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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!

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.

Meet Cape Town’s Top Instagramers

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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!

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.

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:

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

Top reasons #lovecapetown rocked in 2013

Before we bid farewell to 2013, let’s look at the top accolades and reasons why you should be proud to be Capetonian.

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!

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.

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.

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.

A magical City Sightseeing Sunsets Bus Ride

We get it. Sometimes a sunset is just a sunset. But in Cape Town, it is almost always something special. One of the best ways to see and experience this is with City Sightseeing and on their sunset bus.

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

It’s the weekend in #lovecapetown, Mother City lovers! Get ready for 48 hours of non-stop celebration in our hometown. From colourful street carnivals to travel shows in the Winelands and Grammy award-winning artists’ park concerts, there is plenty to see and do.

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?

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.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 June, 2014

Are you ready for an EPIC weekend in the Mother City, #lovecapetown?!

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th November 2014

Go on and get out there….There is no excuse to stay at home with so much happening in and around Cape Town this coming weekend. #lovecapetown is waiting for you.

Opening of Parliament Road: Closures in Cape Town

President Jacob Zuma will be delivering his State of the Nation Address at the Opening of Parliament on Thursday, 12 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.