Marisah Smith and Fazielah WilliamsIf there is one thing Capetonians are good at - other than socialising, of course - it’s braaing. Whether it’s meat or fish, you can be sure that on a spectacular summer’s day (or even on a winter’s day), you will find us gathered around the fire, enjoying each other’s company, the tantalising aroma of meat on the grill and our breathtaking city views.
FeaturedTHE gin floodgates have been opened in Cape Town. Not only do we have at least three dedicated gin bars and at least two locally produced tonic waters, but it’s becoming a popular spirit to distill with new brands emerging into the market all the time.
FeaturedGreen Point is known to be the Soho of Cape Town thanks to its bustling nightlife, great restaurants and amazing coffee shops. But there is more to this neighbourhood than what meets the eye.
Rob PetersRugby 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 Rugby World Cup and while the Springboks won’t be at home, Capetonians across the city will be descending on bars and pubs to watch all the Bokke games. Here are 10 of the best places in Cape Town to catch the rugby!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
J&B Met 2015 lovers were #MadeInTheMix in their finest - offering a spectacular display of Glitz and Glam and everything in between. Snippets of the day, by Nicole Biondi and Sherise Dreyer.
National Geographic has named Cape Town as number two on its top 10 list of beach cities. It’s yet another reason to visit Cape Town!
Music, wine and a day at the races, it’s all happening in the Mother City this weekend!
The J&B Met is mixing-it-up and with the dawn of 2015 we are all Made For The Mix – which means anything goes! If you’re still looking for the perfect outfit, these stores need to be your last-minute stop before a day at the races.
Founded by Raymond Ackerman, the Clovelly golf club was the first South African sports facility to break down apartheid’s strict regulations in the 1970s. Today, it’s better known as a short but challenging layout that’s gentle in still conditions, but a fierce test when the wind gets up.