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A guide to top historical experiences in Cape Town

A city with a rich, if turbulent, history, Cape Town offers a great selection of museums where those looking to dig deeper, can peer beneath the city’s layers, and into South Africa’s, rich and colourful past.

Swimming with dolphins and seals in Cape Town

As the sun beats down on the Mother City, there are few better places to be than bobbing around in the Atlantic Ocean, even when it is at its iciest. Add to the occasion, a pod of dusky dolphins in the midst of a feeding frenzy and I think it’s pretty safe to say there are none.

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!

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!

How the world responded to the death of Madiba

As we end the week, let’s take a look at how the world responded to the death of the late Nelson Mandela.

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…

Women’s Month: Women’s Day Events in Cape Town

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.

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.

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to the Cape Town CBD by night

The Cape Town City Centre is where it all happens. A combination of work and play, it is where everything comes together. During the day it is a hub of activity, but it is at night, when the curtain is drawn back, that the true soul of the Mother City is revealed. It is only once the sun sets, that the city truly comes alive.

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?

Cape Town is a WWF’s We Love Cities Earth Hour Challenge finalist: Vote to win

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!

10 Great Reasons to visit the Stellenbosch Slow Food Market this Summer

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!

10 reasons to visit Signal Gun Winery

I’m a sucker for anything unique to do in Cape Town. So, when we recently visited Signal Gun Wine Estate, I was very impressed with all they have to offer for these 10 reasons.

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.

Run free in the wild with SANParks Week in #lovecapetown

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!

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

Five fun things to do in Cape Town with your family

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

State of the Nation Address 2016: Road Closures in Cape Town

President Jacob Zuma will be delivering his State of the Nation Address at the Opening of Parliament on Thursday, 11 February. With all the pomp and ceremony and influx of people into the city centre, there will be a number of road closures before and on the day. Make sure you plan ahead by taking note of them before you attempt to head in - or out - of the CBD.

Foo Fighters in Cape Town: Survival Guide

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.

A guide to museums in Cape Town

If you are a local – or discovering the Mother City for the first time - unlock her secrets by visiting these wonderful museums in Cape Town.

Top Design Hotels in Cape Town

Big, small, BIG - size does not define a design hotel. It is the meeting place of form and function; a style that is unique, technology that is responsive and an environmentally considerate build. Whether your design preference is modern, classic or retro, Cape Town caters to all tastes.

Inspiring design spaces to visit in Cape Town

World Design Capital 2014 has put Cape Town design on the map. The fact that Cape Town is now seen as a city of design is what WDC has given us. It is with that legacy in mind that we bring you our list of spaces, places and events that showcase good design and encourage creative thinking.

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…

#J&BMet 2015: Pictures

J&B Met 2015 lovers were #MadeInTheMix in their finest - offering a spectacular display of Glitz and Glam and everything in between. Snippets of the day, by Nicole Biondi and Sherise Dreyer.

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.

Two Oceans Road Closures

The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon is happening this weekend with thousands of hardy souls taking to the streets to take part.If you’re planning on heading out into the Mother City this weekend, be sure to have a look at all the road closures first.

4 of the best conference and function venues in Cape Town

The Mother City is not just about the good times – although there are plenty of those - we are serious about business. The city has some of the best conference facilities available. Take a look at four of the best on offer in Cape Town and surrounds.

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.

Cape Town’s Mandela landmarks

Without a doubt, one of the most interesting, humbling and thought-provoking day excursions any visitor to Cape Town can undertake involves visiting some of the places around the city associated with Nelson Mandela, who turned 94 on July 18, 2012.