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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.

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!

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.

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

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!

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.

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?

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.

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!

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

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

Cape Town on National Geographic’s list of Top 10 Beach Cities

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!

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.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s On from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 July, 2014

Hey #lovecapetown, are you ready for your EPIC weekend in and around the gorgeous Mother City?

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:

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.

#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.

5 Spring School Holiday Events in 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.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 August, 2014

Hey #lovecapetown, are you ready for the weekend?!

North Meets South: The Perfect Cape Town Weddings under a Bedouin Tent

Who wouldn’t want to get married under a Bedouin Tent in Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the world?

Your Guide to Red Hot Winter Entertainment in Cape Town: What to see and do this chilly season

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!

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!

11 ways to celebrate Tourism Month in Cape Town

The month of September not only heralds the arrival of Spring in Cape Town, but it is also the start of World Tourism Month and heritage month in South Africa, with World Tourism Day celebrated on 27 September. Here are 10 ways you can celebrate Tourism Month in Cape Town.

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.

Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts Set for Another Epic Season

The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts are in full swing with a magnificent line–up offering something for every taste.

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.