Bianca ColemanIt’s interesting to note how popular townships tours have become with visitors to our country who are searching for personal and authentic encounters with our citizens. A walking tour of Kayamandi in Stellenbosch does exactly that.
Bianca ColemanThere are a few things you might already know about Allée Bleue in Franschhoek – that it’s a wine farm where you can taste and buy, it has a bistro, it’s where most of the herbs you find in supermarkets are farmed, and you can have picnics, or a wedding. But did you know you can also spend a night there?
Rob PetersOn Wednesday, the Big 6 of Cape Town became the Big 7 with the official unveiling of the new Cape Town City Walk. The City Walk joins Cape Point, Robben Island, Groot Constantia, Table Mountain Cableway, Kirstenbosch and the V&A Waterfront to form the Cape Town Big 7, a marketing body to ensure visitors know there are seven unmissable, awesome things to do in Cape Town.
Rob PetersOne of the oldest areas in Cape Town, and South Africa, Constantia doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. From the incredible wine farms, to the unrivalled beauty of the valley as a whole, Constantia has a fantastic story to tell.
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Before we begin this story, let’s acknowledge the elephant in the room. There’s been some controversy about the monthly Sheep Stakes at Doran Vineyards; most of that noise has come from those who have heard about it but not actually been to the farm to see for themselves how it works. The truth of the event is far more positive.
The Cape Town Carnival has taken on a life of its own. Now in its 6th year, this annual event promises to be bigger and better than before with this year’s theme of Elemental. It’s exactly what it promises - a carnival of Cape Town’s vibrant cultures and colours with spectacular music, art, dance and fabulous costumes.
Situated in the heart of the Winelands, the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course at Pearl Valley is complemented by a grand location and a superb venue for post-round drinks. The entire Pearl Valley experience is geared for enjoyment. Just watch out for the bunkers.
World Design Capital 2014 has put Cape Town design on the map. The fact that Cape Town is now seen as a city of design is what WDC has given us. It is with that legacy in mind that we bring you our list of spaces, places and events that showcase good design and encourage creative thinking.
Rugby in South Africa is close to religion. Acolytes of the game follow every tackle, pass and try with relentless fervour. This weekend marks the start of the latest Super Rugby season and while the local team, the Stormers, may not be in town, Capetonians across the city will be descending on bars and pubs to watch all the games. Here are 10 of the best places in Cape Town to catch the rugby!
Love is in the air in Cape Town this weekend! Check out some of these awesome things to do this Valentine’s Day, from a Love Run to a 80’s romance under the stars, there’s plenty to choose from!
It’s not often I am up before my kids. But then it’s not often I have the urge to be up before the sun has risen. So what dragged me out of bed this time? That would be an invitation from Kayak Cape Town to go paddling around Simon’s Town.
Blaauwklippen Vineyards, the renowned Stellenbosch wine farm, has unveiled the transformation of its current wine centre into a venue dedicated to sensory ecstasy. You can grab a bite to eat and listen to live music in the market area or you can take yourself down to the ‘Tasting Room’ – it’s an invitation to a feast for all the senses.
The Takealot Cape Town 10s is the world’s biggest Tens tournament and judging by the past weekend’s edition, it is just getting bigger. Bigger crowds, bigger names and a bigger jol.
Load-shedding is not pretty. In fact it is a major downer, but it is also a reality. It can, however, be made more bearable if you are prepared. With that in mind, here are some helpful links to make sure you know when the lights are about to go out in your neighbourhood.
When you first set eyes on the SAS Assegaai, there is a definite feeling of nostalgia, pride even. This grand old dame has seen better days, but there is something regal about her, despite the rust and algae clinging to her hull and the fading lettering across her sail.
The False Bay Nature Reserve is an Eden within the city’s limits with a wide variety of plant, animal and birdlife to be found. These natural gems are just some of the joys that await you here.
President Jacob Zuma will be delivering his State of the Nation Address at the Opening of Parliament on Thursday, 12 February. With all the pomp and ceremony and influx of people into the city centre, there will be a number of road closures before and on the day. Make sure you plan ahead by taking note of them before you attempt to head in - or out - of the CBD.
New York, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Paris, Istanbul, London – and now Cape Town. Magnum celebrates 25 years of ice cream with its latest pop-up Pleasure Store in Cavendish Square. Millions of fans already love this decadent chocolate-coated treat but at the lavish gold-and-brown Pleasure Store you can take it up several notches by creating, wait for it, your own Magnum.
For a low-cost, no-fuss couple of hours, the Seapoint Promenade gets Lance Witten’s vote as the go-to venue for a quick family trip that showcases Cape Town’s natural beauty. Exercise, sea- and-mountain views, shell-gathering, impromptu art installations, parks and quick and easy access to food, makes it perfect for when the kids want to get out without breaking the bank.
Cape Town is home to a massive network of wetlands that, apart from serving a very real purpose to our survival, are also great places to visit. The False Bay Ecology Park (FBEP) has just been awarded global recognition with a Ramsar Certificate. Here are five great reasons why you should visit!
It’s a hard-hitting weekend in Cape Town with the takealot Tens promising big action and lots more to choose from! Take a look at our pick of this weekend’s events in the Mother City!
Valentine’s Day is just 10 days away and lovers from around the world are finalising their plans to romance their nearest and dearest. The Mother City has always been big on love and now we bring you a He Said / She Said list of 50 ways to ensure you knock it out of the park this year!
There are some massive events taking place in Cape Town this month and we preview four of the biggest. Go ahead and experience some of what Cape Town has to offer in February 2015.
J&B Met 2015 lovers were #MadeInTheMix in their finest - offering a spectacular display of Glitz and Glam and everything in between. Snippets of the day, by Nicole Biondi and Sherise Dreyer.
National Geographic has named Cape Town as number two on its top 10 list of beach cities. It’s yet another reason to visit Cape Town!
Music, wine and a day at the races, it’s all happening in the Mother City this weekend!
So you’re looking for a night out are you? A couple of drinks you say? Maybe you want to cut loose on the dance floor, but aren’t sure where to go? Our handy list of 21 of the most popular clubs and bars in the Mother City will help you on your way then! Enjoy!
The J&B Met is mixing-it-up and with the dawn of 2015 we are all Made For The Mix – which means anything goes! If you’re still looking for the perfect outfit, these stores need to be your last-minute stop before a day at the races.
Founded by Raymond Ackerman, the Clovelly golf club was the first South African sports facility to break down apartheid’s strict regulations in the 1970s. Today, it’s better known as a short but challenging layout that’s gentle in still conditions, but a fierce test when the wind gets up.
Summer in Cape Town means festivals. Music festivals, wine festivals and just plain old festive festivals! The Mother City is always up for a party and the warmer months just give us more of an excuse to shed the layers and cut loose. Check out some of the best festivals coming up.
Picking our top five favourite mountain biking trails in Cape Town is like parent to pick their favourite child: we love them all for different reasons!
“If ever you miss a dinner date with your girlfriend, common sense tells you that you’d better have a good excuse. Which I did… on both counts. And my excuse was outstanding. I was attacked… by a lion… at an office party… in a strip club… in Jo’burg. Well… ok… let me go back to the beginning.” And so starts ‘Wild’, a highly-entertaining one-man show starring multi-award breaking comic Robert Fridjhon.
Beer Pong, Shakespeare in the Park, comedy and a one-man show, there is plenty on offer in the Mother City this weekend.
Cape Town is a top summer destination and with good reason. Sultry summer days are always going to be a big draw with the beaches and rooftop bars across the city spilling over. But what about when you want to cool off after a day of soaking up the rays or escape the heat altogether? Don’t worry we got you covered with our top 10 ways to beat the sizzle in the Mother City!