Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge entries open! 

The scenery is spectacular.

Now in its 17th year, the popular Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge will once again offer something for all keen mountain bikers. 

On Saturday, 3 March 2018, the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge, previously held over two days, merges into one day of dirt and adrenaline highs on the challenging trails designed by Dirtopia’s Meurant Botha.

Elgin’s Apple Blossom Festival continues throughout October

The Apple Blossom Festival is a project of Elgin Valley

Just over an hour away from Cape Town, the apple farming district of Elgin is enjoying a month of spring celebrations with the Apple Blossom Festival.

Aside from the beauty of the green landscape covered in white seas of apple blossom, the area is warming up to summer with long lazy days of picnicking, wine-tasting, live music, honey infused menus, fynbos walks, child-friendly experiences, blossom trail runs and more.

Vineyard Hotel wins international sustainability award

Receiving the Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards in the Urban Category

Cape Town’s Vineyard Hotel announced winner of the international Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards in the Urban Category, at opening ceremony of 78th Skål World Congress in Hyderabad, India on 6 October.  

Three independent experts in sustainability, judged entrants from 28 countries according to a series of criteria including nature preservation, carbon offsetting, climate change mitigation, human rights protection, local employment, etc.
Judges were impressed with the sustainable journey the owners and management of the


Consumption remains too high at 607 million litres

WATER RATIONING UNDER WAY. Several key summer water-saving initiatives are set to kick off soon. 

The City’s focus is on local and international tourism especially, alongside the existing city-wide drought interventions. 
Dam storage levels are at 37,8%, with useable water at 27,8%.
  • Consumption remains too high at 607 million litres of collective usage per day.
  • Th

MyCiTi bus stops in Khayelitsha see the light

31 bus stops will be provided with lighting

The electrification of the permanent MyCiTi bus stops along the N2 Express routes in Khayelitsha has commenced. 

The MyCiTi N2 Express routes between Khayelitsha and the Civic Centre in the Cape Town central business district have become increasingly popular since the introduction of the first route in Khayelitsha East in July 2014 and the launch of the Khayelitsha West route in September 2015.
All in all, ther

Arch for the Arch unveiled in celebration of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s 86th birthday

Unveiling of the Arch for the Arch

Highlights of the speech delivered by the Cape Town’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille at the unveiling.

"We are honouring you, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, for your role in attaining our freedom and along with Mama Leah, for being a beacon of hope and a light that illuminated with compassion through the dark days of our unjust past.

Celebrate Garden Day on 15 October 2017

Invite family and friends around and celebrate your garden with them

Soil for the Soul has useful information and ideas about Garden Day in the Reliance Newsletter.


Most of the year we plant, water, weed and mulch – work, in other words. Garden Day is a time to toss down that spade, invite family and friends around, kick back and celebrate your garden with them.


New Faure and Swartklip waste drop-off facilities now open to the public

New drop-off sites opened to the public

Blue Downs, Mfuleni, Hillcrest Heights, Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain now have a much-needed site to dispose of their waste in a responsible and sustainable manner. 

The City of Cape Town’s new Faure and Swartklip drop-off sites are now open to the public.

Cape Town beaches a Blue Flag above the rest

Camps Bay: One of 10 Blue Flag beaches in Cape Town

The City of Cape Town has kicked sand in the eyes of other coastal cities and again boasts the highest number of Blue Flag beaches in the country.

Ten of the City’s beaches were given the status at an announcement made in Jeffrey’s Bay by the new National Minister of Tourism, Ms Tokozile Xasa.

Cape Town is prepared to avoid acute water shortages

Media briefing, 4 October 2017

Key aspects of Cape Town's Critical Water Shortages Disaster Plan. YOU can help avoid moving into the more drastic Phase 2 and Phase 3 action plans.

Highlights from statement by City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at a media briefing today, 4 October 2017. 
Due to the impacts of climate change and reduced annual average rainfall as we have again seen this past winter, the City of Cape Town has adopted a scenario called the New Normal where we are no l
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