Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events | on: October 8, 2014



We once again welcome the Hindu thanksgiving festival of Diwali and join in with people of all ages, from many different backgrounds around the world in ceremonies and celebrations.

Also known as the “Festival of Lights”, the ancient Hindu festival signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The festival is celebrated with lightings, crackers, colourful rangoli making, social gatherings and the sharing of sweets with loved ones.

Bombay Brasserie will provide a sumptuous setting for an unforgettable Diwali with a five-course lavish fine dining Diwali taste menu on offer.

The menu begins with an appetizer of lentil dumplings ‘Bhallas’ topped with yoghurt and mango chutney, a speciality from the streets of Old Delhi. The menu continues with a roasted yellow corn soup with turmeric popcorn as well as a tandoori-style ocean catch of Norwegian salmon or dill herb & garlic prawns.

A range of main course meals include: ‘Karoo’ Lamb cubes simmered in a delicate saffron curry; ‘Chicken Tikka Masala’ with vinegar shallots; sautéed spinach with golden fried garlic; and finally black lentils & kidney beans simmered overnight. An accompaniment of basmati rice and naan breads are also available throughout the main course.

This Diwali taste sensation ends with an assiette of desserts including ‘Morello’ cherry baked yoghurt, fennel seed Biscotti, Home Made ‘Kulfi’ Ice Cream with fruits, and hot ‘Gulab Jamuns’.

The Diwali Tasting Menu at the Bombay Brasserie will be available from the 20th until the 25th of October 2014 from 18h30 until 22h00 and is priced at R495 per person and R750 when paired with proudly South African wines. Complimentary Diwali sweets and Diwali décor will be on display in the Jiva Spa and Lobby Lounge.

We would like to wish a very happy Diwali and a magnificent “Festival of Lights” to all of our guests from the Taj Cape Town team.

The Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in Cape Town in heart of the city centre and is renowned for its lavish fine dining Indian menus at the Bombay Brasserie. For more information on our Bombay Brasserie Diwali tasting menu or to make a booking, please feel free to contact us at:

Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Events,Hotel | on: October 1, 2014



Taj Cape Town has once again set the gold standard for ultra-luxury, inner-city accommodation, after winning the prestigious Best Hotel award in the 2014 SATOA Awards.

SATOA is a leading professional non-profit travel and tourism association formed in 1982 to promote travel to Africa and the Indian Ocean. The organization has gained a reputation for bringing sub-Saharan African and Indian Ocean industry movers and shakers together while encouraging an exchange of ideas on improving tourism to the region. SATOA’s membership spans airlines, tour operators, travel agents and luxury accommodation providers in the United Kingdom, Africa and the Indian Ocean.

On the 18th of September, the much anticipated 3rd annual SATOA awards celebrated the ‘Best of the Best’ as nominated and voted by these member and travel industry partners with judging independent of SATOA. Of the eight categories in this year’s contested competition, the award winners all represented the pinnacle of service excellence in recognition of the outstanding achievements made by the very best in Southern Africa travel.

Taj Cape Town is proud to have secured top honours against a competitive field after winning the award for the Best Hotel over 20 rooms at the Award Ceremony held in London. This prestigious award is a fine addition to the Hotel’s growing list of accolades and a shining example of the Hotel’s stellar performance on the international stage.

From the neighbouring Houses of Parliament and St George’s Cathedral to Cape Town’s National Library, Art Gallery’s and Museum’s, Taj Cape Town’s strong relationship with Cape Town’s rich heritage and cultural history immediately sets the Hotel apart. The proud product of a meticulous refurbishment of the South African Reserve Bank and the Temple Chambers, later becoming the B.O.E Building, Taj Cape Town has transformed two of Cape Town’s grandest heritage buildings into a Cape Town’s finest luxury hotel.

The Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in Cape Town in heart of the city centre and is within walking distance to most tourist attractions, shopping outlets, bustling restaurants and nightlife.




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