Rob PetersThe rise of craft beers in Cape Town has been rapid. Capetonians will no longer assault their gullets with mass-produces lagers. They want variety and they want quality. I spoke to Martin Tucker, owner of The Beer Merchant, and one of the organisers of the Cape Town Festival of Beer, to get a better understanding of craft beer around the city. Basically I wanted a guide on what the Mother City has on tap. He broke the market down into three different categories: breweries, tap rooms and places.
Nicole BiondiI know - silly question isn’t it? Naturally there are always loads of things to do in Cape Town on a Sunday, especially when that Sunday is a summery one. I could join the rest of my running fraternity and have an early morning jog alongside the twisty ocean-flanked road between Seapoint and Camps Bay, while drinking in the incredibly beautiful views. I could meander up the road from my house in Woodstock, stop for the Sunday papers and pick up some still-warm, dripping with syrup and smothered in coconut ‘koeksiesters’ (a Cape Malay donut-like treat) to have with my Field Office coffee. And most importantly, I could indulge in one of my absolute favourite Sunday brunch-time pursuits - I could head to the Winchester Mansions Hotel for their weekly Sunday Jazz brunch.
FeaturedCan you believe that it’s almost 2015? It’s crazy! Do you have your New Year’s Eve plans sorted? If not, don’t stress, we’ve got you covered. There is something for everyone on this list and because the weather is usually warm and sunny this time of year, it could be the summer party of the year.
Natalie LeicherIt’s another jam-packed weekend in Cape Town! We bring you our latest mix of things to do around the Mother City with everything from a festival of beer to a speedcube competition covered.
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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.
The Atlantic Seaboard known is known as Cape Town’s ‘Riviera’ for its preposterous natural beauty and swanky clientele, but it can also be a surprisingly fulfilling option for a family escape from the suburbs.
Cape Town’s theatre-makers, actors, media and dignitaries were out in full force and dressed to the nines for the 49th annual Fleur Du Cape Theatre Awards at the Baxter Theatre on Sunday 16 March, 2014 and it was a night of big wins for the Mother City’s top performing shows!
More than 70 000 excited spectators flocked to #lovecapetown’s Fanwalk in Green Point on Saturday 15 March, 2014 for the fifth annual Cape Town Carnival and what festive gees (spirit) they had!
It’s the weekend in #lovecapetown, Mother City lovers! Get ready for 48 hours of non-stop celebration in our hometown. From colourful street carnivals to travel shows in the Winelands and Grammy award-winning artists’ park concerts, there is plenty to see and do.
The biggest, colourful parade of the year is coming to the Mother City this Saturday 15 March, 2014: the Cape Town Carnival! Before you head out to marvel at the spectacular floats, vibrant performers and amazing costumes, please be aware of the following road closures and parking facilities:
Tourists and locals are in for a treat even if they spend just ONE hour this week in the city centre!
Imagine… Imagine a parade of colourful floats, vibrant music, agile dancers and more, setting the streets of the festive-loving Mother City alight…that is the Cape Town Carnival, which will be held on Saturday 15 March, 2014.
“The Hills are alive with the Sound of Music…” Yes, it’s true, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s version of the impressive musical, is now running at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town and its boards, if not our hills, are indeed alive with the Sound of Music!
Cape Town, our creative World Design Capital 2014, is bursting at the seams with a variety of artistic events this Autumn, and none more inspirational that the GUILD Design Fair, which was held at the V&A Waterfront ‘s Lookout venue from 28 February to 9 March, 2014.
It is isn’t everyday a girl gets to feast on a decadent Tsogo Sun picnic basket so when I was offered the opportunity to have this luxurious item sponsored for my meal at the Grand White Dinner in Cape Town on Saturday 1 March, 2014, I jumped at it with relish!
Over 35,000 participated in the world’s largest independently timed cycle race. Nolan ‘The Hoff’ Hoffman and Cherise ‘Stander Thunder’ Stander won it for South Africa.
This weekend over 35,000 riders will power 109km through the streets of Cape Town in world’s largest timed cycle race. We’ve compiled your list of all the road closures for the 2014 event.
The 2014 Cape Town Naked Bike Ride takes place on Saturday, 8 March – and it’s a fantastic (and cheeky!) opportunity to show how much #WeLoveCapeTown.
We are mere hours away from an eventful weekend in #lovecapetown! From cycle tours around the Peninsula to artistic fairs and rocking wine festivals, there is plenty to see and do in our hometown. Join me at the following events in and around the Mother City from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 March, 2014:
Read our review of the Cape Town Art Fair this weekend past at The Pavilion in Dock Road, V & A Waterfront.
I awoke on Monday morning with a sensory overload hangover and I’m blaming the 2014 Design Indaba Expo, held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from Friday 28 February to Sunday 2 March, 2014 for that, Cape Town’s creative piece de resistance!
With the focus on Cape Town as World Design Capital 2014 it was exciting to see so many exhibitors incorporate this theme into their exhibitions at Design Indaba.
“Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity/To seize everything you ever wanted/One moment/Would you capture it or just let it slip?” The opening bars of this Grammy-winning song, played on a keyboard to a crowd of nearly 40 000 fans at the phenomenal Eminem Rapture 2014 concert at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 26 February, 2014, gave me and my fellow Marshall Mathers devotees goose bumps…
If you could choose any job in the world, what would you choose? Here’s our roundup of some of the coolest jobs in Cape Town.
Can you feel it, #lovecapetown? An insanely creative weekend is on its way to our inspirational Mother City!
Cape Town is famous for the diversity of its entertainment scene, but the following itinerary is pretty odd even by the Mother City’s lofty standards.
Watching the rugby with a passion bordering on religious fervour (the ref naturally being Satan-spawn should he call against your team) is a beloved ritual for many a Capetonian.
The Overberg is just 45 minutes outside of Cape Town, but it almost feels as if you are in a whole different world. Here are some must-do activities in this region.
Mother City Slim Shady fans, are you ready to “Lose Yourself” with the one and only Eminem at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 26 February, 2014?
We’re just one month away from the WWF’s We Love Cities, a competition to select the Most Lovable Sustainable City, announcement on Thursday 27 March,2014!
The world’s largest guide book publisher, Lonely Planet, has crowned the world’s best value for money hostel and it’s one of our very own.