Picture: Rayno Lourens

For the month of February, IOL is inviting our readers to tell us who they love and why to stand a chance of winning amazing prizes in our #MyHeart competition.

Our next winner is Rayno Lourens, who submitted the following entry.

My love is my Mother City... 

Cape Town, my home town, is my love
My all, I love it so much.
With the beauty that surrounds it and the many things to do…
The ocean and the sandy shores
You can even see some wrecks Lawrence Green wrote about ages ago…

Sunshine and new year’s Bands
The mother city in all its splendour,
Cricket at Newlands Sports Grounds,
Don’t forget the Sevens Rugby at Cape Town stadium
The fanwalk – fantastic walk!

Body boarding at Fish Hoek Beach…
Spotting Buffel the lovely Elephant seal – he is just visiting and enjoying his time…
Best coffees and bookshops you can find…
Running on Sea Point Promenade is always fun - followed by an icy cold lemonade at Mojo Food Market Sea Point is always refreshing.

Hiking up Table Mountain via Platteklip Gorge, the cable car always a treat…
Magnificent Kirstenbosch with the secret bath…
The Red Sightseeing tour buses is such a feast.
Going up to see and hear the noon gun weekdays
The Two Oceans Aquarium
V & A Waterfront the best place for tourists as well as locals.

Blouberg Beach to cool down with that special ice cream with a bubble gum in the cone…
The best photographs from Table Mountain taken from here! (photo attached - taken by myself). 
Cycling the Cape Town Cycle Tour, the biggest individually timed race in the world…
Running the Two Oceans and Cape Town Marathon.

Angling alongside the sandy beaches of the Strand…
Eating fish and chips at Kalk Bay Harbour.
Taking a train trip to Simons’s Town, exploring this old quaint town.
A visit to the penguin’s at Boulders Beach is a must.

All of this are doable and won’t cost an arm or a leg
Enjoy your Mother Town
And yes, there is no question , Cape Town, 
my home town, the Mother City, is my love.

How to enter:

Tell us who you love and why. The IOL team is passionate about news for the heart of South Africa and we want to hear about who holds your heart. Whether it's the love of your life, your BFF, your cat, your mom, your boss or your second-removed cousin on your grandmother's side, we want to know why you appreciate them so much.

If you are our pick for the best story of the day, you will win one of our amazing prizes and be entered into the grand prize draw.

So send an email to [email protected] telling us your #MyHeart story.

You can also DM us on Facebook or Twitter, or tag us on Instagram.

Or download our app on Android or IOS and use our MOJO feature to send us your entry.

TIP: The more words the better, and if you have pics and videos, you can send that too. 

The competition runs from February 1 to 28.

Winners will be notified by March 1.

Winners will be notified by email or phone, so please send us your contact details with your entry.

Competition Rules:

Selected story entries, pictures and videos will be published on iol.co.za and our social media pages. The winners' names will be published on our website and social media pages.

Your privacy is important to us. When you enter a competition with us, we ask for your name, email address and mobile number. We use email addresses to notify winners to let them know they have won a prize. We use the mobile numbers provided in order to contact the winner and for prize delivery.

The competition is only open to people residing in South Africa.

Employees of Independent Media, the sponsors & their agents, or any company associated with the competition & their immediate families are not eligible to enter. • Prizes are not redeemable for cash. •  The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. •  Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged. • The entrant accepts that entry to the competition does not constitute a contract or any form of legal commitment between the entrant and IOL.