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Meet Cape Town’s Top Instagramers

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

World Design Capital Wednesday:  The Live Design Woodstock Lifestyle Tour in Cape Town

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.

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!

Tips to getting around Cape Town this season

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.

All Your Road Closures for the 2014 Two Oceans Marathon

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.

Pocket-friendly Cape Town Accommodation

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.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Thursday 11 December to Sunday 14 December, 2014

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!

Magnum pop-up works a treat in Cape Town

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.

Cape Town’s Artscape Theatre is alive with the Sound of Music

“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!

Go Skydiving in Cape Town

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.

Unogwaja lights the way

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.

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.

Blue Flag raised for Cape Town beaches

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!

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?

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.

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.

Your long #lovecapetown Weekend: top things to do from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 March, 2014

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.

Travel like a local: Your neighbourhood guide to Hout Bay

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.

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!

Art of the Brick wows in 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.

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.

Catch a ferry to Cape Town’s historic Robben Island

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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?

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?

Spots you can carbo-load at before The Cape Town Cycle Tour

It’s Cape Town Cycle Tour time! Check out these carb-friendly spots in the Mother City!

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!