Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events | on: March 3, 2015

The perfect tea experience has been a long standing tradition with Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces, a practice which is honoured at Taj Cape Town through our famous afternoon tea offerings.

Guests of the hotel can currently enjoy a lazy afternoon sampling local delights with our luxurious afternoon tea offerings while lounging amidst the magnificent marble pillars of our elegant Lobby Lounge.  Our Summer Afternoon Tea offering includes delightful summer berries, flavourful macaroons and zesty lemon meringue tarts alongside freshly baked scones with whipped cream and local strawberry jam. There is also a savoury offering which includes freshly baked individual quiches or exotic fold-over pies filled with Tandoori chicken. Our Afternoon Tea experience is available daily in the hotel’s Lobby Lounge between 14h00 and 17h00 at a cost of R195 per person including loose leaf teas and locally brewed coffee.

For the next five weeks, Taj Cape Town will be running a weekly competition for our Twitter followers and this week’s Taj indulgence is our Summer Afternoon Tea Experience for two!

All you need to do to enter is follow Taj Cape Town on twitter at @tajcapetown and tweet:

“I want to win an Afternoon Tea for two at @tajcapetown #TWI”

Discover a world of indulgence and WIN with Taj Cape Town.

Taj Cape Town provides luxury accommodation in Cape Town and hosts a number of fine dining events in its highly acclaimed restaurants and venues.  For more information and bookings, contact:

Terms and Conditions

This booking is non transferable and subject to availability, and excludes 25 December – 05 January, February (Mining Indaba / Opening of Parliament, Budget Speech, Presidents Speech to the nation, Design Indaba), International Jazz Festival dates (27-29 March 2015), Public Holidays and is valid until the 30 September 2015.

To redeem this, simply call reservations on +27 (0)21 819 2000 or email, quoting the prize reference number. Kindly remember to present this prize letter upon check-in.

Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events | on: February 9, 2015



The Opening of Parliament in Cape Town and the State of the Nation Address will once again fill the heart of the city with the political elite.

Coinciding with the Opening of Parliament, this key event in the South African political calendar has become a tradition as the Mother City briefly transforms the Cape Town city centre into the networking capital of South Africa.

Completed in 1885, the South African Parliament building is famed for many country-changing events including, the sitting of the first truly democratic South African Parliament led by Nelson Mandela. The building itself, with its central dome and Corinthian porticos and pavilions, is opposite Taj Cape Town and lies in the uppermost corner of the Company’s Gardens, with an entrance on Parliament Street. The National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces will be welcomed to the Mother City for the Opening of Parliament on the 12th of February 2015.

Along with the politically famous faces, a parade of high fashion ensembles and haute couture attire will grace the city centre. The Cape Field Artillery will also be in attendance as the Ceremonial Gun Troop, which maintains several 25 pounder guns, will fire them during the annual Opening of Parliament. Onlookers should also keep an eye out for the South African Air Force fly-over during the opening ceremonies.

A longer rush hour and added congestion is to be expected within the Cape Town CBD as several road closures and parliamentary security measures are planned. Taj Cape Town would like to extend an invitation to avoid the increase in traffic caused by the State of the Nation Address and join us for a relaxed evening at the Twankey Bar.

With the large street-side windows and plush comfortable décor, our Twankey Bar is the best vantage point from which to view the Opening of Parliament and accompanying parade. The Twankey Bar is famed for its fresh oysters (shucked to order), perfectly poured cocktails, local craft beers and tapas style small plates.

Guests can enjoy an evening of live music at the Twankey Bar or, for a more relaxed evening, join us in the hotel’s elegant Lobby Lounge for a selection of loose leaf teas, freshly brewed coffee or our biltong and brandy offer.

Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in the heart of the Mother City and is home to Cape Town’s premier banqueting and events venue – The Reserve at Taj Cape Town – as well as the best view of the Opening of Parliament processions – The Twankey Bar – on the corner of Wale Street  and Adderley Street.




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