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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.

World Design Capital Wednesdays: One Day to make a difference in Cape Town

Inspired by legendary hitmaker John Lennon’s “Imagine’,  in which he famously sang “You may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one”, 100in1day (#WDC412), is an invitation to every “dreamer” in the city to do something in a public space that delights, inspires, creates connections between communities and improves the quality of lives - all in one day.

The Quirkiest Out of Town Stay at Old Mac Daddy

Been there, done that, right? Well just around the corner from #lovecapetown, tucked away in the beautiful Elgin valley is a quirky and unique way to spend a night out of town: in brilliantly revamped Airstream trailers.

4 Unusually Cool Ways of Getting Around Cape Town

Cape Town is an unusual city, one that reveals increasingly more the closer you look. Here are 4 cool ways of exploring Cape Town from refreshing new angles. You never know what you’ll find next.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 February, 2014

Mother City lovers, who’s ready for your #lovecapetown weekend?!

‘Da Vinci: The Genius’ comes to Cape Town

Walking through the ‘Da Vinci: The Genius’ exhibition at the Chavonnes Battery Museum in the V&A Waterfront, is like stumbling upon a porthole leading to a brilliant mind.

African Transport Experiences: 4 Animals You Can Catch a Ride On In Cape Town

It’s time to explore Africa, Africa style! Come with us by horse, by camel, by elephant and ostrich as we show you just how much fun it can be to saddle up with some of Cape Town’s more unusual transportation experiences!

World Design Capital Wednesdays: Nkanyezi Gallery opens at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town

What do you get when you combine the Mother City’s most opulent accommodation with an up and coming designer township project? Why, the Nykanyezi Gallery, a collaborative initiative between the world-renowned Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel and World Design Capital (WDC) 2014’s Maboneng Township Arts Experience, of course!

Our #MotherCity: a Top World City

The Mother City has seen a flurry of accolades this October.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: Things to do from Friday 30 May to Sunday 1 June, 2014

Hey, #lovecapetown, are you ready for your thrilling Mother City – loving weekend?

An Insider’s Guide to Cape Town’s Quirkiest Cocktails

Welcome to your insider’s guide to the Mother City’s quirkiest cocktails. Strap in. It’s going to be amazing.

Festival of Lights Test Run Switches on Cape Town

The countdown for the switch on of Cape Town’s Festival of Lights began on Tuesday 19 November 2013, when the Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, was joined by Cape Town entertainers on Adderley Street for a successful test run of preparations ahead of the main event on 1 December 2013.

12 Pics that will make you want to explore Stellenbosch

What more could a traveller want than wine, food, mountains, arresting architecture… and did we mention wine?

Cape Town shows win big at the 49th annual Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards

Cape Town’s theatre-makers, actors, media and dignitaries were out in full force and dressed to the nines for the 49th annual Fleur Du Cape Theatre Awards at the Baxter Theatre on Sunday 16 March, 2014 and it was a night of big wins for the Mother City’s top performing shows!

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 January, 2014

It’s your long awaited payday weekend in #lovecapetown and boy, is it going to be fun! From enjoying Shakespeare in the Park to blasting your vuvuzelas at a soccer match and rocking out with a legend in Bellville, there is plenty to see and do in the Mother City. Join me at the following events in Cape Town from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 January, 2014:

#WeLoveCapeTown – cast your votes by 20 March!

Voting for WWF’s Best-loved Sustainable City closes on Thursday 20 March, 2014, so everyone who loves Cape Town needs to declare this online before then to generate votes for the Mother City.

Creation Generation Mural in Woodstock kickstarts World Design Capital project

This past weekend artists Rayaan Cassiem, Anwar Davids, Leigh Cupido and Amedeo Bisogno, created an inspiring and thought provoking mural in Woodstock, the heart of Cape Town’s art scene, reflecting the story and spirit of the Creation Generation in a World Design Capital project #WDC566.

Taste of Cape Town 2014 in Pictures

This past weekend we attended the Pick ‘n Pay Taste of Cape Town festival in Greenpoint. The event was a mix of local restaurants, pop-up restaurants, brewers, artisan producers, winemakers, premium drink brands and boutique foodie spots, along with some interactive experiences, where members of the public could learn skills, from making canapés to mixing their own cocktails.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 November, 2013

Five, four, three, two, one… it’s the weekend, baby! That’s right, folks, 48 hours of uninterrupted fun await you in our gorgeous Mother City and that means you need to get out there and enjoy yourself. From tasty beer festivals to live music concerts and an energizing run through a township, there is plenty to see and do in our hometown. Join me at the following events from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 November, 2013:

Where Would You Rather be Wednesdays in #lovecapetown: Gorgeous Views

It’s Wednesday in the Mother City, friends, and you know what that means… I want to know Where You Would Rather be in in #lovecapetown!

Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour makes it to Nat Geo’s Top 10 routes

On behalf of everyone at Cape Town Tourism, we’re so thrilled to announce that our Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour has been selected as one of the top 10 cycle routes in the National Geographic Book titled “Journey of a Lifetime – 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips.”

5 Amazing Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic in Cape Town images

Cape Town, the fairytale-loving Mother City is making all little people’s wishes come true this winter school holiday as she plays host to the enchanting Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic spectacular from Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 July, 2014.

Cape Town’s ‘The Backpack’ named world’s best value for money hostel

The world’s largest guide book publisher, Lonely Planet, has crowned the world’s best value for money hostel and it’s one of our very own.

Cape Town Tourism Cares: Grannies make a difference with Gugulethu garden

At Cape Town Tourism, we’re big on giving back to the Mother City’s residents in need ,  so when we recently had the pleasure of meeting up with Rob Small of Abalimi Bezekhaya ( Farmers of Home) at one of the community vegetable gardens in Gugulethu, we just had to tell you about it.

6 Magnificent Seaside Accommodations in False Bay

Home to some of the Cape’s most beloved seaside accommodation, False Bay combines mountain with ocean, penguins, birds and porcupines for wonderful getaways among some of South Africa’s most beautiful beaches.

UCT’s Role in the Struggle

UCT stands out as an important case study for the development of effective and radical student protest during the Apartheid Era.

Cape Town: One of the best cities for students

Studying abroad? The thrill of completing high school, moving out of your parents’ home and making new friends in a new city comes with an intriguing appeal that opens doors to a whole new adventure - especially if that city is Cape Town.

5 City parks to host a tree-planting legacy project honouring Madiba

In honour of the late Nelson Mandela, The City of Cape Town’s Parks Department are hosting a tree-planting ceremony at five selected parks in Cape Town.

Bafana Bafana make Cape Town proud at the opening match of CHAN

Few things compare to the anticipation and excitement on match day at Cape Town Stadium. The enthusiasm and optimism of the fans rubs off from shoulder to shoulder as you amble along the fan walk.

Your Ultimate Guide to Getting Around Cape Town

Explorers come from all over the globe to discover the tip of Africa. Getting you there is where we come in. Begin your voyage into the unexpected with our ultimate guide to getting around.