Cape Town

In Cape Town, discover modern culture, fascinating history and exceptional natural beauty, all rubbing shoulders with the magical Table Mountain. Sit a while in the 'Mother City' and take in the bustle of flower sellers, buskers, food markets and Capetonians going about their daily lives. Visit the Cape Town section on our website.

  • 12 Photos that Show Why Cape Town is Considered the Most Beautiful City in the World

    By Matthew Sterne |

    It was once said that Cape Town, lying at the tip of Africa, is like a ballet shoe on the heel of a boxer. The author was probably referring to the grace and splendour of this celebrated city. At dusk and dawn especially, the golden light of the southern sun transforms the city into a place of incomparable beauty. The following photos are excellent examples of this. The photos are just some of our recent entries in Africa's Photographer of the Year, a competition searching for the best photographs of Africa with a grand prize of a 10-day safari for two valued at $25,000. Cape Town is the first of four categories. The others are the Big 5, Victoria Falls and Wild Africa. To enter your photos or find out more, click here. Now then, let's take a look at those photos! [caption id="...

  • Win a luxury safari for two with one of your African photos!

    By Matthew Sterne |

    The best ten-day safari in Africa. That's what we endeavoured to create with the grand prize for Africa's Photographer of the Year. Valued at $25,000, the holiday will whisk you and a very lucky friend to Cape Town, the Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls - staying at some of the most luxurious properties in Africa. All for one of your photos that you may have already taken! Africa’s Photographer of the Year features four unique themes for each quarter of 2017: Cape Town, the Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls and Wild Africa. If you’ve ogled at Table Mountain, felt the spray of Victoria Falls or crossed paths with Africa’s majestic wildlife then we want your photos! If you'd like to find out more or enter, head over to africasphotographeroftheyear.com. THE JUDGES We've ...

  • Creme de la Crumb: A Cape Town Food Market Guide

    By Melanie Du Toit |

    Cape Town is known for being home to some of the best restaurants in the entire country, but it is also known for its delectable array of food markets. Food, wine, craft beer, and locally-roasted coffee are to Cape Town food markets what sun, sea, sand, and style are to Capetonians. These delightful outdoor and indoor events are considered indisputable add-ons to a holiday in South Africa's dreamy Mother City. From as far as the seaside hamlet of Noordhoek to the heart of the City Bowl itself, we've compiled a handy list of our five favourite food markets. If you've come to this far point of the continent and not visited one - have you really visited at all? [caption id="attachment_32619" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo Credit: The Oranjezicht City Farm[/caption] Oranje...

  • A diary entry from Cape Town

    By Ali Findlay |

    “This cape is the most stately thing and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth” — Journal of Sir Francis Drake, 1580 4.45am: My alarm goes off and jolts me awake out of a deep sleep. I resist the temptation to bury myself under the covers and somehow force myself out of bed. A few minutes later I am on my way to Lion’s Head to start the day in the best way possible; with an increased heart rate, fresh air, and incredible views. I am surprised to find that the city is already awake; the trail, though quiet, is not entirely deserted during the wee hours on a weekday. Watching the sun rise over one of the world’s most exquisite cities makes the early wake up well worth it. The morning light reveals Table Mountain, the centrepiece and crowning glory of the o...

  • SUPing in Simon’s Town – The ocean like you’ve never seen it before

    By Ali Findlay |

    As we round the corner a penguin hops off the pavement and toddles on to the tar road. He catches sight of the car and waddle-runs up on to the parallel pavement. I park the car and jog along after him to check he isn’t lost. I creep forward slowly and find him sitting with a penguin friend in a gap in a hedge, staring up at me expectantly. I’m in Simon’s Town and I’m about to go Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUPing) for the first time. It’s the end of autumn, heading into spring and the conditions are perfect; no wind, no rain, not too warm and not too cold. The ocean is flat, lulling slightly. The sun’s rays are filtering through the mist that’s lifting and there’s a white haze joining the ocean and sky where they meet at the horizon. We’re heading down to Water’s Edge beach, one o...

  • The 10 Best Breakfast Spots in Cape Town

    By Matthew Sterne |

    The accolades are pouring in for Cape Town’s restaurants as the city’s creative concepts, local flavours and unique settings catch the attention of the critics. It's the restaurants and their dinner offerings that really impress but breakfast options in the Mother City can hold their own too. From bakeries to diners to five-star hotels, we scaled a mountain of poached eggs, roasted tomatoes and homemade bread to find the best place in Cape Town for the day’s most important meal. Jason's‘Cape Town’s favourite bakery’ Breakfast times: 7:30 - 12:00 (weekdays), 8:00 - 12:00 (Saturdays), closed on Sundays Cost: R20 - R70 Telephone:  +27214245644 Address: 185 Bree Street (corner of Bloem Street), City Centre Jason’s, on the trendy Bree Street, has quickly become a CBD stalwart know...