Rob PetersThe song goes that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. No argument there, because I’ve never met a girl who doesn’t like something with a nice sheen to it. But then they work pretty well for guys too, particularly when they’re trying to impress said girls by introducing them to their new BFF.
Bianca ColemanFor a city with such a magnificent coastline, there are surprisingly few five star hotels on the water’s edge, and even less that combine this with such convenient proximity to so many of Cape Town’s top tourist attractions. The Radisson Blu Waterfront is one that stands out amongst the crowd.
Marisah Smith and Fazielah WilliamsIf there is one thing Capetonians are good at - other than socialising, of course - it’s braaing. Whether it’s meat or fish, you can be sure that on a spectacular summer’s day (or even on a winter’s day), you will find us gathered around the fire, enjoying each other’s company, the tantalising aroma of meat on the grill and our breathtaking city views.
FeaturedTHE gin floodgates have been opened in Cape Town. Not only do we have at least three dedicated gin bars and at least two locally produced tonic waters, but it’s becoming a popular spirit to distill with new brands emerging into the market all the time.
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Another weekend is nearly upon us in the Mother City! Plenty on the go and don’t forget the most important day of all – Mother’s Day. We have cherry-picked some of the best events and lined up some awesome things for you to spoil your mom with this weekend!
Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is not only one of the most beautiful estates in the country, boasting a world-class hotel, two fantastic restaurants, an excellent conferencing centre and award-winning wines, it also leads the way in terms of sustainable and ethical farming.
Who would have thought that on a Sunday afternoon in Cape Town you could don a real McCoy jet fighter pilot helmet with visor, oversized leather riding jacket and hop into a vintage World War Two sidecar? Well, this is exactly what you get when you book a tour with Cape Sidecar Adventures and they even throw in a scarf to complete the look.
Chocolate. Chocolate is everyone’s favourite indulgence. So, isn’t it great that we have amazing hand-made and imported chocolate right here in Cape Town? And you can do this and SO much more at Rococoa. And it’s the perfect weather to indulge…
There is so much on offer for kids in Cape Town that you might have to scratch off some activities on your to-do list or you could just make a weekend of it.
You know which important day it is on Sunday 10 May, 2015, right? The one day of the year that you get to honour the number one woman in your life – it’s Mother Day, in beautiful Cape Town, the Mother City.
Every journey starts with a single step. For John McInroy that journey started four years ago with the inaugural Unogwaja Challenge in 2011, but on Friday 1 May, he plans on taking it a ‘few’ steps further with the very first Unogwaja on Foot - a walk from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg.
There’s something about the ice rink. Whenever I go there, and it’s not very often at all, I feel genuinely happy in a very child-like way. It reminds me of my childhood and when my mom used to take my sister and me there. And I firmly believe that everyone should make a point of going at some point or another.
Did you know there is an original Salvador Dali artwork residing in Stellenbosch? I did not. It can be found in the glass museum at Glenelly. And there is wine as well.
Picture the scene – a softly lit wine cellar full of barrels, a hound sleeping on the floor, a table set with glasses and a huge platter of bread, olives, olive tapenade, olive oil, cheese, salami, mixed nuts, biltong and droëwors, bottles of some of the finest wines in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, and a tasting led by the wine-maker Peter Finlayson.
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 50 of the most popular clubs and bars in the Mother City will help you on your way then! Enjoy!
It’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.
There 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?
On 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.
One 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.
I love being a tourist in my own city and it gives me great pleasure to share my great finds with family and friends. I recently visited the One&Only for High Tea and if brought back so many fond memories of my childhood that I just had to share the experience!
Summer is not the best time of the year for shark spotting; it’s much better during the winter months. But I was in the area and had my heart set on ticking this thing off my bucket list. It was one of the worst days possible – the wind was howling, the swells were high, and almost every one of the skippers of the many shark boats based in Gansbaai were shaking their heads and saying no way, all except Marine Dynamics.
We all love having a meal with a view, and what better way than to start the day with stunning scenery? Here are some breakfast spots with a view in Cape Town.
It’s another epic weekend in the Mother City. Here are just some of things you can get up to, from Taste of Cape Town to a classic movie under the stars!
Someone once said - “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as one great adventure.” And I agree wholeheartedly! I’ve been on many ‘adventures’, which include cycling to Everest Base Camp and sleeping in a jungle in Malaysia, but to me real adventure starts wherever you are – it’s a mind-set. And so one Saturday morning I woke up and decided that it was time for an unplanned exploration of Cape Town. We can all be creatures of habit and so I had got into a rut…
Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and we like to think we are one of the most romantic as well. The city has become a favourite wedding destination for domestic and international travellers, not surprising really when you consider the glut of awesome locations we have. To help you in your search for the perfect venue and the ideal spots to propose to your – hopefully – soon-to-be better half, we have selected some of our favourites.
A gem on the False Bay coastline, Kalk Bay is known for its raw beauty, interesting shops, vast selection of restaurants and stunning views. You could easily spend a full day in this little neighbourhood and still not be able to experience it all!
Motlokoa Nkhabutiane of Lesotho won the 2015 Two Oceans Marathon on Saturday in a time of 3:10:27.
I have lived in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town my entire life, in and around the borders of Constantia to some degree through all of it, but I have never explored it to the extent that I should have. Call it lazy if you must, but that changed when I was given the opportunity by the Constantia Wine Route to get stuck into the area, pull back the outer layer and really uncover what is happening there – turns out there is a lot!
The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon is happening this weekend with thousands of hardy souls taking to the streets to take part. Take a look at our Two Oceans Survival Guide, written with the runners, spectators and everybody else in mind!
It’s one of the most anticipated shows of the year – One Direction. Here are some important details that all show-goers need to know.
Affectionately known by locals as “little Germany”, because of its popularity with German tourists, Somerset West is a grand mix of wine farms, top–notch restaurants, majestic golf estates and adrenaline-inducing adventure activities. More of a town than a neighbourhood, you will need to set aside a couple of days to truly explore this beautiful area.
On Saturday 28 March homes and businesses across the world will switch off their lights for an hour in support of Earth Hour. All across Cape Town, locals will lend their support by flicking the switch between 8.30pm and 9.30pm – here are 5 ways to celebrate Earth Hour in the Mother City.
There are so many things to do in Cape Town this Easter. Everything from special lunches to Easter Egg hunts for the kids. Here’s how to make the most of this holiday in Cape Town.
There are just 7 500 cheetahs left in Africa and less-than 1000 of these majestic cats in South Africa. Thankfully, the Cheetah Outreach programme in Somerset West is doing everything it can to turn things around.