Cape Town Flag
Will Cape Town be the first city to run out of water?
The tale of two slums in South Africa as residents seek to upgrade lives – @thisisplace
5 must-have mobile apps for Cape Town
Escape to the Cape, Share your photos
Note from Ron: Many, many thanks to these friends who consistently inspire with observations and insights about the Mother City. The Top 10 are ranked together in alphabetical order. Perfectly fine Twitter accounts follow the Top 10. This list will change over time. (February 2015)
Recommended Listening (Radio and Podcasts)
Bush Radio – @bushradio
Cape Talk – Listen Live – @CapeTalk567
SAfm – @SAfmRadio
A History of South Africa – Rodney Bray
Cape Day Tours – Rodney Bray
http://theassembly.co.za/radio – @AssemblyRadio @MetropolistShow
Cape Town Live It Love It – Images from this group are automatically pulled on a feed to the Cape Town Tourism Blog, so are seen by more people in this way. We will also feature a ‘Flickr pic of the day’ from the group on the blog, and will select pictures for their quality. We will always attribute the photographer, will provide a link back to the photographer’s Flickr profile, and will inform photographers should their picture be selected to be featured in this way.
Cape Town Partnership
The Cape Town Partnership is a collaboration between the public and private sectors working together to develop, promote and manage Cape Town Central City.
@SkyeGrove @Darksjokolade @ctpartnership
Cape Town Green Map
The Bo Kaap is a historic part of Cape Town and the oldest settlement of Malay people in South Africa. It has been a home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery.
Nearby: Intaka Island
Intaka Island, Century City
!Khwa ttu, the San Education and Culture Center, 70 kilometers northwest of Cape Town offers you the unique experience of being introduced to the world of the descendants of the first indigenous people of southern Africa. Located on the R27 on the West Coast, less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town. GPS coordinates: 33⁰21’44.55” S 18⁰16’14.12” E
Khwa ttu receives Fair Trade in Tourism certification
Where to eat
San Julian Taco & Tequila, 3 Rose Street (Mexican food)
Relax with Dax – restaurant reviews
Dash, Queen Victoria Hotel, Portswood Ridge, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Burro/159449044124894 – https://twitter.com/_El_Burro
Where to stay
Cape Town Airport Hotel
http://makazis.co.za – http://www.flickr.com/photos/indlovuproject
Dongola Guest House
http://www.backpackers.co.za – flickr – @thebackpackcpt – Facebook – Youtube – tripadvisor
AWOL Tours offers nature experiences, genuine cultural exchange and adventures by hiking and cycling in Cape Town.
Escape to the Cape – http://www.escapetothecape.co.za/ – run by Shaheed Ebrahim: Luxury tours at affordable prices. Shaheed won South African Tourism’s Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year (ETAYA) Award in 2012 and was featured on CNN Travel’s African Startups on 1 July, 2014: ‘Escape to the Cape, and share your photos while you drive. It was the first company in Cape Town to offer wireless connectivity on board its vehicles.
Green Point Stadium and Cape Town blog: The Soccer World Cup Stadium of Cape Town has been reconstructed at Green Point.
The EarthFair Market (@
earthfairmarket) takes place Thursdays in St Georges Mall
Market Day at the Oranjezicht City Farm takes place Saturdays from 9am – 2pm
The Iziko South African Museum, founded in 1825 and situated in the Company’s Garden, takes care of more than 1.5-million items of cultural and scientific significance.
Cape Town International (CPT)
Transportation, Taxi Cabs, etc.
IRT Airport Shuttle to the CBD
Excite Taxis – metred cabs, 24-hour service excitetaxis.co.za –@ExciteTaxis
Testimonial: (“This is my preferred service” – Martin Hatchuel, Tourism This Week)
Hop on Hop off City Sightseeing bus
African Centre for Cities