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April 2012


Fall for Cape Town this autumn!

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April is one of the best months to be outdoors in Cape Town, which makes the city a popular destination for the Easter holidays. There’s so much for kids to do in Cape Town at this time of year, while adults will be amazed by the food and wine offerings.

Sports fans visiting Cape Town this month have plenty to look forward to, with the Two Oceans Marathon on April 7, as well as various rugby matches at DHL Newlands and football matches at venues such as Cape Town Stadium.

The vineyards in the Cape Winelands are looking spectacular after a warm summer and must be visited during April, the last month of the grape harvest season. Wine drinkers should diarise May 24 to 27 (Good Food and Wine Show) as well as May 25 and 26 (Gugulethu Wine Festival).

We’ve redesigned and upgraded our website. Use it to book accommodation, plan your trip and see what events are taking place.


Good Food & Wine Show 2012 package deals

Food lovers unite at the 2012 Good Food & Wine Show. Photo courtesy Table Bay Hotel

Experience Cape Town's gourmet culture by purchasing an all-inclusive package to the 2012 Good Food & Wine Show.

From the Ultimate Foodie and Passionate Foodie packages to the Adventurous Foodie and Family Foodie specials, we've made sure that everyone can experience this gastronomic feast. 

All packages are valid from May 24 to 27, 2012 and include return flights on Mango Airlines (with airport taxes), accommodation for three nights, selected meals and three-day car hire from Avis.

Get more details.


How to spend a day outdoors in Cape Town this month

Ride through Gordon's Bay. Photo by Absa Cape Epic

Cape Town is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream with its moderate climate, long stretches of beaches, and mountains and winelands to enjoy.

Consider the following outdoor activities this month:

The City Sightseeing Bus

Walking in Silvermine Nature Reserve

Strolling on the beach in Camps Bay

Riding the funicular at Cape Point

Enjoy some quiet time in the Nederburg Nature Reserve, Gordon's Bay

Read our blog about outdoor activities in Cape Town for more ideas.


Featured Flickr pic

This photograph was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member CUMBUGO.

The penguin colony at Boulders Beach was started in 1983 and is one of very few mainland penguin colonies. From here you can view more than 3 000 African penguins.

Do you have images of Cape Town you’d like to share with us? We’d love you to join the Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group!



Tee time in Cape Town

Milnerton Golf Club in Cape Town. Photo courtesy Craig Pitchers

For serious and amateur golfers and their loved ones, the Mother City is the perfect playground, and a selection of excellent golf courses makes teeing off in Cape Town a pleasure all year round.

Whether you're practising your swing at Mowbray Golf Club or enjoying a few rounds at the Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, golf is a way of life in Cape Town. 

Other golf establishments to try out in Cape Town include Milnerton Golf Course, Durbanville Golf Course, Rondebosch Golf Club, Steenberg Golf Course and Westlake Golf Course.

Read the full article.


From the blog

Flamboyant dancers at the Cape Town Carnival. Photo courtesy Zahraa Dollie/Cape Town Carnival

There is so much to see, do, smell, taste and touch in beautiful Cape Town. From popular attractions such as Table Mountain to treasured gems like the sunsets in Llandudno, there is no end to Cape Town’s magnetism.

You can get to know Cape Town in many ways, but one of the best is via our website. Read the full article

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Autumn events

Photo by Sky Grove/Cape Town Tourism

Take advantage of the cooler temperatures by exploring these Cape Town autumn events.

Considered the world’s most beautiful marathon, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon takes place over the Easter weekend on April 6 and 7, 2012.

With more than 100 stalls set up in an old fish factory, Bay Harbour market in Hout Bay is a great way to spend a lazy afternoon. 

The Good Food & Wine Show 2012 is set to please many a foodie's palate when it takes over the Cape Town International Convention Centre from May 24  to 27, 2012.

Wine lovers will be spoilt for choice at the second TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival, which provides wine, glamour and food pairing in the township of Gugulethu. Taste your way through 250 of South Africa’s best wines on May 25 and 26.

Visit our events page for a full calendar of activities taking place in and around the Mother City.

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