The World Design Capital – An Ideal Place For Inspiration

An unknown fact to many is that The Mother City was voted the World Design Capital in 2004. The WDC is run every second year and as per their website, recognises the accomplishments of cities that are truly leveraging design as a tool to improve the social, cultural and economic life of cities, throughout a yearlong program of design-related events. The J&B Met, held annually at the Kenilworth Racecourse, is a perfect example of this, as 2016 saw the haute couture equestrian event come to life with a theme of “A Rare Blend”. Bidders staked their claims, while fashionistas strutted their stuff alongside well-groomed ponies. Music from local artists blared over the speakers and it was considered a great day out for all.

For those who like to experience the crisp, clean air of Cape Town, from nothing more than a bicycle seat, clad-in spandex, the Cape Town Cycle Tour (formerly the Cape Argus) is the largest timed cycling event in the world. Mapping out 109km of the Cape Town’s roads, from the Misty Hills of Scarborough to Muizenburg and Chapman’s Peak, this tour is attended by over 35 000 riders annually, including foreigners.

Tourists, celebrities, and even locals based in other areas of South Africa tend flock to this location, and with all that it has to offer it is clear as to why.

Simon’s Town is now in effect a suburb of greater Cape Town

 

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