FeaturedIt’s July and while the days are colder, it’s certainly not a reason to stay indoors! There’s so much happening in Cape Town over this period. With our fantastic Hello Weekend campaign and thanks to our great partner Kulula.com, you can visit Cape Town this July from as little as R2 750.
Rob PetersPossessing an old school charm with a modern twist, Winchester Mansions in Sea Point is a Cape Town gem that is hidden in plain sight.
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“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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ok, we’ve been keeping a secret from you guys. Yes, we’re all about the sunshine, beaches and cocktails. You see the photos everywhere, we can’t help but brag, and we’re pretty sure that our friends and family who don’t live in this fabulous city are sick and tired of seeing all the photos. But do you know what we haven’t told you? What you don’t see on social media because we’re sure that most of the people of Cape Town just want to keep it under wraps? Winter is our secret season and it’s awesome!
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.
“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…
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.
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…
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.
If you’re looking for a fun and relatively easy walk for the whole family, the hike up to the old manganese mines is a good place to start.
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!
The performing arts are alive and kicking in the Mother City, with a host of top-class playhouses putting on a diverse variety of performances all around the peninsula.
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.
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.
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.
With just weeks to go before Cupid’s special day on February 14, 2014; romantic events are popping up all around #lovecapetown.
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.
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.
All dressed up and looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s what Cape Town has going on…
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.
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.
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.
Ok, so Surf rules in Muizenberg, or “Muizies” as it’s affectionately known to locals. For many locals like me though, it’s more than just a Summer destination where shallow waters offer great family fun and learning to surf has become the number one activity on the jam-packed beachfront. If you move away from the beach you will discover some quirky characters in this distinctly bohemian seaside village.
Durbanville is not your average Cape Town neighbourhood. There is so much more going on than the daily school run. This is a neighbourhood filled with great experiences for everyone to enjoy.
‘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.
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.