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Cheap And Cheerful: Awesome Budget Getaways Near Cape Town

Tick them off your list and explore the Western Cape with our pick of budget getaways and affordable escapes that cost less than R550pp per night

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Who Doesn’t Love a Road Trip?

New in town or a true local, you’ll discover something you didn’t know about Cape Town on a Kiff Kombi tour

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Cape Town State of the Dams: Gamka Dam in Beaufort-West Reaches 45%

This dam has been empty for two years. Levels look set to increase even further, given good rainfall in the mountain catchment areas. Get the latest update on Cape Town's dam levels.

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Agetaways Add Their Personal Touch To Your Holiday Tour

On the popular 14-day Garden Route tour, tourists get to take their time exploring the Cape

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7 SA Success Stories of Entrepreneurs (Incl 3 from Cape Town)

Mobile payment company Yoco is changing the game for small businesses

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New Experiences With Benguela Cove

From wine tastings and food pairings to pirate-themed adventure mini-golf, there’s so much to discover at Benguela Cove, Nom Nom and Lakeside Lodge & Spa

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12 Fisheries and Fresh Fish Spots that Locals Love

From fresh fish to crayfish, prawns to fish and chips and mussels

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Ever Backpacked in a Homely Mansion on the Vibrant Side of Town?

This backpackers brings like-minded people together with the comforts of home in Cape Town’s buzzing Observatory suburb

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This is What She's Hoping for When You Say, Let’s Go Camping

Cosy in winter, romantic and the freedom for the kids to roam

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Shop Without Money, Honour Legendary Youths and See Pan and Popeye at the Circus

Plus punk, jazz and alternative rock on the same night

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Cape Town By Night: Cool Things To Do After Dark

A roundup of awesome and quirky after-dark activities in Cape Town

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Enjoy First-Class Harbour Views At This Boutique 4-Star Hotel in Simon's Town

Wind down against the backdrop of breathtaking sea views at aha Simon’s Town Quayside Hotel

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Knysna Splendour: Balcony Views & 4-Star Luxury At This Revamped Hotel On The Garden Route

Explore Knysna’s serene lagoons and enchanted forests from the easy-going luxury of aha The Rex Hotel

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Win A VVIP Secrets of Summer New Year’s Eve Party Experience For 6

Party in luxury among the VVIPs at the iconic Secrets of Summer New Year’s Eve Beach Party, you get immediate access (no standing in queues), your own table and a dedicated waitron, plus drinks  

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A Warm Welcome to the Thrill-seekers Playground

Adventure day tours uncovered in Cape Town and Surrounds

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When It Rains Stay Indoors … But Not At Home

You can be an astronaut, take the family to the arcade and kids to a playpark 

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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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Exciting Spots to Watch Soccer with Friends

Find all the city’s unique sports bars and restaurants that are geared to get you into sports mode and enjoy lively and exciting soccer matches

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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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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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Cool and Exciting Places to Stay in Swellendam

From five-star hotels and guest farms to backpackers and campsites, plus: loads of exciting things to do in and around Swellendam

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First Look: The Bronze Mandela Statue in the City Hall Balcony

Reconciliation, unity and healing were the topics of the day as the new Mandela statue was unveiled at the City Hall on 24 July 2018.

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Cape Town: Four Seasons in One Day

When is the best time of the year to visit Cape Town?

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Heated Pools, Natural Hot Springs and Idyllic Spa and Roman Baths to Warm You Up this Winter

From private wood-fired hot tubs to bubbling natural springs – these are the steamy spots you need to melt into this winter

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Stargazing Near Cape Town: Here's Where You Can Discover The Cosmos

These guys did three years of research in over 30 locations to find the most ideal place near Cape Town to stargaze

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6 Cool Extras That Make it Worth It to Hire a Car With AroundAboutCars

From special rates in the city to discounts on accommodation when booking, here’s how they go the extra mile to help you discover more of Cape Town

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MLT Car Hire and Tours in Cape Town

A vehicle rental industry frontrunner offering bespoke shuttle and chauffeur services and airport transfers

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6 Ways The Water Crisis Has Inspired Innovation in Cape Town

You’ll find these water-saving ideas from ordinary Capetonians – at universities and schools, in their homes and neighbourhoods – interesting

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Which Heater is Best for Keeping Your Family Warm on A Budget this Winter?

We sized up various heating devices to determine which will keep you the most cosy for the least cash

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100 Best Videos of Cape Town & Western Cape

Celebrating amateur, aspiring, and professional videographers and their videos – shot from a phone, drone, DSLR or 360 camera.

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Things you must do on your summer holiday in Cape Town

Spend the summer sipping sundowners on the beach front in Cape Town

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MyCiTi Bus Service Extends Operating Hours For The Festive Season

Transport for Cape Town will extend the operating hours of the MyCiTi bus service during peak season

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MyCiTi Service Goes Green with Electric-Powered Buses

Battery-powered electric buses means lower carbon emissions and more job opportunities

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Competition Terms & Conditions

All terms and conditions are set to make this a fantastic competition for Cape Town

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Using a Cell Phone while Overseas in South Africa

Everything you need to know about calling internationally, chatting locally, buying a prepaid SIM card and cruising the Web

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How to Apply for a Work Permit in South Africa

Everything you need to know about work visa application and temporary residency

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Your Guide to Tipping in South Africa

How much does ‘thank you’ cost in the rainbow nation?

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Win Every Week with the Christmas Countdown

We’re celebrating 25 days of Christmas with festive must-dos and crazy giveaways

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A Traveller’s Guide to Money and Currency in South Africa

Everything you need to know about foreign exchange, using credit, debit and travel money cards and spending cash in SA

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Restaurants at wine estates in Durbanville

Fine dining restaurants to intimate country kitchens

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Getting Bang for your Buck when Travelling to Cape Town

How much value is your Cape Town tour operator really offering?

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Weather Forecast in Cape Town

From tonights forecast to the coming weekend

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Top Reasons To Love The Weather In Cape Town

Not sure why you love Cape Town? Here's a few reasons why we do.

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What to expect from the Weather in Cape Town

You may encounter four seasons in one day in Cape Town and Surrounds

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10 top things to do in Cape Town

A selection of the best things to do in Cape Town and the surrounds

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CapeTownMagazine.com Needs YOU!

Intern at one of Cape Town's most exciting online magazines

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I like your bum sister! 

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South African Travel Safety Tips

Safety Tips 101 - What to do and what not to do

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Unwind and let braai smells and jazz sounds waft over you

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In-store tastings and a unique wine selection in the suburbs

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Follow our boys as they try to re-establish SA as an African football force.

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Beat the Sunday blues with wine, tapas and live music

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Sample some fine wines and meet the makers behind your favourite tipple

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Beat the Sunday blues with wine, tapas and live music

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Plus an older activist and hip-hop star YoungstaCPT – reflect on the day

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See a uniquely presented story of the iconic Umkhonto weSizwe youths at UCT

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Catch some circus magic in an afternoon of aerial acts, human pyramids, acrobatics and ...

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The music will pierce your core and there will be no knights to save you

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Shop for free, learn to salsa for R41 and give a child a smile for R70

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Don’t feel like cooking? Relax in the elegant AC Kitchen and let their chefs prepare a ...

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Plus see Bonaparte’s cut-glass crystal goblets and taste the modern version of his ...

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Experience Cape Town’s funniest comedians (for less on Sundays) at the Waterfront’s ...

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Round off the weekend by dancing the day away at La Parada Constantia Nek’s Sunday ...

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Embrace your inner yogi outdoors

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Sea Point’s premier all-day cafe offers a breakfast worth waking up early for, and a ...

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End the weekend on a high note with fun rides, educational play and something for ...

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Bucketlist experiences, lunches and buffets

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Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

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See a uniquely presented story of the iconic Umkhonto weSizwe youths at UCT

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Catch some circus magic in an afternoon of aerial acts, human pyramids, acrobatics and ...

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Discover Greyton and everything special about it from the saddle of your mountain bike ...

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View for free: A new collection of hand-forged metal furniture and sculpture rippling ...

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From butter chicken curry to beef bobotie: Something fresh, Monday to Sunday

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Bring your own wine and let the conversation and laughter flow as your learn the art of ...

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Plus see Bonaparte’s cut-glass crystal goblets and taste the modern version of his ...

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The chance to see marine wildlife and spectacular ocean and mountain views as the sun ...

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Bring up to 150 people: Just pay for your food and drinks – the venue (and everything ...

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Half-price burger special at Moyo Eden on The Bay – psst … it comes with this awesome ...

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HQ’s #2FOR1Monday: Live acoustic music and two Salad, Steak and Chips set menus for the ...

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Hop aboard a fun-filled minibus and explore the hidden gems of the Western Cape

OX boat rides 110% Off: See The Marine Big 5 on an ...

Whales, dolphins, penguins, cape fur seals and mola mola (sunfish), an awesome boat trip ...

Roast and Co Daily: Two Hours of 2-For-1 Specials at ...

Plus: Half-price on all “To Share” plates – see what’s on the menu here

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Salted caramel, purple surprise, ginger sesame, cinnamon milk tart and 20 more Parisian ...

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