Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Hotel | on: April 24, 2014

Inspired by traditional Indian healing wisdom, the philosophy of Jiva Spa is inherently rooted in India’s ancient approach to wellness.

Each carefully recreated treatment is drawn on the rich and ancient wellness heritage of India to unfold a holistic path for a truly calming experience. Signature Experiences are exclusive to Jiva Spas and have been carefully recreated from the fabled lifestyle and culture of Indian royalty and the healing therapies that embrace Indian spirituality.

Traditional therapies also inspired by this rich heritage of India are made available as well as the chance to indulge in the relaxing, exfoliating and nourishing properties of our scrubs and wraps. These wraps have each been exclusively prepared from the natural goodness of fresh fruits, vegetables, Indian herbs, sea salts and pure essential oils.

For specially tailored spa treatments suited to a visitors exclusive needs the Jiva Grande Spa Manager is delighted to assist visitors with a ‘Spa Indulgence’ – as many treatments as is liked, for as many hours or days as is needed.

Trained experts, using exclusive natural products in a fresh and harmonious design setting, guides guests to a path of ultimate relaxation. Meaningful rituals and ceremonies suffused this inner journey for an enlivening experience.

The Vishuddi Detox Signature Treatment is currently available at R 1400 per person until the end of April 2014. This two hour treatment consists of exfoliation performed using silk gloves to stimulate the circulation of blood, lymph and energy. As a result, the body eliminates the impurities gained in daily life. Visitors are warmly cocooned within a traditional Indian herb wrap followed by a full body lymphatic drainage massage leaving them in an optimum state of well-being.

The Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in Cape Town and is home to the Jiva Grande Spa. For more information and bookings, contact: or see a complete list of treatments in our gorgeous Jiva Grande Spa Brochure.

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Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Cape Town,Hotel | on: October 11, 2013


In the wake of the collaboration between Taj Cape Town and The World of First Growths Wine List unveiling at the hotel, a series of wines considered to be the most sought-after in the world is now available for the enjoyment of our guests and visitors to the hotel.

Taj Cape Town is now one of the only locations in Africa where the bespoke list comprising 18 of the top performing vintages from the best wine-producing countries in the world.

The launch of this special wine list offers local and international visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy these very rare and special wines, which are stored in ideal conditions and professionally served. Among this list of unique and legendary wine are six of South Africa’s most illustrious vintages.

The legendary wines featured on the list include:

Château Mouton (1996 and 2006 vintages)

It was the de Brane family, who owned the estate from 1720 to 1830, that allegedly introduced the Cabernet Sauvignon vine to Bordeaux and established the reputation of this formidable wine. The wine was promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé in 1973, the only Bordeaux estate ever to have been promoted within the 1855 Classification.

Heitz Martha’s Vineyard (1991 vintage)

This Cabernet has the most esteemed history of any single vineyard wine in the Napa Valley. The Heitz Wine Cellars pioneered the use of French oak in the maturation cellar while Joe Heitz, the man behind the wine, is considered the first to champion the single vineyard designation in the US. At one stage, his wines were widely to be the greatest ever made in America.

Penfolds Grange (1980 and 1982 vintages)

Arguably Australia’s most famous wine, undeniably its most collectable and officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia, Grange demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia.

MvemveRaats (MR) de Compostella (2011 vintage)

A cuvee of five vine varieties (with Cabernet Franc being the predominant), this award-winning South African wine is created on the premise that each of its component parts is able to stand alone as a single varietal wine. The wines are tasted blind after one year in the barrel and the blend is then constructed in descending percentages, from the highest ranking down.

Château Pétrus (1947, 1988, 1999 and 2001 vintages)

Pétrus is one of a trio of wines from the Right Bank of Bordeaux that now sell at astronomical prices, particularly the older vintages. The wine’s high price tag is attributed to its outstanding quality as well as its scarcity – each vintage comprises only 2,500 cases.

Epicurean (2007 vintage

A very limited Bordeaux style blend (only 2 700 bottles are produced) raised in French oak barrique in the famous cellars of Rupert & Rothschild in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Vergelegen V (2008 vintage)

In some way it is inappropriate to speak of New World Wine when referring to Vergelegen V, as wine production started on this South African estate as early as 1700. It was under the stewardship of Anglo-American, however, that wine production came into its own at Vergelegen. The first vintage was harvested in 1992 and within ten years the estate was recognized as producing some of South Africa’s finest wines, among them this this exceptional single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.

Taj Cape Town is pleased to present guests with the unique opportunity to try not only the very best in South African wine, but to compare these with a unique selection of offerings from the globe’s most iconic estates. These wines are so scarce that many guests may never have the chance to ever taste them.

Taj Cape Town provides stylish accommodation in Cape Town in the historic heart of the Mother City. Written by hand and bound in white leather, the Taj-First Growths Wine List is presented separately to the hotel’s regular wine offering and includes full pedigree and tasting notes of each vintage.

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