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Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 27 February to Sunday 1 March, 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!

Cheer on the riders of the Cape Town Cycle Tour

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!

Six reasons to visit Design Indaba Expo in Cape Town

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.

4 of the best conference and function venues in Cape Town

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.

Zipline adventure in Hottentots Holland

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.

Top Design Hotels in Cape Town

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.

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Simon’s Town

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.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 20 February to Sunday 22 February, 2015

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.

International star Passenger’s beautiful tribute to Cape Town

Folk singer Mike Rosenberg – known to fans worldwide as Passenger – enjoyed a whirlwind stay in Cape Town this month - selling out at Kirstenbosch Gardens - and it looks like the Mother City had a HUGE impact on him. Take a look at this incredible tribute video he recorded for Cape Town.

Five of the best coffee spots in Cape Town

With a vibrant culture of coffee brewing, Cape Town locals take the taste and atmosphere served in their favourite coffee haunts very seriously. Luckily, that means you’ll find some of the world’s best coffee shops right here in your favourite holiday destination. Check out this list of five of best coffee spots in Cape Town.

Loud and proud - Cape Town Pride Festival is back

It’s Cape Town Pride Festival once again! The theme for this year is Return to the Rainbow and we’re certain that it will be a great week of fantastic parties and fun events.

Sheep Stakes a winner at Doran Vineyards

Before we begin this story, let’s acknowledge the elephant in the room. There’s been some controversy about the monthly Sheep Stakes at Doran Vineyards; most of that noise has come from those who have heard about it but not actually been to the farm to see for themselves how it works. The truth of the event is far more positive.

Cape Town Carnival promises to be more spectacular than ever before

The Cape Town Carnival has taken on a life of its own. Now in its 6th year, this annual event promises to be bigger and better than before with this year’s theme of Elemental. It’s exactly what it promises - a carnival of Cape Town’s vibrant cultures and colours with spectacular music, art, dance and fabulous costumes.

Pearl Valley Geared for Maximum Enjoyment

Situated in the heart of the Winelands, the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course at Pearl Valley is complemented by a grand location and a superb venue for post-round drinks. The entire Pearl Valley experience is geared for enjoyment. Just watch out for the bunkers.

Inspiring design spaces to visit in Cape Town

World Design Capital 2014 has put Cape Town design on the map. The fact that Cape Town is now seen as a city of design is what WDC has given us. It is with that legacy in mind that we bring you our list of spaces, places and events that showcase good design and encourage creative thinking.

10 of the best bars and restaurants to watch the rugby in Cape Town

Rugby in South Africa is close to religion. Acolytes of the game follow every tackle, pass and try with relentless fervour. This weekend marks the start of the latest Super Rugby season and while the local team, the Stormers, may not be in town, Capetonians across the city will be descending on bars and pubs to watch all the games. Here are 10 of the best places in Cape Town to catch the rugby!

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 12 February to Sunday 15 February, 2015

Love is in the air in Cape Town this weekend! Check out some of these awesome things to do this Valentine’s Day, from a Love Run to a 80’s romance under the stars, there’s plenty to choose from!

A Kayaking Adventure off the Shores of Simon’s Town

It’s not often I am up before my kids. But then it’s not often I have the urge to be up before the sun has risen. So what dragged me out of bed this time? That would be an invitation from Kayak Cape Town to go paddling around Simon’s Town.

Blaauwklippen a feast for all the senses

Blaauwklippen Vineyards, the renowned Stellenbosch wine farm, has unveiled the transformation of its current wine centre into a venue dedicated to sensory ecstasy. You can grab a bite to eat and listen to live music in the market area or you can take yourself down to the ‘Tasting Room’ – it’s an invitation to a feast for all the senses.

Cape Town 10s delivers all the big hits

The Takealot Cape Town 10s is the world’s biggest Tens tournament and judging by the past weekend’s edition, it is just getting bigger. Bigger crowds, bigger names and a bigger jol.

Load-shedding in Cape Town: A Survival Guide

Load-shedding is not pretty. In fact it is a major downer, but it is also a reality. It can, however, be made more bearable if you are prepared. With that in mind, here are some helpful links to make sure you know when the lights are about to go out in your neighbourhood.

Submerge yourself in a piece of Cape Town’s history

When you first set eyes on the SAS Assegaai, there is a definite feeling of nostalgia, pride even. This grand old dame has seen better days, but there is something regal about her, despite the rust and algae clinging to her hull and the fading lettering across her sail.

Come find an Eden within the city

The False Bay Nature Reserve is an Eden within the city’s limits with a wide variety of plant, animal and birdlife to be found. These natural gems are just some of the joys that await you here.

Opening of Parliament Road: Closures in Cape Town

President Jacob Zuma will be delivering his State of the Nation Address at the Opening of Parliament on Thursday, 12 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.

Magnum pop-up works a treat in Cape Town

New York, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Paris, Istanbul, London – and now Cape Town. Magnum celebrates 25 years of ice cream with its latest pop-up Pleasure Store in Cavendish Square. Millions of fans already love this decadent chocolate-coated treat but at the lavish gold-and-brown Pleasure Store you can take it up several notches by creating, wait for it, your own Magnum.

Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town perfect for family outings

For a low-cost, no-fuss couple of hours, the Seapoint Promenade gets Lance Witten’s vote as the go-to venue for a quick family trip that showcases Cape Town’s natural beauty. Exercise, sea- and-mountain views, shell-gathering, impromptu art installations, parks and quick and easy access to food, makes it perfect for when the kids want to get out without breaking the bank.

5 Reasons to Visit False Bay Ecology Park in Cape Town

Cape Town is home to a massive network of wetlands that, apart from serving a very real purpose to our survival, are also great places to visit. The False Bay Ecology Park (FBEP) has just been awarded global recognition with a Ramsar Certificate. Here are five great reasons why you should visit!

Your #lovecapetown weekend:What’s on from Friday 6 February to Sunday 8 February, 2015

It’s a hard-hitting weekend in Cape Town with the takealot Tens promising big action and lots more to choose from! Take a look at our pick of this weekend’s events in the Mother City!

50 ways to woo your loved one in Cape Town on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just 10 days away and lovers from around the world are finalising their plans to romance their nearest and dearest. The Mother City has always been big on love and now we bring you a He Said / She Said list of 50 ways to ensure you knock it out of the park this year!

Your #lovecapetown monthly preview: February 2015

There are some massive events taking place in Cape Town this month and we preview four of the biggest. Go ahead and experience some of what Cape Town has to offer in February 2015.