Tourism

Cape Town, the best, if not the best

Cape Town has been named the second-best city in the world and the best city in Africa by readers of US-based travel resource Condé Nast Traveler. The 25th annual Readers’ Choice Awards were recently announced by Condé Nast, after close to 50 000 readers took part in the survey. Cape Town scored 84.8, and was only beaten by the popular …

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Cape Town’s the place to be, and live

The Argus reports that people living in the Western Cape are better off than those in most other provinces. Most live in brick houses, have access to running water, flushing toilets and a better education than the average citizen, according to census figures released on Tuesday. There are 5.8 million people living in the Western Cape, of whom 2.8 million …

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Castle all set for Cape Town Military Tattoo

The City of Cape Town is once again a partner for the seventh annual Cape Town Military Tattoo, to be held from 31 October to 3 November 2012 at the Castle of Good Hope. As in previous years, the Tattoo will be produced by a dedicated team of regular and reserve members of the South African National Defence Force. The …

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Southern Sun rises to the occasion

By Herman R Gibbs  Editor, www.capedreams.co.za Arriving guests at Southern Sun Newlands Hotel enter the reception area, which offers a stylish, eclectic mix of beautiful elements, textures and colours. The front desk staff are ready with welcoming, friendly smiles that ease guests into a smooth and seamless check-in process. By this time you’ve been armed with a welcoming drink, and next …

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Sea Point Promenade comes alive in October

The City of Cape Town have opened Sea Point Promenade to cyclists, skateboarders and rollerbladers during Transport Month. The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, Councillor Brett Herron, has announced that as part of its efforts to build an Inclusive City, the City will be experimenting with lifting the prohibition on the use of bicycles, …

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Have a Whale of a time in Hermanus with Bientang

The Whales are back in Hermanus! The famous Bientang’s Cave Restaurant and Wine Bar in Hermanus has a whole lot more to offer you and your guests. Bientang’s Cave is located on the tip of the Walker Bay marine reserve. *Situated at the edge of the world we are a prime destination for land based whale watching. *We are an …

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Cape Town a hit with world tourists

Cape Town was listed as one of CNN’s “World’s 10 most loved cities” on Thursday, coming in at number nine alongside cities such as Barcelona and New York. According to CNNgo, CNN’s travel website, Cape Town was chosen because of  its “sweet harbour, nice architecture, weather, lovely waterfront shopping and the wonder of wonders, Table Mountain”. Western Cape Tourism MEC …

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Blooming good show by Kirstenbosch conquers Chelsea

The City of Cape Town has congratulated the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s Kirstenbosch exhibition for once again winning a gold medal at the 2012 Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show in London. The Kirstenbosch exhibition’s victory at this year’s Chelsea [more] Flower Show is its 32nd first-prize award in the history of the flower competition. Kirstenbosch’s success in the …

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Cape Town hosts Afro-Cuban jazz concert

Top Cuban jazz musician, Roberto Fonseca, and local jazz icon, Jimmy Dludlu, will be teaming up for two special Afro-Cuban concerts in Cape Town on Friday, 1 June and Saturday, 2 June. Hosted by the City of Cape Town and Shado Twala of Black Olive Entertainment, and in support of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, the inaugural jazz fusion concerts …

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Cape Town shaping up as an entrepreneurial capital

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Economic, Environment and Spatial Planning, Alderman Belinda Walker, today launched the Cape Town Activa Web Portal. The portal boasts a vast array of online resources, tools and links for those who want to start and develop a business or secure employment support in Cape Town.Cape Town Activa is a City initiative …

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