Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events | on: September 17, 2014

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Taj Cape Town is located in the heart of the inner city of Cape Town where history and culture meets natural beauty and adventure can be found within a few minutes’ walk or a short taxi ride away.

History And Culture

For the historic and culturally minded, the city centre has historical monuments, museums and cultural attractions with Iziko Museums of South Africa operating 11 national museums, the Planetarium and the Social History Centre as well as three collection-specific libraries in Cape Town.

Much of South Africa’s rich political history can be found in Cape Town, including the Robben Island Museum which from the 17th to the 20th centuries served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment.  Many indigenous African leaders, Muslim leaders, Dutch and British soldiers and anti-apartheid activists, including South Africa’s first democratic President, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela spent time on this island prison turned world heritage site.

Vast Natural Beauty

Cape Town can also accommodate nature-lovers looking for magnificent views, one-of-a-kind flora and wild life. Cape Town is rich in natural beauty including stunning views from one of the official New 7 Wonders of Nature – Table Mountain. The flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city is home to a variety of activities including an abundance of excellent hiking trails, mountain biking and bird watching.

Closer to the inner city is the Company’s Gardens which has been enjoyed by visitors for the sheer beauty of its flora and the allure of its historic setting since it was proclaimed for public use in 1848. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing walk through the gardens as they take in over 8 000 species of plants or the many sites including the oldest cultivated pear tree in South Africa, a rose garden designed and built in 1929 and the Dellville Wood Memorial Garden.

The Boulders Penguin Colony in Simons Town is also home to a unique and endangered land-based colony of African Penguins. This colony is one of only a few in the world, and the site has become famous and a popular international tourist destination with three pristine beaches and a penguin viewing area with three boardwalks within a few metres of the 2122 birds that call the colony their home

Live The Adventure

The Mother City also has a great collection of adrenalin pumping adventure tours for the extreme sports enthusiast. From Great White shark cage diving in Gansbaai harbour to sand boarding in the incredible dunes nature reserve situated just a short distance from central Cape Town – Cape Town has it all.

More extreme adventure seekers can experience tandem skydiving, paragliding from Lions Head and Signal Hill, abseiling off Table Mountain or even sea kayaking through the warm waters of False Bay. Downhill Adventures Mountain Biking day trips are also carefully designed to offer guests of all experience levels a challenging, fun-filled experience.

The Welcoming City

Much of beautiful Cape Town can be seen on the exciting Hop On Hop Off tours available, including a Red City Tour and a Blue Mini Peninsula Tour as well. Taj Cape Town’s professional City Specialist Guides and Concierge teams are also ready to introduce to you the highlights and little known gems.

Discover the historic, beautiful and exhilarating Mother City with Taj Cape Town.

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.

 
 
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Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Accommodation,Activities,Cape Town,Cuisine,Events | on: September 12, 2014

 

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The year end is a time for celebrating achievements and successes after wrapping up a year of of hard work. Whatever your year-end party or function requirements are, Taj Cape Town can accommodate all styles to make your end of the year celebration one to remember.

With seven function venues found on the first floor of Taj Cape Town, all beautifully restored, featuring natural light and subtle elegant finishing’s and 2 spectacular meetings and events space located adjacent to the hotel, The Reserve at Taj Cape Town, are the perfect spaces to create a lavish cocktail party or sophisticated Year End event.

Our private venues can accommodate all styles of exclusive events for between 6 and 400 guests and includes such spectacular venues as:

The Vault

Built in the 1920s as a walk-in vault for the African Banking Corporation, The Vault below the Reserve at Taj Cape Town is an ideal venue for year end business lunches, wine tastings, themed banquets and a variety of extraordinary year end functions. Guests can also experience food and wine pairing, whisky tasting, cocktail events and more for a year end event with a difference.

Bombay Brasserie

Indian cuisine comes alive in the imaginative and dramatic setting of the luxurious Bombay Brasserie. Private and corporate 3 course and 2 course lavish lunches are available at the award winning restaurant with a minimum of 15 guests per seating and may be booked for exclusive use during lunch time.

Twankey Bar

Open from Monday to Friday from 07h00 until late, and Saturday from 14h00 until late, the Twankey Bar is the ideal venue for any informal get-together or party. Event organisers can choose from a variety of sumptuous tapas or pre-order a tailor-made menu for a specific occasion. Up to 30 guests can be accommodated for an exclusive year-end celebration on the mezzanine level or up to 120 guests for a private celebration.

The year end is also the time to treat or reward those around you. Our Jiva Grande Spa now also offers guests the opportunity to experience a year of ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation with our Jiva Grande Spa Gift Vouchers. Purchase 10 of these beautifully presented vouchers for a tempting selection of treatments at the spa and we will delight you with 2 complementary vouchers.

Event organisers looking to book and confirm before the 31st September will receive 20% discount on venue hire and those booking a private event for 30 or more guests will receive one-night complimentary accommodation for 2 persons in a luxury room at Taj Cape Town including breakfast.  These special accommodation rates are available for all year-end events and Taj Gift vouchers are available for Jiva Grande Spa and Restaurant experiences.

From authentic Indian dinner experiences and lunch buffets to wine galleries and unique events venues, Taj Cape Town as the perfect space for your year end events.

The Taj Cape Town offers luxury accommodation in Cape Town in heart of the city centre and a variety of year end event venues as well as such fine dining establishments as Bombay Brasserie, Twankey Bar and Mint, the Local Grill.

Click here to view our meeting and events capacity sheet or for more information or to view the venue, contact: sales.capetown@tajhotels.com

 
 
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