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Cape Town Carnival 2014: all you need to know and where to stay

Imagine… Imagine a parade of colourful floats, vibrant music, agile dancers and more,  setting the streets of the festive-loving Mother City alight…that is the Cape Town Carnival, which will be held on Saturday 15 March, 2014.

Cape Town 10s delivers all the big hits

The Takealot Cape Town 10s is the world’s biggest Tens tournament and judging by the past weekend’s edition, it is just getting bigger. Bigger crowds, bigger names and a bigger jol.

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!

Friday the 13th Superstitions: Top 3 #LoveCape Town myths busted

Will something bad really happen to you on Friday the 13th September in #LoveCapeTown? Through years gone by, storytellers in Cape Town have exchanged a rich variety of unique myths that has been carried across from generation to generation. Have a look at three of the most interesting legends around and decide for yourself – truth or tale, busted or brilliant?

Your Guide to Spotting Celebs at the Two Oceans Marathon 2014

The world’s most beautiful marathon attracts some of the country’s most famous and (not to mention prettiest) people. Here’s a guide to stalking (sorry, we mean spotting) the celebrities who will be running over the weekend!

Lazy nights at the Cape Town Summer Market

Spend the last few days of the year at the annual Cape Town Summer Market at the Company’s Garden. It is open every day from 12pm to 11pm until Monday, December 30 2013.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 November, 2013

Mother City lovers, raise your glass with me and let’s toast to the onset of a fabulous weekend in our amazing hometown! Whether you’re flying a kite in a surfer’s paradise, channelling your inner salsa dancer or attempting to set a new peak running record, there is plenty to see and do in #lovecapetown. Join me at the following events from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 November, 2013:

Mixing it up for the J&b Met: Your last minute shopping guide

The J&B Met is mixing-it-up and with the dawn of 2015 we are all Made For The Mix – which means anything goes! If you’re still looking for the perfect outfit, these stores need to be your last-minute stop before a day at the races.

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 Town Cycle Tour cuts route to 47km

The Cape Town Cycle Tour announced on Wednesday that the route would be dramatically cut as a result of the fires raging across the Southern Peninsula. Cycle Tour Director David Bellair said that the decision had not been taken lightly and that it was done so with the safety of the race’s participants in mind.

My Top 3 Summer Cape Winelands Spots

There is something about sipping a chilled glass of premium white wine on a bright, sunny day, surrounded by acres and acres of gorgeous greenery that simply screams summer in the Cape Winelands. With our rich and tasty viticultural history and endlessly beautiful estates, it’s quite difficult to choose my favourites but here are my top three Summer Winelands spots:

Taste of Cape Town 2014: Your bite-sized guide to foodie fun in the Mother City

Foodies, are you ready to sink your teeth into this year’s premier gourmet event, the Taste of Cape Town festival?

Some of the coolest jobs to have in Cape Town

If you could choose any job in the world, what would you choose? Here’s our roundup of some of the coolest jobs in Cape Town.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: Friday 4 to Sunday 6 April, 2014

#lovecapetown fans, are you ready for a jam-packed weekend in the Mother City?

4 Must-see Baboon Pics that are totally bananas!

Baboons are a hotly debated topic in the Western Cape, and particularly so with regards to their interactions with tourists who explore some of Cape Town’s natural treasures such as Cape Point.

Your lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 November, 2013

#lovecapetown, it’s my favourite weekend of the year! Why, you ask? Well, because, friends, it’s my birthday weekend and there is nowhere I’d rather spend it than in the fabulous Mother City.

Exploring Tulbagh: Some hidden gems

Just 90-minutes’ drive outside of Cape Town, deep in the Cape Winelands, lies the hidden gem that is Tulbagh; a sleepy rural village nestled in a mountainous valley, perfect for weekend getaways regardless of the season. With its natural beauty and rich history, Tulbagh is just aching to be discovered and explored. With a wealth of activities to take part in and loads of unique places to stay, here are some of my favourite Tulbagh gems:

World Design Capital Wednesdays: Reimagining Cape Town over the Next 20 Years through A Design Lens

We’re celebrating our creative Mother City’s designation at the 2014 World Design Capital this year but what could she, and our motherland, South Africa look like in two decades from now?

Have a merry Cape Town Christmas

Christmas under the African sun can take a bit of getting used to for those used to more chilly locales, but while it may not be a white Christmas in Cape Town there is still plenty of festive cheer to go around. Want to know how to do the silly season like a local? Look no further, we have everything you need to know on how to enjoy Christmas like a local.

Two Oceans Marathon 2014 in Cape Town: Stay at Tsogo Sun

The world’s most beautiful marathon, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon will once again be held in gorgeous Cape Town from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April, 2014 and where better to rest your weary mind, body and soul that at premier hotel group Tsogo Sun?

Win a Road Trip in Cape Town Competition: and the winner is…

Three weeks, 740 entries and there could only be one winner … Congratulations to Troy Smith, the lucky winner of our Win a Road Trip in Cape Town competition!

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!

‘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.

Vrede en Lust delivers satisfaction

Jenny Morris, Food Networkand Travel Channel Celebrity Chef presenter and judge, visits Vrede en Lust to see what this farm offers up.

Get ‘Wild’ at Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town

“If ever you miss a dinner date with your girlfriend, common sense tells you that you’d better have a good excuse. Which I did… on both counts. And my excuse was outstanding. I was attacked… by a lion… at an office party… in a strip club… in Jo’burg. Well… ok… let me go back to the beginning.” And so starts ‘Wild’, a highly-entertaining one-man show starring multi-award breaking comic Robert Fridjhon.

MyDestination’s Vagabrothers in Cape Town: Videos

Here’s the thing I love most about my job: I get to hang out with some of the most interesting visitors to our beautiful Mother City and the coolest by far are the Vagabrothers, winners of MyDestination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition, who jetted into Cape Town from Wednesday 30 October to Wednesday 6 November, 2013.

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.

Stellenbosch Cycle Tour road closures announced

The 2014 Stellenbosch Cycle Tour, presented by Liberty, has announced scheduled road closures and traffic delays in Stellenbosch and surrounding areas on race day.

My Township Tour Experience in #lovecapetown

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?

Cape Town Cycle Tour 2015: Road Closures

This weekend around 35 000 cyclists will take part in the Cape Town Cycle Tour. Due to the fires raging in Cape Town, organisers have been forced to shorten and rework the route. We bring you all the road closures in effect this weekend.