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A cloudy start brings out the sun – Thursday weather forecast

Good morning, Cape {town} Etc family! We’re in for a picturesque mix of clouds and sun today. Also read: 15 best wine destinations in Stellenbosch Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 18ºC with a moderate Max UV Index of 3 and 36% cloud cover. A south-south easterly breeze will be making its way through the Cape at 11kph,… Read more →
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Watch: Worcester father and son claim fastest drone Guinness Record

A father-and-son team from Worcester in the Western Cape recently set a Guinness World Record for the fastest battery-powered, remote-controlled (RC) quadcopter. Also read: Drone certification to boost Western Cape agricultural innovation Luke Bell and his father Mike achieved an average speed of 480.23kph (298.47mph) by performing speed runs in opposite directions to counteract the wind, setting an official world record… Read more →
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Start the weekend right with these dining deals in the Cape

With our busy lives day-in and day-out, it can be a bit of a chore to choose where to dine when the occasion calls for it. We’ve handpicked three enticing offers to get your weekend off to a good start, with unique dining experiences designed to keep your agenda interesting. Also read: Treat mom to a day of luxury with… Read more →
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The other day was only a hundred years ago – bygone Cape Town in photographs

Cape Town wasn’t built in a day. As the analogy goes, great things take time, but to truly appreciate how great something is or how far it has come, sometimes we must go back to its foundations. Thanks to Dave D’Aguiar, who shared his friend’s family album spanning eras, oceans and mountains, we have the gorgeously preserved curation of the… Read more →
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From Columbine to Agulhas: Strong winds to hit parts of the Cape

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a yellow level 2 warning as damaging winds are expected to hit parts of the Western Cape and Namaqua tomorrow. Also read: Greenpeace Africa disappointed that Al Kuwait could leave Cape Town According to SAWS, ‘strong and gusty southerly to south-easterly winds (50 to 70kph) are expected between Cape Columbine and Cape… Read more →
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Out of the oven and into the toaster – Monday weather forecast

Good morning, Cape {town} Etc family. Much like yesterday, we’re in for another hot summer’s day. Also read: Community pools will stay open until the end of February Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 30º C with an unhealthy UV Max Index of 10, so be sure to smack on that sun cream. A small west-south-westerly breeze will… Read more →
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5 spots on Kloof Street you need to try out in 2024

Kloof Street is a culinary treasure trove, full of several eateries that pack a flavourful punch. Sat in the heart of Cape Town, this street hosts a variety of spots that cater to every palate. From cosy bistros to cool cafes, each establishment along this strip has its own unique charm. Here are five spots on Kloof Street you need… Read more →
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Watch an award-winning movie under the stars tonight

Head over to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens tonight for a Galileo Open Air screening of The Whale, a film celebrated worldwide for its outstanding performances and screenplay. The movie has garnered an astonishing 46 wins and 117 nominations across various prestigious awards. Cape {town} Etc discount: Looking for things to do in the city, at half the price? Get exclusive offers here. In… Read more →
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The City launches plan to boost safety on Cape Town beaches

The City has deployed 330 policing personnel and 340 lifeguards to beaches across the metro as part of the largest-ever festive season safety operation. Also read: 5 adventures to discover in Cape Town this summer Cape {town} Etc discount: Explore the city for less with a Promo Pass and get free entry to any 3 Cape Town attractions – R150. (Valued… Read more →
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Enjoy local flavours and vineyard views at Lievland Café in Stellenbosch

Lievland Vineyards is a historic estate with a beautiful old soul. The surrounding views of breathtaking natural beauty and idyllic Stellenbosch mountains and vineyards alone make this farm an essential stop on any visit to the beautiful region of the Western Cape in South Africa. The estate is situated in its own secluded valley just off the R44, positioned conveniently… Read more →
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