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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There are so many ways to enjoy what Cape Town has to offer without spending a fortune. Here are 50 ways to explore this gorgeous city for a mere R50 or less.
Cape Town is a food lover’s paradise. The Mother City has restaurants a-plenty, from traditional African fare to the more exotic such as Asian, Mexican and Italian, the sheer variety of choices on offer speaks to the city’s incredibly diverse heritage. Here we bring you 50 restaurants you NEED to visit in the city.
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!
Is there anything more tempting than the smell of a delicious chicken curry or a plate of denningvleis, prepared in the traditional Cape Malay way? In Cape Town, there are plenty of restaurants and cafés that cater for visitors and residents who prefer their meals cooked according to Halaal standards.
Cape Town is a breeding ground for tales of the macabre… sure, there might not be too many zombies – not in the traditional sense at least - and screaming prom queens, but ghosts? The Mother City is the oldest city in the country, so you can bet we got plenty of those. Here are some of our favourite places to spot the restless spirits haunting the city.
You’ve seen our list of 50 restaurants to try and we received such great feedback on that one that we simply had to make a list out of all the suggestions. Here you go - 50 restaurants to try as recommended by locals.
If 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.
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.
It’s quite simple. No smell in the world will uplift a South African’s mood faster than the lazy woodsmoke scent of a traditional South African braai. Here are the 7 most beautiful spots in Cape Town for you to unleash your glorious cooking!
In Bollywood food is never delivered. It’s cooked by mom with a huge dose of melodramatic affection. It’s a family affair in Cape Town also, with our rich tradition of Indian and Cape Malay cuisine and a theatrical infusion of contemporary flavour.
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! Here’s a guide on what to do and where to go in Kalk Bay.
Sometimes we need to break away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. My me time means one thing; a day at the spa in Cape Town.
So everyone keeps telling you need to get in touch with nature. Cape Town’s natural gifts are pretty magnificent. Maybe you have your own natural gifts to offer!
Half the fun of coming to another city is leaving with more than you came with! Get your hot little hands on the summit of Cape Town’s trendy fashion scene.
It’s barely the third week of 2014 and already Cape Town, our beloved Mother City, is receiving awards… the best one so far? Why, being named as number one on the prestigious New York Times’ 52 Places to go in 2014 list, of course.
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!
The Mother City has shrugged off her winter coat and slipped into something a little sleeker as the summer months settle in. Get ready to kick off your shoes, sink your toes into the warm sands of the most beautiful city on earth and knock back a cocktail or two as we present your ultimate summer guide to Cape Town! It’s where to go and what to do this summer in the Mother City.
From ribbons of water to curtains, horsetails, chutes and fans, cascades and plunges, here are 17 gorgeous waterfalls of Cape Town and surrounds.
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” said the great ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. And indeed many an explorer has come to Cape Town, seen mountains that dip their toes into both Atlantic and Indian oceans, and been filled with wonder.
Get in touch with your most authentic self amongst the gorgeous fruit fields of Cape Town and take home the freshest of the fresh for your next culinary creation. There’s nothing more invigorating - especially when you add a glass of wine to the mix!
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.
A big part of summer in this city is sundowners. And what better way than with a great view from a rooftop bar? Here’s our selection of rooftop bars to try out.
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 Rugby World Cup and while the Springboks won’t be at home, Capetonians across the city will be descending on bars and pubs to watch all the Bokke games. Here are 10 of the best places in Cape Town to catch the rugby!
Woohoo, Mother City music lovers! The 2014/2015 Summer Sunset Concerts at the impressive Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden‘s programme has been announced and it’s EPIC!
Sure, the December break is two months away and you cringe every time someone sends out one of those annoying “Countdown to Christmas” emails but admit it, you’re excited that your year-end party is just weeks away, right?
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.
We’ve all been there: eager to catch-up with friends and loved ones over a delicious meal but stressed out about finding a spot that accommodates the little people in our lives… With Easter weekend and the school holidays fast approaching, we went in search of Cape Town, the child-loving Mother City’s top family friendly restaurants:
Show us how much you #lovecapetown this September and you could win BIG prizes!
Cape Town is known for great food and restaurants. More recently though, food truck culture has really taken off and it’s definitely something that everyone should indulge in when they can. Here’s a selection of some of the popular ones.
When the clock strikes 12 in Cape Town on December 31, 2013, where will you be? If you are like most laid-back Capetonians, chances are you haven’t even thought of what you want to do to ring in 2014.