Celebrate Bastille Day

Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. Formally called La Fête Nationale, it…

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Winter Holiday Ideas for Kids

Often rainy and a bit cold, July in Cape Town can be a frustrating time for parents and children alike. The V&A Waterfront offers plenty of activities, regardless…

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The Whales are Coming…

During the winter months, one of the best day trips from Cape Town is to the Cape Overberg coast with Hermanus at its centre. Known for some of the best…

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In Review: Blackwater Wines

Just over a week ago I was invited to a special tasting of owner/winemaker Francois Haasbroek’s Blackwater Wines. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because Francois was…

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Our Favourite Winter Dining Spots

Cape Town winter months, characterised by clear, crisp days interspersed by cold fronts that bring much-needed rain to the region, can be a glorious time to visit Cape Town…

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Museum Collections make Connections

That is the theme for this year’s International Museum Day, celebrated around the world on this day since 1977 to raise public awareness of the role of museums in…

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Spotlight on Cape Town Travel…

Cape Town’s reputation as a heart-stopping beauty hasn’t waned since English explorer, Sir Francis Drake, first described it as ‘the fairest cape’ well over 400 years ago…

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En-Route to the Market on the Wharf

Walking towards the V&A Waterfront, a 5min stroll from Cape Grace, you will find the ever popular Market on the Wharf. With various stalls available for browsing – and…

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Wine Orientation with Martin

For new arrivals in Cape Town, the informal, pre-dinner wine tasting with wine aficionado,  Martin Drotsky is a fast, fun way to plug into the local wine culture that…

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Who are those Swimmers in the Canal?

Ever wondered why the Car-park opposite the Caltex Garage in the V&A Waterfront is so full on Friday mornings? These days they are a dedicated meeting spot…

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