Proving once again that the Mother City is a true travel gem, Travel + Leisure voted Cape Town their fourth Best City in the World in the 2013 World’s Best Awards run by the popular media franchise. To top off this honour, Cape Town came first in the World's Top City in Africa and the Middle East category.
The city is no stranger to awards and accolades of course – we’ve racked up a huge range over the years, from various prestigious travel authorities. Whether it’s the beaches, the hotels or the whole city itself, one thing is clear… people can’t get enough of Cape Town!
As the world keeps watch on our beloved icon, we wanted to honour Nelson Mandela by exploring the history of Madiba in Cape Town.
From his time imprisoned on Robben Island to the world-famous 1995 Rugby World Cup victory at Newlands, Cape Town is a place of many memories for Madiba. This was also where he spent a fair bit of time during his reign as South Africa’s president too, and the place where many other big moments took place.
Cape Town represented hope to Madiba and many others on Robben Island as they completed their terms during the apartheid era. In an interview, he spoke of Table Mountain and what [more]
As you may have noticed, today is on the cold side as winter in Cape Town gets underway.
It’s also the winter solstice here in the southern hemisphere – the longest night, and the shortest day. While that means that spring and summer are getting just a tad bit closer, it also means that we may be in for a somewhat chilly weekend.
So, what do local Capetonians do when it’s chilly in the Mother City? Here are some ideas that will help warm you up.
Winters in Cape Town are actually quite unique, and compared to many other places, we have it easy. In [more]
Winter is officially here, and all the talk of late is whether there really has been snow in Cape Town. If you looked out the window over this past weekend to see the landscape turn white and wintry, you would be forgiven for thinking you've somehow teleported to a whole new world. Hail balls the size of marbles, icy sleet covering everything, trees turned white.
Was it really snow though, and if so, can we expect more snowy weather in Cape Town?
What we experienced in Cape Town recently was as close to snow as it gets here in the southern hemisphere. Sleet and hail are produced when temperatures reach a very low state of chilliness, resulting in chunks of [more]
With a bit of a nip in the air right now, and all signs of winter in the not-too-distant future, April events in Cape Town show us that maybe this month will be quite a good one after all. Of course, every month is great in Cape Town (we all know that at least). There’s something special about the cooler months though. Maybe it’s just me, but it always seems like the Mother City gets to showcase all of her other highlights beyond sunshine and beaches. Whether you agree with me or not, let’s take a look at what’s going on in Cape Town this month and decide [more]