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Sunset Specials on Table Mountain, Cape Town’s Wonder of Nature

There are few things more beautiful in Cape Town than watching a beautiful sunset from our wonder of Nature, Table Mountain … and this summer, you can experience it all for less with Table Mountain Aerial Cableway’s fantastic Sunset Special.

Music’s Greatest Stars Headed for Cape Town in 2014

Music is my life, #lovecapetown, and in 2014, the Mother City is going to rock with a variety of Grammy-winning artists! Reading like a Hall of Fame inductee list, our rhythm loving hometown is set to play host to the likes of rap sensation Eminem, rock ballad singer Bryan Adams, guitar maestro Carlos Santana and the legendary Bruce Springsteen from January to February 2014.

Natalie Roos’s Top 5 nightlife spots for summer 2013

There’s always something going on in Cape Town, but the city really comes into its own in summer. The energy and vibe are contagious and you can feel the excitement in the warm air. In winter I tend to hibernate but now that summer is here, it’s time to haul out the dresses from the back of my closet and get out on the town. Anyone visiting Cape Town could easily be overwhelmed with the various options, so here are a couple my favourite spots to spend summer evenings.

Cape Canopy Tour Provides Epic View of Elgin

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.

The State of the Nation Address 2014 in Cape Town: Road Closures

The most important political event, besides the national elections taking place later this year, is coming to Cape Town - the State of the Nation Address at the National Assembly in the Parliament Buildings on Thursday 13 February, 2014.

Live Like a Local: A Day in Cape Town

Who better understands the Mother City better than a local? That’s right, nobody. Jade Cheyenne provides a step-by-step itinerary - from breakfast till well past dinner - for a day in the Cape Town CBD and surrounds.

Share the Specials! Insider Tips for March

Everyone knows there are amazing specials hidden everywhere in the Mother City. As the first in a series of Share the Specials posts, we start peeling back the curtain on your best deals for the upcoming season.

Top 10 summer adventure activities in Cape Town

Adventure tourism is a booming business and Cape Town is quickly becoming the go-to place for travellers looking for their adrenaline fix. From shark cage diving to abseiling down Table Mountain, the Mother City is the adventure capital of the world and she is waiting for you to cut loose. Here are our top 10.

5 Creative Week 2014 events in Cape Town that are totally going to blow your artistic mind

Calling all free spirits, art lovers and creatives… It’s time once again for the popular annual Creative Week in Cape Town!

Load-shedding in Cape Town: A Survival Guide

Load-shedding is not pretty. In fact it is a major downer, but it is also a reality. It can, however, be made more bearable if you are prepared. With that in mind, here are some helpful links to make sure you know when the lights are about to go out in your neighbourhood.

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.

Your Father’s Day #lovecapetown Weekend: 13-15 June

A truly rich man is one whose children will run into his arms when his hands are empty. Give something back to your Dad this weekend in Cape Town, with our top 5 things to do.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s On from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 September, 2014?

Hey gorgeous people! Are you ready for the mother of all awesome weekends in #lovecapetown?!

Your #lovecapetown Freedom Day weekend: Things to do from Friday 25 to Monday 28 April, 2014

#lovecapetown, are you ready to celebrate your freedom in our democracy-loving Mother City?

Free Walking Tours in Cape Town

There is no better way to discover a city than by walking its streets, uncovering its history and mingling with the locals. Cape Town has a number of FREE walking tours to do exactly that.

Stay the night at Hotel Verde in Cape Town, Africa’s Greenest Hotel

Ask some people about their thoughts on staying in an eco-friendly hotel and chances are they ‘ll reply that it will be cost-effective experience, using recycled water and paper crockery… that is not the case at Cape Town’s new responsible accommodation-kid-on-the-block, Hotel Verde, Africa’s Greenest Hotel.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Thursday 8 January to Sunday 11 January 2015

Here 10 amazing events happening in Cape Town this weekend.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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?

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!