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Headlines
Will Cape Town be the first city to run out of water?
The tale of two slums in South Africa as residents seek to upgrade lives@thisisplace
5 must-have mobile apps for Cape Town
Escape to the Cape, Share your photos
http://www.capetownmagazine.com/social/green-your-holiday-in-cape-town/118_22_18957
http://tangerineandcinnamon.com/2014/01/06/orientalism

Apps
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/walking-tour-central-cape/id557533717?mt=8

Tourism Portals
Responsible Cape Town
Capetown.travel
http://www.capetown.travel/industry/news
http://www.capetown.travel/industry/news/news-entry/begin_a_conversation_about_responsible_tourism_today

Twitter
Note from Ron: Many, many thanks to these friends who consistently inspire with observations and insights about the Mother City. The Top 10 are ranked together in alphabetical order. Perfectly fine Twitter accounts follow the Top 10. This list will change over time. (February 2015)
@AWOLTours
@coffeebeansrout
@iainiain
@futurecapetown
@leo_mcmillan
@LookoutH
@MzansiGirl
@OpenStreetsCT
@OZCFarm
@respCPT

More Twitter
@CapeTownTourism
@thebackpackcpt
@andrewboraine
@ctpartnership
@mediaSA
@MyCiTiBus
@Go_Metro
@alanwinde
@infectingthecit
@ChavonnesM
@capetwngreenmap
@CityofCT
@capecraftdesign
@mothercityhiker
@CTDiamondMuseum
@El_Burro
@Springnest
@dkay_online
@CapeTownMag
@kurt_a
@FalsebayCollege
@UWConline
@CapeTownTourism
@CPUT
@2OceansAquarium
@futurecapetown
@welovect
@TourismTrainCT

Recommended Listening (Radio and Podcasts)
Bush Radio@bushradio
Cape TalkListen Live@CapeTalk567
SAfm@SAfmRadio
A History of South Africa – Rodney Bray
Cape Day Tours – Rodney Bray
http://theassembly.co.za/radio@AssemblyRadio @MetropolistShow

Local News Sourcs
Cape Argus
Cape Times
Die Burger (Afrikaans language daily)
Cape Town Magazine

Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/sets/72157626518012882

Flickr Groups
Cape Town Live It Love It – Images from this group are automatically pulled on a feed to the Cape Town Tourism Blog, so are seen by more people in this way. We will also feature a ‘Flickr pic of the day’ from the group on the blog, and will select pictures for their quality. We will always attribute the photographer, will provide a link back to the photographer’s Flickr profile, and will inform photographers should their picture be selected to be featured in this way.

Cape Town Meetup
Two Oceans Aquarium

Cape Town Partnership
The Cape Town Partnership is a collaboration between the public and private sectors working together to develop, promote and manage Cape Town Central City.
http://www.capetownpartnership.co.za/re-introducing-you-to-the-cape-town-partnership
http://www.capetownpartnership.co.za/city-views/
@ctpartnership,
@SkyeGrove @Darksjokolade @ctpartnership
Slideshare

Blogs
AfrikaT
Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve Trails

Facebook
Cape Town Green Map

Slideshare
Cape Town Partnership
Responsible Cape Town
slow down, it’s cape town (3,000+ views)

YouTube
Kurt ackermann
Playlist of Cape Town Accents

Farmers Markets
Oranjezicht City Farm
http://www.southafrica.net/blog/en/posts/entry/cape-towns-city-farm-market-by-the-sea

Maps
http://afrikatourism.blogspot.com/2009/06/cape-town-green-map.html
http://www.capetowngreenmap.co.za
http://www.capetowngreenmap.co.za/second-edition-print-map

Bo Kaap
The Bo Kaap is a historic part of Cape Town and the oldest settlement of Malay people in South Africa. It has been a home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery.

Langa
http://www.capetown.travel/attractions/entry/Langa
http://www.capetown.travel/blog/entry/discovering-langa-a-photo-essay

Nearby: Wupperthal
WupperthalRooibos

Nearby: Intaka Island
Intaka Island, Century City

Cape Winelands
http://www.tourismcapewinelands.co.za

Indigenous Peoples
!Khwa ttu, the San Education and Culture Center, 70 kilometers northwest of Cape Town offers you the unique experience of being introduced to the world of the descendants of the first indigenous people of southern Africa. Located on the R27 on the West Coast, less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town. GPS coordinates: 33⁰21’44.55” S 18⁰16’14.12” E
http://www.khwattu.org/index.php?id=40
http://www.flickr.com/photos/methodus/sets/72157625624476874
Khwa ttu receives Fair Trade in Tourism certification

Webcam
capetownwebcam.com

Where to eat
San Julian Taco & Tequila, 3 Rose Street (Mexican food)
Relax with Dax – restaurant reviews
Dash, Queen Victoria Hotel, Portswood Ridge, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
http://www.eatout.co.za/Restaurants/8590/Cape-Town/Contemporary-French/Dash-Restaurant-and-Bar
https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Burro/159449044124894https://twitter.com/_El_Burro

Where to stay
Cape Town Airport Hotel
http://makazis.co.zahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/indlovuproject
Dongola Guest House
http://www.backpackers.co.zaflickr@thebackpackcptTacebookYoutubetripadvisor
Vineyard Hotel
http://www.oatlands.co.za

Travel Companies
AWOL Tours offers nature experiences, genuine cultural exchange and adventures by hiking and cycling in Cape Town.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/awoltours
Escape to the Cape – http://www.escapetothecape.co.za/ – run by Shaheed Ebrahim: Luxury tours at affordable prices. Shaheed won South African Tourism’s Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year (ETAYA) Award in 2012 and was featured on CNN Travel’s African Startups on 1 July, 2014: ‘Escape to the Cape, and share your photos while you drive. It was the first company in Cape Town to offer wireless connectivity on board its vehicles.

Sports
Western Province Rugbyfacebooktwitter
Two Oceans Marathon (April)

Photo blog
Green Point Stadium and Cape Town blog: The Soccer World Cup Stadium of Cape Town has been reconstructed at Green Point.

Cycling
Argus Cycle Tour (March)
@moonlightmass

Hikes
http://www.uncoverthecape.co.za/hiking-guide/hikes/lions-head/

Declarations
http://www.capetowndeclaration.org

Parks
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenpoint-Park-and-Biodiversity-Garden/179230205451783
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Silvermine-Nature-Reserve/148409198561724
http://futurecapetown.com/2013/11/cape-towns-company-gardens/#.VwYuzvl97IU

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Stephens_Wetland_Park

Accessible Travel
http://www.accessiblecapetown.com

Agriculture
http://www.soilforlife.co.za
http://www.ozcf.co.za
http://www.abalimi.org.za

Markets
The EarthFair Market (@
earthfairmarket) takes place Thursdays in St Georges Mall
Market Day at the Oranjezicht City Farm takes place Saturdays from 9am – 2pm
http://www.ozcf.co.za/food-dialogues
https://www.facebook.com/OZCFarm

Museums
Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum
https://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/5713631666
http://lwandle.com

The Iziko South African Museum, founded in 1825 and situated in the Company’s Garden, takes care of more than 1.5-million items of cultural and scientific significance.

@ChavonnesM

Airport
Cape Town International (CPT)

Transportation, Taxi Cabs, etc.
IRT Airport Shuttle to the CBD
http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/irt/Pages/default.aspx
http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/GreenGoal/Pages/TransportmobilityandaccessNew.aspx
http://www.expatcapetown.com/cape-town-buses.html
http://www.andrewboraine.com/2010/11/why-the-cape-town-airport-shuttle-isnt-working
Excite Taxis – metred cabs, 24-hour service http://http://www.excitetaxis.co.za@ExciteTaxis
Testimonial: (“This is my preferred service” – Martin Hatchuel, Tourism This Week)

Siteseeing Bus
Hop on Hop off City Sightseeing bus

Cape Town Station
Cape_Town_railway_station
Metrorail_Western_Cape
http://www.capemetrorail.co.za/

Bus
@MyCiTiBus

District Six
http://www.districtsix.co.za
District_Six

Universities
African Centre for Cities

Nearby: Darling
hellodarling.org.za

Wikipedia
Cape Town

Planeta.com

Cape Town

Cape Town’s Table Mountain

South Africa

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