Christmas is a time for giving and this year, Taj Cape Town and Guests will once again be accumulating gifts for the Amy Biehl Foundation.
The Amy Biehl Stationery Drive at Taj Cape Town was a great success last festive season and it is with great pride that we will once more be collecting stationery from guests, staff and the public which will be donated to school starters aged 5-8.
For those discovering this wonderful organization for the first time, the Amy Biehl Foundation has empowered 5-18 year old youth in the impoverished townships of Cape Town for over 20 years. Reaching over 1,500 youngsters every day, the foundation works tirelessly to give hope and a brighter future with healthy alternatives to the negative influences of poverty, substance abuse, gangsterism, violence and crime.
These educational and cultural activities have afforded many students the opportunity to unlock their creative talent and take their first steps towards becoming future leaders and entrepreneurs for South Africa. To this end any stationery and educational items such as colouring books, flash cards, crayons, colour pencils, chair bags, dictionaries, calculators, branded corporate stationery etc., which we can collect over the holiday season will go a long way to improving many lives in the new year to come.
To all who wish to contribute to the stationery drive for the Amy Biehl Foundation, we have a dedicated box in the Lobby Lounge to fill with stationery. A selection of stationery items will also be available for purchase at the Hotel Kiosk.
In the spirit of giving to receive, the Amy Biehl Foundation is offering an array of spectacular prizes to be won via a raffle and a grand prize worth over R70 000 that promises to be a once in a lifetime experience.
The grand prize winner and their partner will be chauffeur driven from the airport or train station in either a Jaguar or Range Rover to Taj Cape Town for a two night stay in a luxurious one bedroom suite.
The following day they are invited to go on the popular ‘Footsteps to Freedom’, a Guided City Walking Tour around Cape Town where they will visit historic Cape Town sites such as, the Grand Parade, City Hall, Castle of Good Hope and the Company’s Garden, while tracing the history of South Africa and footsteps of Mandela on his remarkable journey to freedom.
But the grand prize does not stop there; the lucky couple will be spoiled with an all-inclusive trip on the world-renowned The Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria. Replete with five star accommodation, fine cuisine, personalised butler service and a route that offers breath-taking views of the South African countryside, The Blue Train is considered as one of the world’s most luxurious rail experiences.
On arrival in Pretoria, the winning couple will receive a one night’s stay in the exclusive Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa in Sandton, Johannesburg. Voted as the World’s leading Boutique Hotel for the last six consecutive years, the Saxon Hotel is widely-regarded as the epitome of luxury and impeccable service.
Tying a neat bow on this once in a lifetime prize, the winners will also receive a one night all inclusive stay at Shambala Zulu Camp, in the picturesque Waterberg Mountains where they will be able experience the magic of the African bushveld while keeping an eye open and camera ready for the resident Big Five.
The trip can be reversed from Pretoria to Cape Town, however flights and other expenses not stated are not included with the prize. Raffle tickets are priced at R100 each and are available in the Hotel’s Lobby Lounge or email email@example.com. The competition runs from December 2014 until 31 March 2015 and the winner of the grand prize will need to claim and use the prize before 31 August 2015.
We would like to encourage all to help in this great cause and for those seeking more information about these wonderful initiatives or to purchase a Raffle ticket please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com or phone us at 021 819 2000.
Visitors to Saint George’s Mall can now enjoy the luxury of Free WiFi! Conveniently located on the doorstep of Taj Cape Town, in the heart of the CBD, the initiative is sure to provide a valued service to students, business people, tourists and stall traders.
Accessible to anyone near the top of St George’s Mall, the new Free WiFi zone is the result of an on-going project between service provider Connected Space, the Central City Improvement District and the Cape Town Partnership. A daily 100 MB of free internet access has been made available in the area to not only add value to office workers’ spare time but also to school-goers as they take a break on one of the many shaded benches.
The free public WiFi project was initially conceptualised by WiFi experts Connected Space as a World Design Capital 2014 project. As a provider of advanced WiFi Hotspot solutions, Connected Space sought to use their unique insights into how design, such as that of a WiFi network, can transform life and the space around it.
Already an extremely popular and successful public space, the project looks towards increasing business and opportunities in the area as well as promoting new technologies which emerge within areas with readily available access to online services. Gaining access to the hotspot is relatively simple and people using the WiFi for the first time will be asked to login to the system to create an account before signing-up for their 100 megabytes of daily data.
Taj Cape Town is especially excited to have Free WiFi on the very doorstep of the hotel as guests will now have an opportunity to find places to shop or fun events nearby even easier than ever before.
Reservations are essential this festive season for securing your place at one of the most sought after hotels located within one of the top destinations in the world. Do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org as limited rooms are available.