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September 22, 2013

Highlights of our #lovecapetown tweet-up

Ready for the next question, with @Foodandthefab, @follow_colours and @travelblggr in the beautiful #lovecapetown house sponsored by @noxrentals 

Our second annual #lovecapetown tweet-up took place on the 22 September and was not only a big success; it was also an opportunity for us at Cape Town Tourism to gain some deeper insight into what you love most about Cape Town.

The beautiful Six Selbourne in Sea Point played host as our #lovecapetown house for the week and thus also the venue of our tweet-up. With a breathtaking view of the promenade and the peeping sun setting from between the high-rise buildings, we made ourselves right at home straight away. But this year we decided to mix up it up a bit and asked the bloggers and our community a different series of questions to last year’s questions. So let's find out what you love most about this city, by looking at the top answers to our questions:

Q1: Tell us where will our #lovecapetown bloggers find your best-kept secrets?  

For some reason, you all decided to focus on food spots for this question. Reading your answers makes us hungry!

Not on the tourist route but well known to many locals Giovanni's Deli in Greenpoint for your coffee and lotsa delishness #lovecapetown

Oooh! Pics? RT @thesecreteats @CapeTownTourism ... a Secret underground dinner in the heart of the Mother City? #lovecapetown

When in #lovecapetown on a Thursday night, check out falafel night @sababa in Bree Street, great little street terrace and good value!

@CapeTownTourism A Chappies drive from Hout Bay to Noordhoek @ChapmansPeakSA #beautiful #lovecapetown
In case the cable car is closed due to weather, drive up to Signal Hill, stunning sunsets, bring bottle of wine #lovecapetown

Q2. Nobody knows #CapeTown like the locals - what’s your favourite hangout that’s new in the #MotherCity? #lovecapetown

Not so new;) but definitely great place to hang out- good food and vibe @mannaepicure #lovecapetown

RT @saschatherabbit: A2 great Belgian food at Brasserie in Strand @Almenkerk #lovecapetown

House of machines is the latest hot spot. I like to hide out with the hipsters at Bicycle cafe in the Foundry. #loveCapeTown

Q3: What local restaurant should our #lovecapetown bloggers not miss out on during their stay?

#lovecapetown. I love the sushi and big city vibe at Willougbys in the @VandAWaterfront

Not really a restaurant but so local! Fried chicken lunch during the @AWOLTours bike tour of Masiphumelele. Awesome stuff! #lovecapetown

Sunday afternoons at Mzolis for their legendary shisa nyama #loveCapeTown A3.

Hemelhuijs for brunch, @PotLuckClubCT for a long tapas style lunch, @TestKitchenCT for a fine eve of dining #loveCapeTown

Q4: Where do you go to people-watch in and around #CapeTown #lovecapetown

#lovecapetown The Company's Gardens in the heart of the city -with ancient trees, plump squirrels and free wireless

@insidetravellab Lion's Head is great, Bloubergstans or Tygerberg Hills:) #lovecapetown

@CapeTownTourism markets, markets, markets galore. Best people-watching happens at markets #lovecapetown

Q5:  Where do you go to get your design-fix in #CapeTown? #lovecapetown

Bree street is amazing for design @missibaba #lovecapetown

@CapeTownTourism my design-fix: the streets of Woodstock and Salt River. Street art can transform a city #lovecapetown

just walking through the streets, there's a wealth of wall art to be found. #lovecapetown

Q6. Recommend the best #CapeTown street food? #lovecapetown

@CapeTownTourism Wish we had a more active street food culture. Imagine the possibilities. We can learn from other cities. #lovecapetown

While this last question left you all sort of speechless, we couldn't help but indulge in our deliciously sponsored Butlers Pizza.

Yum! Totally Cape Town's number one pizza. Thanks @Butlerspizza #lovecapetown pic.twitter.com/z3YADBL9vL

Thanks to one of our sponsors, Butlers Pizza


Follow us on Twitter on the handle @CapeTownTourism for the latest news on what's happening in Cape Town and be sure to share your experiences with us. How many ways do you #lovecapetown?

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