Cape Town Beer Festival 2019

Date posted: November 15, 2019 | Author: Denis Stupan

The largest festival of beer in the southern hemisphere, promising more ales, pilsners and lagers than ever at the Green Point stadium from 29 November – 1 December 2019.

Now in its 10th year, the Cape Town Festival of Beer (CTFOB) celebrates brewing heritage and craft, featuring over 200 beers and fermented beverages from a host of breweries, with limited-edition brews that have been specially brewed just for the festival! Whether you’re a beer newbie, connoisseur or just keen on sharing a few cold ones with your mates, this festival is for you.

Photo: Gerrie van der Walt

Aside from the bountiful supply of brew, here are other highlights to look forward to at the festival:

  • over 15 local and artisanal pop-up restaurants and food trucks
  • comedians, DJs and live music performances from a host of bands, including South Africa’s premier party band, Me & Mr Green
  • delicious brews from CBC, Old Potters Inn, Jack Black and Darling Breweries
  • refreshing Swedish-made Rekorderlig Cider (strawberry or lime flavour) and Loxtonia ciders (winners of the 2018 cider category) for those who prefer something besides beer
  • children’s play area

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Mandela’s former cell

Date posted: November 13, 2019 | Author: Denis Stupan

Robben Island in Table Bay, was a brutal prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in a tiny cell during the apartheid era. Today, the island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a cornerstone of South African history.

Tours to the island begin with multimedia exhibits in the museum at the Nelson Mandela Gateway on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront before travelers board vessels to the island. The boat trip takes about 30 minutes to an hour depending on weather conditions and can be rough during big swells.

While on the island, visitors tour the maximum security prison, Mandela’s former cell, and the lime quarry where prisoners were forced to endure back-breaking labor. The interesting part about the tour is that the guides are former prisoners of Robben Island who share their experiences and offer insight into the atrocities of apartheid and the power of forgiveness.

After leaving this hellish six-square-kilometer island, Mandela said, “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”


Restaurants with best Table Mountain view

Date posted: November 4, 2019 | Author: Denis Stupan

Table Mountain is undeniably Cape Town’s star, and is one of the prime reasons people come from far and wide to visit.

Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa.

It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top.

What could be better than enjoying one of the city’s finest eateries while gazing upon the mountain’s beauty?

You have to enjoy a peckish meal while having this stunning view on the mountain, here is a list of restaurants where you can see Table Mountain in all its splendor. [Read more]


Five cruise ships to visit the Mother City

Date posted: October 7, 2019 | Author: Denis Stupan

Cape Town’s new cruise terminal is stunning and welcoming tourists from all over the world. Cruise ship season is back and locals can look forward to seeing a number of beautiful ships sail into Cape Town from early October to late November.

Published by Aimee Pace on October 4, 2019

So keep your eyes peeled and prepare to welcome the following vessels to our harbour.

Among others a Captonian favourite, The Queen Elizabeth, will finally visit the Mother City again on November 19, 2019, arriving at roughly 6.30am from Walvis Bay.

Renowned world wide, the Queen Elizabeth has always been an iconic attraction. The newly built addition to the fleet was constructed in 2010 with similar features to its predecessors. A modern feature of this cruise liner is a state of the art Computer Centre. The luxury ship can hold 2 000 passengers and just over a 1 000 crew members. She is made up of 12 decks and has an average speed of 24 knots. The Queen will sail away again on November 20, 2019 at 11pm bound for Port Elizabeth. [Read more]


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