Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Uncategorized | on: June 20, 2014


South African Tourism is making preparations for the Lilizela Tourism Awards, now in its second year as the premier travel and tourism competition which celebrates tourism business excellence.

The Lilizela Tourism Awards recognises and rewards tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to grow South Africa’s global destination competitiveness. Drawn from an Nguni word which means to ululate: an act of congratulations when someone has done something well, the uniquely African Lilizala Awards distinguishes itself from the mainstream. From delivering a world class product to providing unmatched service, these awards celebrate excellence, creativity and innovation across a range of categories.

While entries for the 2014 Lilizela Tourism Awards have been open since the 1st of March, a large number of ‘last minute’ enquiries has necessitated the granting of an extension of deadline in order to offer tourism business owners nation-wide a fair chance of being recognised. The extension allows more time for those who have only just discovered this opportunity to be recognised for their service to the South African tourism industry and a chance to participate in the prestigious awards programme. To ensure that these deserving pockets of excellence are not left out, the entry date for the Lilizela Tourism Awards has been extended to the 30th of June 2014 with consumer voting closing on 13 July.

This extension also allows more time for consumers to participate in the decision making process and award organisers themselves invite all to get involved, comment and vote for the best tourism experiences and products in South Africa. Panels of knowledgeable and experienced tourism professionals are set to adjudicate each category in the awards but consumers are reminded that their votes will count when it comes to awarding these establishments.

All finalists and nominees will receive a certificate of excellence with the winner of each category receiving a prestigious South African Lilizela Awards trophy. Winners will be announced at the Lilizela Tourism Awards ceremony during Tourism month September.

Taj Cape Town is pleased to announce that we will be participating in the Lilizela Awards this year and would like to invite friends, fans and guests of the hotel to please vote for our establishment.

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.

Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events,Uncategorized | on: November 6, 2013

Salt aficionada, Chef Craig Cormack will be joining forces with Mint, the Local Grill this November to present an evening of sheer elegance and delicious food artistry – The Fleur du Cap Wine and Exotic Salt Dinner.

Chef Craig Cormack’s unique take on food and wine pairings with artisanal salts from around the world will take guests of this unique dinner offering on a taste journey which is as much art as it is science.

Given that salt generally breaks down wine, an understanding of how a mineral like salt works with the compounds in a wine to bring out the best flavour in each, is what Craig finds exciting about this unique offering. With some 140 different types of salt in the world the challenge of these pairings has always been to complement rather than dominate the wine, making the wine texture richer or smoother.

Craig Cormack is perhaps the first chef in the world to pair different salts with food and wine by designing dishes not only to achieve a particular flavour, but as the perfect taste partner for an individual wine.

View the full The Fleur du Cap Wine and Exotic Salt Dinner Menu.

Canapés of Kala Namak salted popcorn and Khoisan ­baked salt cheese straws along with a welcome drink of Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chardonnay will start the evening off, followed by a three course meal of unique wine and salt pairings.

The first course consists of Salmon two ways served on a salt block with a wine pairing of Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc and Margarita Sorbet. Braised brisket of beef, choucroute, dauphinoise potatoes and beef broth is served as the second course with a Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon wine paring. The dinner then concludes with a third course trio of sweet and salty treats paired with Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest.

The Fleur du Cap Wine and Exotic Salt Dinner will take place at Mint, the Local Grill on Thursday, 28 November 2013. The dinner is priced at R295 per person and guests are encouraged to arrive at 19h00 for 19h30. To book your seats for the Fleur du Cap Wine and Exotic Salt Dinner call +27(0)21 819-2000 or email the restaurants reservations team at

Taj Cape Town provides stylish accommodation in Cape Town this festive season. Ample secure parking for any of our venues is available in Mandela Rhodes Place adjacent to the hotel with the parking entrance located in Burg Street, off Wale Street.




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