesterday, on February 11, 1990, Mandela was released after spending 27 years in prison.
Bryan Habana will start his first Super 14 game for the Stormers, against the Lions at Ellis Park tomorrow. Photo courtesy gillstrawberry The popular Super 14 rugby tournament, featuring regional teams from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, kicks off this weekend. Cape Town’s local team, The Stomers, will begin their campaign against the Lions at Ellis Park in Johannesburg tomorrow.
This photo was taken just after sunrise at Maiden’s Cove in Camps Bay. This is one of my favourites – there’s great colour in the sky. I used a three-stop filter to blur the movement of the water. Just after I took this shot the wave broke over the rocks, soaking my feet!
. This photograph of a fishing boat in Kalk Bay Harbour was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Steve Crane.
Watch the sun set from the top of Table Mountain with your loved one this February. Photo courtesy Douglas Walker The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway’s Month of Love Sunset Special is valid until February 28, 2010, and offers visitors the chance to spoil their loved ones, by taking them to the top of Table Mountain, after 18h00, for half-price.