Previously titled Clifton Shores, and now renamed to Cape Town - The Shores, this reality show filmed in Cape Town is back for a second season of drama, glamour and glitz. The Shores is a reality show in the vain of Jersey Shores, featuring a cast of models, trend-setters and socialites. As the name implies, the show is filmed in Clifton - Cape Town's exclusive beach suburb near Camps Bay. The Shores follows the adventures of Quinton van der Burgh - a mining magnate and billionaire. Surrounding him are "bikini babes, mansions, bling and fights" as the reality cameras and drama follows him and the various [more]
Already home to the renowned Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), a new conference centre in Cape Town is expected to open next year in 2016. The Century City Conference Centre will be located in the northern suburbs, near to the popular Centry City shopping complex and mini-CBD that is situated about 15 minutes from the City Centre. The new conference centre will also be in easy reach of the Cape Town International Airport, which is sure to be a big plus for future international and national events. The growth of business travel within the Western Cape and greater South Africa has [more]
It is no secret that cocktails in Cape Town are top notch (especially when enjoyed near an ocean), but the news that the Mother City will be playing World Cocktail Capital this year as host of the World Class Global Finals 2015 got me rather excited. This event is pretty big news on the international drinks mixology circuit and it is the first time that the finals will be held in Africa. At the World Class Global Final event in London on 1 August, the announcement was made that Diageo Reserve had selected Cape Town as this year's Cocktail Capital. This event saw bartenders from 48 countries compete for [more]
Now in its fifth year running, the Big Bottle Festival in Cape Town takes a local spin on a festival originating from Germany, offering big format bottles, fine dining and some of the top wines and bubbles from over 40 wine producers and importers. If you adore wine tasting, this event is going to be a good one! To uphold the highest possible standards of excellence, participation of producers is by invitation only. The festival's sommelier team choose their top picks, resulting in a selection that is quite simply superb. Along with wine, event goers can also enjoy culinary masterpieces from leading chefs, and all of the sense [more]
Between August and November, the chance to see whales in Cape Town brings large numbers of visitors to various whale watching 'hotspots' across the peninsula. Whale Season is an amazing time of year, when Southern right whales come to breed and calve within the coastal waters and bays in the southern tip of Africa. While certain places are better suited to enjoy some seriously good whale spotting, there are many places across the city that offer a chance to see a quick glimpse of a whale.
Where are the best places in Cape Town to see whales, and how can you get the most out [more]