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Company’s Garden reclaims a piece of its history

The exact species of first apple tree,the Witte Wijnappel, is re-planted in the Company’s Garden. 

The return of the first apple tree planted in the iconic Company’s Garden in the late 1650s is a remarkable story, made possible through a partnership between Tru-Cape, Hortgro and the Cape Heritage Fund

The tree is NOT a variant, but the exact species.

Cape Town welcomes the world for the Two Oceans Marathon

"Cape Town is honoured to host the world-renowned Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) as it celebrates a magnificent milestone – its 50th anniversary" - Executive Mayor Dan Plato.

Africa’s biggest running event, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, celebrates their 50th milestone year, with the launch of the inaugural 2 X 28 km Relay, adding to an already exciting array of celebration events.

Two Oceans Aquarium & Texx and the City Present: After Dark 2019

Shadowclub in After Dark 2019 Line-Up

Following last year’s successful sold out series, After Dark 2019  returns to the Two Oceans Aquarium, featuring some of the Mother City’s finest bands.  

The Two Oceans Aquarium, together with entertainment website Texx and the City, are joining forces once again to host After Dark 2019, their second stripped down series of events this winter featuring some of the Mother City’s finest bands.  

!Khwa ttu wins at 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards

!Khwa ttu – meaning ‘water hole’ in San

The Best Cultural & Heritage Experience went to !Khwa ttu, a Cape West Coast-based tourism destination.

!Khwa ttu San Cultural & Education Centre, situated an hour from Cape Town’s CBD on the West Coast’s R27 main route, is a non-profit tourist destination which celebrates the San culture and spirit – both the past and present – by educating the general public about the world of the San, providing training to the San, restoring and protecting their cul

Woman Zone Book Club - This Is What It Is

This Is How It Is

The Woman Zone Book Club is open to anyone who loves books -  join them to meet Charlotte Mande Ilunga on Saturday, 13 April, from 14h00. 

This month author Charlotte Mande Ilunga will be joining Woman Zone to discuss her contribution to the Life Righting Collective's brilliant anthology, This Is How It Is.

Two Oceans Aquarium wins Gold at World Travel Market Africa

Winners of 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards

Two Oceans Aquarium was the winner of the Gold Award in the “Attractions” category of the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Much to the delight of everyone at the Aquarium, the world-class facility also went on to collect the Silver award for 2019 in the “Global Goals Reporting” category.

Kirstenbosch-South Africa Chelsea Flower Show Exhibit Design Launch

Leon Kluge, Mountains of Abundance

Mountains of Abundance - this year's design theme will be bold and abstract - a distinct representation of South African landscapes. 

 
On 3 April, the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) unveiled the design for the Kirstenbosch -South Africa Chelsea Flower Show design at an event in the conservatory at Kirstenbosch.
 
Mrs Ferguson, SANBI Board Chairperson, spoke about what it means to have an exhibit at this prestigious show.
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Meet Green Map System founder Wendy Brawer

Wendy Brawer, Green Map System founder

Green Map System founder, Wendy Brawer, and her mapmakers catalog green sites, trying to figure out how to live in a more sustainable way.

 

Cape Town Green Map is part of the global East Village-based Green Map System network. 
 
In a city filled with overflowing garbage cans, teeming construction dumpsters and countless used coffee cups, saving the planet can seem like a futile proposition.

The Green Wave Has Hit - Cannabis Expo Cape Town

Cape Town is hosting a Cannabis Expo where the benefits of the plant will be showcased. 

The expo will run from until Sunday 7 April at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World

Cape Town call to switch off for #EarthHour

Earth Hour 2019 - switch off "wasted energy" on Saturday 30 March 2019 between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. 

The City of Cape Town is encouraging residents to take part in Earth Hour 2019 by switching off "wasted energy" on Saturday between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. 
 
In an emailed statement, the city said it was committed to a carbon neutral future, which was synonymous with creating a cleaner, more equitable, resource efficient, safer
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