Rebekah KendalWhether you’re after fine wine, good food, or a slice of history, Groot Constantia won’t disappoint. Next time you visit the grand old estate, impress your friends with these fascinating titbits…
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Meet Cape Town’s top Instagramers, with our #lovecapetown Instagram takeover.
We’re immensely proud that Cape Town, our creative Mother City, is the World Design Capital 2014, so we’re bringing you a new blog series, World Design Capital Wednesdays, highlighting just what makes our quirky, innovative hometown worthy of this title.
If you want to walk the long walk to freedom this month, here are 5 epic Madiba-inspired attractions you have to visit!
Summer in Cape Town is going to be as busy as ever this year. Travelling by car may not be the best way to go, but thankfully the city is geared to ensuring you don’t need to.
The world’s most beautiful marathon plays host to some 26,000 runners over Easter Weekend. Here are all your road closures for this iconic Capetonian event.
One hundred pounds will get you a one-star hotel room in New York and two stars in London or Venice. In Cape Town, on average, you’ll get a four-star hotel room for £100 a night. Here’s a selection ranging from luxurious guesthouses to comfortable hotel rooms and top of the range backpackers with a healthy dose of comfort, if not downright glamour.
Another weekend is upon us in the Mother City and there is plenty to do! Market-shopping, LEGO®, music and Christmas lights, it’s all happening in the world’s most beautiful city!
New York, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Paris, Istanbul, London – and now Cape Town. Magnum celebrates 25 years of ice cream with its latest pop-up Pleasure Store in Cavendish Square. Millions of fans already love this decadent chocolate-coated treat but at the lavish gold-and-brown Pleasure Store you can take it up several notches by creating, wait for it, your own Magnum.
“The Hills are alive with the Sound of Music…” Yes, it’s true, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s version of the impressive musical, is now running at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town and its boards, if not our hills, are indeed alive with the Sound of Music!
If you’re looking for one of the most exhilarating moments of your life, you cannot go wrong with a skydiving experience with Mother City Skydiving.
Every journey starts with a single step. For John McInroy that journey started four years ago with the inaugural Unogwaja Challenge in 2011, but on Friday 1 May, he plans on taking it a ‘few’ steps further with the very first Unogwaja on Foot - a walk from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg.
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.
Eight beaches in the Cape Town Metro have been awarded Blue Flag status for the 2014/2015 season, running from 1 December 2014 to 31 March 2015. Take a look at the Mother City’s list of beaches!
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
These days, a trip to Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-do on the itinerary of any tourist to Cape Town. For centuries, however, the trip was one to be feared.
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’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.
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!
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?
It’s Cape Town Cycle Tour time! Check out these carb-friendly spots in the Mother City!
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!