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Cape Town's history is long and storied, made up of both dark and bright passages which lends itself to an artistic and cultural scene of great depth and creativity.

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A Cape Town landmark, the Castle of Good Hope, is a prime example of a “star fort”. Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company, it’s the oldest existing colonial building in South Africa. Its position marks the original shoreline before years of land reclamation changed the Table Bay coastline. The Castle of Good Hope from…

The Cape Town Official Visitors’ Guide is published by Cape Town Tourism, the City of Cape Town’s official regional tourism organisation. The guide is a wealth of information and an essential reading for first-time visitors who want to get to grips with all the city has to offer. The guide offers readers tips on top attractions, accommodation, experiences and tours.

Cape Town is arguably the creative capital of South Africa. The city’s creative energy has over the years created a nurturing environment that continues to draw artists and creatives of all kinds to its shores. It is no surprise then, that Cape Town boasts an incredible wealth of galleries in which to view work spanning a multitude of genres by…

The annual Cape Town Carnival on 18 March is going to be one street party you do not want to miss! Here are five reasons you need to be there. The theme This year the theme is AMAZA ~ An Ocean Odyssey, celebrating Cape Town’s beautiful oceans, marine life and beaches. Expect cute penguins, wonderfully large ‘fish’, mermaids,…

Cape Town is a dream destination for anyone who loves and appreciates art and design. With the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa opening in September, you’re going to be even more spoilt for choice! Here are some events to attend to keep the inspiration high and get the creative juices flowing. Image courtesy of Design Indaba Design Indaba…

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Cape Diamonds, Cape Town is a workshop for artisanal, bespoke, handcrafted jewellery in South Africa. A unique feature of the ranges offered is the Fynbos range of diamond engagement rings, reflecting the natural beauty of South Africa’s resources.

Robben Island is famous, or rather infamous, as the holding place for the imprisoned Nelson Mandela. Mandela served 18 of his 27 years in prison incarcerated on the island’s prison, but Robben Island has also housed a hospital, mental institution, leper colony and military base during its rich history.

The San were the earliest group of hunter-gatherers that lived in South Africa. !Khwa Ttu, San Culture and Education Centre seeks to preserve the culture and heritage of this ancient people as well as teach people more things about San history.

Visit the permanent Art at Constantia exhibition at the picturesque Groot Constantia Wine Estate to browse a range of local and emerging South African artists’ work. The exhibition is expertly curated by Lyn Atterbury and James Hodgson, who use their combined industry experience to select only the highest quality art pieces.

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