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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.

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!

7 Super Stylish Free Wi-Fi Cafes in Cape Town We Couldn’t Do Without

If you’re not-so-secretly a coffee snob with a taste for gourmet snacks and blazing fast Wi-Fi, you’ve come to the right place. Cape Town is starting to burst with increasingly stylish ‘laptop camps’ inviting a long afternoon browsing emails (or cat videos) amongst pretty clientele and prettier locations. Here are 7 of our favourite free Wi-Fi café’s that we simply couldn’t do without:

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…

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.

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:

Your #lovecapetown weekend: Things to do from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 June, 2014

Let the countdown to the weekend begin!

“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.

5 Epic Music Videos of Artists Headed to Cape Town This Summer

Are you ready for the mother of all music-loving summers in the Mother City?!

Basic Safety Tips for Visitors

Here are some basic safety tips to ensure you enjoy your visit to Cape Town to the full:

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?

46 Spectacularly Capetonian Things To Do This Winter

From Cape Town’s jumping sharks “aka AIR JAWS” to urban brandy routes, from art made out of t-bags to ocean paddles under the full moon, here are 46 spectacularly Capetonian things to do this winter:

Open Design Cape Town 2014: The Top 5 Events You Shouldn’t Miss

And it’s FINALLY here… the creative, the imaginative; the thrilling annual Open Design Festival is now open in Cape Town, our World Design Capital 2014! An eleven day long whirlwind of creativity, the Festival runs from Wednesday 13 to Saturday 23 August, 2014 at various amazing locations around the innovative Mother City, including the iconic City Hall, Gugu S’Thebe Cultural Centre in Langa and the Castle of Good Hope.

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.

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.

Snorkeling with Cape Fur Seals in #lovecapetown

Think “adventure in Cape Town” and your first thoughts will probably be along the lines of shark cage diving, hiking up Table Mountain and kite surfing in Blouberg. Now there’s a new activity to add to your adventure bucket list.

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!

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

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

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

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.

The 5 Most Beautiful Spots to Pitch a Tent in Cape Town

For natural beauty, solitude, and just plain fun, you can’t beat the classic adventure camping trip.

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!

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.

5 Events You NEED to be at in Cape Town in January 2015

So Christmas and New Year’s Eve are done and dusted, but don’t let that get you down. Cape Town still has loads to offer. Here are our top five events to hit in the Mother City this month!

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!