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Tsogo Sun – Make this Winter Memorable with SunBreaks

Moms and dads, take a break this winter with SunBreaks. These school holidays are the perfect opportunity to make special memories with your loved ones.

Whether you love Durban’s endless summers, Jozi’s big city vibe or the beautiful Cape, make this winter memorable with SunBreaks.

Book your mid-year break from only R1,199 per room per night, including breakfast. Remember, 2 kids under 18 stay and eat breakfast for free when sharing with 2 adults.

We have a wide range of hotels to choose from in key destinations. BOOK NOW!

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Editors Pick, Markets, See and Do, Uncategorized,

4 reasons to visit the Mojo Market

You don’t need to wait for the weekend to experience a buzzing market with a hip crowd and incredible food in Cape Town. The Mojo Market in Sea Point is open seven days a week and here’s why you should stop by.

The food
The Mojo Market is a microcosm of everything Cape Town. You can walk your way through the indoor market and pass a vegan eatery, oyster shop, and bakery to name but a few. The variety of speciality stores is quite a treat, with some focusing on doing one thing beautifully like chicken wings, hummus, or sugarfree, guilt-free baked goods. There’s also bar at the heart of it all so you can get a drink and your pick one or ten of your favourite snacks and sit and enjoy the ambience. The market is open from 11am till 10 pm on weekdays and 10am till 10pm over the weekends so you can stop by for brunch, lunch, pre-drinks, dinners and post drinks (or all of the above).

The treats
From the guilt-free to the super indulgent, you’ll find a treat for every taste. The popular Amer..

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Why you should visit the Oranjezicht City Farm Market at Granger Bay

Affectionately known as the organic market, the Oranjezicht City Farm Market adjacent to the V&A Waterfront is one of the most popular ways to spend a Saturday morning in Cape Town. Here’s why Capetonians and visitors love this market so.

The fresh produce
The Oranjezicht City Farm is an urban farm in the Oranjezicht area of Cape Town. The historic piece of land it calls home, next to the corner of Sidmouth Avenue and Upper Orange Street, was converted back to a farm in 2013 where fresh fruit, vegetable and herbs are grown. Their produce is phenomenal and you pick your own harvest straight from the farm on Wednesdays or at the market near the V&A Waterfront between 9am and 2pm on Saturdays. The farm also welcomes visitors from 8am to 4pm during the week and on Saturdays from 8am until 1pm.

At the market, you’ll find plenty of fresh and seasonal produce to choose from. In typical market-style, the prices are displayed and you weigh and pay at the checkout points right next to the corn..

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Arts & Culture, Events, Uncategorized,

The Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival

The annual Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival is a highlight of the city’s musical calendar, when school, university, and community big bands perform at the Baxter concert hall. 2018 marks the event’s 20th anniversary, and the four-day event promises to showcase the best of the city’s young musical talent.

Image from the Cape Town Big Band Jazz Fest website

The Lineup
Wednesday 30 May: Sacs Junior School Jazz Band, Sans Souci Jazz Cats, Sacs High School Junior Jazz Band, Rustenburg High School For Girls’ Jazz Band, Sacs High School Senior Jazz Band, Stellenbosch Youth Jazz Band.

Thursday 31 May: Rondebosch Boys’ Prep Jazz Band, Pinelands High School Jazz Band, Rondebosch Boys’ High School Junior Jazz Band, Sekunjalo Delft Big Band, Rondebosch Boys’ High School Senior Jazz Band, Alumni Big Band (Led by Gordon Vernick from the USA).

Friday 1 June: Wynberg Boys’ Junior School Big Band, Uni-Sound Big Band, Wynberg Boys’ High School Jazz Band, Edujazz Big Band, Westerford High School Big ..

Accommodation, Bestsellers, Book, Offers, Special, Stay, Uncategorized, winter,

De Hoop Winter Special

De Hoop Winter 2018 Special Bookings Now Open!

Stay in the De Hoop Village for only R1800/unit/night* May-July 2018!
Units sleep 4-6 Guests
BOOKINGS: +27 (0)21 4224522

Excludes Event weekends. Please inquire when booking. Self-Catering Basis. No minimum night stay. Rate includes accommodation for up to 6 guests. Excludes Reserve Entrance Fees and any extras incurred. Valid for all new bookings made for De Hoop Village units only for stays from 1 May to 31 July 2018. De Hoop Village has 9 units. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, double bedroom, twin bedroom, bunk beds bedroom, bathroom with shower, outside braai (barbeque) area.

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Franschhoek Mystery Weekend

Winter is here which means cozy fireplaces, comfort food, and great wines, but best of all is that Franschhoek’s popular Mystery Weekends are back. A weekend of surprise, relaxation, and pure indulgence – and if you haven’t booked you’re definitely missing out on this ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity. Ideally suited to couples, the Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are packaged to absolute perfection and holds the promise of revealing Franschhoek’s finest wines, world-class cuisine, bespoke experiences and so much more. And the best part is you don’t have to book anything. Registration for the weekend will take place at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards.

Your unforgettable and unique Franschhoek Mystery Weekend includes the following:
• Two nights’ accommodation;
• Breakfast daily;
• A surprise event on Friday night;
• Dinner on Saturday night;
• A light lunch on the Sunday;
• A selection of fun-filled bespoke Franschhoek experiences which will be revealed upon your check in but are guarante..

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Taste the Helderberg 2018

Grab the chance to Taste the Helderberg every winter in Cape Town – an annual festival aimed at foodie fiends and wine enthusiasts alike. For one night, wine farms and restaurants in the Helderberg region showcase their products at this hip and happening event.

When
This annual showcase of excellent local wine and food, Taste the Helderberg is set to take place on Friday, 8 June 2018. This will be the first time the event is held on a Friday and gives wine-lovers the opportunity for a perfect weekend break-away to the countryside. Be among the first to sample latest wine releases and some of the region’s best on the Friday and then venture out to the farms on Saturday and Sunday to experience their provenance first-hand.

The venue
The 2018 Taste The Helderberg food and wine show take place at the NH The Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West. The Helderberg Mountain lies behind Somerset West and forms part of the Hottentots Holland range. With cool breezes blowing over from False Bay, t..

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10 Unique Spots To Find Wifi in Cape Town

Cape Town has a good internet infrastructure that is rapidly improving thanks to the widescale roll-out of fibre. Our city has some of the most beautiful and interesting wifi spots on the planet, so if you’re looking for a little oasis of connectivity to upload your holiday pics or research the next phase of your trip then here are ten great spots you have to try.

The Company’s Garden
The perfect place to sit in the sun, feed the squirrels and check your email. The Company’s Garden in the CBD has several free wifi hotspots where you can browse the web and watch the world go by. The Garden also has QR code signs that you can scan to find out more about the local flora.

Website: capetown.travel

The Bandwidth Barn
Cape Town has been making a name for itself as an incubator for tech entrepreneurs in Africa and the Bandwidth Barn has been at the forefront. With two locations, in Woodstock and Khayelitsha, the Bandwidth Barn offers a co-working space with hot desks—perfect if you’re in th..

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Nature & Adventure, Uncategorized,

The Cape Doctor

While visiting Cape Town, you might hear locals taking about the Cape Doctor and wonder what they could possibly referring to. If you want to blend in and brush up on your Capetonian slang, read on.

Capetonians love talking about the weather. In most places, weather-talk is a last ditch attempt to break an uncomfortable silence. In Cape Town, it’s taken very seriously. You’ll never pass as a local unless you can speak with authority about when it will rain, how long it will rain for, when to expect a cold front, whether the tip-top of table Mountain is in for a dusting of snow, and most importantly, what the wind is doing.

The Cape Doctor is the name locals have affectionately given the famous south easterly wind that batters our shores from spring to late summer. Most of the time, the south easter is a much-loved feature of the Cape Town summer. Occasionally, though, it does get a little overzealous. Every now and then YouTube videos go viral, showing desperate commuters as they clu..

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Cape Flats, Editors Pick, Featured, Uncategorized,

Travel like a local: Your Neighbourhood Guide to Mitchells Plain

Nestled between the townships of Philippi and Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain was founded in the 70s, when thousands of Capetonians were forcibly moved here under the Group Areas Act. Today, Mitchells Plain is home to over 300,000 residents from diverse and colourful backgrounds. You’ll find evidence of this tight-knit community wherever you look – from the friendly locals found sitting on the stoep (patio) to the numerous braais (BBQs) held on a summer’s day. Mitchells Plain is edgy, quirky, and authentically Cape Town.

Where to eat and make merry: restaurants and bars
The Grillfather
The Grillfather is the “number 1 steakhouse in Mitchells Plain”, and is famous for their delicious basting sauce. It was inspired by the owner’s love for good food and the Godfather trilogy. They serve braai-inspired food: think basted steaks, barbecue chicken, and tasty flame-grilled burgers. For the extra-hungry, there’s the footlong boerewors (traditional South African beef sausage) roll.

Website: theg..