Bianca ColemanThe Belmond Mount Nelson, affectionately known as ‘the Nellie’, or ‘the Pink Lady’ – the distinctive rosy hue was mixed specially for the hotel in the 1920s – has a fascinating history which dates back to when it was opened in March 1899.
Kelly Lodewyks & Rob PetersThe Mother City has shrugged off her winter coat and slipped into something a little sleeker as the summer months settle in. Get ready to kick off your shoes, sink your toes into the warm sands of the most beautiful city on earth and knock back a cocktail or two as we present your ultimate summer guide to Cape Town! It’s where to go and what to do this summer in the Mother City.
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Calling all free spirits, art lovers and creatives… It’s time once again for the popular annual Creative Week 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.
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.
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.
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.
Here 10 amazing events happening in Cape Town this weekend.
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.
#lovecapetown, are you ready to celebrate your freedom in our democracy-loving Mother City?
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.
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.
Hey gorgeous people! Are you ready for the mother of all awesome weekends in #lovecapetown?!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The accolades for Cape Town just keep rolling in … this time, we’re proud to announce that our caring, sustainable Mother City has been named as a finalist in the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) ‘We Love Cities’ campaign as part of the Earth Hour City Challenge!
Looking to doodle? Here is where you can doodle in Cape Town in 2014
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…
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.
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.
As we end the week, let’s take a look at how the world responded to the death of the late Nelson Mandela.
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.
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!
It’s one of our favourite Spring events here in #lovecapetown: South African National Parks (SANParks), where entry to our city and province’s most gorgeous parks are FREE!
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.
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?
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