Kelly Lodewyks & Rob Peters
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For most of us, winter in Cape Town means cozy fireside snuggles and hearty dinners with friends. But this is also a season dreaded by the many who don’t have shelter or the luxury of a warm blanket…
A kaleidoscope of gorgeousness blazes through the Cape West Coast during flower season, bursting through fields into endless blooms of colour, setting the mountains and natural terrain on fire in a remarkable natural phenomenon that draws thousands from around the world.
Every year on 2 January the streets of Cape Town come alive with the sounds of the Cape Minstrel Carnival. This tradition is carried down to the youngest member of the family to ensure that this custom will be preserved by future generations.
You know which important day it is on Sunday 10 May, 2015, right? The one day of the year that you get to honour the number one woman in your life – it’s Mother Day, in beautiful Cape Town, the Mother City.
February is, of course, the month of love and what better place to get romantic than in the Mother City, #lovecapetown? This city is the romantic’s paradise, with some of the world’s most beautiful views, top restaurants and idyllic picnic spots. Still stuck for ideas on how to show your crush, partner of friend that you love them? We might be able to help.
The 2014 Cape Town Naked Bike Ride takes place on Saturday, 8 March – and it’s a fantastic (and cheeky!) opportunity to show how much #WeLoveCapeTown.
All dressed up and looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s what Cape Town has going on…
With just weeks to go before Cupid’s special day on February 14, 2014; romantic events are popping up all around #lovecapetown.
Summer in Cape Town is a thing of beauty. Locals and visitors spill out onto the beaches and into the bars. But summer in the city is also about the markets as the Mother City’s inhabitants take advantage of the longer days and the sultry evenings to stroll through stalls as they browse everything from curios and clothes, while indulging in delectable food and drinks. Here are 8 markets you need to visit in the city this summer.
Over 35,000 participated in the world’s largest independently timed cycle race. Nolan ‘The Hoff’ Hoffman and Cherise ‘Stander Thunder’ Stander won it for South Africa.
“Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity/To seize everything you ever wanted/One moment/Would you capture it or just let it slip?” The opening bars of this Grammy-winning song, played on a keyboard to a crowd of nearly 40 000 fans at the phenomenal Eminem Rapture 2014 concert at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 26 February, 2014, gave me and my fellow Marshall Mathers devotees goose bumps…
The coffee culture is strong in Cape Town with shops lining the corners and main strips across the city, calling on java connoisseurs to sample their latest brews. From little nooks in the CBD to seaside meeting places in Simonstown, check out some of our local coffee shops with character.
Let’s combine a fashion label with a coffee shop. That sounds pretty cool, but wait, let’s add a film production company into the mix. That sounds incredibly trendy! But no, we’re not done. Let’s sell motorbikes from the same place!
If, like mine, your heart beats faster at the feel of a goose down duvet, the smell of lilies, Molton Brown hand cream and the taste of the perfectly poached egg, these boutique hotels are right up your alley.
Are you ready for an incredible weekend in our beloved Mother City?
One Direction Headed to Cape Town:All of the important teenage girl screaming facts you need to know
By now you should know the biggest news to hit the Mother City since sliced bread - One Direction, the British boy band ,wont to drive teenage girls insane, is headed to Cape Town in April 2015.
The city’s fresh produce comes alive in ways both unexpected and fashionable. If you’re a food lover these next few weeks are the ideal time to start exploring the organic amazing that is Capetonian market cuisine. But where to find it? We’ve curated a top 11 list of the most delicious and stylish venues out there!
The absolute best way to experience this incredible (almost overwhelming) city, is to learn from the locals. To discover what they do, what they like, what they eat. See, the locals are your insiders, your confidants, your peeps. They’re the guys with all the secrets to the best places to hangout, things to eat and stuff to do on a weekend. So to ensure that you don’t miss out on an authentic summer experience in the Mother City this year, we’re sharing our round-up of locals’ ultimate favourites according to your five senses: taste, touch, see, hear and smell.
Are you ready to be scared silly, #lovecapetown? It’s my all-time favourite holiday of the year, Halloween, on Friday 31 October, 2014, and the spooky Mother City’s streets are about to come alive with the undead!
If you had just R 100 to do and see anything, and we mean ANYTHING, in Cape Town, what would it be?
Gear up, folks, because 72 hours of unbelievable fun and activities await in the gorgeous Mother City – from delectable seafood festivals to thrilling arts celebrations and side-splittingly funny comedy shows, we’ve got it all and so much more!
‘Tis the season to give; and if you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet, what are you waiting for? Here are our top summer shopping experiences in the Mother City.
Best we start searching for a prime location for Cape Town’s very own Hollywood Walk of Fame – especially since this August, our cinematic Mother City is filled to the brim with Tinseltown’s finest actors!
We could wax lyrical all day about Groot Constantia, South Africa’s oldest wine estate with its award winning wines and wise old oak trees or the amazing strides being made by Silvermist, the only organically certified wine estate in the Constantia Valley and more, but you’ll have to experience it all for yourselves.
If you’re not-so-secretly a coffee snob with a taste for gourmet snacks and blazing fast Wi-Fi, you’ve come to the right place. Cape Town is starting to burst with increasingly stylish ‘laptop camps’ inviting a long afternoon browsing emails (or cat videos) amongst pretty clientele and prettier locations. Here are 7 of our favourite free Wi-Fi café’s that we simply couldn’t do without:
We’re super proud to announce that the Mother City has been named as a finalist in the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) ‘We Love Cities’ campaign as part of the Earth Hour City Challenge!
Here in South Africa it’s illegal to discharge fireworks displays in our own backyard for safety reasons. But there are plenty of parks and public areas designated locations for launching your pretties into the sky!
Mother City lovers, who’s ready for a fun-filled, captivating weekend in #lovecapetown? Join me at the following events from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 December, 2013:
The coastal naval village of Simon’s Town is a favourite for locals and visitors with its stunning views and rich history combining with a wide range of accommodation, activities and superb restaurants to create a perfect home base while in Cape Town.
Where’s the best place to be so astounded by the magic of Messi the sauce is still dribbling down your chin? Where the excitement is palpable and the appreciation for the game runs deep?