Open Streets Main Rd: Cycle, skate, walk & play your way from Obs to the CBD

Go out and play in the streets of Cape Town on 1 October 2017, between 10am and 3pm, as Open Streets Cape Town (OSCT) makes it possible to cycle, skate or walk in a car-restricted route between Cape Town Science Centre and the Grand Parade, including sections of Main Road, Victoria Road, Sir Lowry Road and Darling Street.

To kick off Transport Month, community members, pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, wheelchair-users and other non-motorised transport-users will on the day enjoy a 5km car-free stretch of road along the M4, to move around freely and engage with public spaces and facilities safely, in celebration of “movement and self-propelled…
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Open Streets Main Rd: Cycle, skate, walk & play your way from Obs to the CBD

Dream wedding destinations around the world

A dream wedding isn’t complete without the perfect venue. From beach locales in tropical Jamaica to vineyards set against rolling hills in Cape Town, South Africa, couples are spoilt for choice when it comes to scenic destinations. Here are five of some of the best places around the world:

Jamaica

Who doesn’t love the island life? Jamaica boasts soft white sandy shores, perfect for an idyllic beach wedding. Begin your marriage with picturesque scenery and positive vibrations from the locals. And don’t forget to take some time out to explore the rum farms or to snorkel in the region’s warm turquoise waters.

Mauritius

Keeping with the island theme,…
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Dream wedding destinations around the world

Gallery: The new Radisson Red is millennial heaven

On Monday, 11 September, Radisson RED opened doors in Cape Town. This follows successful launches in Brussels, Minneapolis and Campinas. The 252-room hotel, which lies at the revamped Silo District at the V&A Waterfront is Africa’s first Radisson RED, and promises a unique hotel experience designed with cutting-edge technology and personalised experiences befitting the “millennial mindset”.

Inspired by all things art, music and fashion, the hotel is yet another innovative offering from the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s global hotel and lifestyle brand. Complete with standard two-sleeper studios and studio suites, with balconies, sea views and pet-friendly rooms, the hotel is set to draw travellers…
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Gallery: The new Radisson Red is millennial heaven

The non-swimmer’s shark cage-diving guide

It was my first time in South Africa and I was already in love. I was hitting all the major “spots” between Johannesburg and Cape Town. I had spent three amazing nights at Kruger National Park, mesmerised by elephants, zebra, giraffes and even lazy lions lounging at the roadside. I had drank my way through Stellenbosch’s picturesque vineyards and enjoyed the views from Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope. I was obsessed with all South Africa had to offer. All except for one thing — great white Shark cage-diving and that was exactly what my travel buddies…
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The non-swimmer’s shark cage-diving guide

Epic bachelor party destinations

Depending on how you look at it, a bachelor party can be a celebration of things to come for your mate or a farewell to bachelorhood. Friends of the groom usually organise the festivities, and this comes with a good few considerations, such as the choice of venue or, for those going big, the destination.

Here are a few places that are sure to make your buddy’s bachelor party an epic one!

Las Vegas, USA

Las Vegas, or Sin City, is the party desert of the world, and what better way to celebrate the groom’s happily-ever-after. Picture poker games, pool parties straight…
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Epic bachelor party destinations

SA’s first illustration & animation gallery

In Cape Town’s quaint Observatory suburb, a gallery – the very first of its kind in South Africa – is dedicated to celebrating the world of non-fine art creations. Illustrations and animations have finally found a home at Ahem! Art Collective on 77 Lower Main Road.

Launched in April by Thea de Klerk, after she was introduced to the idea through The Illustration Cupboard in London, the gallery now offers an alternative to local and international illustrators and animators showcasing their art online.

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“Alas! The art world of Cape Town has no such thing, which makes it very difficult…
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SA’s first illustration & animation gallery