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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.

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?

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.

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

It’s the freakin’ weekend, baby!

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

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!

“Tweede Nuwe Jaar” - It’s a Cape Town thing

The Cape Minstrel Carnival is a tradition that dates back to more than a hundred years ago, otherwise also known as “Tweedenuwejaar” (2 New Year). Though this year, the carnival was moved to the January 4, the celebrations were still as big and bright as ever.

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.

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

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

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Thursday 18 December to Sunday 21 December, 2014

Another big weekend in the Mother City with some big dance events and plenty of market shopping on the agenda. Looking for something to do? Well look no further than this handy guide!

A Visitor’s Guide to Accessible Cape Town

Cape Town can, with some careful planning, deliver a really enjoyable holiday experience for visitors with special access needs. Whilst we have some distance to go to being a completely Universally Accessible (UA) destination, awareness is on the rise and with it the number of improvements made to our city.

5 delicious reasons to dine at Harbour House, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town this winter

I could give you one reason to visit this portside establishment but I’m feeling generous so here are 5 delicious reasons to dine at Harbour House this chilly season.

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!

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:

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)?.

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.

5 things about the Foo Fighters coming to Cape Town you need to know

BIG NEWS: The Foo Fighters are coming to Cape Town!

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 Ultimate Fashionista Pictures from Fashion Week Cape Town

This weekend at the tip of Africa some of the finest fashion on the continent came out to play under the adoring lights of the paparazzi, as the Mother City played hostess to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town and all of her most glamourous fashionistas.

6 Spectacular Fynbos Hikes for Seasoned and Unseasoned Alike

Nature nerds unite! If you’re looking for one of the most enchanting earth adventures ever look no further. Fynbos is one of six floral kingdoms in the world and its the only one that occurs entirely in one country. Ours!

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.

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.

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:

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.

Cape Town’s Top 4 Most Glorious Places to Stay with a View

The world’s largest travel site with over 100 million candid reviews, TripAdvisor, recently published its trophy list for 2014, with Cape Town (unsurprisingly) taking top prizes in a number of categories.

Festival Season in Cape Town

Festival season in Cape Town means weekends of local music, camping with friends, relaxing in rivers and enjoying the summer sun. The 2014 festival season in upon us, so here is a list of my three favourites that are not to be missed.

City Sightseeing at Sunset in Cape Town

Cape Town, our gorgeous Mother City is amazing to explore during the day but have you ever seen how spectacular it is from about the City Sightseeing Bus at dusk? Now, with their amazing Night Tour, you can!

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.

Blue Flag raised for Cape Town beaches

Eight beaches in the Cape Town Metro have been awarded Blue Flag status for the 2014/2015 season, running from 1 December 2014 to 31 March 2015. Take a look at the Mother City’s list of beaches!

11 Photos That Will Make You Want to Explore the South African Rugby Museum

Welcome to South Africa, home to some of the world’s hardest rugby players. The game of rugby played a potent symbolic role in South Africa’s peaceful transformation into a democratic nation. From The Book of Unwelcome to Madiba Magic, here are 11 photos that will make you want to visit the South African Rugby Museum.