If you’re an adrenaline junky like us, you’re in for a treat this November with the World Rallycross Cape Town. The Gumtree World Rallycross is coming to Cape Town and will be held at the Killarney International Raceway on the 24th and 25th of November 2018. If you love loud cars, crazy jumps, racing ‘incidents’…

When traveling, not many things create such good memories like road trips or being on the road. Part of travel is to move from destination to destination and to visit attractions along the way. Here follows a few options, whether you live in Cape Town and want to do an epic road trip, or visiting…

The West Coast flowers have arrived early in Cape Town and the whole West Coast is in bloom. When is the best time to go and watch flowers? Traditionally, September (spring in Cape Town) is the best time to go and view the flowers on the West Coast, but with solid winter rains, they sometimes…

We really can’t get enough of beautiful sunsets in Cape Town when we get the chance to saunter down to the beach and experience this: Kite Beach, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa This beach stretches for many kilometres from Milnerton to Bloubergstrand. On a windy day you are likely to see hundreds of kitesurfers weaving…

In the suburb of Bloubergstrand, you can get the world famous views  of Table Mountain that you’ll see around the world. Blouberg has world-class kite-surfing spots and is visited annually by the best of the best in the kitesurfing world. Take a moment, to enjoy this world-class view at sunset in Bloubergstrand. We have a…

Sometimes you just have to get on that plane and leave the past in the past. Travel can be planned, or impulsive In the end, what you have to remember is that you only live once. Never have we regretted any travel decisions we’ve made in the past. In fact, when things go wrong, those…

The Bo-Kaap is heaven from photographers and travel bloggers who are looking for colourful scenes to take some images. Located pretty much right in the CBD (central business district) of Cape Town, it’s easily accessible, though you might want to bring your walking shoes if you don’t have a car or transport as it’s located…

We attended the WTM Africa conference at the CTICC in Cape Town last week where an art installation with a difference caught our eyes… The Rhinos Are Coming A Marketing Programme – a Conservation Initiative – and an Arts Project! THE RHINOS ARE COMING!!! follows in the footsteps of a tried and tested fundraising model…

Sometimes you have to just kick your shoes off, take a deep breath and feel the grass growing under your feet. Here at Babylonstoren the grass is indeed greener on the other side… We wondered through their garden (this place is huge) and found this patch of ‘chamomile lawn’. Things to do at Babylonstoren Estate…

Imagine sipping on a glass world-class Western Cape wine with your one and only while overlooking the breathtaking sloping mountainscape of Table Mountain, or the array of colours being painted on the horizon by the sunset with pristine beach sand between your toes or a view of the elegant rolling vineyards that produced the very…

Cape Town is an exciting city filled with lots of fun outdoor activities for adventure travellers. This magnificent province of the Western Cape is the ultimate outdoor holiday destination for thrill seekers, including health and fitness based activities, extreme sports in the water or on land, as well as outdoor adventure tours. Here is our…

Sometimes you find something of beauty while you’re on the go. We captured this image of Table Mountain during the day before the big thunderstorm pulled in that evening. Keep an eye out for one of those too next week! Feel like taking the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain? Visit their…

We recently visited Spier Wine Estate to check up on our feathered friends at Eagle Encounters. “Eagle Encounters has been going strong since 2001, rehabilitating and releasing birds of prey, promoting conservation and education, on land donated by Spier. Birds of prey keep the farm’s ecosystem in balance, making it possible to naturally control pests,…

Is there water in Cape Town? According to a recent media statement day zero has been avoided for the time being. Recently, we were lucky enough to have a thunderstorm pass over Cape Town and this wonderful shot was captured by photographer Janik Alheit. Since this photo was taken, we have also had sufficient seasonal…

Cape Town is undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world to visit from around the globe. We decided to share this video that our friends over at Expedia created to showcase this jewel of Africa. Reasons to visit Cape Town Pristine white sandy beaches with spectacular mountain views. Mountains and hiking trails.…

Kitesurfing season is upon us in Cape Town and the wind conditions are perfect! Best time to visit is November through to March with January – March probably being the best conditions for kitesurfing. We still have some accommodation availability in Bloubergstrand – click here.

We recently visited Bergen Dam Cottage near Bredasdorp. The 4-sleeper wooden cottage is set remotely on a farm where you have an outlook over the farmlands and your view consists of mountains and the dam (from there the name ‘Berg’ and ‘Dam’). To reach the cottage you drive through a few scenic farms (one of…

We recently attended “Celebrating the Art of Travel with TravelStart” event, arranged by the Travel Massive Cape Town Chapter and hosted by TravelStart in Cape Town. To match the Art theme, attendees were asked to visit doodle Stations arranged by 1000drawings.org where guests were encouraged to doodle their interpretation of the theme “The Art of…

The Table Bay Mall opened it doors on the 28th of September 2017. With over 65,000m2 of shopping space, this new mall is certainly one of the biggest malls in the Western Cape and will be certain to attract many thousands of shoppers from the local and of the wider community. *Images (Facebook) What stores…

We recently went for a hike at !Khwa ttu, a conservation camp that combines adventure, relaxation and education to leave a lasting impressing and a new understanding of the phrase “San Spirit Shared”. Location !Khwa ttu is about 45 minutes drive from Cape Town up the West Coast Highway (R27). There are some interesting farm…

Visiting the Cape Winelands is always special and we recently had the pleasure of visiting Under Oaks Wine Estate, located near Paarl. We were invited for a tour of the accommodation, private cellar and finally to have a savoury and sweet paired wine tasting. Luxury Guest House in the Winelands We actually visited Under Oaks…

My girlfriend and I recently had the pleasure of visiting Crown restaurant at Meerendal Wine Estate along the Durbanville Wine Route. Being one-time residents of Durbanville, we thought we’d support one of the local farms and start discovering the local wine route as opposed to the Winelands which is quite a distance away from where…

We’ve recently embarked on opening our brand new Instagram account at instagram.com/capetowngetaways. Join our Instagram community! We’re calling on you all to either tag us within your images or comment on your images using the hashtag #capetowngetaways or by tagging @capetowngetaways in the image. We will from time to time make a selection that we’ll…

It’s new, but it’s familiar… We’re proud to announce our re-development and looking forward to be of service. We have revamped our listing engine and hope to bring you a great selection of local hosts, cool bars & restaurants to visit and also some interesting tour options. We would LOVE to hear your feedback, so…

Good news! We have decided to give all restaurants & coffee shops FREE listings on our website for the time being. All you need to do is get in touch here. Please note we reserve the right to decide what we list. What are the requirements? Images You’ll just need 10-20 great images (at least 1400px wide…