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Robben Island Museum hosts children for Mandela month 2018

This year Robben Island Museum (RIM) will commemorate the birth of Nelson Mandela through a series of activities dedicated to his towering legacy. In July when the world celebrates Madiba by dedicating 67 minutes to doing something good for humanity, RIM will honour his legacy through a series of programmes for children.

Nelson Mandela is quoted as saying, “We understand and promote the notion that while children need to be guided they also have an entrenched right to be whatever they want to be and that they can achieve this only if they are given the space to dream and live out their dreams.”

RIM will honour this goal by hosting 100 children from surrounding Western Cape local communities at the Castle of Good Hope for a series of fun and creative activities celebrating the spirit of Madiba from Thursday, 12 July to Saturday 14 July 2018.

“By reaching out to children from communities who may have never visited the Robben Island Museum, we are hoping to continue the work of Nelson ..

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Cape Town

In Travel + Leisure’s 2018 reader’s poll, Cape Town has been named number one favourite city in Africa and the Middle East for the 17th year.

The eminent global travel publication cited a favourable exchange rate, the opening of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, its world-class hotels and the fact that it’s a regional hub for business and leisure travel among the reasons for the city’s ongoing success.

Cape Town’s tourism offering is well known, but the city’s tourism officials are particularly thrilled about this year’s achievement, given the region’s challenges with a water shortage during the period:

“We’ve maintained an “open for business” approach throughout our efforts in driving sustainable tourism, and this accolade reveals that this strategy has worked; we remain an unparalleled destination on the continent, and one whose multiple initiatives in saving water has ensured that we can continue to attract visitors. We’re honoured that so many travellers remain confid..

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EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENTS AT THE PRESIDENT HOTEL

We are extremely excited to announce that the first phase of the President Hotel’s extensive refurbishment plans has begun. The hotel has always been considered the gem of the Atlantic seaboard and with the new renovations underway, the President Hotel will undeniably be the most beautiful urban resort in Cape Town.

It will only take a few short months before the fresh and newly styled guest areas will be ready for our visitors. We want to assure all our travel partners and guests that the Presidential guest experience will not be compromised in anyway, and precautions are being made to ensure that there will be minimal disruption to any services.

The refurbishment will start with the main reception and groups arrival areas and will include a hip, new, pop up cocktail bar and a business lounge for guests and locals to enjoy. The style of the new areas will be sophisticated and contemporary with a focus on authenticity and a considered use of space, using natural elements that link to..

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The best fine dining restaurants in Cape Town

Cape Town is without a doubt the foodie capital of the country, and if it’s fine dining you’re after the Mother City is unbeatable. Cape Town was even named “best food city in the world” by Conde Nast Traveler. Here are our picks of the best fine dining options in Cape Town for that special outing you have planned.

Camphors at Vergelegen, Somerset West
Camphors at Vergelegen is hard to beat for its stunning setting on the beautiful Vergelegen Estate in Somerset West. The restaurant overlooks rolling lawns and the towering trees from which the restaurant takes its name. The menu is constantly changing to make full use of fresh, seasonal ingredients. The view is incredible and the staff are happy to accommodate special requests, so you can tailor your meal for special occasions.

Website: vergelegen.co.za

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia, Constantia
Chefs Warehouse is the brainchild of chef Liam Tomlin, who has quickly risen to the top in the Cape Town fine dining scene. The restaura..

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Things to do on Mandela Day in Cape Town

Mandela Day is a special day on the South African calendar. It takes place on Nelson Mandela’s birthday, the 18th July. This year is the Mandela Centenary—it would have been his hundredth birthday. It is a tradition to spend 67 minutes (which reflects Mandela’s 67 years of service to South Africa) trying to make the world a better place. International Nelson Mandela Day (18th July) came about on Mandela’s 90th birthday, when he gave a speech telling the world, “It’s in your hands now”. There are loads of volunteering opportunities, significant sites to visit, and special events taking place to honour the legacy of the man who led our young democracy out of apartheid. Read on to get some ideas on how to spend Mandela Day in Cape Town.
Take a tour of Robben Island
Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his 27 years in prison on Robben Island. Take a tour of the island for a moving visit to his cell, as well as other cells occupied by his contemporaries in the struggle for freedom.
Enter the Ci..

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City Sightseeing pays it forward 67 times for everyday heroes this Mandela Day

South Africans will be doing their part for Nelson Mandela International Day (Mandela Day) on 18 July and contributing 67 minutes of their time to community service in a bid to give back to society.

City Sightseeing, the company that runs the iconic red double decker buses in Cape Town and Johannesburg, will be doing its bit through an innovative giveaway that allows others to pay it forward in true “Madiba style”.

The concept behind this giveaway is that people can nominate someone they feel is deserving of an amazing day out. Nominations are open for that special friend who needs a break, the family down the road who have not been on holiday in years or even the granny in the local home that would love a trip around the city with her friends. All nominations will be collected via social media and the lucky recipients will be drawn on Mandela Day.

There are 67 sets of one-day double tickets up for grabs.

Follow the link CONTEST LINK to enter the competition and complete the entry ..

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Soccer Screening at The 41

Order any burger at R95 and receive a complimentary Stella Artois or Castle Lite! (Order to be placed during the match, no takeaways).

FIFA World Cup

info@the41.co.za

Tel: +27(0)214370558

Start Time: 19:00

End Time: 20:00

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Crazy Tapas Week at The 41

It’s crazy tapas week at The 41! Guests can enjoy any of our tapas and a glass of Sangria at R35 each until Sunday, 15 July. The 41 is a contemporary Mediterranean Restaurant based on the Camps Bay strip, offering unsurpassed vistas across the white sandy beach and glistening ocean. Expect international influences with local South African products, all combined to give the local you new & creative food experiences. From 41 Terrace, you will enjoy the most outrageously beautiful and panoramic view of Camps Bay Beach whilst enjoying a glass of Sangria for only R35.

Start Time: 13:00

End Time: 22:00

Tel: +27(0)214370558

info@the41.co.za

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Holiday Inn – Weekend Package

Weekend Package

R2999* for two

Rate valid from 1 July – 31 August 2018

Package includes:

A two night stay at the Holiday Inn Cape Town.

Welcome drink

Superior room with a daily breakfast

Dinner Buffet

1 day pass on the Hop-on Hop-off tour bus.

Kids under 5 years stay free

Kids between 5-15 pay half price.

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Tsogo Sun – Cape Town Marathon 2018

Save up to 25% when staying with us

Cape Town’s iconic marathon takes place on Sunday 23 September 2018. As the official hotel partner, Tsogo Sun has a variety of hotels conveniently located in the heart of Cape Town. And with a carbo-loading dinner available on the eve of the race and a power breakfast served early on race day, we’ll make sure you get your day started in a winning way. Whether you’re participating, or coming along as a spectator, we’ve put together some great accommodation offers that make it easy to enjoy the atmosphere for the whole weekend.

Choose from two great rate options to suit your budget:

Save 15% when you stay for 2 nights or more on race weekend, OR

Save 25% when you stay for 5 nights or more

Both rates include:

Breakfast daily – 2 kids under 18 stay and eat breakfast free when sharing a family room with 2 adults

Early morning power breakfast on race day from 04h30

Contact Cape Town Reservations on +27 21 492 0404 or email: capetown.reservations@ts..