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Take a leap of faith and abseil off Table Mountain in Cape Town

Have you ever looked at the edge of a cliff and thought: ‘I want to go over that on a rope’? No? Neither have I. But alas, I still found myself leaning backwards over the edge of Table Mountain recently, attempting to make my grin look less like a grimace as I posed for a photo. Behind me was a 112-metre drop. I am just glad that I was wearing glasses to hide the obvious terror in my eyes…

Natalie Roos’s Top 5 nightlife spots for summer 2013

There’s always something going on in Cape Town, but the city really comes into its own in summer. The energy and vibe are contagious and you can feel the excitement in the warm air. In winter I tend to hibernate but now that summer is here, it’s time to haul out the dresses from the back of my closet and get out on the town. Anyone visiting Cape Town could easily be overwhelmed with the various options, so here are a couple my favourite spots to spend summer evenings.

Load-shedding in Cape Town: A Survival Guide

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.

Cape Town is a Two Time Telegraph Travel Awards ‘Favourite City Winner

Here’s what we know for sure: the Mother City is our favourite city but now, it’s official: Cape Town has been voted The Telegraph Travel Awards’ Favourite City for 2013, for the second time running!

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s On from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 September, 2014?

Hey gorgeous people! Are you ready for the mother of all awesome weekends in #lovecapetown?!

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Thursday 8 January to Sunday 11 January 2015

Here 10 amazing events happening in Cape Town this weekend.

Grand White Dinner in Cape Town: My Tsogo Sun Picnic Experience

It is isn’t everyday a girl gets to feast on a decadent Tsogo Sun picnic basket so when I was offered the opportunity to have this luxurious item sponsored for my meal at the Grand White Dinner in Cape Town on Saturday 1 March, 2014, I jumped at it with relish!

Foo Fighters in Cape Town: Survival Guide

Rock super group Foo Fighters is in the Mother City on Wednesday night. We bring you all the information you need to know, whether you are attending or not. From road closures to parking, to getting tickets and getting to the show, this is your Foo Fighters Survival Guide.

The Insider’s Guide to the Top Wine Routes in Cape Town and Surrounds

Wine tasting is an utterly charming way to pass the weekend. When paired with some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, century old architecture and awe-inspiring food, it becomes one of Cape Town’s most beloved tourist activities.

Cape Town Carnival 2014: Photos

More than 70 000 excited spectators flocked to #lovecapetown’s Fanwalk in Green Point on Saturday 15 March, 2014 for the fifth annual Cape Town Carnival and what festive gees (spirit) they had!

Top 10 summer adventure activities in Cape Town

Adventure tourism is a booming business and Cape Town is quickly becoming the go-to place for travellers looking for their adrenaline fix. From shark cage diving to abseiling down Table Mountain, the Mother City is the adventure capital of the world and she is waiting for you to cut loose. Here are our top 10.

Cape Town is a WWF’s We Love Cities Earth Hour Challenge finalist: Vote to win

The accolades for Cape Town just keep rolling in … this time, we’re proud to announce that our caring, sustainable Mother City has been named as a finalist in the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) ‘We Love Cities’ campaign as part of the Earth Hour City Challenge!

5 Insanely Weird Things You Can Eat in Cape Town

In a city famous for the diversity of its people and its cuisine, we take you on an adventure through some of Cape Town’s strangest and (mostly!) most delicious.

Sunset Specials on Table Mountain, Cape Town’s Wonder of Nature

There are few things more beautiful in Cape Town than watching a beautiful sunset from our wonder of Nature, Table Mountain … and this summer, you can experience it all for less with Table Mountain Aerial Cableway’s fantastic Sunset Special.

7 Free Winter School Holiday things to do with the kids in Cape Town

Eager to treat your little ones but you’re just too strapped for cash to do the big ticket activities? Here are our top 7 free things to do with your kids in Cape Town this winter.

5 things to do when the lights go out in Cape Town

Load-shedding. It’s a reality we have to live with. But thankfully we live in the world’s most beautiful and awesome city. When the lights go out in Cape Town you don’t have to stop enjoying yourself, because there is plenty to do when Eskom flips the switch. And the Mother City will be showing off this weekend with sunny weather during the day and a full moon at night. So, who needs electricity? Here are my five top things to do when the lights go out in Cape Town.

Katie Holmes Films The Giver in Cape Town

Hollywood’s sweetheart Katie Holmes is in #lovecapetown for the filming of sci-fi thriller The Giver and the Mother City has gone star crazy!

5 Creative Co-working spaces in Cape Town, the 2014 World Design Capital

Are you a freelance creative in the Mother City in need of awesome office space? We’ve got your top creative co-working spaces in the Mother City.

12 Instagram photos that will make you hungry for Cape Town food

We’ve stumbled upon 20 of the most lip-smacking food photos on Instagram that will make you craving a plate of butter chicken curry (and then some) in the Mother City.

Stay the night at Hotel Verde in Cape Town, Africa’s Greenest Hotel

Ask some people about their thoughts on staying in an eco-friendly hotel and chances are they ‘ll reply that it will be cost-effective experience, using recycled water and paper crockery… that is not the case at Cape Town’s new responsible accommodation-kid-on-the-block, Hotel Verde, Africa’s Greenest Hotel.

Facebook Feedback Fridays: Top Sunrise Viewing Spots in #lovecapetown

Guess what, Mother City lovers? It’s Facebook Feedback Fridays once again! With Spring bringing the most spectacular sunrises to #lovecapetown, we wanted to know where the best spots to watch the sun rise in the Mother City were and boy, were you guys forthcoming with your answers:

New City Walk to fuel Cape Town CBD

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.

5 Cool things to do at Table Mountain this winter

As a visitor to our fair city, you’ve probably been told if not once, then a million times, that you simply MUST visit Table Mountain, Cape Town’s wonder of nature. Sure, that’s relatively easy to do in the summer, but just what is there to do at this iconic attraction in winter? Oh, if you only knew…

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Muizenberg

Ok, so Surf rules in Muizenberg,  or “Muizies” as it’s affectionately known to locals. For many locals like me though, it’s more than just a Summer destination where shallow waters offer great family fun and learning to surf has become the number one activity on the jam-packed beachfront.  If you move away from the beach you will discover some quirky characters in this distinctly bohemian seaside village.

The 5 Best Apps for Exploring Cape Town

Hey there explorer. Are you ready to take fate into your own hands? Get connected with Cape Town when you pick up these 5 free apps and begin your adventure that much more adeptly.

Flower Power Specials: 4 Amazing Discounts on the Cape’s Gorgeous Wild Flowers

Prime flower viewing season is from August to September, as Spring blooms in tapestries of kaleidoscopic gorgeousness throughout the West Coast. You’ve only got a few more precious weeks to see this miraculous natural phenomenon, so if you’ve always wanted to see the stunning flower field, here’s how to do it at a discount!

5 Ridiculously Yummy Picnics in Cape Town

There are few things lovelier than relaxing under ancient oaks in the dappled sunlight, wine glass in hand, a panorama of mountains around you and the yummiest picnic of all time before you.

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Simon’s Town

The coastal naval village of Simon’s Town is a favourite for locals and visitors with its stunning views and rich history combining with a wide range of accommodation, activities and superb restaurants to create a perfect home base while in Cape Town.

7 Super Stylish Free Wi-Fi Cafes in Cape Town We Couldn’t Do Without

If you’re not-so-secretly a coffee snob with a taste for gourmet snacks and blazing fast Wi-Fi, you’ve come to the right place. Cape Town is starting to burst with increasingly stylish ‘laptop camps’ inviting a long afternoon browsing emails (or cat videos) amongst pretty clientele and prettier locations. Here are 7 of our favourite free Wi-Fi café’s that we simply couldn’t do without:

The biggest NYE Bash in the City: Celebrate WDC2014 in Cape Town

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? ..is the inevitable question on everyone’s lips this time of year. This year we’ll be at the City’s first-ever New Year’s Eve celebration to launch World Design Capital Cape Town 2014.