Rob PetersAs the sun beats down on the Mother City, there are few better places to be than bobbing around in the Atlantic Ocean, even when it is at its iciest. Add to the occasion, a pod of dusky dolphins in the midst of a feeding frenzy and I think it’s pretty safe to say there are none.
FeaturedDid you know that the City Sightseeing Bus goes to almost all of the Cape Town Big 7? So when you plan a trip to one of Cape Town’s top attractions, why not get there with City Sightseeing? That’s exactly what a group of local Igers were invited to do – take the bus to Cape Town’s oldest wine producing farm, Groot Constantia. And here are some of the amazing images that came out of the day.
Rob PetersPresident Jacob Zuma will be delivering his State of the Nation Address at the Opening of Parliament on Thursday, 11 February. With all the pomp and ceremony and influx of people into the city centre, there will be a number of road closures before and on the day. Make sure you plan ahead by taking note of them before you attempt to head in - or out - of the CBD.
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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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
The CBD is the heartbeat of every major city and it is no different for Cape Town. The city centre is the pulse of the Mother City, providing the lifeblood of the surrounding areas. It is a melting pot of diversity and culture, a smorgasbord of historical influences and a place like no other on earth. If you really want to get underneath the skin of Cape Town, you need to start in the city.
Can’t leave home without your furry friend? How about a doggie adventure in Cape Town? There are plenty of options, from beach and forest walks to meals specially prepared for your canine companions.
Thousands of commuters use Metrorail every day to get to work and back, however, the operator has a special tourist train which is a lot posher than the daily service ones and there are regular package excursions to Simon’s Town, the winelands, and one to Khayelitsha that are well worth taking advantage of whether you are a local or a visitor.
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?
Cape Town, the gorgeous Mother City, has never been a shrinking violet when it comes to being the trendy gourmet capital of Africa and as such, there is never a shortage of hot, new restaurants to feast at.
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:
Cape Town has gone and done it again - lapping up accolades like it’s all she was created to do. This time, the Mother City has nabbed second place in the prestigious TripAdvisor’s TripIndex2014 of Best Value International Cities.
Sure, the V&A Waterfront might not be a ‘neighbourhood’, but it sure is a massive hub of activity! Accommodation, restaurants, shops, entertainment, adventure, it has plenty of everything – there’s a reason it’s so popular after all. So, yes, it’s not strictly a neighbourhood, but with so much to do at the V&A we decided to include it as an honorary one.
“It’s in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it” - Nelson Mandela
There are few things lovelier than relaxing under ancient oaks in the dappled sunlight, wine glass in hand, a panorama of mountains around you and the yummiest picnic of all time before you.
Many will acknowledge that travelling is a spiritual experience that widens the soul. Complement your journey at one of these 5 places to learn meditation in Cape Town, most of them free.
Flamboyant and loads of fun, this sexy eatery on De Waterkant’s Pink Strip is the perfect venue for a fab Girls and Guys’ Night out ,whatever your preference.
Reflection is a powerful experience. On the 3rd of December the world celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities. And I thought let’s bring it closer to home. What does this mean to me as a “disabled” person living in Cape Town? And how I, revel, embraced and advocate the fact that we are all “dis-abled” or how I would hope people would see it; is that we are all in fact “differently-abled”.
With Valentines Day coming up in 3 months time and Cape Town becoming a growing hotbed (pun intended) for international marriage proposals, we take a look at some of the most romantic spots in the Cape to help you plan your next amazing ambush for your beloved.
Woohoo, it’s the weekend, baby!
Whether you are looking at ticking-off some seriously rare birds from your life-list, or just want to enjoy a casual outing spotting some beautiful feathered creatures - Cape Town is an amazing destination to do just that.
Have you ever got an urge to explore, to look upon Earth’s bounty with wonder? Here are 13 pictures of the Cape’s beautiful landscapes that will make you want to adventure beyond the city’s majesty, Table Mountain.
Leonardo Da Vinci in Cape Town? Believe it, Mother City fans, because it’s true… the Leonardo Da Vince The Genius exhibition is running at our impressive V&A Waterfront’s Chavonnes Battery Museum until February 2,2014.
Let’s hear it for the weekend, #lovecapetown!
I’m a city slicker kind of girl every day of the week and Cape Town’s bustling City Centre with its never- ending nightlife and shopping hot spots certainly keeps me entertained but occasionally, I like to escape to the beautiful Cape Winelands for a tasty, relaxing respite…I found that and so much more on a weekend getaway at the gorgeous Wild Clover Farm in Stellenbosch recently.
We all get a bit busy sometimes so we can’t always go out to dinner and then see a show afterwards or vice-versa. So, it’s really handy when you find a venue where you can do both at the same time! Here we’ve rounded up some of the best dinner-and-a-show venues in Cape Town.
Guess what, Mother City lovers? It’s Facebook Feedback Fridays once again! With Spring bringing the most spectacular sunrises to #lovecapetown, we wanted to know where the best spots to watch the sun rise in the Mother City were and boy, were you guys forthcoming with your answers:
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will be taking place in the Mother’s City’s beautiful streets this weekend, benefiting 14 charities and providing a spectacle of effort, determination and family friendly fun. Here are all your road closures for the 2014 event.
If you’ve been living under a boulder somewhere, you might not know that Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen is in Cape Town, for his live concert series with the E Street Band at Bellville Velodrome and man, is he having a whale of a time checking out our hometown…
Lights! Camera! Action! If you’re hearing these commands being shouted out while you’re enjoying a stroll in our bustling Mother City, chances are you’ve stumbled across a film set in movie-loving Cape Town.