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Newlands Spring reopens Sunday 23 December 2018

Reopening Sunday 23 December 2018

Notification received from City of Cape Town!

"The Newlands Spring water collection point has been closed since 18 December 2018 due to emergency pipe maintenance which required repairs to be done on some of the cement work in the drainage system. 
Cement and concrete works require proper curing time to effect the repairs therefore the collection point has had to be close

Maynardville Open Air Theatre Festival summer 2019

Cape Town Philharmonic

The Maynardville tradition typically includes packing a picnic to enjoy in the park before the show.

The iconic theatre in Maynardville Park, Wynberg, is once again the location of a packed season of classics under the stars.

From 17 January till 10 March, the programme includes

Capetonians please remain water-wise!

Stay the course over this festive season and to be wise with your water usage over the holiday period.

The levels of the dams which supply Cape Town declined by 1,2 % over the past week to 68,2 % of storage capacity.

LIRA to dazzle at Kirstenbosch 30 December

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts presents LIRA, one of the most awarded vocalists in South Africa, on 30 December

LIRA, platinum-selling singer and songwriter, Lira, will be performing at the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts this year on the 30th of December 2018.

LIRA is one of the most awarded vocalists in South Africa.

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.

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