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SunStar shines brightly on Signal Hill

Last night the SunStar Beacon of Hope was unveiled and lit up on Signal Hill. And it looks pretty spectacular. Designed by Christopher Swift and part of the World Design Capital initiatives, the SunStar was made with pieces of the fencing from Robben Island. Standing 24 metres high, this outdoor art installation will stay on Signal Hill for about six months before it’s moved, possibly to one of the properties of Sun International, who funded the piece.

5 Ways to Legally Punch People in the Face in Cape Town

Are you having a bad day? Have you seen too many celebrity baby names? Too much much excessive punctuation?

10 Fantastic Winter School Holiday Things to do with the kids in Cape Town

“Mom, I’m bored!” … the declaration feared by many a parent during the long winter school break but easy to dispel with the variety of fantastic school holiday entertainment on offer in Cape Town!

50 reasons Cape Town is good for your health

Whether it’s eating better, exercising more, being more present in the moment and less connected to your phone, or being a more responsible citizen of the world, there are various ways to be a better version of yourself. Here are 50 ways to do just that in Cape Town.

Propose and get married in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and we like to think we are one of the most romantic as well. The city has become a favourite wedding destination for domestic and international travellers, not surprising really when you consider the glut of awesome locations we have. To help you in your search for the perfect venue and the ideal spots to propose to your – hopefully – soon-to-be better half, we have selected some of our favourites.

New in Cape Town: Zipline Slide Above the Trees

By far one of the best ways to see the views of Constantia is from the SA Forest Adventures zipline at Silvermist Wine Estate, near Constantia Nek.

Lily Allen films new music video in Cape Town: Photos

We know that #lovecapetown is a total celeb and babe magnet and now it seems that British singer Lily Allen has fallen for the Mother City too as she films her latest music video on our sunny shores.

15 Beautiful Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Cape Town During Flower Season

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.

Tweede Nuwe Jaar has evolved over the years, with celebs joining minstrel teams

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.

Spread some winter warming magic with the #TBD2014 Blanket Drive

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…

Mother’s Day Events 2015 in Cape Town: What to do in the Mother City

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.

Cape Town Naked Bike Ride 2014: Share share your #WeLoveCapeTown messages

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.

Tips to have a seamless summer in Cape Town

If you’re coming to Cape Town this summer and are not quite sure what to expect, we have a handy guide to help you enjoy your holiday without any snags, hitches or hiccups. From getting around the Mother City to predicting the weather, we want you to leave wanting to come back for more.

Eminem Live in Cape Town: Photos

“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…

Valentine’s Day 2014 Events in Cape Town: What’s On

With just weeks to go before Cupid’s special day on February 14, 2014; romantic events are popping up all around #lovecapetown.

Your #lovecapetown Weekend Events: What’s Happening from Thursday 24 July to Sunday 27 July, 2014

All dressed up and looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s what Cape Town has going on…

5 Quirky Hybrid Coffee Shops That Show Off Cape Town as World Design Capital

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!

7 Super Stylish Free Wi-Fi Cafes in Cape Town We Couldn’t Do Without

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:

Top 15 Boutique Hotels in Cape Town

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.

Your Cape Argus 2014 Results: Hoffman and Stander Victorious

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.

Where to eat this Christmas

Christmas lunch and dinner can sometimes be a mission to prepare. Don’t feel like cooking? No worries. We’ve got you covered with this list of where to have Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas lunch in Cape Town.

Coffee Shops With Character in Cape Town

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.

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.

Your #lovecapetown weekend:What’s on from Friday 31 October to Sunday 2 November, 2014

Are you ready for an incredible weekend in our beloved Mother City?

25 Ways to Travel Like a Local in Cape Town this Summer

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.

11 Urban Markets You Have to Visit this Spring

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!

5 Terrifying Halloween 2014 Events in Spooky Cape Town

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!

Top 5 shopping experiences in Cape Town

‘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.

Facebook Feedback Friday: Things to do with just R 100 in Cape Town

If you had just R 100 to do and see anything, and we mean ANYTHING, in Cape Town, what would it be?

5 Delicious things to do in the Constantia Winelands

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.