Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town | on: October 24, 2011

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The FNB Whisky Live Festival, which runs from 2 to 4 November 2011 in Cape Town, is set to take both whisky aficionados and new whisky drinkers on a merry romp through the  origins, flavours and history of this alluring drink.

The Whisky Live Festival has already become the largest, liveliest and most entertaining whisky lifestyle show of its kind and there is no denying this international trend for whisky festivals as similar events are being held in London, Paris, New York, Belgium and Tokyo.

The festival promises to be as informative as it is entertaining this year, with the industry sending its distillers, master blenders and global brand ambassadors to present the whisky tasting workshops and give consumers a chance to meet the faces behind the brands.

Featuring more than 180 top brands, whisky education remains a key focus, giving festival goers an unmatched opportunity to discover the magic that goes into whisky making.

Festival visitors have 15 one hour whisky tasting workshops from which to choose. Hosted by international master distillers, global brand ambassadors, and whisky experts, they are a chance to taste whiskies not available in the main tasting hail or possibly South Africa. These lectures will run during the festival and be held in meeting rooms that hold 60 people.

The annual FNB Whisky Live Festival returns for its ninth year to The Cape Town International Convention Centre with a variety of ticket options available for purchase via the website. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly and organisers have suggested booking early to avoid disappointment.

So whether you’re a novice to the world of whisky, or a long time whisky connoisseur with the most discerning of palates, the 2011 FNB Whisky Live festival will offer something for everyone.

The Taj Cape Town provides luxury accommodation in Cape Town that you can enjoy the festival and stay safe. We arrange complimentary pick-up and drop-off to our guests who attend the festival. For those wanting to enjoy a cigar and whisky prior to the event, be sure to stop by our cigar lounge in the lobby.

Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town | on: October 20, 2011

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The 6th International Oriental Dance festival will be taking place in Cape from the 27th – 30th October 2011, where Cape Town belly dancers attempt to break a Guinness World Record.

The belly dancers will attempt to break a Guinness World Record for “Most people belly dancing simultaneously” which currently stands at 826 dancers and aims to put South African belly dancing on the world map.

The International Oriental Dance Festival in Cape Town is the largest event of its kind in Southern Africa. Hosted at the V&A Waterfront and will have visitors entranced with its multitude of flexible, curvaceous dancers and their striking attire.

With performers coming from Germany, France, Namibia, Czech Republic, Malaysia, England and from all over South Africa, 35 international and local belly dancing schools and studios are expected to tease Cape Town audiences

Wiggle and giggle aside, the whole event is organized by Ajsa Samia together with the Oriental Dance Theatre Palace of the Winds, a registered non-profit organisation, and is more importantly a charity event in aid of Saartjie Baartman Centre for abused  Women and Children in Athlone.

The Opening Gala Evening takes place on the 27th where, guests can enjoy performances by professional International and South African Oriental Dancers. On Friday the 28th,there will be a workshop day where one can learn from world’s best oriental dance teachers and performers.

The main event will be taking place over the weekend though when hundreds of belly dancers at all dance levels, from beginner’s to master, from all over the world will be performing between 10am and 6pm on both the 29th and 30th of October.

The Taj Cape Town provides its guests with complimentary transport to attractions within close proximity to the Hotel. It is close to the V&A Waterfront and many other unique Cape Town attractions.




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