Even though the city is famous for her gusty winds and generally mild climate, Cape Town heatwaves are something that is par for the course during the hot summer months. Luckily, even the hottest of hot days will seldom last forever. Often, a hot day is followed by a cooler day, and that is followed by a warm day (which is followed by a cloudy day...). Cape Town is, after all, a city that has marvelously unpredictable weather, which is always a good thing to keep things from getting too hot or too cold. When the weather is warm, many locals flock to the beach. If you like the hot weather, that's fine and dandy. But what happens when [more]
There is no doubt about it - Cape Town load shedding is here and it's not going away anytime soon. While the rest of South Africa is also dealing with their own load shedding challenges, we thought it was high time that we do some looking around to see which places were open during load shedding, what things there are to do when there's no power and what else you can do to keep power outages from messing with your day.
First though, in case you are a visitor wondering what on earth is going on with all these scheduled power outages, you might want a bit of [more]
As the old saying goes, the best things in life are free... and when it comes to free things to do in Cape Town, you can be sure that there are LOADS of ways to enjoy your weekend without spending a thing. There is often a big misconception among travellers and even residents that you need money to enjoy a good day out. Sometimes, this is true of course. And yes, there are things that you cannot do without spending at least a little. But why shouldn't you be able to have fun even when it's the end of the month (or the end of your travel budget)? [more]
If you're looking for things to do on New Year's Day in Cape Town, you are sure to be inspired by our top picks for restaurants, beaches and other ideas on how to spend the very first day of 2015. After all the festivities of New Year's Eve. the first of January may put you at a bit of a loss when thinking of things to do. Whether you are visiting for the holidays, looking for ways to entertain guests (or kids) or you simply feel like doing something that doesn't involve sleeping the day away, we're sure you will find just the right way to spend [more]
Looking for the best New Year's Eve parties in Cape Town this year? Well, look no further... we have selected some of the top picks for a NYE in Cape Town that is all that and a bag of chips. Whether you're in the mood for a chilled picnic and open-air concert, or something more lively like a street party or even an evening filled with beer, food and fun, you are sure to find at least some inspiration on how to spend your New Year's in Cape Town this year.