The best cycling routes in Cape Town and surrounds

Cycling has fast become the most popular sport in Cape Town. Be it for professional or enjoyment purposes, this enduring sport can take place on the road or on a mountain anywhere in Cape Town. Depending on your cycling preference (road or trail), you can complete these routes at your own pace, overlooking some of the most beautiful and scenic attractions in the Mother City. Some of these trails require more strength, while others are relaxing and free-flowing. If you enjoy breaking out into a sweat, socialising with like-minded cycling enthusiasts and cruising through nature, you’ll have a ball.

If anything, it’s an opportunity for you to swap out your vehicle for the day and cycle through the city and surrounding areas for the enjoyment of it. Here are a few incredible routes to consider on your next cycle: Read more The best cycling routes in Cape Town and surrounds

SOUTH AFRICA: GONDWANA GAME RESERVE LAUNCHES MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

A game reserve from a different and authentic viewpoint.

South Africa, Mossel Bay: In keeping with the traveller’s increasing focus on experiential experiences and sustainability, the award-winning Gondwana Game Reserve (www.gondwanagr.co.za) on South Africa’s Garden Route, accessibly located close to Cape Town, has opened several mountain bike trails on the reserve. Combining a traditional Big 5 safari experience with healthy outdoor exercise, adventurous individuals can interact with nature in a fun and active way, enjoying game viewing of non-dangerous wildlife while breaking a sweat in the saddle. Read more SOUTH AFRICA: GONDWANA GAME RESERVE LAUNCHES MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

ENJOY THE ULTIMATE WINTER BREAK AT THE PICK N PAY KNYSNA OYSTER FESTIVAL

This year’s hugely popular Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival will take place between 29 June and 8 July, again providing an ideal choice for a winter break for the whole family.

Following the devastating fires in the town last year, the regrowth of the region has been phenomenal, and visitors to the picturesque Garden Route area will have no shortage of activities from which to choose, with more than 100 activities arranged over the 10-day period.

The premium sport-and-lifestyle festival has become an institution on South Africa’s winter calendar and really does offer something for everyone: sports enthusiasts can sign up for the country’s top cycling and road-running events; Read more ENJOY THE ULTIMATE WINTER BREAK AT THE PICK N PAY KNYSNA OYSTER FESTIVAL

Bid for the rare and unusual at Bot River Barrels & Beards

Zany, fun annual auction offers a slice of Bot River heaven

21 April 2018

Nod, wink or wave your way to a slice of Bot River heaven at the annual 2018 Barrels & Beards Best of Bot Auction of the Overberg wine hamlet on April 21. Whatever your preferred style of bidding for the awesome lots on offer, every time you win you automatically make a contribution to a local charity.

This year’s Bot River Barrels & Beards promises to top its predecessors with major Cape personalities scheduled to attend and increased sponsorship from premier wine closure company Amorim Cork. Read more Bid for the rare and unusual at Bot River Barrels & Beards

SPECTACULAR CAPE TOWN MOTOR SHOW A SUCCESS FOR VISITORS AND EXHIBITORS

The second Cape Town Motor Show, held at Sun GrandWest from 2-4 March 2018, was a huge success for both visitors and exhibitors, offering everything a petrolhead could wish for as well as a fun family day out. Visitors explored a vast array of vehicle displays, from the automotive industry’s newest vehicle models, to classic, luxury and exotic cars, along with many exciting experiences that kept the crowds entertained.

Marketing Director of the Cape Town Motor Show, Garth Rhoda said: “We had a fantastic show with footfall increasing to over 23 000, and exhibitors and visitors have given us overwhelming feedback about their positive experience of the show. Read more SPECTACULAR CAPE TOWN MOTOR SHOW A SUCCESS FOR VISITORS AND EXHIBITORS

What to Expect in #SAITC2018 : South African International Tattoo Convention returns 23rd – 25th March 2018

Following in the wake of success of the 2017 show, The second annual South African International Tattoo Convention returns with an upscaled offering for 2018 that boasts a stylish and contemporary new venue that will play host to 80 of the world’s most reputable and respected tattoo artists arriving on the shores of Cape Town from 23rd – 25th March 2018.

The Vision

SAITC2018 provides a platform to showcase creative talent from all over the world, where artists have opportunity to connect with South African tattoo enthusiasts and members of the public, who can engage, explore and learn more about these virtuosos and their styles, as well as get tattooed on site! The exhibition space lends itself to a mainstream audience and focuses on ethical pillars of: community, respect and professionalism. Read more What to Expect in #SAITC2018 : South African International Tattoo Convention returns 23rd – 25th March 2018