Rob PetersThe Titanic has always held me in its thrall. The ill-fated voyage of the most famous ship in history is a story that you could not make up – complete with villains, heroes and ultimately tragedy. So when the Titanic Expo sailed into Cape Town this month, I was first in line to snap up a ticket.
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.
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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.
Cape Town is a top summer destination and with good reason. Sultry summer days are always going to be a big draw with the beaches and rooftop bars across the city spilling over. But what about when you want to cool off after a day of soaking up the rays or escape the heat altogether? Don’t worry we got you covered with our top 10 ways to beat the sizzle in the Mother City!
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…
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.
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.
Hey #lovecapetown, are you ready for your EPIC weekend in and around the gorgeous Mother City?
National Geographic has named Cape Town as number two on its top 10 list of beach cities. It’s yet another reason to visit Cape Town!
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.
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.
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:
Hey #lovecapetown, are you ready for the weekend?!
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.
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.
School’s nearly out, #lovecapetown, and our fun-loving third semester break is just waiting to be enjoyed with a refreshing line-up of amazing events and activities.
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.
So, it’s winter in Cape Town and you think it’s time to hibernate indoors, right? Wrong, my friends, not when there is just so much on offer in the Mother City!
The Cape Canopy Tour in the in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve was recently named by Lonely Planet as the second best new attraction in the world, I have been desperate to experience since they began operating last year and recently got a chance. Suffice to say I was not disappointed.
We all get a bit busy sometimes so we can’t always go out to dinner and then see a show afterwards or vice-versa. So, it’s really handy when you find a venue where you can do both at the same time! Here we’ve rounded up some of the best dinner-and-a-show venues in Cape Town.
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.
Summer is in full swing in #lovecapetown and that means plenty of new, exciting things to see and do in our gorgeous sun-kissed Mother City. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to get a taste of what’s new in our hometown and these are a few of my favourites:
Let the countdown to a fabulous weekend in #lovecapetown begin! From rubbing shoulders with the trendy and gorgeous at fashion shows along the seaside to getting a taste of the good life in the Helderberg and stepping out for charity in a mass walk, there is plenty to see and do in the Mother City.
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.
We’re midway through Cape Town’s creative designation year as the World Design Capital 2014 and as it progresses, more and more astounding artistic projects are coming into being – like the gobsmacking, head-turning amazing Accidental Art Project at Nando’s on Long Street.
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.
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!
So, Sunday 15 June, 2014 is quickly rolling around and you still stuck on what to do to honour the number one man in your life?
Woohoo, #lovecapetown, the weekend is here!
Who wouldn’t want to get married under a Bedouin Tent in Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the world?
So you’re planning a spectacular adventure and beautiful Cape Town has tantalised her way into your consideration. When to come? And to coincide with what? Here is our insider’s guide to the most awesome events coming up in early 2015:
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.