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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These 28 stunning before-and-after photos of Cape Town celebrate our heritage, showing the astonishing development of Cape Town in just over half a century from a sleepy World War II harbour to rising international star!
So you find yourself staying in a specific region in Cape Town or planning an adventure in another, but don’t really know what to do or where to start? No sweat. We’ve got you covered! Here’s a comprehensive guide to the top 10 must-do, bucket-list, absolutely iconic, ridiculously ultimate things to do in each of the seven map regions of Cape Town, including: Cape Town CBD and Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Peninsula, Helderberg, Cape Flats, Southern Suburbs, Northern Suburbs and Blaauwberg. Go on…download the map and get your camera ready - there are seventy epic experiences and activities waiting for you.
Welcome to Cape Town, home to the most glorious bachelor parties known to mankind. And yes, we do mean MANkind.
The new Watershed at the V&A Waterfront is officially the coolest place to buy Christmas presents this year. With over 150 trendy stands selling more than 365 different brands, you will definitely be your family and friends’ favourite person by buying them something super unique and truly Capetonian.
Cape Town Winter Restaurant Specials 2014: Cool places with cheap meals to eat at in the Mother City
Brave the cold air and join me for these centsable Cape Town Winter Restaurant Specials:
There are so many things to do in Cape Town this Easter. Everything from special lunches to Easter Egg hunts for the kids. Here’s how to make the most of this holiday in Cape Town.
I’m a movie buff with a passion for Cape Town and the outdoors like no other… so when I recently received an invitation to the launch of the V&A Waterfront’s new Galileo Open Air Cinema, there was no way I was going to turn it down.
Cape Town’s unbearably spectacular flower season blooms in blankets of wild gorgeousness across the nature reserves of the Western Cape from August to late September. Here is your ultimate guide to experiencing the splendor, starting with these 12 flower hotspots!
Did you know? South Africa is the second most halaal-friendly country in the world, and the Muslim community in Cape Town is the largest in the country. This week we look at five Kramats in Cape Town that you need to visit.
Banting. If you haven’t yet heard of the concept, then you clearly haven’t been out in the big wide world in a while because everyone is talking about it and everyone knows someone who is on the banting (essentially meaning low carb, high fat) diet (or eating plan). But sometimes it’s a mission to cook up a banting storm, so it’s nice to know where you can go to get a decent meal that won’t push you off the banting wagon. Here are some Cape Town spots that either fully cater for banting customers or offer the option on the menu.
Coming to Cape Town to vacation, volunteer or study? Follow these easy steps to ensure you have the right Visa documents to get you here!
Affectionately known by locals as “little Germany”, because of its popularity with German tourists, Somerset West is a grand mix of wine farms, top–notch restaurants, majestic golf estates and adrenaline-inducing adventure activities. More of a town than a neighbourhood, you will need to set aside a couple of days to truly explore this beautiful area.
I love being a tourist in my own city and it gives me great pleasure to share my great finds with family and friends. I recently visited the One&Only for High Tea and if brought back so many fond memories of my childhood that I just had to share the experience!
Can you believe that it’s almost 2015? It’s crazy! Do you have your New Year’s Eve plans sorted? If not, don’t stress, we’ve got you covered. There is something for everyone on this list and because the weather is usually warm and sunny this time of year, it could be the summer party of the year.
Come and break your fast for less with these tasty Iftar specials in Cape Town
Did you know that Cape Town has a whopping 72 beaches with a coastline extending 307km along the West Coast, Cape Peninsula and False Bay? Though it’s impossible to choose, here’s our selection of our favourite 15 Cape Town beaches, what to expect, insider’s tips and how to get there ASAP…
Did you know that the Mother City offers a range of activities that are definitely best experienced from May to September each year? Yup! There are many of them but here’s our list of top 9 reasons to visit Cape Town specifically during this time to make your winter wonderful and your Spring, well, quite spectacular to be honest. Don’t say you didn’t know…
Watching the rugby with a passion bordering on religious fervour (the ref naturally being Satan-spawn should he call against your team) is a beloved ritual for many a Capetonian.
Thought Cape Town only had really cool new things to do in summer? Ha! Winter in the chilly Mother City is my favourite time of the year because not only are there unbelievable specials on offer but there is also a feast of GREAT fresh events, activities and products to experience.
As every tourist knows, the story of a country can’t be adequately told in the history books. It’s in the people, the buildings, the laughter and the landscape and it demands to be experienced before it can be understood. Here are 6 of Cape Town’s most beautiful heritage spots for you to begin your journey.
Why are caves cool? There’s a kind of primordial, beauty to them. Especially the fourth of these, the burial site of a 12,000 year old cave-man! This list has been hand selected for the most glorious views in Cape Town and surrounds.
Last night the SunStar Beacon of Hope was unveiled and lit up on Signal Hill. And it looks pretty spectacular. Designed by Christopher Swift and part of the World Design Capital initiatives, the SunStar was made with pieces of the fencing from Robben Island. Standing 24 metres high, this outdoor art installation will stay on Signal Hill for about six months before it’s moved, possibly to one of the properties of Sun International, who funded the piece.
Sure, 2014 was a big year for music in the Mother City, but 2015 is going to keep you rocking, rolling and swinging all year with some massive acts - from The Script to One Direction – already confirmed. Take a look at the bumper line-up and move fast on tickets, because they’re all going fast!
“Mom, I’m bored!” … the declaration feared by many a parent during the long winter school break but easy to dispel with the variety of fantastic school holiday entertainment on offer in Cape Town!
Some restaurants are more unusual than others! Ever eaten with puppets? 3m predators with protruding teeth? Girl nerds? Come with us as we explore some of Cape Town’s most surprising dining experiences.
Are you having a bad day? Have you seen too many celebrity baby names? Too much much excessive punctuation?
We know that #lovecapetown is a total celeb and babe magnet and now it seems that British singer Lily Allen has fallen for the Mother City too as she films her latest music video on our sunny shores.
Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and we like to think we are one of the most romantic as well. The city has become a favourite wedding destination for domestic and international travellers, not surprising really when you consider the glut of awesome locations we have. To help you in your search for the perfect venue and the ideal spots to propose to your – hopefully – soon-to-be better half, we have selected some of our favourites.
By far one of the best ways to see the views of Constantia is from the SA Forest Adventures zipline at Silvermist Wine Estate, near Constantia Nek.