Adventure

More City Sightseeing magic this December

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The festive season and school holidays are officially here and with Christmas just around the corner it seems all of your closest cousins, nieces and nephews are appearing out of no where with their desired wish lists and you are feeling like money’s too tight to mention however you don’t have to spend a fortune to have some fun these holidays. City Sightseeing have designed a fun-filled holiday package whereby you can experience Cape Town and the Peninsula on all their modes of transport for two full days of awesomeness at a mere 250 bucks. On the 1st day of your two day experience you will hop on the iconic red double-decker City Sightseeing bus for the Red City Tour which takes you to 18 great stops around the City – including                  

Health & Fitness

Three Peaks Challenge – 3 November 2012

Three Peaks Challenge November 3 2012

The Three Peaks Challenge is an annual fun endurance challenge which was first conquered by Carl Wilhelm Schneeberger’s in 1897 - having successfully ascended Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain and Lion’s Head starting from and returning each time to 108 Long Street (the old Johannesburg Hotel). Now Three Peaks is a challenge most endurance athetes aspire to compete in - somewhat similar to IronMan, although shorter, the mental and physical barriers have to be admired! There is an exclusive amount of entries limited to 120 participants. Starting at 5am, athletes will ascend Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain to Maclear’s Beacon, via Platteklip Gorge and finally Lion’s Head – all Three Peaks must be completed within the 14hour cut                  

About Cape Town

Table Mountain officially one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature

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Even though we all celebrated like crazy when our iconic Table Mountain was named as a provisional entry onto the New Seven Wonders of Nature list, some were a wee bit uneasy it wasn't quite official – until now, that is. The Swiss-based New7Wonders foundation has confirmed Table Mountain's status as one of the New Seven Wonders is official, after an audit confirmed the result of a global voting process. More than 100 million votes were received from 220 countries. Phew, now we can really crack open the bubbly. Again! What's Up Cape Town joined many others in campaigning tirelessly for Table Mountain to make the list, and it now joins Halong Bay, Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island and Puerto Princesa Underground River                  

Lifestyle

Easter egg hunt on Table Mountain

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The Easter egg hunt is an Easter Sunday tradition for many families, but what if you don't have a garden? Or your kids are just too smart to let the Easter Bunny hide those tasty treats? The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway has organised a fun alternative – the highest Easter egg hunt in the Cape. Hop, the Easter Bunny; Sparkle, the Easter Fairy and the Mad Hatter will be hiding chocolate treats on top of the mountain between 10am and 1pm on Sunday 8 April 2012. Once the children and their parents reach the Upper Cable Station, they will be given a series of clues to follow in order to find the grand treasure box in the clouds. Fun activities such as spinning the wheel and diving into a barrel of balls will keep the                  

About Cape Town

Join the protest to stop Table Mountain being fenced off!

Table Mountain

  A protest march has been organised outside Parliament on Sunday after it emerged that authorities are planning to fence off the entire Table Mountain National Park. This means that no hikers, dog walkers, climbers or sightseers will be able to roam the extensive footpaths and hiking trails. A hefty entrance fee will be charged to those who want to enter the park, and their movements will be severely limited. Tjops van den Berg, a spokesperson for SANParks, said reasons for this drastic move are fourfold: Firstly, to prevent the recent spate of muggings on the mountain; secondly, to prevent dangerous dassies, baboons, tahrs and other animals from escaping and causing havoc in residential areas; thirdly, to prevent people                  

About Cape Town

From Beaches to Bistros: iKapa Delivers!

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    Cape Town is one of the most unique cities in South Africa – in terms of its mixed population, mild weather and varied landscape. Because it’s on the very tip of the country (at the meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic oceans), it’s a microcosm of culture, energy and idiosyncrasy that lies in the cool shadow of Table Mountain. Cape Town provides some of Africa’s most exciting all inclusive holidays, partly because the oceans, mountains, fynbos and wine regions are within spitting distance of one another; meaning visitors can safari, swim, taste wine or hike in picturesque settings, and enjoy world-class accommodation and amenities. South Africa’s “Mother City”                  

About Cape Town

Cape Town hiver 2010

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Mardi 1er Juin, premier pas au Cap (Cape Town en anglais). L’Afrique du Sud  va entrer dans sa période hivernale, mais il fait tout de même 25 degrés, le ciel est bleu, il n’y a pas de vent. En chemin de l’aéroport à De Waterkant (Waterfront en hollandais), je peux apercevoir les nouveaux quartiers en construction le long de la voie rapide, équipés en eau courante et electricité townships destinés aux personnes défavorisées. Puis, nous entrons dans le centre ville. Je me plais tout de suite au cadre de la ville, je remarque végétation très riche (buissons du bush, pins parasol, des dizaines d’espèces                  

Out of Town

In Bartholomeu Dias’ footsteps …

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Two weeks ago, at last the day had come: Clear the decks for the next adventure in South Africa, the country in which I work and live as a volunteer in the Guest House 17 on Loader. How can I describe my trip? One could try it like this: I spent all day long in a bus only to visit a rocky steep slope that sticks in the water like probably millions others do, too. However, one could try it like this: I experienced a marvellous 8 hours with Swiss, Englishmen and Australians on a journey around the famous Cape peninsula at the southern point of Africa. Our tour guide company, African Eagle, organized a captivating tour. We started our trip in Cape Town in full sunshiny weather. The route led us along the Atlantic coast towards                  

Health & Fitness

Two Oceans Marathon

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Tomorrow (Saturday 3rd of April) brings the 2010 chapter of The Two Oceans Marathon! The Two Oceans Marathon was first run in 1970, and has been recognized as one of the world's most beautiful race routes ever since. The name tells all - runners start in Newlands, head out to Noordhoek and across Cape country. Taking on the incline of Chapman's Peak, promising a view of both the Pacific and Indian oceans. This year's race will be just as spectacular as the last, but runners should note that weather reports are partly cloudy skies, a strong southerly and a serious seventy percent humidity. The Two Oceans includes a 56km ultra marathon, the popular 21km half marathon and the 5km or 2.5km fun runs. All in all the Two                  

Festivals

SYNERGY LIVE

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For festival-goers Christmas came early, and seven years on Synergy Live promises to be even bigger than what it was - one of Cape Town's most memorable events. In Franschhoek Valley - the Western Cape's own land of milk and honey, where vineyards sag with grapes of world-famous wines and there are even more stars in the sky - Boschendal Estate's green lawns, lush with Spring, will be the backdrop. Synergy Live pledges a playground permutation of funfair, live acts, camping, multimedia theatrics and marketplace. Nourishment is provided in usual forms of easy and green-cleansy festival food, or the upmarket option of Boschendal's own picnic basket luncheons, while things to do include the geodesic theatre for