Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Accommodation,Activities,Hotel | on: July 21, 2014



For discerning guests who value the comfort, opulence and timeless style which are the hallmarks of the Taj Cape Town experience, the Hästens suite is a must when visiting Cape Town.

The Taj and Hästens brands have long been the global benchmark for luxury and high quality in the hospitality industry for more than a century.  The Hästens Suite at Taj Cape Town best represents this ethos of surrounding guests with superb quality.

The family-owned company has been producing top-quality beds since the 1800s with the belief that beauty and functionality should go hand-in-hand.  In a world of mass-produced beds, Hästens stands alone in its belief that there is only one way to create a true masterpiece. A team of skilled craftsmen have hand-crafted each bed in their historic facility in Köping, Sweden for more than 150 years.

Each handmade bed is also built bespoke to fit personal specifications using the finest natural materials from sustainably resourced cotton, woo and flax to genuine, hypoallergenic horsehair.  Carefully selected Swedish pine – growing at a natural pace for maximum strength – and steel combine to provide the ultimate in comfort, support, quality and durability.

These natural materials results in Hästens beds offering a deeper, natural sleep which is more restorative and rejuvenating. Each product represents the Hästens passion for giving the world the best bed, and therefore the best sleep and a belief in the natural energy, improved mood, and greater health and happiness which benefits the truly rested.

Hästens have been purveyors to the Swedish Royal Court since 1952 and in 2010 Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces purchased a bed from Hästens for the Taj Mahal Palace’s Tata Presidential Suite prior to President Barack Obama’s arrival at the hotel. The Hästens store in Beverly Hills also sells vast amounts of Hästens to undisclosed celebrities and Hästens has even become a status symbol in Scandinavia, with bedroom doors left ajar simply to show off the iconic blue stripes which are unique to the brand.

The superior quality and meticulous attention to detail which goes into every Hästens bed is available to guests of Taj Cape Town who book our Hästens suite, the first of its kind in Africa.

The Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in Cape Town in heart of the city centre. Guests of Taj Cape Town are welcome to enjoy a quintessential luxury experience and the best night of sleep in our dedicated Hästens suite. Contact for further information.

Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Cuisine | on: June 4, 2014


Father’s Day is a day to honour our fathers for everything they have done for us, a day to express our gratitude towards our dads for all their love and support.

The Taj Cape Town is pleased to invite all fathers to a relaxed Jazz brunch at Mint, the Local Grill which, in association with Land Rover South Africa, will present an unforgettable Father’s Day on 15 June 2014.

Father’s and their loved ones will be treated to a special Whiskey cocktail when they arrive to the sounds of a live Jazz Saxophonist. Dads can then register and receive their lucky draw tickets for various Land Rover prizes and experiences whilst enjoying their pre-lunch refreshments.

Executive Sous Chef, Mark Smith is preparing a 3 Course Choice menu, featuring items specially created for dad, such as; Southern fried chicken wings with avocado salsa, Beef Carpaccio with fresh basil pesto, Cured Salmon with roasted beetroot salad; Homemade beef burgers topped with chunky blue cheese, crispy bacon and mushrooms; West Coast Sole with lemon caper butter. Delectable desserts will also include warm Malva pudding with homemade custard, Koeksisters with Milk Tart ice cream, warm chocolate pudding with French vanilla ice cream.

At 13h30, Chef will do the honours and pull the various winning tickets from the chef’s hat. Land Rover South Africa has generously arranged for numerous prizes and adrenalin injecting experiences with options including Land Rover gift packs, a day of sand duning in the stylish Land Rover Evoque, an off-road 4×4 expedition in a Land Rover Defender, driving courses through Stellenbosch or tickets to a Super 15 rugby game at Newlands Stadium with three friends.

The Father’s day Jazz Lunch will be taking place at Mint, the Local Grill from 12h00 on Sunday, 15 June with a choice menu at R295 per person.  This Father’s Day promises to be one Dad will never forget, so spoil him with an appetizing brunch, soulful jazz and the chance of a lifetime at Mint, the Local Grill.

The Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in Cape Town in heart of the city centre. The Taj Cape Town would like to invite all dads and families to join us in celebrating this Father’s Day with Mint, the Local Grill and Land Rover South Africa.

To reserve a booking for the Father’s Day Brunch in Mint, The Local Grill, please contact Taj Cape Town at or telephone; 021 819 2000.




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