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Meet the Cool Kids: The 5 Best Boutique Backpackers in Cape Town

So you want to travel on a budget, but you also love style? Time to meet the cool kids of the travel industry. They’re called “poshtels” and they’re a combination of hostels and posh design.

10 fun and pocket-friendly ways to relax in Cape Town

It’s about that time of year when we’re all feeling a little under pressure. More than half the year has flown by and we’ve worked our tooshies off juggling work, family and friends. It’s getting a bit stressful. Here are 10 fun and unique ways to recharge your batteries in and around Cape Town. These are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and re-energised for the next part of the year.

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!

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?

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 July, 2014

Can you just feel it? That exhilarating, all consuming “OMG, the weekend is coming!” feeling running through your veins?

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…

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 August, 2014

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

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.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: What’s Happening in Cape Town from Friday 1 August to Sunday 3 August

The weekend is finally here and we have hand-picked three #lovecapetown events that promise to make it extra special…

World Design Capital Wednesdays: Take a bite out of Cape Town’s Story of Food at the Castle of Good

Can you tell that I am obsessed with food this May? Even more so when it’s the focal point of a tasty recognized World Design Capital 2014 project, ‘The Story of Food’ (#WDC461) exhibition, at the historical Castle of Good Hope?

Top 5 adrenaline-fuelled activities in Cape Town

Cape Town is home to some of the most epic, adrenaline-fuelled past-times on the planet. The city has an industry dedicated to ensuring you put the ‘warrior’ into your weekend. From paragliding to shark-cage diving, we bring you our top five adrenaline-fuelled activities in Cape Town.

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!

8 Swanky Restaurants Within 1 Minute of a Bus Stop

Want to have a classy dinner, but don’t have a ride? Here are 8 swanky restaurants within 1 minutes’ walking distance of a MyCiTi bus stop.

Cape Town’s 5 Sexiest Restaurants According to Awards Committees

So you don’t just want to flirt with Cape Town’s ravishing food, you want something more. You’re passionate but you’re also a little picky. That’s okay. Many of world’s experts have also come to our shores in search of a culinary affair… and found it!

#welovecapetown: One month to go to WWF’s Most Lovable Sustainable Cities announcement

We’re just one month away from the WWF’s We Love Cities, a competition to select the Most Lovable Sustainable City, announcement on Thursday 27 March,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.

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.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December, 2013

Can you feel it, #lovecapetown? Your amazing weekend in the pulsating Mother City is on its way! There is so much to do so why not join me at the following events from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December, 2013:

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

Get to know the African Penguins at Boulders Beach

When it comes to picture-postcard beaches in Cape Town, you’re spoilt for choice, but Boulders Beach offers up something the others don’t – African Penguins!