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Cape Town Carnival 2016… Are You Ready?

The legendary Cape Town Carnival is almost here, and from the looks of things, it is set to be bigger and better than ever before. Taking place on 12 March 2016, the theme for this year's carnival is Street Life. This theme will celebrate the diversity of cultures, communities, languages, traditions and influences found across the city. Cape Town Carnival 2016 Highlights of the carnival will include street food, fashion, floats, celebrities, dance acts, comedy, entertainment and much, much more. According to Cape Town Carnival creative director, Brad Baard, “Street Life is about the people and dynamics at play in a public space. Towns and cities are built of people and relationships, not bricks and concrete. [more]

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Cape Town Art Week 2016 is Happening Right Now

From 16 to 21 February, Cape Town Art Week 2016 will be putting the spotlight onto the incredible wealth of talent in the Mother City art scene. Events are taking place right now, with plenty of highlights happening over the next few days. If you are keen to delve into the bright, bold and brave world of African art, be sure to get yourself to one of these events, pronto. Art Week Cape Town 2016 Blessed with an abundance of talent across various artistic mediums, from contemporary to photography; film to conceptual, Cape Town art galleries are not the only place that you can enjoy the city's arty side. Throughout the year, events [more]

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Why Visit the Kirstenbosch Craft Market in Cape Town?

The Kirstenbosch Craft Market in Cape Town kicked off its summer market season in January 2016, with markets taking place on the last Sunday of the month. And, from the looks of things, this year's market is going to be even more rewarding, entertaining and interesting. Running for 25 years and counting, this is one of the longest-standing outdoor craft markets in Cape Town. It is also undoubtedly the most scenic market, too. Set against the spectacular backdrop of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, near the old Stone Cottage, the market offers a perfect way to enjoy a few hours of leisurely browsing, shopping, eating and unwinding. Kirstenbosch Craft Market in Cape Town What makes this such an epic market, [more]

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Wavescape Surf Film Festival 2015

A unique celebration of surf, soul and sea, Wavescape Surf Film Festival 2015 is coming to a Cape Town beach near you. The festival runs from 23 November until 13 December, and comprises a series of mini-events that include a board exhibition, community meet-up, inspiring conservation talks, and, of course, the film festival itself. Wavescape 2015 Whether you ride the waves or prefer to stay on land, what makes Wavescape such a unique event is that it brings together the community spirit and inspiration of surfing to all. It's not all for fun either - many profits from the exhibition and auction will be going towards important organisations such as Save Our Seas, [more]

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10 Reasons to Love the Cape Town CBD

If you haven't already seen the amazing Cape Town CBD video made by Cape Town Tourism in their Love CT Neighbourhoods Series, we have a real treat for you today. Featuring local comedian and actor Siv Ngesi, along with a whole lot of cool places, sights and landmarks, this vid takes you on a virtual tour of the fascinating City Centre. For those who have visited the Mother City (and of course, those who call it home), a few sights will be familiar - the Company Gardens for one, and Long Street for another. There are also many other lesser-known highlights and sights included however, many of which are not typically listed on your average tour [more]

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