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Things to see and do in the Overberg

The Overberg is just 45 minutes outside of Cape Town, but it almost feels as if you are in a whole different world. Here are some must-do activities in this region.

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.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 November, 2014

This weekend we are spoilt for choice… best to do it all!

Dust off your vuvuzelas for The African Nations Championship (CHAN)

Listen up soccer devotees; we have some kicking news for you. CHAN is coming to Cape Town next year, and we want you to get behind our home team Bafana Bafana in this African Nations Championship.

‘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.

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.

3 Reasons the Company’s Garden is the Most Ridiculously Green Place on Earth

This World Design Capital project reincarnates a Dutch-period vegetable garden, providing a platform for community engagement and green investment.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 December, 2013

There’s nothing I love more than great live music in my groovy hometown and #lovecapetown friends, let me tell you, this weekend the Mother City is going to rock!

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 28 February to Sunday 2 March, 2014

Can you feel it, #lovecapetown? An insanely creative weekend is on its way to our inspirational Mother City!

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.

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.

#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.

WDC Events Worth Attending This Month

August has a line-up of events that will inspire, educate and inform. Here are 4 events that are happening in #lovecapetown.

Your Ultimate Guide to Surviving the Weather in Cape Town

Cape Town has notoriously capricious weather, unspeakably gorgeous the one minute and atrociously grumpy the next, lashing you with rain and then loving you with sunlight like your favourite tempestuous relationship. We present your ultimate guide to surviving the weather.

Facebook Feedback Fridays: Top Braai Spots in #lovecapetown

Facebook Feedback Fridays are back, #lovecapetown!

4 Things To Do If (Like Me) You Hate Valentine’s Day

Your secret fear that you’ll die alone and be eaten and vomited up by your cats is coming true. To console you while you plan to drop fake wedding rings into all the women’s glasses, we’ve come up with 4 life-affirming things for you to do this Valentine’s Day.

Grapes, Gourmet and Gallery Evening at Winchester Mansions

Walking toward Winchester Mansions, with the Atlantic Ocean stretched out to our right and the clouds folding over Table Mountain to the left, the promise of a 5-course wine-paired meal was the highlight of our day.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 January, 2014

We’re set for a musical weekend in #lovecapetown, folks! Nothing tells the story of our beautiful Mother City quite like the rhythmical beats of her music and this weekend, there are a variety of outdoor concerts for you to enjoy. Get your groove on with me at the following events in Cape Town from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 January, 2014:

CHAN match fixtures and road closures

Cape Town, get your vuvuzelas ready for the next CHAN (African Nations Championship) match at Cape Town Stadium tomorrow!

Get an education in beer in the Mother City

Whether you consider yourself a connoisseur of beer or just enjoy drinking the amber nectar, the Cape Town Festival of Beer is tailor-made for you!

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

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

Your #lovecapetown weekend:What’s on from Friday 21 November to Sunday 23 November, 2014

With so much happening in #lovecapetown this weekend, it’s not a case of what to do in the Mother City, but rather can you fit it all in? We bring you some of this weekend’s top choices.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 13 to Monday 16 December, 2013

Are you ready for the long weekend, Mother City lovers? There is plenty to see and do in #lovecapetown over the next four days and if you are not picking out your top braai spot for Reconciliation Day, why not join me at the following events from Friday 13 to Monday 15 December, 2013:

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.

Our #MotherCity: a Top World City

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

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 Town wins Earth Hour City Challenge 2014

WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) has awarded Cape Town, South Africa the title Global Earth Hour Capital 2014.

Share the Specials: Insider Tips for May

Everyone knows there are incredible discounts hidden everywhere in the Mother City. In the third in our series of Share the Specials posts, we once again bring you our best insider tips!

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.

Iconic Cape Town institutions on Valentine’s Day

Our amazing city has once again shown that it has brains and beauty, by celebrating Valentine’s Day on one of the most iconic places in South Africa – Robben Island.