Hannah DeallCascades Country Manor has become firmly fixed in my mind as Paarl’s best kept secret. Nestled between an olive grove and a buchu plantation, it is the perfect haven for a cosy winter weekend to recharge and detox. And as I am in a generous mood, and because something as good as this needs to be shared, here are 5 reasons to visit.
Rob Peters and Kelly LodewyksYou’ve seen our list of 50 restaurants to try and we received such great feedback on that one that we simply had to make a list out of all the suggestions. Here you go - 50 restaurants to try as recommended by locals.
Rob PetersSouth Africa is a huge golfing nation and Cape Town is home to some of the best golf courses in the country. Having produced 10 Major winners - two women and eight men – the country has enjoyed considerable success in the sport and the Southern African Museum of Golf and Golf Hall of Fame at the V&A Waterfront has done a fantastic job capturing both the history and our impressive success.
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Planning your next summer vacation or international business trip to gorgeous Cape Town and dying to stay along the Atlantic Seaboard in Sea Point but you’re at a loss as to which amazing property to reserve your stay at?
What a goose bump moment. Turning your back on the land, looking out over the ocean and knowing that the entire Africa is lying behind you. It’s a must-do at least once in your life: visiting the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas, the place where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet.
What better way to kick off the holiday season than with the Festival of Lights to kick off the four-week countdown to WDC2014
“The Hills are alive with the Sound of Music…” Yes, it’s true, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s version of the impressive musical, is now running at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town and its boards, if not our hills, are indeed alive with the Sound of Music!
One hundred pounds will get you a one-star hotel room in New York and two stars in London or Venice. In Cape Town, on average, you’ll get a four-star hotel room for £100 a night. Here’s a selection ranging from luxurious guesthouses to comfortable hotel rooms and top of the range backpackers with a healthy dose of comfort, if not downright glamour.
On Saturday 10 May, 2014; colour-crazy Capetonians, visitors, friends and families descended on the Cape Town Stadium forecourt for an epic night they’ll never forget…
Everyone knows there are some incredible Winter deals hidden everywhere in Cape Town. In the 5th instalment of our famous Share the Special series, we bring you some of the best package deals for the upcoming season.
Every journey starts with a single step. For John McInroy that journey started four years ago with the inaugural Unogwaja Challenge in 2011, but on Friday 1 May, he plans on taking it a ‘few’ steps further with the very first Unogwaja on Foot - a walk from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg.
Meet Cape Town’s top Instagramers, with our #lovecapetown Instagram takeover.
Where in the Western Cape is our fun, new mobile visitor information vehicle, #thando? Enter your best guess and not only could you win amazing daily prizes but you’ll also be entered into a lucky draw to win a road trip in Cape Town for four people , worth R 30 000!
Are you ready for an amazing weekend in our Mother City?
It’s the number one tip we’ve all heard when travelling: don’t carry all your cash on you, use traveller’s cheques or get a card.
And there’s me thinking I’d seen all the beautiful wine farms this amazing city of Cape Town has to offer. Think again Diva. Beau Constantia est arrivé (by the way, when I see French words like ‘beau’ and ‘ pas de nom’, I can’t help but throw my French about a bit).
“Some people stand in the darkness/ Afraid to step into the light/ Some people need to help somebody/ When the edge of surrender’s in sight/ I’ll be ready /Forever and always/ I’m always here”… Break out those sexy red cossies and ripped bodies, Mother City lovers, because the highly anticipated Baywatch spin-off, SAF 3, is coming to gorgeous Cape Town!
It’s the Cape Town Jazz Festival this weekend and whether or not you were one of the lucky few to get your hands on those much desired tickets, here are some events to get you into a jazzy mood this week.
In honour of Cape Town coming out on top of an Agoda.com survey for the global travel destination with the highest rated hotels, we take a look at five award-winning hotels located in the Mother City.
According to the late legend Nelson Mandela, “The purpose of freedom is to create it for others.” This bike ride offers a means to connect communities and cities for more than 5,000 expected riders and is a completely free and fun way to explore Cape Town and meet people.
If you want to walk the long walk to freedom this month, here are 5 epic Madiba-inspired attractions you have to visit!
School’s out, #lovecapetown Moms and Dads, and these summer holidays, there is plenty to see and do with your little ones in the Mother City. Get out into the sunshine and enjoy a variety of fun activities, take in a show or spend the day at the beach with the little people in your life:
Here comes your gourmet burger. It’s a New York-style succulent chicken and bacon tower, with avocado and blue cheese. You’re in love, instantly. And oh look you just got another one. For free.
“We will need your left shoe please sir, we can’t have you running off with our glass…” And with that begins my Kwak Beer Experience at Den Anker at the V&A Waterfront. The relinquishing of my left shoe dates back to a tradition which began in 19th Century Belgium. If I want to drink the beer, I need to forfeit my left shoe… for a time at least. The tradition started because the glasses were extremely expensive and difficult to replace at the time. It sparked a Belgian custom in which the barman kept the left shoe of patrons until the glass had been returned.
The Mother City loves all the dads just as much as the moms and we are showing them how much we care this Father’s Day with all the things they love – beer, biltong, burgers, rugby and more! Check out some great ways to show the old man just how much you care.
It’s all anyone was talking about for a week straight on social media – why was Cape Town’s legendary Noon Gun blasted repeatedly after its traditional midday slot on Monday 18 August, 2014?
We’re immensely proud that Cape Town, our creative Mother City, is the World Design Capital 2014, so we’re bringing you a new blog series, World Design Capital Wednesdays, highlighting just what makes our quirky, innovative hometown worthy of this title.
Sevens Rugby is back in Cape Town from December this year with the South African leg of the IRB Sevens Series moving to the Mother City! We’re pretty happy about and you should be too – here are five reasons why the tournament belongs in Cape Town.
Before we bid farewell to 2013, let’s look at the top accolades and reasons why you should be proud to be Capetonian.
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!
For a low-cost, no-fuss couple of hours, the Seapoint Promenade gets Lance Witten’s vote as the go-to venue for a quick family trip that showcases Cape Town’s natural beauty. Exercise, sea- and-mountain views, shell-gathering, impromptu art installations, parks and quick and easy access to food, makes it perfect for when the kids want to get out without breaking the bank.
Long, lazy hot days are heading to gorgeous Cape Town and to celebrate, the iconic Cape Point is hosting an amazing “Countdown to Summer” competition.
If you ask a young black man to go on a Township tour, the answer you’ll get is usually a NO. ‘I got out of the hood, why do you want to send me back”? That’s the sentiment shared by most young black men such as myself. We aspire for a different reality and one with lavish surroundings at that, you know “the good life”. I’m grossly exaggerating here but you get my persuasion, right?