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Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town perfect for family outings

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.

Pocket-friendly Cape Town Accommodation

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.

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.

All Your Road Closures for the 2014 Two Oceans Marathon

The world’s most beautiful marathon plays host to some 26,000 runners over Easter Weekend. Here are all your road closures for this iconic Capetonian event.

World Design Capital Wednesday:  The Live Design Woodstock Lifestyle Tour in Cape Town

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.

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.

Cape Town’s Artscape Theatre is alive with the Sound of Music

“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!

Meet Cape Town’s Top Instagramers

Meet Cape Town’s top Instagramers, with our #lovecapetown Instagram takeover.

Your Guide to Travel, Transport and Cash Cards in Cape Town

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.

5 award-winning hotels in Cape Town

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.

Unogwaja lights the way

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.

6 Ways to Walk to Freedom in the Footsteps of Madiba

If you want to walk the long walk to freedom this month, here are 5 epic Madiba-inspired attractions you have to visit!

Your long #lovecapetown Weekend: top things to do from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 March, 2014

Woohoo, it’s a LONG weekend in #lovecapetown! If you’re not heading out of town, why not express your Human Rights with amazing free garden concerts, a colourful festival at the Grand Parade and a delicious bake-off in the Winelands.

Unlocking the Elgin Valley

I have always had a soft spot for Elgin. Ever since I almost died in an off-road tri-athlon almost a decade ago, I have been in love with the place. Way back when, as I swam in ice-cold water, repeatedly broke down on a mountain bike and shambled along the trails above the Grabouw Country Club, I was still able to appreciate the natural beauty of the valley.

Art of the Brick wows in Cape Town

The world-renowned Art of the Brick has transformed the uber-popular kids’ toy into a mind-blowing exhibition of contemporary art. The fact that it appeals not only to children but to your inner-child as well, makes it a perfect family outing.

HMS Iron Duke, the ship that launched 21 Noon Gun balls in Cape Town

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?

Cape Town’s Camps Bay chosen as Baywatch Spin-off location

“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!

Share the Specials: 2 for 1 Gourmet Burgers

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.

Start Your Countdown to Summer and Win Big with Cape Point

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.

4 Wild and Wacky Parties to Celebrate Freedom Day in Cape Town

Ever since the night of 27th April 1994 got outrageously out of hand, as South Africans of all colours commemorated the first day they voted as a whole nation and uncontainable parties lasted deep into the night, Freedom Day has been about celebration.

Ride for Freedom! The FNB Freedom Ride Hits Cape Town

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.

Constantia Valley is a land of plenty

I have lived in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town my entire life, in and around the borders of Constantia to some degree through all of it, but I have never explored it to the extent that I should have. Call it lazy if you must, but that changed when I was given the opportunity by the Constantia Wine Route to get stuck into the area, pull back the outer layer and really uncover what is happening there – turns out there is a lot!

Your #lovecapetown weekend: Things to do from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 May, 2014

Are you ready for an amazing weekend in our Mother City?

Cape Sidecar Adventure in Cape Town

Who would have thought that on a Sunday afternoon in Cape Town you could don a real McCoy jet fighter pilot helmet with visor, oversized leather riding jacket and hop into a vintage World War Two sidecar? Well, this is exactly what you get when you book a tour with Cape Sidecar Adventures and they even throw in a scarf to complete the look.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 January, 2014

Woohoo, it’s the first weekend after the first work week in #lovecapetown and we’re celebrating in style! From an über glam fashion horse race to a thrilling soccer kick-off match and a run along the West Coast, there is plenty to see and do in our gorgeous Mother City. Join me at the following events in and around Cape Town, from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 January, 2014:

Take Advantage of Winter in Cape Town

I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth and I love to get a quality deal at a good price. My working season is all year round, but it does slow down ever so slightly in winter and that is when I get to take advantage of all the specials on offer.

Zipline adventure in Hottentots Holland

Ranked number two in Lonely Planet’s guide to the hottest new experiences in the world for 2015, the ziplining experience in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve will replace fear with elation as you take in one of the world’s most beautiful locations.

Life is ‘Kwak’ in the Mother City

“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.

Go Skydiving in Cape Town

If you’re looking for one of the most exhilarating moments of your life, you cannot go wrong with a skydiving experience with Mother City Skydiving.

Get ready to SUP in Cape Town

Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world and it is quickly taking hold in South Africa, not only as a sport, but as a fitness-orientated pastime as well. Like surfing, part of the draw is the physical element, without it ever feeling like a workout. But unlike surfing, it doesn’t take very long to get to grips with the basics.