The newly revamped Campanile, one of Port Elizabeth’s most visible skyline and audible heritage landmarks, is now open to visitors to the Friendly City.
The Campanile Memorial features a climb of 204 steps that take one to the Observation Room, offering a magnificent view of the harbour and surroundings, more than 52m above the city, and contains the largest carillon of bells in the country, in addition to its chiming clock. A silver plaque has been placed on the 67th step of the 204 steps spiralling staircase in honour of Nelson Mandela’s 67 years in service of democracy.
In 2014, Cape Town was dubbed the World Design Capital by WDC 2014. iKapa went on to be bestowed with the title of Best Food City in the World by Conde Nast Traveller in 2016. Today, the Mother City is considered one of the world’s four coolest cities by travel service by Airbnb and news magazine series, Vice.
Cape Town was named one of the four world’s best cities, alongside Paris, Tokyo and New York, with each city encapsulating the “cool factor” that Airbnb and Vice recognises in cities that are effortlessly authentic and true to themselves.
Europe’s rich historical heritage and unique infrastructure makes it a special cultural and artistic hotspot. Whether you are touring the Louvre in Paris or exploring the side streets of Copenhagen, these attractive cities will fascinate and inspire you with their relics, monuments and art. Get ready to soak up some art and culture in some of these trending European cities.
Paris, The City of Lights
Who can deny that Paris, home of the Louvre, is one of the world’s most famous cultural and artistic hotspots? The Louvre exhibits the world’s most famous painting, i.e. the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci…. Read More
For decades, the semi-desert, Karoo region of South Africa was for many cross-country travellers a massive patch of nothingness you had to drive through to get from Johannesburg to Cape Town and back again. But times have changed. Visitors are beginning to explore the Karoo with new eyes and are discovering what we locals have known for a long time: South Africa’s heartland is where the fun begins.
There are dozens of ways to enjoy the Karoo, but these are our top 5.
Snow and romance
When snow falls in the Karoo it’s like Christmas… Read More
You can take a Capetonian out of the Mother City, but you can’t take their love of the city away from them. This could because there is simply no place quite like Cape Town. To make it easier for those who are visiting Joburg or have relocated to the City of Gold, but miss home, we asked Joburgers and Capetonians to share places or activities in and around Gauteng that are reminiscent of some of Cape Town’s most-loved sights and cultural touchpoints.
Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park when missing afternoons spent enjoying Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts
Greyville Racecourse in downtown Durban is gearing up for another capacity crowd, as the 121st edition of the Durban July attracts punters, socialites and fashion-lovers from every corner of the country.
With the weather forecast to be mild and breezy, the stage is set for a magical day at the races, against the backdrop of the raceday theme “The Colour of Magic” that governs all the fashion, hospitality and décor elements of the big day.
The event will attract the country’s A list celebrities, beauty queens, sporting icons, musicians and movie stars, who will rub shoulders with the captains of industry… Read More