Rob PetersChristmas under the African sun can take a bit of getting used to for those used to more chilly locales, but while it may not be a white Christmas in Cape Town there is still plenty of festive cheer to go around. Want to know how to do the silly season like a local? Look no further, we have everything you need to know on how to enjoy Christmas like a local.
FeaturedIt’s amazing how easily we underestimate the power of a great hand-massage. I know I certainly have. Thankfully I have seen the light, and trust me, I will never look back. It will become a must-have treat. This is all part of looking after my own wellbeing.
FeaturedBanting. If you haven’t yet heard of the concept, then you clearly haven’t been out in the big wide world in a while because everyone is talking about it and everyone knows someone who is on the banting (essentially meaning low carb, high fat) diet (or eating plan). But sometimes it’s a mission to cook up a banting storm, so it’s nice to know where you can go to get a decent meal that won’t push you off the banting wagon. Here are some Cape Town spots that either fully cater for banting customers or offer the option on the menu.
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The story of our journey to democracy is best told by the people who walked the road to freedom themselves. Hear first-hand about the struggle to end apartheid and celebrate your freedom as South Africa commemorates 20 years of democracy.
The world’s most beautiful marathon plays host to some 26,000 runners over Easter Weekend. Here are all your road closures for this iconic Capetonian event.
Lights! Camera! Action! If you’re hearing these commands being shouted out while you’re enjoying a stroll in our bustling Mother City, chances are you’ve stumbled across a film set in movie-loving Cape Town.
UCT stands out as an important case study for the development of effective and radical student protest during the Apartheid Era.
#lovecapetown, are you ready for a fun-filled weekend in our beautiful Mother City?
With the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon just around the corner, we all know runners of all shapes and sizes will be carbo-loading. And for many, carbo-loading is basically an excuse to get some pasta down their throats the night before a race, but what is the science behind this long-standing tradition of getting a good helping of mama’s Bolognese in the day before a race? We find out more.
Put all your eggs in one basket and eat them at any 1 of these 5 delicious activities in Cape Town over Easter.
This past weekend we attended the Pick ‘n Pay Taste of Cape Town festival in Greenpoint. The event was a mix of local restaurants, pop-up restaurants, brewers, artisan producers, winemakers, premium drink brands and boutique foodie spots, along with some interactive experiences, where members of the public could learn skills, from making canapés to mixing their own cocktails.
If you want to walk the long walk to freedom this month, here are 5 epic Madiba-inspired attractions you have to visit!
Whether you are looking at ticking-off some seriously rare birds from your life-list, or just want to enjoy a casual outing spotting some beautiful feathered creatures - Cape Town is an amazing destination to do just that.
#lovecapetown fans, are you ready for a jam-packed weekend in the Mother City?
This past weekend artists Rayaan Cassiem, Anwar Davids, Leigh Cupido and Amedeo Bisogno, created an inspiring and thought provoking mural in Woodstock, the heart of Cape Town’s art scene, reflecting the story and spirit of the Creation Generation in a World Design Capital project #WDC566.
Cape Town has gone and done it again - lapping up accolades like it’s all she was created to do. This time, the Mother City has nabbed second place in the prestigious TripAdvisor’s TripIndex2014 of Best Value International Cities.
Exercise can not only make you sexier, it can also help you not develop half the world’s known diseases. Here 5 completely free ways to exercise in the Mother City.
Foodies, are you ready to sink your teeth into this year’s premier gourmet event, the Taste of Cape Town festival?
The ITU World Triathlon series is the pinnacle of the sport and comes to Cape Town 26 to 27 April for the first time in 2014, going on to Yokohama, London, Chicago, Hamburg, Stockholm and Edmonton. Here are 5 reasons you should check it out:
The Mother City sure knows how to host Africa’s Grandest Gathering – this past weekend; the Cape Town International Convention Centre was buzzing with the sultry sounds of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival from Friday 28 to Saturday 29 March, 2014.
WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) has awarded Cape Town, South Africa the title Global Earth Hour Capital 2014.
Here comes your gourmet burger. It’s a New York-style succulent chicken and bacon tower, with avocado and blue cheese. You’re in love, instantly. And oh look you just got another one. For free.
I like doing things in the dark… I like them even more when they are in aid of Earth Hour and hosted in Cape Town, my responsible Mother City on Saturday 29 March, 2014.
Are you ready for a music-filled weekend in #lovecapetown?
As a busy international city, traffic is almost to be expected - you’d be disappointed if you were in New York and the streets were empty! How do we get around it? We’ll tell you.
Africa’s Grandest Gathering is about to take the Mother City by musical storm and one thing is for sure: the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2014 is set to be the best yet!
School’s out from Friday 28 March, 2014 for Cape Town’s younger residents and visitors and we’re sure, like most parents, you’re wondering just what to do with them?
Cape Town is an unusual city, one that reveals increasingly more the closer you look. Here are 4 cool ways of exploring Cape Town from refreshing new angles. You never know what you’ll find next.
Everyone knows there are amazing specials hidden everywhere in the Mother City. As the first in a series of Share the Specials posts, we start peeling back the curtain on your best deals for the upcoming season.
Woohoo, it’s a LONG weekend in #lovecapetown! If you’re not heading out of town, why not express your Human Rights with amazing free garden concerts, a colourful festival at the Grand Parade and a delicious bake-off in the Winelands.
We’ve all been there: eager to catch-up with friends and loved ones over a delicious meal but stressed out about finding a spot that accommodates the little people in our lives… With Easter weekend and the school holidays fast approaching, we went in search of Cape Town, the child-loving Mother City’s top family friendly restaurants:
Where’s the best place to be so astounded by the magic of Messi the sauce is still dribbling down your chin? Where the excitement is palpable and the appreciation for the game runs deep?
Voting for WWF’s Best-loved Sustainable City closes on Thursday 20 March, 2014, so everyone who loves Cape Town needs to declare this online before then to generate votes for the Mother City.