Design Matters In Cape Town

Design Matters In Cape Town

Design Matters In Cape Town

Open Design 2014 Reveals How Design Can Change Lives: 13 – 23 August 2014

Interested in where innovative design ideas come from? How design can improve lives, from street culture to safe and comfortable housing, or how nature can inspire and impact design?

The second annual Open Design Cape Town Festival takes place on 13-23 August 2014, and the 11-day event is set to blow the lid off the notion that design is an elitist pursuit, through a dynamic programme of free and ticketed design-related exhibitions, talks and educational experiences at the Cape Town City Hall.

This year’s theme, Design is for Change, marks South Africa’s two decades of democratic transformation and reflects Cape Town’s commitment to design through the World Design Capital 2014 designation: Live Design. Transform Life.

Open Design Cape Town co-founder and creative director, Y. Tsai, explains: “Design is not just for designers. The aim of Open Design Cape Town is to open up design to everyone and to show how it touches every part of life.Continue Reading …

Appreciate Indigenous Cape Flora with a Fynbos Safari

Take yourself on a Fynbos safari

Take yourself on a Fynbos safari

We might have passed the midpoint of 2014, but we don’t have to wait until New Year’s Eve to make a resolution. If you love Cape Town and its surrounding districts, perhaps now is the time to expand your appreciation of this wondrous part of the world.

Let’s start learning about the fascinating nature that surround us, and experiencing it first-hand.

The Cape Floral Kingdom Expo

Visitors to the Cape Floral Kingdom Expo, held in Bredasdorp’s Mega Park this August, can expect a unique overview of the natural wonders that have made this region famous. This illustrious event educates local and international patrons about the Cape’s natural habitats, from the prickly Renosterveld to the fascinating Fynbos family.Continue Reading …

Come Sit, Stay & Savour Stellenbosch this winter

ensory Play & Stay Packages to fulfill your Winelands Bucket List

ensory Play & Stay Packages to fulfill your Winelands Bucket List

Sensory Play & Stay Packages to fulfill your Winelands Bucket List

Stellenbosch’s Come Sit, Stay & Savour winter programme invites enthusiasts to swap their winter hibernation for a sensory sojourn in the vibrant City of Oaks and to immerse themselves in ultimate “bucket list” encounters until the end of September.

Whether you are looking for a romantic mid-week escape or a weekend breakaway with the kids, Come Sit, Stay & Savour Stellenbosch – an initiative run by Stellenbosch 360 and Stellenbosch Wine Routes as part of the Stellenbosch Experience tourism marketing campaign – makes it possible for everyone to come and discover the winter wonders of the Winelands. Three tiers of value-added packages are available, ranging from budget-friendly, to top end stay-and-play experiences that encapsulate the bustling pulse, unique cultural mix and multifaceted offerings of this vibrant town.Continue Reading …

Delheim Estate all jazzed up with Cheese Fondues

Every Sunday from July until end of August

Every Sunday from July until end of August

For a taste of nostalgia and feel good vibes, find your cosy spot at Delheim, when this legendary Stellenbosch wine farm lifts the lid on its popular Cheese Fondue & Jazz indulgences, every Sunday afternoon during the months of July and August.

Set in the atmospheric ‘downstairs’ tasting cellar at this renowned Winelands destination – the pride and joy of the Sperling family – with wafts of cheesy taste sensations and toe-tapping tunes filling the air, these hearty gatherings guarantee to melt winter blues away.

At Delheim it is all about comfort and having a good time and they prepare their melting pots of culinary bliss to an authentic Swiss recipe that oozes deliciousness. Delheim’s cheese fondue, which is served with an oven fresh baguette and crisp vegetable crudités, has gained a loyal following over the years and is the perfect treat to ward off the winter chills.Continue Reading …

Kids Take Centre Stage in Cape Town as School Holidays Start

Cape Town Winter

Cape Town Winter

The winter school holidays are here and nervous parents wondering what to do with their energetic broods should rest easy because Cape Town has endless activity and inspiration for curious minds and busy bodies.

Says Velma Botha, Executive Marketing Manager at Cape Town Tourism; “Cape Town often experiences exceptional blue sky days at this time of the year so plenty of running around in the fresh air is ahead, and for those rainy days, we definitely have a feast of entertainment for children to enjoy these July holidays.”

Top attractions’ activities

It’s a great time to explore the city and with the Table Mountain Cableway offering two free kids tickets per every adult riding, families can head straight to the top of the mountain for a bird’s eye view, hiking opportunities, eating at the top
and a dassie encounter or two.Continue Reading …

Cape Town Beer Tour

Cape Town Beer Tour

Cape Town Beer Tour

The Cape Town Beer Tour is a TravelBud-branded experience which takes place in the mother City of Cape Town. The tour is both fun and educational.

While having a fun and exciting time meeting many like-minded people from all over the world, the Cape Town Beer Tour also aims to educate everyone on the beer industry in Cape Town and South Africa.

Craft Beer has become very much a new craze on the rise in Cape Town with many hot spots & micro-breweries shooting up all over the city. Continue Reading …

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