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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.

What’s New in Cape Town: Your Top Things to do this Winter

Thought Cape Town only had really cool new things to do in summer? Ha! Winter in the chilly Mother City is my favourite time of the year because not only are there unbelievable specials on offer but there is also a feast of GREAT fresh events, activities and products to experience.

Unearthing the Cape: 4 Caves With Ridiculously Beautiful Views

Why are caves cool? There’s a kind of primordial, beauty to them. Especially the fourth of these, the burial site of a 12,000 year old cave-man! This list has been hand selected for the most glorious views in Cape Town and surrounds.

Top 5 Places to Watch the Rugby in Cape Town

Watching the rugby with a passion bordering on religious fervour (the ref naturally being Satan-spawn should he call against your team) is a beloved ritual for many a Capetonian.

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 ways to beat the heat in Cape Town

Cape Town is a top summer destination and with good reason. Sultry summer days are always going to be a big draw with the beaches and rooftop bars across the city spilling over. But what about when you want to cool off after a day of soaking up the rays or escape the heat altogether? Don’t worry we got you covered with some tips on how to stay cool and our top 10 ways to beat the sizzle in the Mother City!

Free things to do in #lovecapetown

We give you our top free things to do in #lovecapetown

10 Cooking Courses in Cape Town You Need to Try

Looking to upgrade your culinary skills, learn to make local cuisine or just have a fun evening with friends? Here are some of the best cooking courses on offer in Cape Town.

10 big music acts coming to Cape Town in 2015

Sure, 2014 was a big year for music in the Mother City, but 2015 is going to keep you rocking, rolling and swinging all year with some massive acts - from The Script to One Direction – already confirmed. Take a look at the bumper line-up and move fast on tickets, because they’re all going fast!

6 of the Cape’s Most Gorgeous Heritage Spots

As every tourist knows, the story of a country can’t be adequately told in the history books. It’s in the people, the buildings, the laughter and the landscape and it demands to be experienced before it can be understood. Here are 6 of Cape Town’s most beautiful heritage spots for you to begin your journey.

There’s something for everyone at the V&A Waterfront

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, which attracts roughly 24 million visitors each year, is South Africa’s most-visited destination. This is hardly surprising when you think about how much it has to offer!

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.

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:

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!

A guide to museums in Cape Town

If you are a local – or discovering the Mother City for the first time - unlock her secrets by visiting these wonderful museums in Cape Town.

Seven delicious eateries in Cape Town

Cape Town is known for its bustling food scene, and every year a myriad of new and exciting eateries open their doors to the city’s eager foodies.

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.

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.

Unique experiences in Cape Town

Looking for something unique and exciting to do in Cape Town that will immerse you in the culture of the Mother City? We have you covered.

Five fun facts you didn’t know about Groot Constantia

Whether you’re after fine wine, good food, or a slice of history, Groot Constantia won’t disappoint. Next time you visit the grand old estate, impress your friends with these fascinating titbits…

Stand at ‘the edge of the world’ at Cape Point

It may not be the southernmost point of Africa – that honour goes to Cape Agulhas – but Cape Point certainly makes you feel as if you are standing at the edge of the world.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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!

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.

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.