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Cape Town awarded Top City in Africa and the Middle East prize

Cape Town has done it again, scooping Top prize in Travel + Leisure’s annual online poll of best destinations and establishments in the world. Cape Town was awarded the the accolade of the World’s Top City in Africa and the Middle East in the 2012 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards as well as being ranked fourth overall in Top 10 Cities list. Additionally, Cape Town’s The One&Only Hotel was ranked as the Top Hotel in Africa & Middle East.

Travelling solo can be fun in Cape Town

Considering travelling solo? Then Cape Town is the place to visit! No matter what your reason for travelling on your own, you are sure to find what you looking for in the Mother City.

J&B Met 2013: Tanki Em’s guide to being Made To Fly

Oh my. It’s that time of the year where classic style and fashion are put aside for the celebration of avante-garde looks and one-of-a-kind garments that are either custom-made for the J&B Met, happening at the Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday 2 February, 2013 – or dramatically altered retail store dresses and tresses which make the cut for this annual themed horseracing event.

School’s out: Exciting things to do with kids in Cape Town this holiday

What would the Mother City be without great entertainment for kids? Cape Town is a kid’s paradise and parents will soon discover that this is one place where they can really give kids a day out without spending a fortune. From forests and botanical gardens to seaside boardwalks and beaches, there are lots of options to choose from.

Justin Bieber in Cape Town: Social media pics

Bieber fever has hit Cape Town! Even though the Cape Town Stadium hosted Bon Jovi last night, fans of boy-wonder Justin Bieber were already queueing outside, for his concert tonight.

Bubbles Bar Cape Town: A delightful drag venue

The newest addition to Cape Town’s cobblestoned “gay village” of De Waterkant is Bubbles Bar. This intimate gem of a bar is the product of French chanteuse Lola Lou and Latina tour de force Venus Mercedes. Lola and Venus (powerhouse Cape Town drag acts) have made a rhinestone nest and also serves as an incubator for “daughters” honing their craft. Entertainment spans the gamut of performance acts, from expert lip-syncing and killer dance moves to bling-encrusted outfits crowned by fierce Afros and wigs.

Cape Town Tourism wins Best Overall Use of Social Media title at SMITTY Awards in New York

Cape Town Tourism, the City of Cape Town’s tourism marketing organisation, is the winner of Travel + Leisure’s SMITTY Award (Social Media in Travel + Tourism 2013) for Best Overall Use of Social Media by a Global Tourism Board.

2010 FIFA World Cup stadiums

Following FIFA’s week-long inspection tour of the 2010 FIFA World Cup stadiums, here are the latest images from inside the six new stadiums.

What’s new in Cape Town

The festive season in Cape Town saw quite a few newbies pop up in the city, much to our delight. Here is a list of the latest and greatest in food, fashion and frozen yoghurt.

Sea Point swimming pool named among Top 10 in the world

Britain’s The Guardian newspaper has named the Sea Point swimming pool as one of the top ten swimming pools in the world.

Manchester United in Cape Town – Ajax CT fixture confirmed

Executive Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Marketing Grant Pascoe has confirmed that the Red Devils are returning to Cape Town. Ajax Cape Town and Manchester United will be locking horns in a high-profile friendly at Cape Town Stadium on July 21, as part of the English team’s 2012 pre-season tour.

Cape Town investment opportunities: Some thoughts from Guy Lundy

It’s no secret that Cape Town is a great place to live and visit, but many international investors still haven’t discovered the range of opportunities that exist in South Africa’s oldest city. To get a basic overview of Cape Town’s investment potential, I sat down with Guy Lundy recently, an economic genius and futurist. In short, he is the CEO of Accelerate Cape Town, co-author of South Africa 2014: The Story of our Future, a keynote speaker, strategy consultant and board member of Wesgro (the Western Cape Investment and Trade Promotion Agency).

Loerie Awards 2011: Saturday night winners

The 33rd Annual Loerie Awards Festival Weekend began on Friday 16th September 2011, following a weeklong celebration of local creative talent as part of the Creative Week Cape Town initiative. The first awards ceremony was held on Saturday evening at a new venue, the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Cape Town’s street art – a gallery for all

Every day I pass a large mural on a dilapidated building on Albert Road in Woodstock. It is a painting of two Zimbabwean men, Juma and Willard, with the quote, “Inspire ourselves to inspire each other.” I read this message every day and in return, it inspires me. Street art is for everyone without the pretence of a gallery – it belongs to everyone and no one.

Cape Town named as TripAdvisor’s ninth-cheapest city for world travellers

Cape Town isn’t just beautiful; she’s cost-effective, too … the Mother City has been named as the ninth-cheapest city in the world by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, on Wednesday 12 June, 2013.

Long Beach sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This clever image of silhouettes on Long Beach, Noordhoek, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Leigh-ann Crafford aka pink-ice-cream. Leigh-ann says, “My friends and I spend most of our time running around the beach when there is an awesome sunset. It’s the ideal place to take photographs.”

Google invests in Cape Town as site for new tech pilot programme Umbono

Google believes Cape Town could be the next big hot spot for tech entrepreneurs What drives innovation? How did Silicon Valley in San Francisco become the high-tech hub that it is today? Science writer Steven Johnson says connectivity and openness. Stanford University experts say a spirit of adventure, an exceptional workforce and a supportive environment. Whatever it is, Cape Town surely has it – the city is quickly emerging on the world stage as a fresh and colourful capital for entrepreneurs, inventors and brave ideas – affirmed recently when Google chose the Mother City as the pilot site for its new technology incubator, Umbono.

Extreme sports fanatic joins IPL’s Miss Bollywood contest

Miss Bollywood IPL South Africa contestant Mishqah Parthiephal “Bungee jumping, quad biking ... you name it, I’ve done it! I’m crazy about extreme sports. I really enjoy the outdoors,” says Miss Bollywood IPL South Africa contestant Mishqah Parthiephal.

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:

Gay Pride gorgeous – A Cape Town Tourism Flickr photo essay

This year’s Gay Pride Parade, which took place on February 28, marked eight years since Cape Town’s gay community first donned their best drag outfits and strutted their stuff on the streets of central Cape Town. Jo Legutko aka Parfait Barners captured this proud profusion of pink.

Cape Town’s top 10 accolades for 2012

Cape Town is consistently nominated for and awarded accolades for its amazing attractions, including what nature has to offer, its culinary delights and its luxurious accommodation.

Tenting, camping and glamping in Cape Town

Camping holidays, camper vans and tented accommodation no longer needs to be associated with cold showers and canned beans. The increased demand for, and supply of, luxury tented accommodation has helped standard camping to evolve into glamping, which is glamorous camping.

Cape Town Countryside – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

This week, we set our sights on outer Cape Town, focusing on the countryside, where our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jo-Ann Stokes aka JStokes2008 went exploring – with beautiful results.

Cape Town design districts

Cape Town’s design districts range from the bohemian Long Street to the trendy East Central Precinct, and quaint seaside Kalk Bay to Victorian Wynberg. Our hometown teems with creatively designed neighbourhoods. Home to innovations such as the Freeworld Design Centre and the Mutual Building in the CBD, and Etafeni Centre in Nyanga, Cape Town is a showcase of design we can be proud of.

Mother City Queer Project 2012: Are you ready for queens and fairies?

Tick tock, tick tock, the clock’s counting down to the 19th Annual Mother City Queer Project, which takes place on Saturday 15 December at the fabulous Cape Town Stadium.

Bon Jovi in Cape Town: photos

“Whoaah, we’re halfway there, Whoaah, livin on a prayer …” If you still have chills running up and down your spine thanks to the crowd and Bon Jovi’s amazing a capella singalong to this popular hit, chances are you partied like a rock star with the legendary band at the Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday 7 May, 2013!

Gugulethu Wine Festival 2011 brings vibrant people together

When diverse, vibrant people and good wine come together, you know you’re in for a good time. Never was this more apparent than at the inaugural Gugulethu Wine Festival, on the rooftop of the Gugulethu Square Mall, on May 27 and 28, 2011. From the pumping beats supplied by soulful Heart 104.9FM to the red carpet entrance and plenty of premier wine stands to quench everyone’s thirst, the Gugs fest organisers pulled out all of the stops to ensure their guests had a good time.

Cape Town-filmed Searching for Sugar Man wins Best Documentary Academy Award

And the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature goes to … Searching for Sugar Man, a film focused on the rediscovery of elusive musician Rodriguez and partially filmed in Cape Town, the inspirational Mother City!

Where to find the best burgers in Cape Town

Finding Cape Town’s best gourmet burger can only be decided by sampling as many as you can. With a range of eateries in the city offering mouth-watering delights, the choice can be difficult.

Enjoying Cape Town scenery at the 2011 Cape Argus Cycle Tour

The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour is one of the most scenic road races in the world.

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