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10 things that are better during winter in Cape Town

If summer in Cape Town is for swimming, sundowners, and soaking up the sun, then winter is for red wine, crackling fireplaces, and roasted marshmallows. You probably prefer one or the other, but we’re here to make a case for why Cape Town is better between the months of May and August.

No Crowds at Iconic Attractions
Cape Town is renowned for its prominent attractions like the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, V&A Waterfront, Cape Point and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens to name but a few. The great news is that winter is regarded as low season, which means fewer tourists, less traffic, no long queues, and little chance of someone photo-bombing your selfie.

Get an iVenture card for discounts on all the top attractions in town

Off-Season Special Deals and Offers
In winter you get way more bang for your buck as many hotels, restaurants, tour operators, and attractions discount their rates heavily during the off-season. Take advantage of a winter special and stay somewhere out o..

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Hard Rock Cafe World Burger Tour 2018

Bon Voyage! Hard Rock’s World Burger Tour is back and ready to take guests’ taste buds on an international flavor experience. World Burger Tour, a limited-time offering of Hard Rock Local Legendary© Burgers, inspired by the taste and flavours from cafe locations around the world, hits tables at participating Hard Rock Cafe locations worldwide beginning May 2 and continues through June 29.

Pair these with a selection of signature cocktails specifically crafted for our burgers. Our flavours are taken from Australia, South Pacific, the UAE & the USA for the month of May with a whole different selection for the month of June. Check out our website for more details!

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Five Fun Things to do on Mother’s Day

For an up-to-date list of events, check out our Cape Town Events’ Calendar

Sunday, 13 May is Mother’s Day, the day when we show our moms just how much we love them and how much they mean to us. It’s the day when moms can sit back, relax, and let themselves be spoiled. But breakfast in bed and a big bunch of beautiful flowers is not the only way to show your love, there are loads of activities you can do to have fun with your mum. Here are some fun, slightly different ways to treat mom on Mother’s Day.

Take mom out for a great meal
There are some fantastic deals on Mother’s Day meals this year, ranging from casual to upmarket. From hearty buffets and delicious set menus to gorgeous, elegant high teas, there’s a Mother’s Day special to suit every taste and budget.

Choose a great Mother’s Day special

Have a laugh
Everyone loves a laugh, and the Cape Town Comedy Club situated in The Pumphouse at the V&A Waterfront is the perfect place to take your mom for some food and funny. While the..

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The best Mother’s Day specials in Cape Town

There are few things better than celebrating an occasion with great food, and this Mother’s Day there are some fantastic restaurant specials to treat mom to.

Tsogo Sun Hotel breakfast and lunch buffets
From delicious buffet lunches and decadent high tea to tantalising family-style meals, you can spoil the wonderful woman in your life with these special dining offers at our Tsogo Sun hotels on 13 May 2018. Specials include a decadent buffet lunch at Peach Tree restaurant or Zepi Grill & Bar, as well as delicious buffet lunches at Yizani, Riempies, Vigour & Verve, or Newlands Café.

A buffet lunch at the Quarter Kitchen
Enjoy a buffet lunch for just R295.00 per person, with half price for children under 12 years. Expect delicious local flavours, from smoked snoek pâté and bobotie tarts to Malay curry and roasted sirloin. For dessert, choose from fresh fruit, homemade custard, koeksisters, and cheesecake.

A seven-course meal at the Top of the Ritz
Treat your mom to a seven-course lunch ..

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The most Insta-worthy foods to eat in Cape Town

Cape Town has some incredibly Instagram worthy places and people, but our foodie game is also incredibly strong and just keeps getting better. If you love discovering new foods with the added bonus of Instagram bragging rights, then you are going to love this to-do list of the top ten most Insta-worthy foods in Cape Town.

Doughssants at Jason Bakery
New York has the cronut, but Cape Town has the doughssant, Jason’s Bakery’s croissant and doughnut hybrid that gets a unique twist every week. On Saturday they have a fresh batch with a new theme available in limited numbers at their Bree Street and Green Point locations. It’s one of the top things on the Cape Town foodie bucket list. You’ll certainly want to photograph it to remember it forever and ever once you’ve licked the plate clean.

Website: jasonbakery.com

Fresh produce at the Oranjezicht City Farm market
The Oranjezicht City Farm has a Saturday market at Granger Bay next to the V&A Waterfront where you can buy everything from he..

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The 10 best tapas-style restaurants in Cape Town

Tapas-style food has taken Cape Town by storm. While “tapas” is traditionally a Spanish appetiser, the style of eating has inspired all types of cuisine. Capetonians love to come together to serve platters of food, no matter the cooking style. Here is where to find the best tapas-style dining experiences in town.

Thali, Gardens
Thali is the Indian-style tapas restaurant opened by renowned local chef, Liam Tomlin. The décor is worth visiting for alone, with mosaic details and copper touches. The outside courtyard is like a little oasis, while the indoor seating is moody and dimly lit. The curry-spiced oysters are sublime and unique, and the fish tacos (served in taco-style poppadoms) are fresh and flavourful. Consider ordering the set menu so you don’t miss out. They don’t take bookings, but there is ample space so you shouldn’t have trouble getting a table.

Website: thalitapas.co.za

Rick’s Cafe Americain, Gardens
Rick’s is a casual restaurant and bar, serving some more traditional t..

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Your De Waterkant Cheat Sheet

It’s hard to believe that there’s a charming little village right next to the bustling City Bowl, but De Waterkant somehow manages to be both part of the centre of town and detached from it—a suburb hidden in plain sight that is home to some of the city’s most on-trend inhabitants.

Great restaurants and coffee shops, a friendly neighbourhood culture, and plenty of unique shopping experiences make De Waterkant an essential stop on your Cape Town itinerary.

The Cape Quarter
To call the Cape Quarter a mall is a bit of a disservice. The Cape Quarter is not a string of bland chain shops, but rather a curated retail quarter that is great for art-lovers, fashionistas, and those looking for unique design pieces.

Website: capequarter.co.za

Piano Bar
Great live music on every day of the week is what this little tapas bar offers, and it consistently delivers on its promise. The place has an indoor area for those wanting to focus on eating the excellent tapas and listening to the music and a w..

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Your complete guide to Sunday Funday in Cape Town

On Sundays, in Cape Town, the city centre all but shuts down and most locals flock to the great outdoors, weather permitting of course. See our tried-and-tested things to do to ensure Sunday is a Funday in the Mother City.

See the Duck Parade
Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate just outside Stellenbosch uses a revolutionary pest management system that involves no less than 1070 Indian Runner Ducks. They have daily duck parades at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Seeing that many ducks at once is something you’ll never forget. Book a table for an exquisite Sunday feast or a picnic for a relaxed but still extremely classy get-together. During the summer months, they also host some of the most popular local performing artists so be sure to keep tabs on the Vergenoegd Facebook page for event announcements.

Website: vergenoegd.co.za

Go for a movie at the Labia
The perfect cure for the Sunday Blues is at Cape Town’s favourite independent movie house The Labia. Art movies are made all the better wit..

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The best areas to stay in Cape Town

When you arrive in a new city, it’s hard to know what you’re getting. Choosing where to stay is hard, especially without local insight. Luckily, we have local insight by the truckload, so read on to find out what each area’s character is like.

City Bowl
V&A Waterfront
The Waterfront, while not technically a neighbourhood, is a hub of activity where you’ll find upmarket hotels, restaurants, and bars all conveniently in the same place. It’s relatively safe, and you’ll be able to walk to tourist attraction departure points. It’s also home to the Aquarium, the Robben Island Museum, and is the main stop on the City Sightseeing bus routes. Accommodation here is not cheap, but it’s guaranteed to be of a high standard.

City Bowl
The City Bowl itself is a good choice for those who like to be part of the action. You’ll be close to pumping clubs and bars, and there are fantastic restaurants on every corner. There are upmarket hotels, divey hostels, boutique backapckers, and just about every oth..

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A guide to spending Ramadan 2018 in Cape Town

Ramadan is one of the most important annual observances of the year. Here is a guide to help you decide where to stay, what to do, where to pray, and how to stay up to date.

When is Ramadan?
Ramadan 2018 will begin in the evening of Tuesday, 15 May, and end in the evening of Thursday, 14 June. The dates may vary according to the moon sighting on Monday, 14 May. There is a uniquely South African tradition where maankykers (Afrikaans for “moon watchers”) gather in spots around the city to wait for the sighting of the moon. You can join in at Signal Hill, Three Anchor Bay, or most other sites that have a good view of the night sky. If you use Twitter, follow #MaanKykers for updates. Another good option is to tune into Radio786 for accurate and up-to-date information, and to make sure you don’t miss the announcement.

Mosques, and Prayer Rooms
With a large number of mosques found across the length and breadth of Cape Town the choice is wide. The two oldest Mosques in Cape Town are the Auw..