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The End of an Era: Rafiki’s in Cape Town Closes

Sad news for loyal fans of the Cape Town bar Rafiki's... this legendary restaurant and bar closes its doors today on Monday 30 May 2016. Situated on Kloof Nek in Tamboerskloof, Rafiki's in Cape Town has been an established City Bowl hotspot for 16 years. The iconic watering hole, named after the Swahili word for 'friend', closes for good after owner Miki Clark was unable to extend his seven year lease that ends in 2017. But, there is light at the end of the tunnel, as the restaurant will be opening its doors in Nkhata Bay, Malawi.

Rafiki's in Cape Town Closes

As someone who enjoyed many memorable afternoons and evenings (not [more]

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More Videos to Make You Want to Come to Cape Town

If the Mother City was not on your bucket list, these Cape Town videos are sure to change that. Featuring some of the most epic sights and scenery and landscapes that have made the city a world-class destination, both of these videos have managed to capture a bit of the magic just perfectly. These Cape Town Videos Will Make You Want to Come to Cape Town Have a watch below and get inspired to start making those travel plans to come to Cape Town and see its wonders for yourself!

We Love These Cape Town Videos

We are suckers for Cape Town videos that showcase our beautiful city. And today, we have not one but two [more]

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Wins Gold at Chelsea Flower Show

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town recently took home a Gold award at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show, and we have to say that we are not at all surprised that this magical gardens claimed such a huge victory in the UK Royal Horticultural Society show. After all, as anyone who has ever been there can attest, this place is truly unforgettable! Kirstenbosch Wins Gold at 2016 Chelsea Flower Show In 41 years of exhibiting at the show, Kirstenbosch has won no fewer than 34 Gold medals. It has also racked up a fair number of Silvers Gilt awards, including last year and the year before. This year was all about the Gold, which was awarded to its coastal fynbos [more]

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Everything You Need to Know About Bicycling in Cape Town

Bicycling in Cape Town offers a really fun, rewarding way to see the city. A lot more scenic than driving, yet covering more ground than walking, it's the perfect in between option for those who want to take in the sights in a relatively short time frame. And, with a number of bike paths, some fantastic routes, plenty of bike hire and bike tour options and, of course, that legendary Cape scenery to enjoy, cycling is not only a fun way to get around; it's also surprisingly easy. Everything You Needed to Know About Bicycling in Cape Town Today, we take a look at some of the best cycling routes in Cape Town, along [more]

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Rare Lykoi Kitten Found in Cape Town

Being the cat person that I am, it comes as no surprise that I was rather intrigued by the news of a highly rare Lykoi kitten found in Cape Town recently. Also known as a 'werewolf cat', this cat was found in the Company Gardens in the City Centre by animal rescue group TEARS as part of their Feral Rescue Cat Project. While some have been successfully bred in South Africa, this is the first natural mutation Lykoi cat to be discovered in SA. Lykoi Kitten Found in Cape Town Until 20 years ago, these rather odd-looking cats were originally thought to have the Sphynx or Devon gene, until scientists realised that the Lykoi [more]

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