Stefan De Clerk
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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?
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.
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.
“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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Are you ready for an amazing weekend in our Mother City?
What more could a traveller want than wine, food, mountains, arresting architecture… and did we mention wine?
Hout Bay, or the Republic of Hout Bay as it is affectionately known by locals, is a fantastic sea-side neighbourhood in Cape Town that offers something for everyone, any day of the week. Here’s a deeper look at what this great Cape Town area has to offer.
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:
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!
It’s Cape Town Cycle Tour time! Check out these carb-friendly spots in the Mother City!
Before we bid farewell to 2013, let’s look at the top accolades and reasons why you should be proud to be Capetonian.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Planning a weekend away with young children can be a difficult proposition. So one of the great draws of Spier Wine Farm is its family orientated vision that allows you to make a weekend of it. Kids are not just tolerated, they are welcomed and it makes a massive difference knowing that upon arrival.
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.
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.
Watch two social influencers’, Craig Howes and Guy McDonald, battle for who can capture the best photo of Table Mountain.
The Waterfront has truly grown into a place for everyone. On top all its current offerings – shopping, eating, nightlife, water sports, boat trips, helicopter rides, accommodation, creative designer spaces and so much more – the V&A continues to expand. The latest space set to make waves is Workshop 17. This is an innovative space where those involved in entrepreneurship and creating a positive social and economic impact can meet, work and network.
Whoever said a luxurious stay in the Paarl Winelands is solely a summer activity?
I have done copious wine tastings and I have partaken in more than a handful of pairing experiences to boot, but the wine and chocolate pairing at Durbanville Hills was my first. It is certainly a good place to start.