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The Backpack Celebrates Responsible Tourism in #LoveCapeTown

Not just an affordable accommodation option The Backpack is also a pioneer in responsible tourism, offering eco-friendly hospitality in the heart of the Mother City (74 New Church Street, Cape Town).

Fans’ Favourite #LoveCapeTown Icon

This week, in honour of Tourism Month, we asked you, our loyal Facebook fans, to tell us what your favourite Cape Town icon is from the list: 1) Table Mountain 2) Robben Island 3) Kirstenbosch Gardens 4) Boulders Beach 5) Cape Point 6) Constantia Winelands and 7) V&A Waterfront. While most of you said it was a tough choice, which we have to agree with, it was quite clear that your favourite Cape Town icon is the majestic Table Mountain.

Your #LoveCapeTown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 September, 2013

Can you feel it, Mother City lovers? Your entertaining weekend in #LoveCapeTown is on its way! From 80’s legends in concert to literary festivals and moving theatrical productions, there is so much to see and do in our hometown this weekend.

Ocean View House Celebrates Responsible Tourism in #LoveCapeTown

As pioneers of responsible tourism in #LoveCapeTown, we pride ourselves on being home to some of the most eco-friendly establishments in the Mother City. One of our stellar accommodation spots which is as big on giving back to their community as they are on giving visitors a phenomenal stay is Ocean View House in gorgeous Bakoven, along the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

Top Five Reading Spots in Cape Town

Imagination is a wonderful thing to have and nothing piques it quite like reading. In the Mother City, there are plenty of interesting spots to ensure your reading pleasure. Whether you’re browsing through a well stocked bookstore, attending literary events like the Open Book Festival or Cape Town Book Fair or just spending a lazy afternoon reading in the Company’s Garden, Cape Town is at the top of the bestseller’s list. Get a page-turning experience at our top spots.

Meet our new Cape Town Tourism CEO Enver Duminy

We kidnapped Cape Town Tourism’s CEO, Enver Duminy, from his desk, and took him for a milkshake at the Rhodes Memorial Restaurant and Tea Garden to drink in the views of the city he calls home:

Inspiring Spring – Get Out And Enjoy The Sun In #LoveCapeTown

Capetonians are weather sensitive creatures and nothing makes them happier than the arrival of spring – turn on some sunshine, add a spray of spring blossoms and everyone is in a good mood!

Natalie Roos’ Top 5: Cape Town hot spots right now

With Spring finally here after a long winter, we can officially start saying things like “summer is just around the corner”. This means that at long last, we will all be emerging from hibernation and going out more. These are my Top 5 Cape Town hot spots right now.

Kirstenbosch Chelsea Flower Show Exhibition Opens at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront

“It’s blooming beautiful!” - That was the overall sentiment of Cape Town’s media and tourism VIPS at the launch of the South African National Biodiversity (SANBI) Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens’  Chelsea Flower Show Exhibition at the V&A Waterfront on Friday 30 August, 2013.

Put an Unexpected Spring into your step with the V&A Waterfront in #lovecapetown

It’s the season of new beginnings, romance, burgeoning sunshine and thrilling adventures in gorgeous #lovecapetown and where better to experience of all these amazing things than at our top seaside shopping and lifestyle destination, the ever popular V&A Waterfront?

Beyond #LoveCapeTown: Popping out to Paternoster

I’m a big fan of Cape Town. I’ve had the luxury of living in a few other cities so I feel I can make a fair comparison, but every so often I need to get out of the Mother City. Recently, I picked Paternoster as my weekend destination, and before my girlfriend even had time to say “It’s the weekend!”, we were off.

#CapeSnow - A white blanket over Cape Town

Snow in Cape Town is a rare and exciting sight and while there’s nothing worse than being stuck at work or in another another city when all you want to do is build a snowman, at least you can share in the excitement via social media. Here’s a collection of our favourite #CapeSnow pictures from all over the web.

Your #LoveCapeTown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September, 2013

TGIF! It’s the long-awaited weekend in entertaining #LoveCapeTown! Now, I know staying under the covers is very tempting but there is so much to see and so much fun to be had in our Mother City over the next 48 hours, staying indoors is just not an option.

Let’s recap on the Open Design Cape Town 2013 festival

As the last few days of the Open Design Cape Town festival draws near, we’d like to recap on the 10 days of creativity and inspiration that we’ve experienced thus far. And if this festival is anything to go by for what’s in store for 2014, then the world will really be impressed with what Cape Town has to offer as the World Design Capital 2014.

#InstagramDiary: Cape Town by you #LoveCapeTown

We’ve grabbed a few of our favourite Instagram pictures from the past couple of weeks, shared with us using the #LoveCapeTown tag.

My Big Bottle Festival Experience in Instagram

Saturday 24 August, 2013 found me wandering around the elegant Cellars-Hohenhort Hotel in Constantia at the third annual Big Bottle Festival, a rather a posh event, what with the Bentley and Lamborghini flanking the entrance way and the sound of high heels clicking across the conservatory floor (at least my sneakers were from Paul Smith!).

Open Book Festival Breaks Longest Book Chain World Record in Cape Town

2586 books, 1 Guinness Book World Record and global recognition … that’s what was at stake when the Central Library, Cape Town in connection with Open Book Festival, attempted to topple thousands of book in domino effect on Tuesday 27 August, 2013. The record attempt was a precursor to the upcoming Open Book Festival, a popular annual event held to promote literary awareness in The Fringe district of the Mother City, with the dramatic Fugard Theatre as its central hub…

Top places to be in Blaauwberg

Whether you’ve read up on, visited or even lived in Cape Town, you’re probably more familiar with the attractions of the Atlantic Seaboard, South Peninsula or the wine lands. For an alternative Mother City experience, cross the bay from Cape Town CBD, find yourself in the Blaauwberg region and explore the West Coast like never before.

Bonnie Tyler live in Cape Town

With hit songs ‘Lost in France’, ‘It’s a Heartache’, ‘Holding out for a Hero’ and ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’, and more than 100 million records sold during her career, it is little wonder that Bonnie Tyler is regarded as the ‘First Lady of Rock’. She will be performing at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 6 and 7 September 2013. Read our interview with her and learn about her desire to visit Table Mountain, what inspires her musically and her secret ‘80s crush.

Open Design inspires Cape Town in 2013

Open Design Cape Town is an annual citywide cross-disciplinary celebration and sharing of design and design-thinking and it is taking over Cape Town until the 31st of August.

Your Cape Town Weekend: Things to do from Friday 23 to Sunday25 August,2013

Mother City fans, who’s up for 48 hours of non-stop fun and excitement in inspirational #LoveCapeTown?

Top Places to be in Noordhoek

For years Noordhoek was a secret community of surfers and eco-lovers, but the word got out and now this nature-loving suburb on the Peninsula’s west coast is a magnet for family life, happy pets, surf and sand, outdoor living and great food.

Capetonians keep it cooking with Tsogo Sun’s MasterChef SA Mystery Box

What’s in the box? That was the burning question on everyone’s lips as Cape Town’s top foodie bloggers and media wondered aloud at what was in Tsogo Sun’s MasterChef SA Mystery Box at The Southern Sun Waterfront hotel on Wednesday 14 August, 2013.

Tourist in My Own City: The V&A Waterfront Dine-About

Living in Cape Town, I’ve always used the V&A Waterfront as a quick shopping stop - a meal, groceries, new shirts, etc. Thus when I was recently invited to a dine-about at three of the Waterfront’s top restaurants, I leapt at the opportunity to try something a little different, and a lot more fun.

“South Africa”, NerdzSquared’s first music video, filmed in Cape Town

NerdzSquared, two multi-talented YouTubers have been taking the online world by storm with their latest release, South Africa and their first music video –filmed right here in Cape Town.

My Top Five Cape Town Videos on YouTube

Cape Town, our beloved Mother City, is truly a vision ... and how better to enjoy her numerous sights and gorgeous people than on video?

The Cape Town Stadium Course: The Golfing Jewel in the Mother City

The Metropolitan Golf Club, within walking distance of the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point, gets well-deserved awards

Your Cape Town Weekend: Things to do from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 August, 2013

Mother City-lovers, have you started the countdown to your weekend in Cape Town? I sure have, and let me tell you, I’m excited to have 48 hours of fun entertainment ahead of me in my hometown.

Winelands with a twist

I have an obsession with doing things differently, which normally makes me really annoying to travel with, but occasionally I find something really cool, like my long weekend in the Robertson Winelands with my girlfriend.

Where Would You Rather be Wednesdays: Top Drink and Dine suggestions

Happy Wednesday, Mother City lovers! You know what my question to you today is, right? The one I know you’re dying to answer? That’s right, folks, it’s Where Would You rather be in Cape Town this Wednesday?