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Fun on Camps Bay Beach – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of young ladies having fun on the beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Oytun Gural aka oytun2011.

Carols by candlelight attracts thousands to Kirstenbosch

Carols by candlelight, held at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden from Thursday to Sunday, concluded with last night’s gathering of around 6 000 people. There wasn’t an uncovered blade of grass in the concert area, as families, friends and visitors gathered to sing carols, waves candles, and take in views of Devil’s Peak.

Beautiful places – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

I’ve had a bit of time on my hands between job hunting and getting completely paranoid about what I’m going to do with my life, so I’ve been going out taking photographs of this beautiful place we live in! Kayaking in Kommetjie

Mark Shuttleworth: “Creativity happens on the boundaries”

To the rest of the world, Ubuntu Foundation founder Mark Shuttleworth is “space tourist” first, “entrepreneur” second and “open source warrior” third. But to South Africans, he is a prized export, boldly going where no African has gone before, championing innovation and making science hip. Cape Town Tourism had the chance to meet Shuttleworth for some face time at last month’s Design Indaba, and we quizzed him about Cape Town’s bid to become the 2014 World Design Capital, about great design and about his feelings for the Mother City.

University of Cape Town – Flickr pic of the day

This image of the University of Cape Town, South Africa’s oldest university, was taken by Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Richard Tanswell aka richiesoft.

Come Dine’s Top 5 Asian restaurants in Cape Town

With a variety of flavours to suit most palates, Asian cooking is a firm favourite, and we have found a few restaurants serving the tastiest Asian dishes in Cape Town.

Five things you didn’t know about Cape Town Railway Station

Much like New York’s Grand Central Station, Cape Town’s bustling railway station on the Foreshore is the arrival and departure point for local and international visitors, and a final destination for travelling employees, students and residents.

Eggciting Easter activities in Cape Town

This Easter, the Mother City has a delicious basket of events and activities to keep you occupied. From tasty jazz brunches in Sea Point to music shows in Hout Bay and traditional Easter eggs hunts for the little ones all over the Peninsula, Cape Town offers plenty to see and do this long weekend. Don’t miss the following eggciting events and activities in Cape Town:

A day at the beach with Roxy Louw and Heinrich Rohwer

Riding the monstrous waves at Cape Town’s seven blue flag beaches and enjoying the vibrant city nightlife are all in a day’s work for local champion surfers Roxy Louw and Heinrich Rohwer. They shared their perfect surfing spots and water safety tips with us.

A fun day at the beach – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

As I was walking along Camps Bay beach, I noticed a lady playing with her dog in a little pool of ocean. It was a beautiful scene and I just couldn’t miss it.

Oudekraal beach – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph was taken at Oudekraal beach by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Cape Town Guy.

Your Cape Town Weekend: things to do indoors from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 April, 2013

We’re in for a slightly cooler weekend in the beautiful Mother City this weekend, Cape Town fanatics, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. In fact, there is plenty to see and do indoors in our bustling hometown, so join me at the following events and activities from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 April, 2013 and discover some of Cape Town’s hidden gems.

Bikini fun in Blouberg - Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of bikini-clad ladies was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Marc Fletcher.

Blaauwberg fireworks – Flickr pic of the day

This magical photo of fireworks on Blaauwberg Beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Hendrik Groenewald. Hendrik says, “Although South Africans aren’t taught much about Guy Fawkes in schools, we love to send fireworks into the air every year on November 5 in celebration of his attempt at blowing up the Houses of Parliament.”

Snow on Table Mountain!

Snow on Table Mountain today, June 15. Table Mountain turned into a snow-capped winter wonderland on Tuesday, June 15. “When we opened the Cableway this morning we noticed that there was a light dusting of snow on the pathways and viewing decks,” said Table Mountain Cableway CEO Sabine Lehmann from the summit.

Cape Town summer weather: why so many Northern hemisphere residents come for six months

Cape Town is a popular destination for expats, who have decided to leave their country of origin and head for warmer climes – we look at some of the reasons why expats choose to call Cape Town home.

Facebook Feedback Friday: the best place to take the kids during the school holidays

School’s out! It’s holiday time, and while we know about plenty of fun activities in Cape Town to keep the kids entertained, we wanted to hear from you too. We asked the fans of our Facebook page, I ♥ Cape Town, “Where’s the best place to take the kids during the holidays?” Here are some of the suggestions.

Cape Town Stadium hosts world-class junior football

Cape Town Stadium hosted the Cape Town International Challenge on Saturday, April 10, featuring the national under-20 teams from South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Brazil. Here are some photos from the event.

Warm winter’s evening – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of girls enjoying a warm winter’s evening on the beach was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member jvdblog.tumblr.com.

Cape Town Stadium fits into a bigger puzzle

The recent suggestion that Cape Town Stadium be demolished is unconstructive. Understandably, the venue needs to make financial sense, and concerns are warranted. However, financial sense, different from the pursuit of profit, can be achieved.

Top 10 Summer Restaurants in Cape Town

Cape Town is certainly the home of good food. Our diverse multicultural history has seen a confluence of many traditional cooking styles and our proximity to the sea (and fresh seafood), as well as to exceptional wine-growing regions, means Cape Town is a real culinary adventure.

Township tour – a Cape Town Tourism Flickr photo essay

I tend not to stick with any particular genre when out with my camera. If I see something I like, I’ll shoot it. This approach to photography suits Cape Town perfectly, as I found out while visiting friends last July. Such diversity of cultures opens up so many photographic opportunities.

J&B 2013 theme: Made to Fly

Let your imagination run wild for this year’s J&B Met. The theme for this year is Made to Fly, an opportunity to unleash your creativity and come up with a spectacular outfit to dazzle the 50 000 other punters at the Kenilworth Racecourse.

Christmas and New Year – the top 10 things to do in Cape Town

It’s the season to be jolly, but it’s also the season to eat your fill, take a break, smell the flowers and party like crazy. And Cape Town is the place to be.

Celebrating Guy Fawkes responsibly

Guy Fawkes, the night many celebrate the thwarted efforts to blow up the British Houses of Parliament in 1605, is fast approaching. And the City of Cape Town is urging residents to act responsibly during their festivities on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

2013 Cape Minstrels on the march – photos and video

Playing popular tunes, Cape minstrel troupe after troupe walk down Darling Street in the Cape Town city centre to welcome in the new year, revelling in the perfect Cape summer weather. The Minstrel Carnival is one of the most popular events on the calendar and is watched by thousands of people every year. It's also called Tweede Nuwe Jaar, which means "Second New Year" in Afrikaans, because it traditionally takes place on January 2.

Facebook Feedback Friday: which is your favourite wine farm to visit on a wintry day in Cape Town?

Yesterday, we asked the fans of our Facebook page, I ♥ Cape Town: which is your favourite wine farm to visit on a wintry day in Cape Town?

Win an Inspirational 2013 Cape Argus Cycle Tour trip to Cape Town!

Cape Town has it all: beautiful views, breathtaking cycle routes and a never-ending mélange of fun and exciting things to do. This year, Cape Town Tourism and our partners are giving members of Cycling South Africa (CSA), or affiliates of CSA, the opportunity to win an all expenses paid inspirational trip for two to the Mother City, including flights, accommodation, car rental and city experiences, as well as entries into the 2013 Cape Argus Cycle Tour race.

Comedy in Cape Town: Your fix of laughter in the Mother City

People in Cape Town are hilarious – and I don’t mean accidentally because they look funny. Some of them purposely step onto a stage and try make locals and tourists laugh at them. This isn’t some form of sick sadomasochism – this is the Cape Town comedy scene, and it’s better than ever!

An organic feast at the Old Biscuit Mill

Photo courtesy Nick Gray The Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock awaits those who rise early on Saturday mornings. Established in 2006 as an organic farmers’ market, it occupies an old Victorian warehouse and features more than 100 specialty traders.  Gastronomes will marvel at the abundance of organic goods. From farm fresh produce and organic cheeses to gourmet sandwiches and decadent confections, every palate will be satisfied. Every Saturday, foodies pour into the market to indulge their taste buds with flavours from around the world. Parisian tarts and crêpes, thin-based pizzas, fragrant curries and organic chocolate will delight both young and old. For those who have worked up a thirst, organic wines and beers are on offer.
 
 

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