Bianca ColemanPicture the scene – a softly lit wine cellar full of barrels, a hound sleeping on the floor, a table set with glasses and a huge platter of bread, olives, olive tapenade, olive oil, cheese, salami, mixed nuts, biltong and droëwors, bottles of some of the finest wines in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, and a tasting led by the wine-maker Peter Finlayson.
Rob Peters and Kelly LodewyksSo you’re looking for a night out are you? A couple of drinks you say? Maybe you want to cut loose on the dance floor, but aren’t sure where to go? Our handy list of 50 of the most popular clubs and bars in the Mother City will help you on your way then! Enjoy!
Bianca ColemanIt’s interesting to note how popular townships tours have become with visitors to our country who are searching for personal and authentic encounters with our citizens. A walking tour of Kayamandi in Stellenbosch does exactly that.
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R&B singer John Legend was a hit in Cape Town with three sold-out shows and it looks like the Mother City left its mark on him as well. The legendary crooner and his wife – model Chrissy Teigen – were posting up on storm on Instagram as they captured their travels in the city this week, from yacht trips and show-time selfies, to more intimate moments on tour. John, you legend, thanks for coming, and hopefully we see you again soon!
Last night the SunStar Beacon of Hope was unveiled and lit up on Signal Hill. And it looks pretty spectacular. Designed by Christopher Swift and part of the World Design Capital initiatives, the SunStar was made with pieces of the fencing from Robben Island. Standing 24 metres high, this outdoor art installation will stay on Signal Hill for about six months before it’s moved, possibly to one of the properties of Sun International, who funded the piece.
The 2014 Stellenbosch Cycle Tour, presented by Liberty, has announced scheduled road closures and traffic delays in Stellenbosch and surrounding areas on race day.
With so much happening in #lovecapetown this weekend, it’s not a case of what to do in the Mother City, but rather can you fit it all in? We bring you some of this weekend’s top choices.
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is a huge annual event that brings together top-class local and international jazz acts for the entertainment of those in the Mother City. It’s an event that people travel for and an event where if you’re not quick off the mark for tickets, you stand a good chance of missing out. Some of the line-up for the 2015 festival has just been announced and judging by the talent, the next Cape Town International Jazz Festival looks all set to impress the crowds.
Cape Town is one of the world’s greatest entertainers. Warm, welcoming and always seeking new and unique ways of showing off what she has to offer. Every day of the year, visitors and locals alike are treated to the myriad of fantastic events and activities on offer in the city. From open-air theatres to ziplines high above the Constantia Valley, here are four new and unique things you can do in the Mother City. Do one or do them all, just make sure you get involved.
In honour of Cape Town coming out on top of an Agoda.com survey for the global travel destination with the highest rated hotels, we take a look at five award-winning hotels located in the Mother City.
So you’re planning a spectacular adventure and beautiful Cape Town has tantalised her way into your consideration. When to come? And to coincide with what? Here is our insider’s guide to the most awesome events coming up in early 2015:
If you’ve been in and around Cape Town this past week and a bit, it would have been difficult not to notice the festivities surrounding the Volvo Ocean Race. We got up close and personal with the race leaders on the weekend.
Whether you consider yourself a connoisseur of beer or just enjoy drinking the amber nectar, the Cape Town Festival of Beer is tailor-made for you!
Go on and get out there….There is no excuse to stay at home with so much happening in and around Cape Town this coming weekend. #lovecapetown is waiting for you.
By far one of the best ways to see the views of Constantia is from the SA Forest Adventures zipline at Silvermist Wine Estate, near Constantia Nek.
With Valentines Day coming up in 3 months time and Cape Town becoming a growing hotbed (pun intended) for international marriage proposals, we take a look at some of the most romantic spots in the Cape to help you plan your next amazing ambush for your beloved.
This weekend we are spoilt for choice… best to do it all!
The new Watershed at the V&A Waterfront is officially the coolest place to buy Christmas presents this year. With over 150 trendy stands selling more than 365 different brands, you will definitely be your family and friends’ favourite person by buying them something super unique and truly Capetonian.
Here in South Africa it’s illegal to discharge fireworks displays in our own backyard for safety reasons. But there are plenty of parks and public areas designated locations for launching your pretties into the sky!
This year, Zombie Walk Cape Town and The Night Life have joined forces once again to bring you Cape Town’s biggest Zombie Walk yet. Here are some of the highlights of the day.
The 20th Cape Town International Kite Festival on the 1st and 2nd November 2014, proved to be as popular as ever with over 20,000 attendees enjoying the sunshine, the kites and a lively breeze!
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.
Look down at the postcard. Look up at the beach. Look down at the postcard. Now slowly pick your jaw up from the ground. Yes, these 5 beaches in Cape Town are even more ridiculously good looking in real life than any picture could prepare you for.
By now you all know I’ve got a thing for amazing mini-breakaways in #lovecapetown… if it’s got a cool pool, delicious buffet, soft beds and breath-taking views, I’ll stay there. That’s exactly what the newly renovated Southern Sun Waterfront hotel on the Foreshore offers and it’s amazing!
Have you ever got an urge to explore, to look upon Earth’s bounty with wonder? Here are 13 pictures of the Cape’s beautiful landscapes that will make you want to adventure beyond the city’s majesty, Table Mountain.
Are you ready for an incredible weekend in our beloved Mother City?
Summer is on its way to Cape Town and how better to celebrate the sunny season than by taking in a super cool theatrical production at one of the Mother City’s amazing theatres?
Hello, #lovecapetown! Your awesome weekend is on its way!
Woohoo, Mother City music lovers! The 2014/2015 Summer Sunset Concerts at the impressive Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden‘s programme has been announced and it’s EPIC!
Are you ready to be scared silly, #lovecapetown? It’s my all-time favourite holiday of the year, Halloween, on Friday 31 October, 2014, and the spooky Mother City’s streets are about to come alive with the undead!
Woohoo, it’s the weekend, baby!
Get in touch with your most authentic self amongst the gorgeous fruit fields of Cape Town and take home the freshest of the fresh for your next culinary creation. There’s nothing more invigorating - especially when you add a glass of wine to the mix!
Sure, the December break is two months away and you cringe every time someone sends out one of those annoying “Countdown to Christmas” emails but admit it, you’re excited that your year-end party is just weeks away, right?