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Enjoy luxury Accommodation in Cape Town

Cape Town is renowned as a luxury destination. With a wide range of activities on offer, five-star service and a love for the finer things in life, the Mother City is waiting to wrap you in her warm, luxurious embrace. Vacationista property rentals will ensure you have a base to meet all your needs.

Your #lovecapetown weekend for 08 July to 12 July 2015

For anyone with kids, you will know that planning a weekend away is a lot more difficult than it used to be. Making sure the young ‘uns are well looked after is one thing, but keeping them occupied and happy is something else entirely. Good thing then that Cape Town is number one when it comes to family weekends. So pack your bags, gear up the kids, because here are 10 top family friendly activities in the Mother City!

Travel like a local: Your Neighbourhood Guide to the Cape Town CBD by Day

The CBD is the heartbeat of every major city and it is no different for Cape Town. The city centre is the pulse of the Mother City, providing the lifeblood of the surrounding areas. It is a melting pot of diversity and culture, a smorgasbord of historical influences and a place like no other on earth. If you really want to get underneath the skin of Cape Town, you need to start in the city.

Open Door Opens In Cape Town

After their success with Burrata and Bocca, restaurateur and sommelier Neil Grant and business partner Barry Engelbrecht are at it again. This time they’ve chosen Constantia UItsig to open another winning restaurant.

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Durbanville

Durbanville is not your average Cape Town neighbourhood. There is so much more going on than the daily school run. This is a neighbourhood filled with great experiences for everyone to enjoy.

Take Advantage of Winter in Cape Town

I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth and I love to get a quality deal at a good price. My working season is all year round, but it does slow down ever so slightly in winter and that is when I get to take advantage of all the specials on offer.

Alan’s Airport Transfers & Tours

Alans Airport Transfers & Tours offers a luxury door-to-door service to the corporate and leisure traveller. Alan Perring’s service is personalised and convenient and offers passengers peace of mind both day and night with no late night or early morning surcharges.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Wednesday 01 July to Sunday 05 July, 2015

With a wealth of natural beauty, unrivalled mountain trails and sublime backdrops, it’s not hard to understand why Mother City locals spend the majority of their time outdoors and on the go. The good news is that it’s even better in winter with the cooler temperatures making it an awesome option for sport and fitness fanatics!

Make a difference on Mandela Day in Cape Town

Mandela Day 2015 on July 18 marks what would-have been our beloved Tata Madiba’s 97th birthday and it’s the ideal opportunity to follow this great man’s example by channelling your inner charitable spirit. Here are 10 ways you can get involved in the Mother City.

@lovecapetown twitter talks

We love hearing about Cape Town from those who are here, who have been here and want to be here. It is for this reason that we occasionally host a twitter chat and we want YOU to get involved! Here’s how.

Theatre review: Mpinga Mornings

Mpinga Mornings is a one-person play told from the perspective of three Rhodesian-born (now Zimbabwe) characters – a farmer’s wife, her daughter and their domestic worker. It spans the time from around the start of the Rhodesian Bush War to the land grabs and beyond and shows the different ways in which each character was affected by these events.

Travel like a local in Langa

We are always on the lookout for authentic experiences. The word ‘authentic’ obviously means different things to different people, but I recently found a real authenticity on a tour of Langa.

Get creative with Art Jamming

I’ve always enjoyed painting and art. I’m not very good at it, but I’ve always found something relaxing and therapeutic about drawing, taking photos on my own and sitting with a canvas and being able to paint whatever I want to. Needless to say that when I got the chance to experience Art Jamming, I was quite excited about it.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Wednesday 24 June to Sunday 28 June, 2015

Whether you are starry-eyed romantics in the midst of the honeymoon period or long-time lovers looking to keep that flame burning forever more, the Mother City is ripe with romance and there is no better time to snuggle up and enjoy her warmth than in winter.

Unlocking the Elgin Valley

I have always had a soft spot for Elgin. Ever since I almost died in an off-road tri-athlon almost a decade ago, I have been in love with the place. Way back when, as I swam in ice-cold water, repeatedly broke down on a mountain bike and shambled along the trails above the Grabouw Country Club, I was still able to appreciate the natural beauty of the valley.

Waterfront warms up for winter

As winter moves into Cape Town, the V&A Waterfront has rolled out some sure-fire ways to keep the cabin fever at bay, with everything from Friday Jazz Evenings to whisky tastings to keep you warm during the chillier months.

50 Family-Friendly Things to do in Cape Town

For anyone with kids, you will know that planning a family activity is a lot more difficult than it used to be! Making sure the young ‘uns are well looked after is one thing, but keeping them occupied and happy is something else entirely. It’s with this in mind that we’ve these 50 things to keep the little ones - and you - grinning from ear to ear while in the Mother City.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Wednesday 17 June to Sunday 21 June, 2015

If you’re hosting a bachelor’s, got some mates coming in from out of town or just want to spend some time with your best mates, then Cape Town is the perfect place for an impromptu boys’ weekend!

A Lazy, Happy, Tasty Sunday in Cape Town

Approximately two years ago Gibson’s started researching the “Best Burger” and this past week we visited the burger joint to sample the goods.

D’Aria offers up rest, relaxation, great food and delicious wine

Just 30 minutes outside of the centre of Cape Town is a little farm called D’Aria. On this farm, you will find a place to eat, a place to drink and a place to lay your head.

Book flights to Cape Town with new app ‘Flapp’

Travelstart recently announced the launch of a brand new app for Android and iOS. ‘Flapp’, dubbed the ‘the two tap booking app’, is available to download for free from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store.

Spoil dad on Father’s Day in Cape Town

The Mother City loves all the dads just as much as the moms and we are showing them how much we care this Father’s Day with all the things they love – beer, biltong, burgers, rugby and more! Check out some great ways to show the old man just how much you care.

Steenberg Farm is a destination with plenty on offer

Situated along the Constantia Wine Route, Steenberg Farm lies a mere stone’s throw away form the centre of Cape Town and has so much to offer all who visit.

Enjoy an epic picnic at Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia is the oldest wine producing estate in the country and easily one of the most popular - it is also now home to one of the most epic deli and picnic offerings in the Mother City.

Your #lovecapetown weekend for 10 June to 14 June 2015

Cape Town is renowned as a luxury destination. With a wide range of activities on offer, five-star service and a love for the finer things in life, the Mother City is waiting to wrap you in her warm, luxurious embrace. So, if you’re looking for ways to leap into in the lap of luxury in Cape Town we have the perfect weekend, planned just for you.

Wine with a view at Beau Constantia

Think The Shire with a modern-day twist and you may come close to the boutique wine farm that is Beau Constantia. Close, but not quite on the money, because chances are you have never experienced a wine tasting in a venue quite like it.

Hello weekend: An exciting look back at the weekend of 5 to 7 June 2015

Weekends in Cape Town are always something to get excited about. It was with this in mind that we launched our Hello Weekend campaign. Here’s a look at how Johannesburg-based Heather Mason enjoyed her weekend in Cape Town.

Cape Town gets on the Monopoly Board

Cape Town is literally on the board with the Mother City set to become the first South African city to get its own localised edition of Monopoly.

Great winter accommodation deals in Cape Town and Surrounds

It may be cold and wet outside, but Cape Town is still a great place to be during this time of year! And when you are here, you should take advantage of some of these crazy accommodation specials in and around this amazing city.

Durbanville Hills chocolate and wine pairing

I have done copious wine tastings and I have partaken in more than a handful of pairing experiences to boot, but the wine and chocolate pairing at Durbanville Hills was my first. It is certainly a good place to start.