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 Cape Town's reputation as a rather laid back place, is reflected in its nickname ‘Slaapstad’ which means ‘sleepy town’ in Afrikaans, the local lingo. All very strange as the Mother City and its surrounds are stacked with opportunities to stay awake and get active. Indeed, adventure sports operators here are lining up to make sure you don’t go home without having experienced an adrenaline rush.   With wind-whipped waves guaranteed and Table Mountain National Park taking up three quarters of the peninsula, surfing, hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing are all hugely popular. For adventures such as shark-cage diving, skydiving or pa...

  Ways to travel like a local in Cape Town I’ve learnt one thing since moving to Cape Town a couple of years ago: the absolute best way to experience this incredible (almost overwhelming) city, is to learn from the locals. To discover what they do, what they like, what they eat. See, the locals are your insiders, your confidants, your peeps. They’re the guys with all the secrets to the best places to hangout, things to eat and stuff to do on a weekend. So to ensure that you don’t miss out on an authentic summer experience in the Mother City this year, we’re sharing our round-up of locals’ ultimate favourites according to your five s...

The lights come on as night falls over Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles © Quality Master / Shutterstock   For a great view of the city… you need only to open your eyes. Sure, it seems like a cheesy thing to say, but in my opinion, there are few places as strikingly beautiful as Cape Town. Whether you’re stuck in traffic heading into town on the M3, scrambling to the top of Lion’s Head or taking the train to Simon’s Town, the mountain is always visible and when a glimpse of it stops making you smile, it is surely time to move on.   My favourite places in the city… tend to make the most of Cape Town’s best asset – Tabl...

Once you arrive in Cape Town, you’d be forgiven for not wanting to leave. But as beautiful and jam-packed with galleries, restaurants, shops and museums as it is, there is also plenty that’s worth leaving the city limits for. Day trips from Cape Town offer wondrous wilds and variety. Take the wineries – hundreds of them, lending a pretty finishing touch to an already exquisite landscape backed by jagged purple-grey mountains. Once you cross the mountains, you’re met by undulating forest eventually giving way to a ruggedly handsome coastline. To the north the landscape flattens out, with long straight roads leading to foodie towns, w...

 Cape winelands stretch all the way to Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek and Elgin, Cape Town itself boasts with three excellent wine routes: Constantia, Durbanville and Helderberg.       While the famous Cape winelands stretch all the way to Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek and Elgin, Cape Town itself boasts with three excellent wine routes: Constantia, Durbanville and Helderberg. Constantia The Constantia valley wine route is home to ten wine farms, is 20 minutes from the city centre and is considered the birthplace of the wine-making tradition in South Africa 300 years ago. Although it is home to the oldest wine farms in the co...

Things to do in Cape Town for under R50 There are so many ways to enjoy what Cape Town has to offer without spending a fortune. Here are 50 things to do in Cape Town for a mere R50 or less. To save even more money on your trip, get hold of an iVenture card for generous discounts on Cape Town’s top attractions TAKE A HOP-ON HOP-OFF TRAIN TRIP ALONG THE SOUTHERN LINE RAIL ROUTE   Cost: R35 for the hop-on, hop-off ticket The Southern Line Rail Route stretches between Cape Town and Simon’s Town. Besides it being a great way of getting from A to B, it’s also a relaxing way of seeing Cape Town’s varied scenes. The part of the journey bet...