whats on

#TheNightHarvest

Pull into The Night Harvest this Friday, 6 March, for the best Freeride MTB & BMX the Southern Hemisphere has to offer. 2015 is already framing up to be one of the biggest, most badass years for two-wheeled, pedal-powered action with Africa’s largest dirt jump competition growing into the Monster it is today. A number of local and international pro’s will be wall-riding, tail-whipping and back-flipping their way through the freshly rebuilt Potato Trails in Hout Bay. (more…)

#UltimateX

This is a call for all Adrenaline Junkies, Extreme Stunt Enthusiasts and Action Sports Fanatics. Ultimate X 2015 is set to take the backflips, tail whips and superman seat grabs to a whole new level as it lifts the roof off their new playground at the Grand Arena (GrandWest Casino)  this weekend – 27th and 28th February. Cape Town, are you ready for South Africa’s Premiere Action Sport Festival to blow your mind? (more…)

#HeritageDay

Heritage day has to be one of my favourite days of the year. A day where all South Africans get together to celebrate our rich heritage and the diversity of our rainbow nation. Most of us celebrate this through uniting around a fire and having a good ‘ol braai with family and friends. This #HeritageDay, Durbanville Hills Wines is having a relaxed Braai Day on their estate. They welcome all Proudly South African souls to come enjoy the live music, breathtaking views, award-winning wine and of course, the delicious aroma of meat on the braai.
Durbanville Hills restaurant will be preparing a variety of gourmet boerewors rolls fresh from the braai at R35, each served with some creative, interesting toppings. They will also be open for breakfast and lunch offering an la carte menu. The tasting room will be open from 10.00 until 15.00 and live music will be available from 11.00 until 14.00.
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Bring your family and friends and come enjoy this momentous day stretched-out under the olive grove with a glass of wine enjoying the panoramic vista of Table Mountain, the vineyards and rolling hills.
For more information you can follow them on Twitter @DHillsWine or check out their website www.durbanvillehills.co.za. Follow @CPT_Girl on Twitter and use the hashtag #CPTBucketList to find out more Proudly South African activities you can get up to this upcoming Heritage Day.

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#Earthdance

This weekend, 20-21 September, the Cape Town Trance Community welcomes the first official festival of the season: #Earthdance. This music festival has moved venues and will now take place at the good ol’ Nekkies-Resort in Worcester, only an hour drive from the Mother City.  Every year Earthdance holds over 500 events in 80 different countries worldwide and shares a vision between like-minded people to come together and celebrate life through the non-stop doof-doof beating of trance whilst stomping away with flowers in their hair and the earth below their feet.

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This trance party is enjoyed by all – newbies are welcome, as long as they show peace, love unity and respect to fellow stompers. This is a good jol for first timers because the Earthdance followers are known to be a great bunch.  This year the legendary festival’s theme is ‘Transformation’ which is being embraced in many ways. Earthdance has reason to boast, with the incredible line-up they have in store for the Cape psy-fanatics: 2 days and 1 night with 3 stages, playing trance, techno or mellow vibes.  The incredible PsyMedia Crew has put together a banger of a set – just under 17 hours long. This SoundCloud playlist features old and new music from internationals Lost & Found, Audioform and  Tristan, as well as locals Prefix, D-Sciple, Chabunk, Silo & Humerous,  Kalahari Kris, Zezia and Disco Volante. 

Since its inception in 1997, Earthdance events all over the world simultaneously join together in the Prayer for Peace – a powerful moment of coherent intention. At 1am on Sunday morning all parties link via the “Prayer for Peace” meditation, a song that is played at all events at exactly the same time, connecting all party-goers at every Earthdance in solidarity for Peace. How cool?

This is a trance party so don’t forget to be organised, a sleeping bag and tent is an absolute must or a friend with those items would come in handy! There will be clean ablution facilities and a strong security presence but all valuables need to be locked away at all times. There are many craft and food stores. No glass is allowed, so decantering of beverages is necessary before entry. There will be a fully-stocked cash bar to keep the masses hydrated!

Pre-sale tickets are R320 at selected retail outlets or R330 through Quicket.co.za. Tickets will also be available at the gate at R350 for the full weekend pass or R200 for some Sunday Funday from 8am on Sunday.  50% of profits sold at the door are donated to charities addressing peace, sustainability, and social justice. Earthdance Cape Town has donated close to 1.5 Million Rand over it’s existence, lets join together and show the rest of the world what our community is capable of,

So whether you are a newbie or a regular stomper, checking out #Earthdance 2014 is an absolute must. Grab a couple of friends and take a spontaneous road trip to the beautiful green lands of Worcester for some fun in the sun. Checking out the vibe amongst the Cape Town Trance Community is a must for your #CPTBucketList.

#MoonlightMass

#Moonlightmass has made riding bikes in Cape Town cool since 2012. Starting out as a social experiment, creators Daniel Graham and Elad Kirshenbaum had no idea that their initial tweet proposing the idea, would lead to up to a thousand Capetonians gathering at the Green Point Circle every full moon, for a night bike ride through the streets of the Mother City.

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#MandelaDay

Mandela Day is internationally recognised and is celebrated every 18 July, our former late president’s birthday.  People are encouraged to devote 67 minutes of their time to help others and/or support their local community. The symbolism of the 67 minutes is one minute for every year our Tata Madiba spent fighting for the rights of humanity.

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My CPT Bucket List

#CPTBucketList

A Bucket List is defined as a list of things to do before you die which originates from the term “kicked the bucket”

This is going to be the theme for my blog. I want my blog posts to inspire my fellow Capetonians to join me and explore the most beautiful city in the world: Cape Town. There are adventures which lie around every corner whether it be paragliding over our world renowned beaches, going to a music festival or even sitting in a coffee shop on Long Street enjoying our culturally rich and diverse city.

Something that has always confused me a little is when chatting to fellow Capetonians, I have noticed that we all have a yearning desire to travel the world but the question I ask myself is: why travel to the ends of the earth to seek adventure when it lies in our very own back yard? Recently, The New York times voted Cape Town as the Number One  Place to Go in 2014 as well as us all being very aware of the fact that Cape Town has been awarded Design Capital of the Year.

I urge everyone to create a Bucket List. This Bucket List will act as a blue print to your goals & dreams. As the months and years tick by, so will the activities on your list. No matter how small or big they may be, put them down – you never know when the opportunity may present itself!  I also ask you to share your idea’s with me, I am always up for something new and to learn from your experiences.

We live in a holiday destination, lets explore it!

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