Cape Town for Design Capital 2014

The city of Cape Town has recently been shortlisted as one of three competitors for the World Design Capital 2014. The biennial award recognizes cities that use design as a tool for social, cultural, environmental and economic development. […]

July 26th, 2011|

V&A Waterfront: Shopping Heaven

Cape Town’s historic harbour boasts a picturesque view of Table Mountain and has graced many postcards and travel magazines. South Africa’s most visited destination is an El Dorado for foodies and shopaholics and the gateway to Robben Island. […]

July 6th, 2011|

Western Cape Whale Watching

This is going to be big! The southern right whales are on their way to South Africa’s coastline. Having returned from their Antarctic feeding grounds the gentle giants can be viewed only metres from the shore. Here are the best spots and activities for the Western Cape whale season. […]

June 20th, 2011|

See Tretchikoff at the Iziko Gallery

“The People’s Painter” is one of the most important artists in South Africa’s history and one of the best-selling artists internationally. The Iziko South African National Gallery now acknowledges Vladimir Tretchikoff’s legacy with a comprehensive exhibition that is one of the cultural highlights of this year’s winter. […]

June 6th, 2011|

Visit the District Six Museum

Forced removals are one of the major issues in South Africa’s recent history. The District Six Museum in Cape Town deals with these painful memories in a sensitive and authentic manner. The presentation of the artefacts and information is so full of life that visitors cannot help being moved. […]

May 26th, 2011|

Table Mountain Routes for Any Pace

If there is one landmark that characterises Cape Town it is Table Mountain. Often underestimated as a pure tourist attraction, the flat-topped mountain is a piece of true wilderness in one of Africa’s major tourism hubs. Find out how to ascend the top of Cape Town at your own pace. […]

May 9th, 2011|

South African Cheese Festival

From 29 April to 2 May 2011 South African artisans present their delectable produce at the SA Cheese Festival at Sandrigham near Stellenbosch. This cheesy tradition now spans a decade and has lost none of its appeal to foodies and lovers of life. While cheese is still the star of the show, the festival offers a variety of treats and activities to please all tastes. So pack your kids, cooler box, picnic blanket and head to our beloved winelands for a day of culinary delights. […]

April 14th, 2011|

What’s Cooking in the Cape Malay Quarter?

What is traditional South African food? The diversity of the Rainbow Nation makes this kind of question hard to answer, but when in Cape Town you should definitely try some of the fragrant Cape Malay dishes. The recipes for bobotie, bredie and Malay curries have been passed down and perfected over generations. An interactive cooking tour is not only a great chance to savour these delicate flavours, but also one of the most authentic experiences Cape Town has to offer. […]

April 6th, 2011|

Township Tour with Vamos! – a very special experience

Through the years in the guest house we have experienced a couple of township tours already. Usually, we were taken on a VW Minibus to the most interesting place around the townships of Cape Town. We saw Khayelitsha (Zulu for “our new home”), the biggest township in Cape Town – with around 2 million people living there – , and second biggest township in South Africa; we experienced Nyanga (Zulu for “moon”) with all its hustling and bustling markets, shacks and wonderful people. This time, we had the opportunity to enjoy an absolutely fantastic tour through Langa (Zulu for “sun”), the oldest of the Mother City’s Townships, by bike! […]

January 28th, 2011|