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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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…

10 Brilliant Bird-watching Spots in Cape Town

Whether you are looking at ticking-off some seriously rare birds from your life-list, or just want to enjoy a casual outing spotting some beautiful feathered creatures - Cape Town is an amazing destination to do just that.

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.

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.

Live Like a Local: A Day in Cape Town

Who better understands the Mother City better than a local? That’s right, nobody. Jade Cheyenne provides a step-by-step itinerary - from breakfast till well past dinner - for a day in the Cape Town CBD and surrounds.

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.

10 Great Reasons to visit the Stellenbosch Slow Food Market this Summer

The Stellenbosch Slow Food Market, surrounded by vineyards and oak trees at the historic Oude Libertas estate, is a revival of the public marketplace where you can buy food which is grown, raised harvested and transformed by local producers. Here are 10 reasons why you need to visit this summer!

Five fun things to do in Cape Town with your family

For those of you who are lucky enough to still be on summer vacation, why don’t you enjoy the rest of the summer holidays with your family at these fun family-friendly venues in Cape Town

The importance of responsible tourism in Cape Town

We’re celebrating Responsible Tourism Week, a global initiative from February 14 to 18, but what exactly does that mean?

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Durbanville

Durbanville is not your average Cape Town neighbourhood. There is so much more going on than the daily school run. This is a neighbourhood filled with great experiences for everyone to enjoy.

10 Fun Facts About Whale Watching in Cape Town

Did you know that there are whale songs in space? As whale season in Cape Town approaches its glorious whaling crescendo, we bring you 10 fun facts on whale watching here in our beloved Western Cape.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s On from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 July, 2014

Hey #lovecapetown, are you ready for your EPIC weekend in and around the gorgeous Mother City?

Cape Town on National Geographic’s list of Top 10 Beach Cities

National Geographic has named Cape Town as number two on its top 10 list of beach cities. It’s yet another reason to visit Cape Town!

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?

Women’s Month: Women’s Day Events in Cape Town

Ladies (and gentlemen) - Woman’s Day is around the corner, and 9 August falls on a Saturday this year. Here’s how you can celebrate in #lovecapetown.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 August, 2014

Hey #lovecapetown, are you ready for the weekend?!

International star Passenger’s beautiful tribute to Cape Town

Folk singer Mike Rosenberg – known to fans worldwide as Passenger – enjoyed a whirlwind stay in Cape Town this month - selling out at Kirstenbosch Gardens - and it looks like the Mother City had a HUGE impact on him. Take a look at this incredible tribute video he recorded for Cape Town.

Your Guide to Red Hot Winter Entertainment in Cape Town: What to see and do this chilly season

So, it’s winter in Cape Town and you think it’s time to hibernate indoors, right? Wrong, my friends, not when there is just so much on offer in the Mother City!

Cape Town’s Mandela landmarks

Without a doubt, one of the most interesting, humbling and thought-provoking day excursions any visitor to Cape Town can undertake involves visiting some of the places around the city associated with Nelson Mandela, who turned 94 on July 18, 2012.

What’s New in Cape Town: Summer must-dos

Summer is in full swing in #lovecapetown and that means plenty of new, exciting things to see and do in our gorgeous sun-kissed Mother City. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to get a taste of what’s new in our hometown and these are a few of my favourites:

“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.

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…

Big summer events in Cape Town: Road closures you need to know of

December is upon us and the city centre is about to become a hive of activity. There are a number of big events to look out for and with those events come road closures. We bring you all the vital information to keep you busy with the fun, but also free of the gridlock. Here’s a round-up of what we know so far, but watch this space and follow us on Twitter @lovecapetown for updates.