Rob PetersThe Titanic has always held me in its thrall. The ill-fated voyage of the most famous ship in history is a story that you could not make up – complete with villains, heroes and ultimately tragedy. So when the Titanic Expo sailed into Cape Town this month, I was first in line to snap up a ticket.
Bianca ColemanThe Belmond Mount Nelson, affectionately known as ‘the Nellie’, or ‘the Pink Lady’ – the distinctive rosy hue was mixed specially for the hotel in the 1920s – has a fascinating history which dates back to when it was opened in March 1899.
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We are always on the lookout for authentic experiences. The word ‘authentic’ obviously means different things to different people, but I recently found a real authenticity on a tour of Langa.
I’ve always enjoyed painting and art. I’m not very good at it, but I’ve always found something relaxing and therapeutic about drawing, taking photos on my own and sitting with a canvas and being able to paint whatever I want to. Needless to say that when I got the chance to experience Art Jamming, I was quite excited about it.
Whether you are starry-eyed romantics in the midst of the honeymoon period or long-time lovers looking to keep that flame burning forever more, the Mother City is ripe with romance and there is no better time to snuggle up and enjoy her warmth than in winter.
I have always had a soft spot for Elgin. Ever since I almost died in an off-road tri-athlon almost a decade ago, I have been in love with the place. Way back when, as I swam in ice-cold water, repeatedly broke down on a mountain bike and shambled along the trails above the Grabouw Country Club, I was still able to appreciate the natural beauty of the valley.
As winter moves into Cape Town, the V&A Waterfront has rolled out some sure-fire ways to keep the cabin fever at bay, with everything from Friday Jazz Evenings to whisky tastings to keep you warm during the chillier months.
For anyone with kids, you will know that planning a family activity is a lot more difficult than it used to be! Making sure the young ‘uns are well looked after is one thing, but keeping them occupied and happy is something else entirely. It’s with this in mind that we’ve these 50 things to keep the little ones - and you - grinning from ear to ear while in the Mother City.
If you’re hosting a bachelor’s, got some mates coming in from out of town or just want to spend some time with your best mates, then Cape Town is the perfect place for an impromptu boys’ weekend!
Approximately two years ago Gibson’s started researching the “Best Burger” and this past week we visited the burger joint to sample the goods.
Just 30 minutes outside of the centre of Cape Town is a little farm called D’Aria. On this farm, you will find a place to eat, a place to drink and a place to lay your head.
Travelstart recently announced the launch of a brand new app for Android and iOS. ‘Flapp’, dubbed the ‘the two tap booking app’, is available to download for free from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store.
The Mother City loves all the dads just as much as the moms and we are showing them how much we care this Father’s Day with all the things they love – beer, biltong, burgers, rugby and more! Check out some great ways to show the old man just how much you care.
Situated along the Constantia Wine Route, Steenberg Farm lies a mere stone’s throw away form the centre of Cape Town and has so much to offer all who visit.
Groot Constantia is the oldest wine producing estate in the country and easily one of the most popular - it is also now home to one of the most epic deli and picnic offerings in the Mother City.
Cape Town is renowned as a luxury destination. With a wide range of activities on offer, five-star service and a love for the finer things in life, the Mother City is waiting to wrap you in her warm, luxurious embrace. So, if you’re looking for ways to leap into in the lap of luxury in Cape Town we have the perfect weekend, planned just for you.
Think The Shire with a modern-day twist and you may come close to the boutique wine farm that is Beau Constantia. Close, but not quite on the money, because chances are you have never experienced a wine tasting in a venue quite like it.
Weekends in Cape Town are always something to get excited about. It was with this in mind that we launched our Hello Weekend campaign. Here’s a look at how Johannesburg-based Heather Mason enjoyed her weekend in Cape Town.
Cape Town is literally on the board with the Mother City set to become the first South African city to get its own localised edition of Monopoly.
It may be cold and wet outside, but Cape Town is still a great place to be during this time of year! And when you are here, you should take advantage of some of these crazy accommodation specials in and around this amazing city.
I have done copious wine tastings and I have partaken in more than a handful of pairing experiences to boot, but the wine and chocolate pairing at Durbanville Hills was my first. It is certainly a good place to start.
Do you want to get your cultural fix on this weekend? Are you a historian with a flair for the dramatic? An artist with a hankering for the local flavour? Or simply an admirer of the arts and a fan of a good story? Well then we have the perfect weekend, planned just for you!
Thousands of commuters use Metrorail every day to get to work and back, however, the operator has a special tourist train which is a lot posher than the daily service ones and there are regular package excursions to Simon’s Town, the winelands, and one to Khayelitsha that are well worth taking advantage of whether you are a local or a visitor.
I’m a sucker for anything unique to do in Cape Town. So, when we recently visited Signal Gun Wine Estate, I was very impressed with all they have to offer for these 10 reasons.
Grammy Award-winning producer and performer Pharrell Williams will perform in Cape Town on 21 September at the Grand Arena, GrandWest.
Cape Town is a shopper’s dream with a wide range of shopping expeditions to undertake - from luxury boutiques and shopping malls to private shopping tours and markets. Take a look at some of the top spots to shop up a storm in the Mother City.
New laws about travelling with children come into effect on 1 June 2015. To assist travellers to South Africa with their plans, Cape Town Tourism has created a summary of some of the typical questions that come up for parents travelling with children or who wish to send their children on a trip.
Cape Town is a golfer’s paradise with an abundance of world class golf courses to choose from across the Mother City. From parkland courses to links layouts, the needs of all golfers will be satisfied – and then some – whether they are professionals or rookie hackers. So get ready to come out swinging on the most epic golfing weekend ever!
IT’S just a tiny little pocket of the Cape Town CBD but it’s jam packed with interesting things to see and do. I’m talking about Church Street between Long and Burg streets.
Cape Town is a cultural hub and where the history of the country really began, so you can bet we have plenty of both to offer visitors. The Mother City’s history is rich – and at times tragic – and is has a number of world class museums that offer up a treasure trove to the past – both the good and the bad. A number of these museums are located in the city centre – all within walking distance of each other – and together offer a view as diverse and entertaining as the city itself.
This past weekend was filled with many delicious meals. Not only was our Tastescape weekend and the Good Food and Wine Show, but it looks like everyone got out and about in Cape Town to experience what the various restaurants had to offer. Here’s a look at some great Instagram food finds from this past weekend.
Twenty four hours in Camps Bay - the playground of the rich, famous, and beautiful - will give you but a taste of what is on offer within the borders of one of the Mother City’s most popular neighbourhoods.