Rob PetersAs the sun beats down on the Mother City, there are few better places to be than bobbing around in the Atlantic Ocean, even when it is at its iciest. Add to the occasion, a pod of dusky dolphins in the midst of a feeding frenzy and I think it’s pretty safe to say there are none.
FeaturedDid you know that the City Sightseeing Bus goes to almost all of the Cape Town Big 7? So when you plan a trip to one of Cape Town’s top attractions, why not get there with City Sightseeing? That’s exactly what a group of local Igers were invited to do – take the bus to Cape Town’s oldest wine producing farm, Groot Constantia. And here are some of the amazing images that came out of the day.
Rob PetersPresident Jacob Zuma will be delivering his State of the Nation Address at the Opening of Parliament on Thursday, 11 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.
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Alans Airport Transfers & Tours offers a luxury door-to-door service to the corporate and leisure traveller. Alan Perring’s service is personalised and convenient and offers passengers peace of mind both day and night with no late night or early morning surcharges.
With a wealth of natural beauty, unrivalled mountain trails and sublime backdrops, it’s not hard to understand why Mother City locals spend the majority of their time outdoors and on the go. The good news is that it’s even better in winter with the cooler temperatures making it an awesome option for sport and fitness fanatics!
Mandela Day 2015 on July 18 marks what would-have been our beloved Tata Madiba’s 97th birthday and it’s the ideal opportunity to follow this great man’s example by channelling your inner charitable spirit. Here are 10 ways you can get involved in the Mother City.
We love hearing about Cape Town from those who are here, who have been here and want to be here. It is for this reason that we occasionally host a twitter chat and we want YOU to get involved! Here’s how.
Mpinga Mornings is a one-person play told from the perspective of three Rhodesian-born (now Zimbabwe) characters – a farmer’s wife, her daughter and their domestic worker. It spans the time from around the start of the Rhodesian Bush War to the land grabs and beyond and shows the different ways in which each character was affected by these events.
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 came 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.