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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!

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.

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.

Festivals in Cape Town and surrounds through February and March

Summer in Cape Town means festivals. Music festivals, wine festivals and just plain old festive festivals! The Mother City is always up for a party and the warmer months just give us more of an excuse to shed the layers and cut loose. Check out some of the best festivals coming up.

How to Avoid Traffic in Cape Town

As a busy international city, traffic is almost to be expected - you’d be disappointed if you were in New York and the streets were empty! How do we get around it? We’ll tell you.

Music’s Greatest Stars Headed for Cape Town in 2014

Music is my life, #lovecapetown, and in 2014, the Mother City is going to rock with a variety of Grammy-winning artists! Reading like a Hall of Fame inductee list, our rhythm loving hometown is set to play host to the likes of rap sensation Eminem, rock ballad singer Bryan Adams, guitar maestro Carlos Santana and the legendary Bruce Springsteen from January to February 2014.

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.

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.

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.

Cape Canopy Tour Provides Epic View of Elgin

The Cape Canopy Tour in the in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve was recently named by Lonely Planet as the second best new attraction in the world, I have been desperate to experience since they began operating last year and recently got a chance. Suffice to say I was not disappointed.

The State of the Nation Address 2014 in Cape Town: Road Closures

The most important political event, besides the national elections taking place later this year, is coming to Cape Town - the State of the Nation Address at the National Assembly in the Parliament Buildings on Thursday 13 February, 2014.

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.

Share the Specials! Insider Tips for March

Everyone knows there are amazing specials hidden everywhere in the Mother City. As the first in a series of Share the Specials posts, we start peeling back the curtain on your best deals for the upcoming season.

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.

5 Creative Week 2014 events in Cape Town that are totally going to blow your artistic mind

Calling all free spirits, art lovers and creatives… It’s time once again for the popular annual Creative Week in 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Your #lovecapetown Freedom Day weekend: Things to do from Friday 25 to Monday 28 April, 2014

#lovecapetown, are you ready to celebrate your freedom in our democracy-loving Mother City?

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 Father’s Day #lovecapetown Weekend: 13-15 June

A truly rich man is one whose children will run into his arms when his hands are empty. Give something back to your Dad this weekend in Cape Town, with our top 5 things to do.

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.

5 Free Ways to Exercise in Cape Town

Exercise can not only make you sexier, it can also help you not develop half the world’s known diseases. Here 5 completely free ways to exercise 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 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.

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.

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…