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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.
The Mother City sure knows how to host Africa’s Grandest Gathering – this past weekend; the Cape Town International Convention Centre was buzzing with the sultry sounds of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival from Friday 28 to Saturday 29 March, 2014.
Whoever said a luxurious stay in the Paarl Winelands is solely a summer activity?
Hot days, sunny skies, gorgeous sunsets and white sandy beaches naturally lend themselves to cool summer entertainment in gorgeous Cape Town. If there is one thing I love more than delicious cocktails and sexy people watching, it’s being entertained in the fun, flirty Mother City and this season, there is plenty to keep us all amused. From award-winning musicals at the city’s top theatres, to live music and movies at open-air venues and costume parties to tasty festivals, there is a little something for everyone in #lovecapetown this summer:
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?
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.
The 2014 Stellenbosch Cycle Tour, presented by Liberty, has announced scheduled road closures and traffic delays in Stellenbosch and surrounding areas on race day.
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:
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.
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.
Cape Town’s theatre-makers, actors, media and dignitaries were out in full force and dressed to the nines for the 49th annual Fleur Du Cape Theatre Awards at the Baxter Theatre on Sunday 16 March, 2014 and it was a night of big wins for the Mother City’s top performing shows!
Cape Town is an unusual city, one that reveals increasingly more the closer you look. Here are 4 cool ways of exploring Cape Town from refreshing new angles. You never know what you’ll find next.
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.
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.
Africa’s Grandest Gathering is about to take the Mother City by musical storm and one thing is for sure: the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2014 is set to be the best yet!
Music, wine and a day at the races, it’s all happening in the Mother City this weekend!
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:
With a history dating back to the 1700s, it’s clear that Vergelegen is more than just a regular wine estate. It’s a historical destination that offers so much for everyone. We recently spent some time in Somerset West and we couldn’t resist popping in to this incredible place.
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.
#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.
There’s something for everyone in Cape Town this weekend! Here’s your weekend events wrap-up.
Jenny Morris, Food Networkand Travel Channel Celebrity Chef presenter and judge, visits Vrede en Lust to see what this farm offers up.
It’s amazing how easily we underestimate the power of a great hand-massage. I know I certainly have. Thankfully I have seen the light, and trust me, I will never look back. It will become a must-have treat. This is all part of looking after my own wellbeing.
UCT stands out as an important case study for the development of effective and radical student protest during the Apartheid Era.
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.
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?
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.
I like doing things in the dark… I like them even more when they are in aid of Earth Hour and hosted in Cape Town, my responsible Mother City on Saturday 29 March, 2014.
With the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon just around the corner, we all know runners of all shapes and sizes will be carbo-loading. And for many, carbo-loading is basically an excuse to get some pasta down their throats the night before a race, but what is the science behind this long-standing tradition of getting a good helping of mama’s Bolognese in the day before a race? We find out more.
Blaauwklippen Vineyards, the renowned Stellenbosch wine farm, has unveiled the transformation of its current wine centre into a venue dedicated to sensory ecstasy. You can grab a bite to eat and listen to live music in the market area or you can take yourself down to the ‘Tasting Room’ – it’s an invitation to a feast for all the senses.