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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 Guide to Spotting Celebs at the Two Oceans Marathon 2014

The world’s most beautiful marathon attracts some of the country’s most famous and (not to mention prettiest) people. Here’s a guide to stalking (sorry, we mean spotting) the celebrities who will be running over the weekend!

Your lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 November, 2013

#lovecapetown, it’s my favourite weekend of the year! Why, you ask? Well, because, friends, it’s my birthday weekend and there is nowhere I’d rather spend it than in the fabulous Mother City.

My Top 3 Summer Cape Winelands Spots

There is something about sipping a chilled glass of premium white wine on a bright, sunny day, surrounded by acres and acres of gorgeous greenery that simply screams summer in the Cape Winelands. With our rich and tasty viticultural history and endlessly beautiful estates, it’s quite difficult to choose my favourites but here are my top three Summer Winelands spots:

Win a Road Trip in Cape Town with #thando!

Where in the Western Cape is our fun, new mobile visitor information vehicle, #thando? Enter your best guess and not only could you win amazing daily prizes but you’ll also be entered into a lucky draw to win a road trip in Cape Town for four people , worth R 30 000!

World Design Capital Wednesday:  The Live Design Woodstock Lifestyle Tour in Cape Town

We’re immensely proud that Cape Town, our creative Mother City, is the World Design Capital 2014, so we’re bringing you a new blog series, World Design Capital Wednesdays, highlighting just what makes our quirky, innovative hometown worthy of this title.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Opens in Cape Town

It’s been a long time coming but finally the biographical drama, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom will open at Cape Town’s top cinemas on Thursday 28 November, 2013.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: Friday 4 to Sunday 6 April, 2014

#lovecapetown fans, are you ready for a jam-packed weekend in the Mother City?

Spot the shipwreck!  Explore beaches on horseback with Sleepy Hollow Riding School

Sleepy Hollow is a horse riding school, but offers Bush Trails and Beach rides on Noordhoek’s 8km beach, where you can take a gentle walk or trot along the beach (home of The Kakapo shipwreck!) on one of Sleepy’s 17 horses.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 November, 2013

Mother City lovers, raise your glass with me and let’s toast to the onset of a fabulous weekend in our amazing hometown! Whether you’re flying a kite in a surfer’s paradise, channelling your inner salsa dancer or attempting to set a new peak running record, there is plenty to see and do in #lovecapetown. Join me at the following events from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 November, 2013:

5 Kramats in Cape Town that you need to visit

Did you know? South Africa is the second most halaal-friendly country in the world, and the Muslim community in Cape Town is the largest in the country. This week we look at five Kramats in Cape Town that you need to visit.

WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL WEDNESDAYS: An Artist in All of Us Just Waiting to Come Out!

Looking to doodle? Here is where you can doodle in Cape Town in 2014

Enjoy an action-packed #lovecapetown adventure on no-work-Monday

Enjoy an action-packed #lovecapetown adventure and celebrate the freedom of not having to work on Monday!

Your #lovecapetown weekend: Things to do from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 May, 2014

Woohoo, #lovecapetown, the weekend is here!

Share the Specials: 8 Amazing Winter Hotel Deals

Everyone knows there are some incredible Winter deals hidden everywhere in Cape Town. In the 5th instalment of our famous Share the Special series, we bring you some of the best package deals for the upcoming season.

MyDestination’s winning Vagabrothers Jet into Cape Town

They beat nine other finalists to win the coveted My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List Competition and travel all over the world for six months… now winners Alex and Marko Ayling (known as the Vagabrothers) are headed to gorgeous Cape Town!

Earth Hour 2014 in Cape Town: Your guide to doing things in the dark

I like doing things in the dark… I like them even more when they are in aid of Earth Hour and hosted in Cape Town, my responsible Mother City on Saturday 29 March, 2014.

How to Eat and Drink Your Way through the Good Food&Wine Show 2014 in Cape Town

Who loves gourmet events in Cape Town? I do, it’s true, and I just CANNOT wait for the Good Food&Wine Show 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from Thursday 29 May to Sunday 1 June, 2014.

The Two Oceans Marathon 2014 By the Numbers

We break down the 2014 Two Oceans Marathon by the numbers as more than 30,351 runners (including 27,256 South Africans) power their way through gorgeous Cape Town over the Easter Weekend.

MyDestination’s Vagabrothers in Cape Town: Videos

Here’s the thing I love most about my job: I get to hang out with some of the most interesting visitors to our beautiful Mother City and the coolest by far are the Vagabrothers, winners of MyDestination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition, who jetted into Cape Town from Wednesday 30 October to Wednesday 6 November, 2013.

Taste of Cape Town 2014: Your bite-sized guide to foodie fun in the Mother City

Foodies, are you ready to sink your teeth into this year’s premier gourmet event, the Taste of Cape Town festival?

5 Ways to Legally Punch People in the Face in Cape Town

Are you having a bad day? Have you seen too many celebrity baby names? Too much much excessive punctuation?

Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2014: Road Closures and Things You Need to Know

Africa’s Grandest Gathering is about to take the Mother City by musical storm and one thing is for sure: the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2014 is set to be the best yet!

Share the Specials: 2 for 1 Gourmet Burgers

Here comes your gourmet burger. It’s a New York-style succulent chicken and bacon tower, with avocado and blue cheese. You’re in love, instantly. And oh look you just got another one. For free.

11 Photos That Will Make You Want to Explore the South African Rugby Museum

Welcome to South Africa, home to some of the world’s hardest rugby players. The game of rugby played a potent symbolic role in South Africa’s peaceful transformation into a democratic nation. From The Book of Unwelcome to Madiba Magic, here are 11 photos that will make you want to visit the South African Rugby Museum.

8 Astounding Jive Cape Town Funny Festival Facts You Must Read Today

The 10th Jive Cape Town Funny Festival opened to roaring applause on 26 March and if the audience response and sold-out shows are anything to go by, the 2014 lineup is the best one yet.

Cape Town Carnival 2014: all you need to know and where to stay

Imagine… Imagine a parade of colourful floats, vibrant music, agile dancers and more,  setting the streets of the festive-loving Mother City alight…that is the Cape Town Carnival, which will be held on Saturday 15 March, 2014.

Lazy nights at the Cape Town Summer Market

Spend the last few days of the year at the annual Cape Town Summer Market at the Company’s Garden. It is open every day from 12pm to 11pm until Monday, December 30 2013.

5 things about the Foo Fighters coming to Cape Town you need to know

BIG NEWS: The Foo Fighters are coming to Cape Town!

Cape Town’s Artscape Theatre is alive with the Sound of Music

“The Hills are alive with the Sound of Music…” Yes, it’s true, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s version of the impressive musical, is now running at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town and its boards, if not our hills, are indeed alive with the Sound of Music!