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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.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Wednesday 03 June to Sunday 07 June, 2015

Do you want to get your cultural fix on this weekend? Are you a historian with a flair for the dramatic? An artist with a hankering for the local flavour? Or simply an admirer of the arts and a fan of a good story? Well then we have the perfect weekend, planned just for you!

Take a train to Simon’s Town

Thousands of commuters use Metrorail every day to get to work and back, however, the operator has a special tourist train which is a lot posher than the daily service ones and there are regular package excursions to Simon’s Town, the winelands, and one to Khayelitsha that are well worth taking advantage of whether you are a local or a visitor.

10 reasons to visit Signal Gun Winery

I’m a sucker for anything unique to do in Cape Town. So, when we recently visited Signal Gun Wine Estate, I was very impressed with all they have to offer for these 10 reasons.

Get Happy with Pharrell in Cape Town

Grammy Award-winning producer and performer Pharrell Williams will perform in Cape Town on 21 September at the Grand Arena, GrandWest.

Shop up a storm in Cape Town

Cape Town is a shopper’s dream with a wide range of shopping expeditions to undertake - from luxury boutiques and shopping malls to private shopping tours and markets. Take a look at some of the top spots to shop up a storm in the Mother City.

All you need to know about the new child visa regulations

New laws about travelling with children came into effect on 1 June 2015. To assist travellers to South Africa with their plans, Cape Town Tourism has created a summary of some of the typical questions that come up for parents travelling with children or who wish to send their children on a trip.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Wednesday 27 May to Sunday 31 May, 2015

Cape Town is a golfer’s paradise with an abundance of world class golf courses to choose from across the Mother City. From parkland courses to links layouts, the needs of all golfers will be satisfied – and then some – whether they are professionals or rookie hackers. So get ready to come out swinging on the most epic golfing weekend ever!

Cape Town’s Church Street and all its charm

IT’S just a tiny little pocket of the Cape Town CBD but it’s jam packed with interesting things to see and do. I’m talking about Church Street between Long and Burg streets.

Museums to visit in Cape Town City Centre

Cape 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.

Hello weekend: A tantalising food weekend in Cape Town

This 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.

24 Hours of Play in Camps Bay

Twenty four hours in Camps Bay - the playground of the rich, famous, and beautiful - will give you but a taste of what is on offer within the borders of one of the Mother City’s most popular neighbourhoods.

Bring out the Foodie in you in Fresnaye in Cape Town

For a fun evening of cooking, drinking, and socialising look no further than an interactive food experience at Ginger & Lime in Fresnaye.

Say Hello to the Weekend in Cape Town!

You’ve seen the Hello Weekend video (who hasn’t right?) and now we are unpacking it for you! In Cape Town there is always something on, no matter what type of weekend person you are. So whether you crave adventure or relaxation, romance or culture, Cape Town is your port of call.

The Boys are Back for the Good Food and Wine Show

It’s the Good Food and Wine Show this weekend and this year there is even more on offer! The Good Food and Wine Show is an institution and you can’t come to Cape Town without making an effort to drop by and try new and delicious products, sip some wine and interact with some of the best chefs on the planet!