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September 17, 2013

Give our #LoveCapeTown bloggers a warm Mother City Welcome

Let's give our international bloggers Abigail King, Rachel Lucas and Carol.T.More a warm Mother City welcome to #LoveCapeTown. Photo courtesy of Skye Grove

In 2012, Cape Town Tourism rocked the social networking world by hosting four international bloggers on a series of experiences around our hometown and getting them to share their adventures on their platforms  , which contributed to us winning the Travel + Leisure SMITTY Awards (Social Media in Travel + Tourism Awards) in the category Best Overall Use of Social Media, CVB, Global.
From Wednesday 18 September to Monday 7 October 2013, we are set to do it again so join us in giving our #LoveCapeTown bloggers Rachel Lucas, Abigail King and Carol T. More a warm welcome to our inspirational Mother City!

What’s it all about?

Cape Point is one of the iconic attractions our #LoveCapeTown bloggers will visit. Photo courtesy of Natalie Roos

Through following the blogs and tweets of the travelling trio you, our #LoveCapeTown fanatics, will get an insider’s view of how the bloggers’ adventures in Cape Town unfold and will have  the opportunity to participate and be able to suggest things for the writers to do.

Each of the bloggers will stay in the #LoveCapeTown house for a week and explore the Mother City through activities and experiences centred on three key themes: Food, Travel and Design.

The Bloggers:

Who are these gorgeous world travellers, we hear you ask?  The three bloggers (all of whom are frequent Tweeters) are from key tourism source markets for Cape Town:

• Rachel Lucas from The Travel Bite (USA) looks at travel through the prism of food and wine: @TravelBlggr

•Abigail King from Inside The Travel Lab (UK) is a travel and lifestyle blogger: @insidetravellab

•Carol T. More from Follow the Colours (Brazil) has a distinct take on creativity and design: @follow_colours

The Itineraries:

They'll also discover new experiences on the top of our Wonder of Nature, Table Mountain. Photo courtesy of Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

What are Rachel, Abigail and Carol going to get up to while they are here?


Cape Town is home to so many fantastic attractions and activities. The list is quite endless, but top of their action-packed itineraries are a visit to our gorgeous wonder of nature, Table Mountainluxury spa treatments with a view at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa ; people watching at the Mother City’s sizzling coffee shops; a meet and greet with our friendly African Penguins at Boulder’s Beach;  a walking tour of our creative Fringe District and Woodstock; giving back to the Masiphumelele  community with an AWOL Cycle Tour; a thrilling ride on the Flying Dutchman Funicular at Cape Point; a surfing lesson at Muizenberg Beach; a shopping  trip and walkabout the harbour at the V&A Waterfront; high tea at the decadent Mount Nelson Hotel; a taste of the township life in Langa; an underground tour through the tunnels of Cape Town and so much more.

Frolicking with the cute African Penguins at Boulders Beach is top on the list of things for the girls to do. Photo by Cape Town Tourism

The Hosts:

A luxurious spa experience at the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa awaits the travellers. Photo courtesy of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection South Africa

What would a holiday to #LoveCapeTown be without good hosts?

Luckily for our bloggers, we have a few seasoned local and domestic companion writers to guide them on their escapades around the Mother City.

Each international blogger will be paired with her South African genre counterpart and these include Merushka Govender (Travel); Angie Batis (Design) and Kamini Pather (Food).

Where can you see this happening?

Want in on the #LoveCapeTown action?

Visit our mini-site for a collage of images, blogs and lists of what’s happening or share your brilliant ideas of things for our bloggers to do by following the conversation on Twitter and tagging us with #LoveCapeTown.
If you’ve spotted the girls around town, get your inner shutterbug on and share your dazzling images with us on Instagram or our Facebook Fanpage.

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