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5 reasons why the IRB Sevens Series belongs in Cape Town

Sevens Rugby is back in Cape Town from December this year with the South African leg of the IRB Sevens Series moving to the Mother City! We’re pretty happy about and you should be too – here are five reasons why the tournament belongs in Cape Town.

Cape Town’s ‘The Backpack’ named world’s best value for money hostel

The world’s largest guide book publisher, Lonely Planet, has crowned the world’s best value for money hostel and it’s one of our very own.

Design Indaba in Cape Town, World Design Capital 2014: What’s On

Creatives, it’s the inspirational event you’ve been waiting for… Design Indaba in Cape Town, our World Design Capital 2014!

World Design Capital Wednesdays: Women of Steel project celebrates Cape Town’s greatest ladies

There are many iconic women in South Africa’s history yet very few have been honoured and immortalised in sculpture but that is all set to change with Wonder Women, a recognized World Design Capital project, an initiative that plans to place sculptures of South Africa’s heroines along the Fan Walk in Green Point.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 16 January to Sunday 18 January 2015

Plenty happening in the Mother City this weekend. Check out our favourites - a nice mix of culture, music, running and an epic street party to end it all off!

UCT’s Role in the Struggle

UCT stands out as an important case study for the development of effective and radical student protest during the Apartheid Era.

Things to see and do in the Overberg

The Overberg is just 45 minutes outside of Cape Town, but it almost feels as if you are in a whole different world. Here are some must-do activities in this region.

Creation Generation Mural in Woodstock kickstarts World Design Capital project

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.

Taste of Cape Town 2014 in Pictures

This past weekend we attended the Pick ‘n Pay Taste of Cape Town festival in Greenpoint. The event was a mix of local restaurants, pop-up restaurants, brewers, artisan producers, winemakers, premium drink brands and boutique foodie spots, along with some interactive experiences, where members of the public could learn skills, from making canapés to mixing their own cocktails.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 November, 2014

This weekend we are spoilt for choice… best to do it all!

The Two Oceans Marathon 2014 By the Numbers

We break down the 2014 Two Oceans Marathon by the numbers as more than 30,351 runners (including 27,256 South Africans) power their way through gorgeous Cape Town over the Easter Weekend.

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.

Vergelegen Wine Estate offers history, relaxation and fun for all

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.

Photo essay: Cape Town from all angles

This past weekend we hosted our first Instawalk of 2015. We decided to make it a bit different and sent a few Igers to different parts of the city. We love the photos that they posted!

Facebook Feedback Fridays: Top Braai Spots in #lovecapetown

Facebook Feedback Fridays are back, #lovecapetown!

Dust off your vuvuzelas for The African Nations Championship (CHAN)

Listen up soccer devotees; we have some kicking news for you. CHAN is coming to Cape Town next year, and we want you to get behind our home team Bafana Bafana in this African Nations Championship.

Cape Town Tourism Cares: Grannies make a difference with Gugulethu garden

At Cape Town Tourism, we’re big on giving back to the Mother City’s residents in need ,  so when we recently had the pleasure of meeting up with Rob Small of Abalimi Bezekhaya ( Farmers of Home) at one of the community vegetable gardens in Gugulethu, we just had to tell you about it.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: Things to do from Friday 30 May to Sunday 1 June, 2014

Hey, #lovecapetown, are you ready for your thrilling Mother City – loving weekend?

The Springbok Experience in Cape Town leaves a mark

I didn’t really know what to expect from the Springbok Experience at the V & A Waterfront. I am a rugby fan, but I am not rabid. So how much interest could a museum dedicated to South African rugby have for me? Turns out a lot… The great thing about the experience is that it goes beyond just the rugby. The brains trust behind it wanted it to appeal to everybody and they have achieved that.

Youngsta’s Top Reasons to #lovecapetown

He’s been making waves in the Mother City’s Hip Hop genre since 2011 but at heart, Youngsta (born as Riyadh Roberts.) is just a #lovecapetown boytjie with big dreams.

5 Ways to Commemorate Your Freedom in Cape Town

The story of our journey to democracy is best told by the people who walked the road to freedom themselves. Hear first-hand about the struggle to end apartheid and celebrate your freedom as South Africa commemorates 20 years of democracy.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 December, 2013

There’s nothing I love more than great live music in my groovy hometown and #lovecapetown friends, let me tell you, this weekend the Mother City is going to rock!

4 Things To Do If (Like Me) You Hate Valentine’s Day

Your secret fear that you’ll die alone and be eaten and vomited up by your cats is coming true. To console you while you plan to drop fake wedding rings into all the women’s glasses, we’ve come up with 4 life-affirming things for you to do this Valentine’s Day.

Cape Town wins Earth Hour City Challenge 2014

WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) has awarded Cape Town, South Africa the title Global Earth Hour Capital 2014.

Your Ultimate Guide to Surviving the Weather in Cape Town

Cape Town has notoriously capricious weather, unspeakably gorgeous the one minute and atrociously grumpy the next, lashing you with rain and then loving you with sunlight like your favourite tempestuous relationship. We present your ultimate guide to surviving the weather.

WDC Events Worth Attending This Month

August has a line-up of events that will inspire, educate and inform. Here are 4 events that are happening in #lovecapetown.

5 City parks to host a tree-planting legacy project honouring Madiba

In honour of the late Nelson Mandela, The City of Cape Town’s Parks Department are hosting a tree-planting ceremony at five selected parks in Cape Town.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend: Things to do from Friday 28 February to Sunday 2 March, 2014

Can you feel it, #lovecapetown? An insanely creative weekend is on its way to our inspirational Mother City!

Your #lovecapetown weekend:What’s on from Friday 6 February to Sunday 8 February, 2015

It’s a hard-hitting weekend in Cape Town with the takealot Tens promising big action and lots more to choose from! Take a look at our pick of this weekend’s events in the Mother City!

Get an education in beer in the Mother City

Whether you consider yourself a connoisseur of beer or just enjoy drinking the amber nectar, the Cape Town Festival of Beer is tailor-made for you!