Rob PetersThe Titanic has always held me in its thrall. The ill-fated voyage of the most famous ship in history is a story that you could not make up – complete with villains, heroes and ultimately tragedy. So when the Titanic Expo sailed into Cape Town this month, I was first in line to snap up a ticket.
Bianca ColemanThe Belmond Mount Nelson, affectionately known as ‘the Nellie’, or ‘the Pink Lady’ – the distinctive rosy hue was mixed specially for the hotel in the 1920s – has a fascinating history which dates back to when it was opened in March 1899.
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The Cape Town Cycle Tour may have been cut to 47km, but there is nothing stopping you loading up on on some much-needed fuel before taking on the historic ride this year. Check out these 11 carb-friendly spots in the Mother City!
The Cape Town Cycle Tour announced on Wednesday that the route would be dramatically cut as a result of the fires raging across the Southern Peninsula. Cycle Tour Director David Bellair said that the decision had not been taken lightly and that it was done so with the safety of the race’s participants in mind.
Most people know of Long Street and its sleepless nights, the lovely scenery of Camps bay and its wonderful restaurants, but have you ever felt like a tourist in your own city? I did when I was recently invited to Jonkershoek Nature Reserve in Stellenbosch.
The wildfires in Cape Town continue to rage with firefighters working around the clock to put them out. The fire began above Boyes Drive on Sunday morning and has spread to Muizenberg, Hout Bay and Noordhoek. Here are some ways you can help these brave men and women as they battle tirelessly against the blaze.
When it comes to wine routes in and around Cape Town, we are spoilt for choice. There are so many right on our doorstop. Admittedly, an area that often gets overlooked in favour of the more popular ones is Paarl. And to give everyone a taste of what the Paarl farms offer, there’s the Ommiberg Festival happening this Saturday. Here’s what you can expect from all the various farms.
Ok, so Surf rules in Muizenberg, or “Muizies” as it’s affectionately known to locals. For many locals like me though, it’s more than just a Summer destination where shallow waters offer great family fun and learning to surf has become the number one activity on the jam-packed beachfront. If you move away from the beach you will discover some quirky characters in this distinctly bohemian seaside village.
The Cape Town Pride festival exploded in a rainbow of colours in the Mother City on the weekend as locals and visitors came together from a wide variety of backgrounds to celebrate and support the same cause.
This past weekend we hosted our first Instawalk of 2015. We decided to make it a bit different and sent a few Igers to different parts of the city. We love the photos that they posted!
I am not one to head out for breakfast, but after finding myself at the Lifestyle Centre in Kloof Street recently, I stumbled upon a hidden gem for the first meal of the day. Popular with locals and tourists, the Wellness Warehouse serves breakfast for all types, whether they are vegans, banting followers or simply up for anything.
Ultra South Africa was held in Cape Town last weekend and with some of the best local talent in the electronic dance music scene playing the event, it has set the bar high for 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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 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.