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How to Eat and Drink Your Way through the Good Food&Wine Show 2014 in Cape Town

Who loves gourmet events in Cape Town? I do, it’s true, and I just CANNOT wait for the Good Food&Wine Show 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from Thursday 29 May to Sunday 1 June, 2014.

Clovelly Golf Course is a hidden gem

Founded by Raymond Ackerman, the Clovelly golf club was the first South African sports facility to break down apartheid’s strict regulations in the 1970s. Today, it’s better known as a short but challenging layout that’s gentle in still conditions, but a fierce test when the wind gets up.

Carbo-loading for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

With the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon just around the corner, we all know runners of all shapes and sizes will be carbo-loading. And for many, carbo-loading is basically an excuse to get some pasta down their throats the night before a race, but what is the science behind this long-standing tradition of getting a good helping of mama’s Bolognese in the day before a race? We find out more.

What’s Infecting the city 2014?

Tourists and locals are in for a treat even if they spend just ONE hour this week in the city centre!

Legend-ary shots in the Mother City

R&B singer John Legend was a hit in Cape Town with three sold-out shows and it looks like the Mother City left its mark on him as well. The legendary crooner and his wife – model Chrissy Teigen – were posting up on storm on Instagram as they captured their travels in the city this week, from yacht trips and show-time selfies, to more intimate moments on tour. John, you legend, thanks for coming, and hopefully we see you again soon!

Festive Dining in Cape Town 2013: Where to Eat

In celebratory Cape Town, there are plenty of cheerful dining events to get in you into the Yuletide spirit. From heavy laden buffets at the seaside to decadent dinners in the Cape Winelands, you’ll be sure to celebrate the festive season in gourmet style.

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.

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.

5 Amazing Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic in Cape Town images

Cape Town, the fairytale-loving Mother City is making all little people’s wishes come true this winter school holiday as she plays host to the enchanting Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic spectacular from Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 July, 2014.

MyDestination’s winning Vagabrothers Jet into Cape Town

They beat nine other finalists to win the coveted My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List Competition and travel all over the world for six months… now winners Alex and Marko Ayling (known as the Vagabrothers) are headed to gorgeous Cape Town!

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.

An Insider’s Guide to Cape Town’s Quirkiest Cocktails

Welcome to your insider’s guide to the Mother City’s quirkiest cocktails. Strap in. It’s going to be amazing.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 20 March to Sunday 22 March, 2015

There’s so much happening in Cape Town this weekend. Be sure to catch some of these events!

Cheetah Outreach Doing Important Work in Somerset West

There are just 7 500 cheetahs left in Africa and less-than 1000 of these majestic cats in South Africa. Thankfully, the Cheetah Outreach programme in Somerset West is doing everything it can to turn things around.

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!

3 Reasons the Company’s Garden is the Most Ridiculously Green Place on Earth

This World Design Capital project reincarnates a Dutch-period vegetable garden, providing a platform for community engagement and green investment.

4 Gorgeous Family-Friendly Seaside Accommodations on the Atlantic Seaboard

The Atlantic Seaboard known is known as Cape Town’s ‘Riviera’ for its preposterous natural beauty and swanky clientele, but it can also be a surprisingly fulfilling option for a family escape from the suburbs.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 13 March to Sunday 15 March, 2015

Whether you’re seeking adventure, festive celebrations or live music this weekend, there is something for everyone. Take a look at what’s on this weekend in the Mother City.

Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 12 February to Sunday 15 February, 2015

Love is in the air in Cape Town this weekend! Check out some of these awesome things to do this Valentine’s Day, from a Love Run to a 80’s romance under the stars, there’s plenty to choose from!

All you need to know if you’re attending the One Direction concert

It’s one of the most anticipated shows of the year – One Direction. Here are some important details that all show-goers need to know.

Facebook Feedback Fridays: Top Braai Spots in #lovecapetown

Facebook Feedback Fridays are back, #lovecapetown!

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.

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!

5 Ways to celebrate Earth Hour in Cape Town and Surrounds

On Saturday 28 March homes and businesses across the world will switch off their lights for an hour in support of Earth Hour. All across Cape Town, locals will lend their support by flicking the switch between 8.30pm and 9.30pm – here are 5 ways to celebrate Earth Hour in the Mother City.