Yesterday Cape Town was announced as Best City in the Telegraph Travel Awards. Quite an honour considering 90 000 people voted. The runners up were the cities of Vancouver and Venice. Additionally, The New York Times last year made Cape Town the best city to visit as a tourist destination. Well done to us!
The Telegraph Travel Awards is the most comprehensive and reliable survey of its kind. Read more about the awards and how Cape Town won here.
Last night we visited Aces ‘n’ Spades, where an epic battle of the bands contest took place. The winning band, Grace Town, won themselves an opening slot at the Electric Vines New Year’s Eve Festival. Speaking of which, we have two tickets valued at R800 each to be won in our Electric Vines Twitter competition.
Keeping with the winning theme, we have also launched a competition in conjunction with Café Culture, where two hampers (each to the value of R500) can be won.
Christmas shopping just got a whole lot more convenient too. Now you can park at The Clock Tower at the V&A on weekends for only R10 for five hours. Expect more insider tips with a Capetonian twist by following the #CTEtipoffs hashtag on Twitter.