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Ideas For Things To Do For Valentine's Day in Cape Town

From a tinder party in Long Street to a spoken word gathering in a bookstore, we’ve rounded up the unique things to do this Valentine’s Day

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Party In Trenchtown, A Gay Bar, An Attic Or Irish Pub

Classics, old favourites and the hottest places to party

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Restaurants at Wine Estates in Stellenbosch

Where world-renowned chefs embrace local produce

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NOW OPEN: Macau In Cape Town: What Lies Up The Teak Staircase?

NOW OPEN: Sublime cocktails and cuisine at Macau Asian taverna in the Victorian building where Savoy Cabbage used to be

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Global Brand, Local Flavour at this Luxury Cafe Gem in Sea Point

Coco Safar offers a luxury experience from breakfast to dinner while still being affordable. 

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La Med gives an entire new meaning to Sunday sundowners in Cape Town

La Med is closed and has been replaced with Bungalow, a buzzing upmarket restaurant and lounge.  ---

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Spend a Day at: Spice Route in Paarl

A wine-land playground that’ll satisfy your every desire!

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Give Back this Christmas in Cape Town

Spread the Christmas cheer this year by giving back to people (and pets) who need it the most! 

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Proof Wine Bar in Somerset West

South Africa’s first crowd-funded wine bar

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A Bar And Grill Set In An Urban Forest

A bevvy of burgers and smorgasbord of sides for meat lovers and vegetarians alike

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Real Costumes: Hollywood-Calibre for Your Next Themed Party

Emmy and SAFTA nominated: Roaring 20s to vintage Hollywood, biblical to post-apocalyptic flicks and TV series looks for your next themed party

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Snug Life: Cosy Restaurants With Fireplaces

Baby, it’s cold outside… stay toasty with fireside drinking and dining

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Watch Our Video: Hare's To New Beginnings At Riverine Rabbit Restaurant

Fresh look, same chef at Riverine Rabbit restaurant – now serving new flavours

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CLOSED: The Backyard Grill Lounge

Come shisa nyama at this chilled-out Sea Point braai spot 

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63 Useless Craft Beer Facts That Will Make You Feel Smarter When You’re Drinking

League of Beers sommelier Rob Heyns gives us some of his favourite useless (but interesting) facts about international and South African craft beer

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Driver’s Licence Renewal in Cape Town

A step-by-step guide to renewing or replacing your South African driving permit

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Fynbos Cupcake Wine Pairings From The Original Stellenbosch Wine Route Guys

Family-owned Delheim Wine Farm offers a unique experience

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Creepy, Haunting Halloween Ideas, Plus Where To Find Costumes

Date ideas, cool parties, chilling movies, and a ghost-walk that's fun for kids

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All Roads Lead to The Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay

The crossroads: where South African creativity, culture and kos meet

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A Stylish Relaunch For Kwa-Ace In Khayelitsha

Fun, entertainment, exclusivity and a new VVIP area at KwaAce

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Parkour, a Treasure Hunt and Bootcamp These School Holidays

Holiday programmes, boot camps and the Zip Zap Circus for June-July holidays

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Fancy Dress Costume Hire in Cape Town

Making your way to a dress-up party, Halloween hoedown or masquerade ball? Browse our list of costume hire companies to find the perfect party look!

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An Explorer's Guide to Khayelitsha

A trendy township that’s well worth a visit… or two

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HQ: A Decade of Decadent Steaks in the Heart of the Mother City

Headquarters, as the sign reads at the entrance of the history-filled Heritage Square, is sophisticated yet simple

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Khayelitsha Benefits From R120m Urban Upgrading Programme

Residents of Harare in Khayelitsha celebrated the opening of two new community buildings, a park and a sports complex

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Best Theatres in and around Cape Town

A round-up of the top playhouses, performance spaces and stages in the Mother City

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Updated South African Immigration Regulation

Everything you need to know about the Department of Home Affairs' latest immigration laws 

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Charities in Cape Town

The selfless organisations giving back to our communities

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Attractions at the V&A Waterfront

A selection of cultural and historical sights at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town

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Restaurants offering food and wine pairings in Cape Town

Go on, spoil yourself to a tasting menu paired with top Cape wine

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BREAKING: New Cape to St Helena Yacht Race Starts December

Excited sailors to celebrate New Year's out on the South Atlantic as the new Cape to St Helena yacht race kicks off 26 December

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10 Questions: Theodore Yach

Two years ago we featured Theodore Yach – who died October 17 2018 – in 10 Questions

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Best Picnic Spots in the Cape Winelands and Surrounds

Sit back, relax and enjoy an outdoor lunch at one of these beautiful wine farms

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Cape Town Included in World's Top Ten Most Sustainable Cities

New accolade for Cape Town further strengthens its position as one of the leading cities in the world

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From Sirloin To T-Bone, Here's Where To Find The Finest Steaks

A selection of Mother City steakhouses serving up sizzling sirloin, fiery fillet and medium-rare rump

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Green Your Holiday in Cape Town

Turning over a greener leaf: your guide to an eco-friendly stay in the Mother City

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Plans to Paint the Mother City Green

Cape Town is fast becoming a leading responsible tourism destination

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Discover Disco Fridays and House Saturdays at New Club Wonderland

Now open: New club Wonderland on Buitenkant Street

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Spend a day in: Paarl

Discover the pearl of the Winelands

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Accommodation in Stellenbosch

This town redefines the classic, weekend break

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The Real Cheese

Taste and buy South Africa’s best artisanal cheeses in Observatory

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10 top restaurants selling art

Visit some of Cape Town’s best restaurants for a visual feast

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LGBT+ Counselling Centres and Shelters in Cape Town

A comprehensive guide to organisations in the Mother City that lend a helping hand to the LGBT+ community

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Healthy Lunches That Won’t Break the Bank

Forgot to bring lunch to work or school? Avoid the junky fast food joints and feed your body’s needs while being kind to your wallet

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Budget restaurants in Cape Town

Our pick of the Mother City’s finest cheap eateries for the prudent and penny-wise

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Start Living on the Loop Side of Life

Long Street's ugly sister has blossomed into a cherry of a Cape Town destination

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Trendiest Places in Cape Town

Restaurants and bars trendier than a hash tag Last Update: 8 June 2017

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New: Cape Town's First Hotpod Yoga in Salt River

This yoga in a purple cocoon-like pod is an otherworldly experience

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From R200 vouchers and free upgrades, drive away with more value adds

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Bring the kids for a show and games and get some good eats too

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The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

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And drink in the view of Table Mountain across the bay

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From R18 coffee to half-price burgers

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Idyllic Swellendam farm accommodation with a special game drive and picnic amongst the ...

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With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award

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Improve your fitness, strength and overall functionality with the Functional Performance ...

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Get a discount on drinks and tapas before local musicians step up to entertain you

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Just use the promo code when booking a 4X4 and camping equipment

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Vegan options, halaal-friendly, casual but beautifully decorated: Sundoo South Indian ...

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Live Thursdays: Come in your slops to this chic Camps Bay spot for great food and live ...

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Fill up your plate and tuck into a tasty lunch spread every Wednesday and Thursday: From ...

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See a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle with shark experts in Gansbaai

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Get two sushi plates, pay for one, plus women also get 50% off on all cocktails on ...

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Great films, fabulous scenery, delicious food and cosy seats – look forward to a night ...

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Learn a few tips and tricks to make authentic Indian dishes

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Take your taste buds on a tour of Japan

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Check out the anti-serious wine pairing in the Western Cape with Polkadraai & Popcorn

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Actress and rapper Boity is flying in especially for the occasion

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The iconic house muso is bringing friends to make NYE happen early at Shimmy Beach

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Plus sand building, kite making and water wars on Saturdays

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From R200 vouchers and free upgrades, drive away with more value adds

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Bring the kids for a show and games and get some good eats too

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There are plenty of accommodation options at this winery that sits between Stellenbosch ...

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Three days of gin pairings, massages and pool (or fireside bar) parties on a private ...

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It’s a 6-sleeper with panoramic views of the Breedkloof valley.

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Tuck in while you soak in the atmosphere of the city centre

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Get sushi and noodle specials three days a week

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New Year’s Eve 2019/2020: From The Party Of The Year To Ibiza-Style Bashes

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