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What's hip and happening around Cape Town and the Western Cape? Where are the coolest new hangouts, and what's the coolest experiences to add to your to do list? Find the answers to these and more questions on our latest blog posts. 

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30 Jul 2020
Restaurants open during lockdown - CAPE TOWN
If lockdown regulations and social distancing are giving you a serious case of cabin fever (yup, we can relate) or if you’re just growing weary of your own cooking, we’ve compil... Read more
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14 Jul 2020
Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2021
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28 Feb 2020
Wine festivals in 2020
A fresh year of exciting wine events is already underway. We’ve updated a selection of some of the main wine festivals and events to help you plan, especially if you want to ext... Read more
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19 Feb 2020
New and Unique in the Cape Winelands
The Cape Winelands is an area renowned for its, well, wine, but there is far more on offer, with everything from adventure experiences to stargazing to choose from. In 2020, the... Read more
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3 Jan 2020
Taste the flavours of Cape Town and the Western Cape
Cape Town and the Western Cape is the foodie Mecca of South Africa with some of the best restaurants, tastes and flavours for visitors to explore. Take a look at some of the pro... Read more
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5 Dec 2019
Whisky in the Western Cape
Cape Town and the Western Cape may be famous for its winelands, but there are also a burgeoning whisky scene in the Cape, with some wonderful venues to enjoy it. Read more
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5 Nov 2019
What to know about whale watching in the Western Cape
South Africa is well known for its Big Five, but the Western Cape also boasts an abundance of marine wildlife, with the region perfect for whale watching. Here’s everything you ... Read more
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4 Oct 2019
Farm Stalls in the Cape Winelands
No road trip to the winelands is complete without pulling over for a pitstop at one of the characterful farm stalls en-route. Read more
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30 Aug 2019
New experiences in Cape Town and the Western Cape
From interactive cooking experiences to guided fynbos tours, here are some of the freshest experiences for you to enjoy in Cape Town and the Western Cape. Read more
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3 Jun 2019
The Stock Exchange adds more urban cool to Woodstock district
Woodstock, one of Cape Town’s coolest areas, has a brand new addition to its burgeoning list of offerings - The Stock Exchange. Read more
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26 Apr 2019
Unique self-catering farm stays for families in the Winelands
Memories are made of this. Families and friends sharing an idyllic breakaway together, somewhere on a serene farm in a wine region. All the better if you’re staying in unique self-... Read more
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11 Mar 2019
Spas in the Cape Winelands
The ultimate luxury in today’s busy life is finding the time to relax, and to do it properly. To be able to indulge in the quiet, breathe slowly, take a moment to be grateful and t... Read more
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20 Feb 2019
The Onyx lights up the cityscape
This CBD-based hotel cuts a dashing figure, with its bold black and white exterior and sleek interior finishes exuding a sophisticated charm, as it sits alongside the imposing skys... Read more
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15 Feb 2019
Wine tasting in the Cape Winelands
Like wine, tasting rooms have their fans. Ask anyone for their favourite and you've launched a debate. For some, it's about architecture; others, the view. There are tasting rooms ... Read more
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6 Feb 2019
Valentine's Day in the Western Cape
Plenty available to all the lovers across the Western Cape this Valentine’s Day. Take a look at just some of the options to help show your special person just how much you care. Read more
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29 Jan 2019
Wine Festivals in the Western Cape
Wine producers are already gearing up to host festivals in 2019. Many of the dates are available online, but we've done the surfing (and checking!) for you. Get ahead of your busy ... Read more
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14 Jan 2019
February events to watch out for in Cape Town and the Western Cape
Wine, beer, music and more in February with some epic events to be held across Cape Town and the Western Cape. Take a look at some of your option below. Read more
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18 Dec 2018
Get Festive in the Western Cape
The festive season is in full swing in the Western Cape with plenty happening across the province. Take a look at just some of the events taking place for you to enjoy this holiday... Read more
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11 Dec 2018
Christmas Markets in the Cape Winelands
‘Tis the season for festive markets, carols by candlelight, sparkling decorations and all the magic that a warm South African summer Christmas can bring. To make sure you and your... Read more
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7 Dec 2018
New restaurants in Cape Town and Surrounds
Cape Town and the Western Cape traditionally top the annual restaurant awards and 2017 was no different with a number of award-winning venues located in the province. In 2018, ther... Read more
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15 Nov 2018
New and Immersive Foodie Experiences in Cape Town and the Western Cape
There is a reason why Cape Town and the Western Cape is known as the foodie destination of South Africa. From award-winning restaurants that continue to deliver cutting edge dishes... Read more
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12 Nov 2018
Group experiences in the winelands of Cape Town and the Western Cape
It’s that time again. Another year has passed and you have to organise a special event to celebrate your company’s achievements or incentivise team members. Perhaps you have to org... Read more
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22 Oct 2018
Mountain biking in the Cape Winelands
The Cape Winelands is not only set up for wining and dining, it is also the perfect backdrop to explore your adventurous side, with the natural elements and lay of the land providi... Read more
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19 Oct 2018
Budget-friendly wine estates in the Western Cape
Until recently, spending the day exploring wine country was seen to be a costly affair – the oaked estates, sweeping vistas and manor houses exhibiting obvious affluence. While the... Read more