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Carla Gontier

Carla was born in Durban but is a loyal Capetonian. Obsessed with craft beer and Cape wines, she is a passionate non-Capetonian, with a flair for writing and social media. Carla spent a lot of time living in London, trying to avoid the tube at all costs, and eventually made her way back to her beloved Mother City. Carla works as a social media strategist, and can often be found hanging around watering holes in the Cape Town area talking about how social media is the future of social responsibility and marketing.

Carla Gontier's Latest Articles

  • UCT’s Role in the Struggle

    UCT stands out as an important case study for the development of effective and radical student protest during the Apartheid Era.

  • Carbo-loading for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

    With the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon just around the corner, we all know runners of all shapes and sizes will be carbo-loading. And for many, carbo-loading is basically an excuse to get some pasta down their throats the night before a race, but what is the science behind this long-standing tradition of getting a good helping of mama’s Bolognese in the day before a race? We find out more.

  • Taste of Cape Town 2014 in Pictures

    This past weekend we attended the Pick ‘n Pay Taste of Cape Town festival in Greenpoint. The event was a mix of local restaurants, pop-up restaurants, brewers, artisan producers, winemakers, premium drink brands and boutique foodie spots, along with some interactive experiences, where members of the public could learn skills, from making canapés to mixing their own cocktails.

  • Creation Generation Mural in Woodstock kickstarts World Design Capital project

    This past weekend artists Rayaan Cassiem, Anwar Davids, Leigh Cupido and Amedeo Bisogno, created an inspiring and thought provoking mural in Woodstock, the heart of Cape Town’s art scene, reflecting the story and spirit of the Creation Generation in a World Design Capital project #WDC566.

  • Things to see and do in the Overberg

    The Overberg is just 45 minutes outside of Cape Town, but it almost feels as if you are in a whole different world. Here are some must-do activities in this region.

  • Iconic Cape Town institutions on Valentine’s Day

    Our amazing city has once again shown that it has brains and beauty, by celebrating Valentine’s Day on one of the most iconic places in South Africa – Robben Island.

  • Spot the shipwreck!  Explore beaches on horseback with Sleepy Hollow Riding School

    Sleepy Hollow is a horse riding school, but offers Bush Trails and Beach rides on Noordhoek’s 8km beach, where you can take a gentle walk or trot along the beach (home of The Kakapo shipwreck!) on one of Sleepy’s 17 horses.

  • One ingredient by Matt Manning

    Matt Manning’s One Ingredient is a unique and surprising experience in the heart of Woodstock. Here’s our wrap-up of the event.