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Tweede Nuwe Jaar has evolved over the years, with celebs joining minstrel teams

Every year on 2 January the streets of Cape Town come alive with the sounds of the Cape Minstrel Carnival. This tradition is carried down to the youngest member of the family to ensure that this custom will be preserved by future generations.

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!

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.

Your Bucket List of Beasts: 18 Legendary Creatures You Can See In Cape Town

Welcome to Cape Town South Africa, home to some of the world’s biggest, baddest and most iconic wildlife. Don’t believe us? Check out this bucket list of beasts!

Open Design Cape Town 2014: The Top 5 Events You Shouldn’t Miss

And it’s FINALLY here… the creative, the imaginative; the thrilling annual Open Design Festival is now open in Cape Town, our World Design Capital 2014! An eleven day long whirlwind of creativity, the Festival runs from Wednesday 13 to Saturday 23 August, 2014 at various amazing locations around the innovative Mother City, including the iconic City Hall, Gugu S’Thebe Cultural Centre in Langa and the Castle of Good Hope.

6 of the Cape’s Most Gorgeous Heritage Spots

As every tourist knows, the story of a country can’t be adequately told in the history books. It’s in the people, the buildings, the laughter and the landscape and it demands to be experienced before it can be understood. Here are 6 of Cape Town’s most beautiful heritage spots for you to begin your journey.

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 Epic Music Videos of Artists Headed to Cape Town This Summer

Are you ready for the mother of all music-loving summers in the Mother City?!

Top 2013 Halloween Events in Cape Town

Are you ready for a frightfully fun week of Halloween events in #lovecapetown, friends? I sure am! So much so, that I’ve rounded up my top scary events for you. Now, before some of you get all culturally correct on me and say that Old Hallow’s Eve is not a South African celebration, let me say that dressing up in spooky costumes and having a good time is a universal activity and one the Mother City fully intends to enjoy.

School Holidays in Cape Town: What to do with the kids this autumn

School’s out from Friday 28 March, 2014 for Cape Town’s younger residents and visitors and we’re sure, like most parents, you’re wondering just what to do with them?

46 Spectacularly Capetonian Things To Do This Winter

From Cape Town’s jumping sharks “aka AIR JAWS” to urban brandy routes, from art made out of t-bags to ocean paddles under the full moon, here are 46 spectacularly Capetonian things to do this winter:

Cape Town to host Madiba’s national memorial service on the Grand Parade

This Tuesday, December 10 at 11:00, The City of Cape Town will prepare for the national memorial service for the late former president Nelson Mandela.

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.

Lebenya Nkoka WINS the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 2014

And the winner of the R250 000 and title holder of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is Lebenya Nkoka from Lesotho who finished at 03:09:51

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 June, 2014

Your 72 hours of non-stop fun awaits in the gorgeous Mother City!

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 September, 2014

It’s the freakin’ weekend, baby!

Celebrate Tourism Month with These Top 10 Cape Town Events in September

The month of September is not only the announcement of spectacular Spring in Cape Town, but also the start of international tourism month and heritage month in South Africa, with world tourism day celebrated on 27 September. Since the Mother City is an amazing tourist city with a rich culture, it is just fitting to celebrate this significant month by attending one of the fantastic events happening during this month. Here’s a round-up of the top 10 events…

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 September, 2014

Guess what, Mother City lovers? The weekend is nearly here!

5 Ways to Legally Punch People in the Face in Cape Town

Are you having a bad day? Have you seen too many celebrity baby names? Too much much excessive punctuation?

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!

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 January, 2014

Woohoo, it’s the first weekend after the first work week in #lovecapetown and we’re celebrating in style! From an über glam fashion horse race to a thrilling soccer kick-off match and a run along the West Coast, there is plenty to see and do in our gorgeous Mother City. Join me at the following events in and around Cape Town, from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 January, 2014:

Five Reasons to go Topless in Cape Town

What better way to experience a deliciously warm Cape Town day than by going topless? Picture it: feeling the kiss of the sun on your skin… the whisper of a gentle breeze… Wait a minute - you do know what I’m referring to don’t you?

Your long #lovecapetown Weekend: top things to do from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 March, 2014

Woohoo, it’s a LONG weekend in #lovecapetown! If you’re not heading out of town, why not express your Human Rights with amazing free garden concerts, a colourful festival at the Grand Parade and a delicious bake-off in the Winelands.

It’s Responsible Tourism Week: How You Can Help to Make Difference

So, you live in the 2009 Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award winner, Cape Town but what are you doing to help make a difference this Responsible Tourism Week (February 10 to 16, 2014)?.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 August, 2014

Let’s hear it for the weekend, Mother City lovers!

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.

5 Amazing Sightseeing Experiences for Mini-Travellers in Cape Town

Whoever said sightseeing was just for grown-ups? In beautiful Cape Town, we love welcoming little globetrotters too and offer some of the most amazing scenic experiences at great prices for families to enjoy together.

New Year’s Eve in Cape Town

Can you believe that it’s almost 2015? It’s crazy! Do you have your New Year’s Eve plans sorted? If not, don’t stress, we’ve got you covered. There is something for everyone on this list and because the weather is usually warm and sunny this time of year, it could be the summer party of the year.

MCQP 2013 unleashes Space Cowboys in Cape Town

In a galaxy, far, far away, über stylishly dressed pink guys and girls came out to play at the Mothership of all lifestyle parties … hold onto your lightsabers, folks,  the Mother City Queer Project (MCQP) 2013 is coming to Cape Town!

Genée International Ballet competitors visit Table Mountain

Fantastic weather, graceful poses and a nominee for the New7Wonders of Nature ... this stellar combination made for a spectacular photo opportunity for the Genée International Ballet competitors during their visit to Table Mountain on Saturday October 8. Visitors and locals alike were delighted at the sights of the pretty ballerinas posing on top of the Mother City’s majestic attraction.