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Movies beneath the stars with V&A Waterfront’s Open Air Cinema

I’m a movie buff with a passion for Cape Town and the outdoors like no other… so when I recently received an invitation to the launch of the V&A Waterfront’s new Galileo Open Air Cinema, there was no way I was going to turn it down.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 November, 2013

Mother City lovers, raise your glass with me and let’s toast to the onset of a fabulous weekend in our amazing hometown! Whether you’re flying a kite in a surfer’s paradise, channelling your inner salsa dancer or attempting to set a new peak running record, there is plenty to see and do in #lovecapetown. Join me at the following events from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 November, 2013:

MyDestination’s winning Vagabrothers Jet into Cape Town

They beat nine other finalists to win the coveted My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List Competition and travel all over the world for six months… now winners Alex and Marko Ayling (known as the Vagabrothers) are headed to gorgeous Cape Town!

Our #MotherCity: a Top World City

The Mother City has seen a flurry of accolades this October.

Cape Town’s Camps Bay chosen as Baywatch Spin-off location

“Some people stand in the darkness/ Afraid to step into the light/ Some people need to help somebody/ When the edge of surrender’s in sight/ I’ll be ready /Forever and always/ I’m always here”…  Break out those sexy red cossies and ripped bodies, Mother City lovers, because the highly anticipated Baywatch spin-off, SAF 3, is coming to gorgeous Cape Town!

Top 2013 Halloween Events in Cape Town

Are you ready for a frightfully fun week of Halloween events in #lovecapetown, friends? I sure am! So much so, that I’ve rounded up my top scary events for you. Now, before some of you get all culturally correct on me and say that Old Hallow’s Eve is not a South African celebration, let me say that dressing up in spooky costumes and having a good time is a universal activity and one the Mother City fully intends to enjoy.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 October, 2013

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend in #lovecapetown! There is just so much to do in your beloved Mother City so why not frolic with impressive wildlife in the Winelands, colour yourself happy on an ostrich farm or get your oriental dance on at the seaside?

Natalie Roos’s Top 5 nightlife spots for summer 2013

There’s always something going on in Cape Town, but the city really comes into its own in summer. The energy and vibe are contagious and you can feel the excitement in the warm air. In winter I tend to hibernate but now that summer is here, it’s time to haul out the dresses from the back of my closet and get out on the town. Anyone visiting Cape Town could easily be overwhelmed with the various options, so here are a couple my favourite spots to spend summer evenings.

MCQP 2013 unleashes Space Cowboys in Cape Town

In a galaxy, far, far away, über stylishly dressed pink guys and girls came out to play at the Mothership of all lifestyle parties … hold onto your lightsabers, folks,  the Mother City Queer Project (MCQP) 2013 is coming to Cape Town!

Genée International Ballet competitors visit Table Mountain

Fantastic weather, graceful poses and a nominee for the New7Wonders of Nature ... this stellar combination made for a spectacular photo opportunity for the Genée International Ballet competitors during their visit to Table Mountain on Saturday October 8. Visitors and locals alike were delighted at the sights of the pretty ballerinas posing on top of the Mother City’s majestic attraction.

Twelve Apostles’ Chocolate Tea by Sea experience in Cape Town: 5 sweet pics you cannot resist

Chocolate just makes everything better, especially chilly weather so this winter, the award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel in Camps Bay is putting its own spin on it by hosting its affordable high tea daily in its Leopard Bar and The Conservatory restaurant until Thursday 31 July, 2014.

SANParks Smitswinkel Bay Tented Camp

As you make your way from Cape Town to Cape Point, you pass through the quaint harbor village of Kalk Bay, winding along through the naval-themed Simon’s Town and around the bend past Smitswinkel Bay. To your left, a jewel-coloured bay overlooked by a slope dotted with ramshackle houses takes your breath away. Just past this, on your right, lies the entrance to the SANParks Smitswinkel Bay Tented Camp.

5 Cheap & Cheerful things to do in Cape Town

The great thing about experiencing Cape Town is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to have fun. Usually around this time of year most of us need to budget rather than blast our money, so why not embrace the philosophy that the best things in life are free … or perhaps rather, very affordable.

Cape Town welcomes 2014 in style

If you were in Cape Town on the 31st of December 2013, you would have heard the music, the shouts of excitement and the official countdown to 2014 ringing out though the streets as the Mother City welcomed the new year in style.

Road Closures: New Year’s Eve & Cape Minstrels Carnival 2014

The countdown has just about begun and 2014 is just a few hours and one BIG party away. If you’re still undecided about how you’ll be celebrating when the clock strikes midnight, check out our blog post for the low down on everything you need to know about NYE 2013/2014 in the Mother City.

Gearing up for the Minstrels Carnival 2014 in Cape Town

The sounds of brass instruments and drums are popular on the Cape Flats at this time of the year. Thousands of people, from toddlers to grandparents, are preparing for the annual Minstrel competition – which traditionally starts at the beginning of January and ends in February.

Take to the skies to view the Mother City

There are many ways to see the Mother City. From the top of Table Mountain, from the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean or from the winding roads that weave across the city…but the very best way to marvel at the majesty of Cape Town must be from the sky!

Slangkop, Kommetjie - Flickr pic of the day

This picture of Slangkop, Kommetjie was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Bruce Smee.

Cape Town Stadium at sunset - Flickr pic of the day

This picture of the Cape Town Stadium at sunset was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Waldo Buckle.

Cape of Good Mornings - Flickr pic of the day

This picture of a panoramic view of Cape Town was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member P van Schalkwyk.

Cape Town Festival of Beer 2013: 22-24 November at Hamilton’s Rugby Club

Beer enthusiasts can look forward to a weekend of being spoilt for choice as the Cape Town Festival of Beer once again hits Cape Town this weekend, the 22nd-34th of November at Hamilton’s Rugby club in Greenpoint.

Muizenberg sunrise - Flickr pic of the day

This picture of Muizenberg at sunrise was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member P van Schalkwyk.

Facebook Feedback Friday: Your favourite nightlife spots

Every Thursday we pose a question to our Facebook fans at I ♥ Cape Town. Last Thursday, we asked, “To all the night owls: What are your favourite nightlife spots in Cape Town?”

One ingredient by Matt Manning

Matt Manning’s One Ingredient is a unique and surprising experience in the heart of Woodstock. Here’s our wrap-up of the event.

Wrap-up of The Discovery Cape Times Big Walk 2013

Want to see how you rated in the walk? Get your provisional results while you wait.

Kommetjie Beach - Flickr pic of the day

This picture of Kommetjie Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Gale McAll.

Facebook Feedback Fridays: Your Top Summer Spots

This week we asked our fans to point out their top summer spots in the Mother City. Here’s what they rated the best.

Official Road Closures for the Discovery Cape Times Big Walk 2013

The Discovery Cape Times Big Walk 2013 is here! Here are this year’s official road closures in Cape Town.

Hout Bay from Chapman’s Peak Drive - Flickr pic of the day

This picture of Hout Bay was taken from Chapman’s Peak Drive by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Bruce Smee.

Facebook Feedback Fridays: Your Halloween Costumes

We hope you all had a frighteningly eventful Halloween in the Mother City. According to our Feedback Fridays post on Facebook, here are some of your costume choices.