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Cape Town Summer Market in the Company’s Garden

19 – 23 December 2018

The summer market is a celebration of food, culture and fellowship so whether you’re looking for arts, crafts, gifts, or just a relaxing time with loved ones

The Cape Town Summer Market will once again cater for visitors of all ages. The market offers a range of fun activities that will keep young and old entertained.

Cape Town’s undiscovered ‘pocket-friendly’ tourism gems

Discovering Khayelitsha with Juma Mkwela

Enjoy Pocket-friendly Cape Town (#pocketfriendlycapetown) and discover a more diversified tourism landscape! 

Cape Town is encouraging visitors and especially locals to explore the city’s many undiscovered tourism gems this summer.

100 Colourful Wall Murals change the face of Delft

Delft artists aim to uplift and connect community through mural art.

Following months of planning, learning and painting, The Delft Mural Project was celebrated with a certificate ceremony held at the Nelson Mandela Peace Park in Delft, to give recognition to the local artists for the skills they have mastered and their dedication to uplift the community.

Cape Town Carols at Kirstenbosch turns 30

Carols at Kirstenbosch promise to be the most festive yet

Carols at Kirstenbosch promise to be the most festive yet, as the event celebrates its 30th anniversary. 

The event is proudly hosted by the Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch and sponsored by Pick n Pay, and as always, visitors can expect their favourite festive singalongs, deliciously festive food and thousands of glowsticks lighting up the evening sky.

Muizenberg pool gets its own water source

Muizenberg Pool boasts its own alternative fresh water source

Muizenberg Pool, as one of 17 public swimming pools open this summer season, has the added distinction of boasting its own alternative fresh water source.

'More than 1,5 million people use the City’s public swimming pools annually and, with water conservation still a priority, the City of Cape Town's Recreation and Parks Department has put plans in place to open 17 of the 35 municipal swimming pools during the peak summer season.

Cape Town named “greatest city on Earth”

Cape Town named “greatest city on Earth” for the sixth year in a row!

New York. Tokyo. Venice... None of them can hold a candle to Cape Town, after the Mother City was once again named the greatest city on Earth, writes Tom Head in The South African.

City Centre Cycle Friday 14 December

Meet at 12h00 at Arch for Arch, cr Wale & Adderley Sts.

City Centre Cycle - last ride of the year to raise awareness about bicycle safety among cars and develop a cycling culture in the city centre.

For 2018’s final City Centre Cycle, Mayco Member Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt and Councillor Dave Bryant of Ward 115 (city centre) will be joining the party to provide brief inputs before the ride. City photographer, Bruce Sutherland, will also be joining to document the ride and there will be a group photo opportunity.

Life's a beach as Cape Town kicks off Summer Festival

Launch of Summer Safety Campaign

Cape Town aims to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all beachgoers with its Summer Safety campaign.

The Flight Network  has published its annual ranking of the best beaches in the world – which includes a ranking dedicated to the 50 most beautiful beaches in Africa, of which 6 are in the Western Cape - 4 right here in Cape Town.

The Old Granary - peace centre, archive and museum

The refurbished Old Granary with its old-world charm, plus informative exhibitions, warrants a visit by both locals and visitors to Cape Town.

The Old Granary has been refurbished specifically for the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation (D&LTLF) and is being used as office space, a peace centre, an archive centre and a museum.

Make ‘Creating Change’ Your 2019 New Year’s Resolution

Make 2019 the year to focus on access to safely managed drinking water services - creating positive change in the lives of others - and thereby enrich yourself. 

Come 31 December 2018, why not take a different approach to setting a New Year’s resolution and make 2019 the year to focus on creating positive change in the lives of others and thereby enrich yourself? 
 
According to the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) there are about 2.1 billion people in the world that lack
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