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FESTIVE SEASON AT TAJ CAPE TOWN

Stunning venues, festive feasts and activities, get into the spirit of the holiday season with Taj Cape Town. Join us in welcoming the start of summer in Cape Town with some very special end of year celebrations.

Plan ahead as Cape Town welcomes the summer with our Festive Brochure offerings. Please click here to view.

We would also like to advise that Taj Cape Town has a limited number of rooms still available during this upcoming Festive Season including our exquisite Luxury rooms, One Bedroom Suites, Two Bedroom Family Suites and the esteemed Taj Club rooms.

Contact our Reservations team for more information on bookings –  res.capetown@tajhotels.com or our Restaurants on restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.com

 

WORRIED ABOUT EBOLA AND YOUR SOUTH AFRICAN HOLIDAY?

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has captured word wide attention, which is understandable considering the dreadful nature of the disease. However there are still so many misconceptions about the disease which is fuelling undue panic and resulting in some tourists unnecessarily cancelling their travel plans to South Africa. To allay these concerns, Taj Cape Town has compiled a list of reasons why Ebola is really a non-issue when considering a trip to South Africa.

Click here for further information

 

TAJ CAPE TOWN WINS PRESTIGIOUS BEST HOTEL AWARD IN THE 2014 SATOA AWARDS

Taj Cape Town has once again set the gold standard for ultra-luxury, inner-city accommodation, after winning the Best Hotel award in the 2014 SATOA Awards.

SATOA is a leading professional non-profit travel and tourism association promoting travel to Africa and the Indian Ocean. The members spans to airlines, tour operators, travel agents and luxury accommodation providers in the United Kingdom, Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Celebrating the ‘Best of the Best’ as nominated and voted by these members and travel industry partners with judging independent of SATOA. Taj Cape Town is proud to have secured top honours against a competitive field after winning the award for the Best Hotel over 20 rooms at the Award Ceremony.

Click here for more information 

 

CAPE BRANDY & BILTONG (CURED SOUTH AFRICAN MEAT) DUO

Fine brandies remain one of the most popular spirits in South Africa.

We offer our sommelier’s selection of the finest locally distilled brandy from the historic Oude Molen distillery in Stellenbosch, accompanied by freshly carved biltong, a local delicacy where strips of fresh meat are cured with vinegar and spices.

Venue: Lobby Lounge
Cost: R95 per person – 2 Brandies and 50g Biltong
Time: 12h00 – 02h00 Daily
November 2014 – February 2015

For more information and bookings, contact:restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.com

 

SUPPORT THE AMY BIEHL FOUNDATION THIS FESTIVE SEASON

The Amy Biehl Foundations mission is to provide a safe environment in challenged and vulnerable communities as well as provide the best children and youth programmes available.

Help us in supporting the Amy Biehl Foundation by collecting stationary for underprivileged children.
Any stationery and educational items such as colouring books, flash cards, crayons, colour pencils, chair bags, dictionaries, calculators etc, as well as company branded items are welcome and will go a long way to improving the education of children.

The collection box is in the Lobby Lounge and stationery is also available for purchase in the Lobby Kiosk.
The accumulated stationery from guests, associates and the public is to be donated to school starters aged 5-8. Taj Cape Town will deliver the donations to the kids on Friday, 17 January 2014.

For more information contact restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.com or 021 819 2000
www.amybiehl.co.za

 

TAJ CAPE TOWN WELCOMES OUR NEW ASSOCIATE

We would like to extend a warm welcome to internationally qualified health and skin care therapist, Leandri Ras who joins our team as new Spa Manager at Jiva Grande Spa.

Leandri comes with 15 years experience gained in some of the most renowned Spas within the UK and South Africa including the likes of the Cape Grace and Soho Hotel in London.

We know that Leandri will be a value to the Taj team and will share her wealth of experience with our guests.

 

JIVA SPA FESTIVE GIFTING

Jiva is home to India’s ancient science of inner well-being, to its secrets of healing, which are holistically intertwined in every therapy.

This season Jiva Grande Spa is offering a range of Festive Gifting options, from energizing treatments packaged to your preference to an array of Jiva Grande product hampers.

TREATMENT PACKAGES

  • Full Body Exfoliation plus Back, Neck and ShoulderMassage
    Total: 60 minutes     R645 per person

    ● Indian Aromatherapy Massage plus Facial of Choice
    Total: 120 minutes     R1245 per person

    ● Pada Mardana plus Energizing Facial plus Cape Fynbos Signature Treatment
    Total: 210 minutes     R2270 per person

    PRODUCT HAMPERS

  • Jiva Grande Hand Balm and Foot Balm  –  R338
    ● Jiva Grande Cleanser, Toner and Moisturizer  – R570
    ● Jiva Grande Body Scrub and Body Wash  –  R659

All hotel guests and visitors of Jiva Grande Spa receive complimentary parking, accesss to indoor heated pool, wet areas, steam rooms & state of the art gym.

Click here to view the Jiva Grande Spa Menu

Contact jivaspa.capetown@tajhotels.com for more information on the offers.

 

SUMMER AFTERNOON TEA

Enjoy a lazy afternoon sampling local delights at our luxurious afternoon tea, including delightful summer berries, flavourful macaroons, scrumptious milk tarts (atrue South African sweet tart) and zesty lemon meringue tarts alongside freshly baked scones with whipped cream and local strawberry jam. Our savoury offering includes freshly baked individual quiches or exotic fold-over pies filled with Tandoori chicken. For the month of December, our chef will be adding festive fruit mince pies and traditional fruitcake.

Venue: Lobby Lounge
Cost: R195 per person including loose leaf teas and locally roasted Truth coffee.
Enjoy a chilled glass of exceptional Nederburg Edelkeur dessert wine for an additional R35.
Available November to February from 14h00 until 18h00.

For more information and bookings, contact: restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.com

 

YEAR END LUNCHES AT BOMBAY BRASSERIE

Indian cuisine comes alive in the imaginative and dramatic setting of the luxurious Bombay Brasserie. Private and corporate 2 course and 3 course lavish lunches are available at the award winning restaurant, the ideal venue to host your end of year function. Minimum of 15 guests per seating.

Bombay Brasserie also offers our 3 and 6 course fine dining tasting menu and sensational A-la-Carte menu presented in a contemporary style by Chef Harpreet Longani.

3 Course Maitre D’ Tasting Menu R325
Paired with Wines  R535
6 Course Chef Tasting Menu R475
Paired with Wines  R730

Click here to view the award winning menu

For more information and bookings, contact: restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.com

 

ENJOY THE WARM AFTERNOONS AT MINT, THE LOCAL GRILL

Breakfasts at Mint, the Local Grill offer a sumptuous buffet, and a la carte favourites such as Brioche French toast with maple syrup, or pancakes with berries and whipped cream, while overlooking the bustling St Georges Mall. The ‘Simply Mint’ a la carte menu is available daily and features dishes such as Ploughman’s platter, lemon and ginger flavoured Line fish, Karoo Lamb chops, salads, wraps or our ‘Curry in a Hurry’. Our famous Rotisseur list offers stone-charred, pepper-crusted or pan-seared steaks, tiger prawns or line fish as well as a selection of sweet delicacies from our in-house bakery.

Available Daily:
Breakfast Buffet – 07h00 – 11h00
All Day / Evening A-la-Carte menu – 12h00 – 22h00

Click here to view our ‘Simply Mint’ menu

Click here to view the Dinner menu

For more information and bookings, contact: restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.com

 

WHAT’S ON AT TWANKEY BAR

TWANKEY BAR BREAKFASTS
Breakfast on the run at Twankey Bar, Truth Coffee, fresh croissants, pastries, fruit, yogurt and muesli.
Served between 07h00 – 11h00, Monday to Friday.

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY
Join us every Wednesday evening at the Twankey Bar for Wine Down Wednesdays. Enjoy the bin end specials with prices reduced by up to 50%.
Every Wednesday from 16h00 – 22h00
50% less on selected wine & beer

MOJITO MADNESS
This Spring join in with the Mojito Madness at the Twankey Bar for Thirsty Thursday. 5 Varieties of Mojito’s to choose from on offer.
Every Thursday from 12h00 – 22h00
Cocktail Specials from R40

REWIND FRIDAY’S
After a long week, unwind to some great lounge house music at Twankey’s Live DJ evening.
Live DJ every Friday from 17h30 – 20h30
Cocktail Specials from R40

LIVE MUSIC
Every Monday : Afro Jazz performance
Every Thursday: World Music performance
Live music from 18h30 – 20h30

Click here to see what’s happening at Twankey Bar

For more information and bookings, contact: restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.com

 

QUEST FOR THE BEST AT PWG

The Pendock Wine Gallery (PWG)  in partnership with the Wellington Wine Route, presents the opening of the November exhibition, the Quest for the Best – Wines of Wellington, where we will showcase the Top 10 winners of the fifth annual Mutual & Federal Agri Wellington Wine Route “Quest for the Best” competition.  The top 10 winners consist of;  Diemersfontein Wines 2012 Carpe Diem Viognier Reserve, Diemersfontein Wines 2012 Carpe Diem Pinotage Reserve, Doolhof Wine Estate (Pty) Ltd 2009 Doolhof Theseus, Welbedacht Wine Estate 2005 Welbedacht Cricket Pitch,  Welbedacht Wine Estate 2011 Welbedacht Wine Estate Pinotage, Diemersfontein Wines 2012 Thokozani CCV, Wellington Wines 2014 Bovlei Cellar Chenin Blanc, Wellington Wines 2011 La Cave Cabernet Sauvignon, Dunstone 2012 Dunstone Shiraz & Linton Park Wines 2013 Louis Fourie Chardonnay.

Time: 12h00 – 19h00 Daily
Cost: R30 per person, includes a tasting of the five wines
Refundable upon wine purchase
Venue: PWG in Taj Cape Town Lobby Lounge

PWG is also offering a great festive special consisting of a mix of 6 wines; 2 Whites, 2 Reds, 1 bubbly and 1 dessert wine for R300

For more information and bookings, contact: shelley@neilpendock.com

 

DID YOU KNOW…

The original South African Reserve Bank Building, now Taj Cape Town, has significant historical importance within the city. Located on the corner of St George’s Mall and Wale Street, it was designed by renowned Cape Town architect James Morris and was completed in 1932.

Inspired by the iconic Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the building has striking exterior architecture. The street facades, constructed of Paarl Granite, were designed to symbolise the financial strength and stability of the South African Reserve Bank. The front gates, window grilles and front doors on St George’s Mall are of beautifully detailed bronze.

 

 

 

EVENTS IN CAPE TOWN THIS NOVEMBER

KAMERS Pop-up Market in Cape Town (4 – 9 November)
The Cape Town leg of the much-loved KAMERS pop-up market puts down roots at the Webersburg Estate in Stellenbosch for a six-day creative affair. The annual fair’s organisers sift through hundreds of crafted and handmade products to put forward a showcase made up of only the best high-end locally made merchandise. Visitors can look forward to everything from home décor and wedding party ideas to designer fashion and accessories, food and live entertainment. COST: Tickets available via www.FFW.co.za, as well as at the gate on the day.

Cape Military Tattoo (6 – 8 November 2014)
Join South Africa’s men and women in military uniform for the public at the annual Cape Military Tattoo at the Castle of Good Hope.  The theme is ‘Twenty Years of Freedom’, and military bands, dancers and more from the Western Cape and surrounding areas will showcase their talents with riveting performances, silent drills and gun-runs. Bring along your friends and family to enjoy a night out at the spectacular Castle of Good Hope. COST: Entry costs between R60p/p and R120p/p and discounts are applicable on block bookings of 8 or more people.  Tickets are available online from www.computicket.com.

Miss Gay Western Cape (8 November)
A provincial drag contest that hits the Baxter Theatre in a flurry of glitter. The pageant positions itself as a frontrunner for LGBTI communities and as an instrument that highlights awareness behind stigmas in the surrounding areas. COST: Tickets cost R120p/p and are available via www.computicket.com.

The Swartland Revolution (7 – 8 November) 
This annual two-day food and wine affair in Riebeek Kasteel, invites connoisseurs and vino lovers to not only enjoy the fruits of the region but to also share in decadent meals, informative talks, fun-filled games and all-round mischief and mayhem. Set in the charming Swartland region, the festival showcases the top-class vinos produced by more than 30 wineries. COST: Spots are limited to 450 and tickets cost R2450p/p and include all meals & wines.

French Sunset Pop-up Picnic in Cape Town (8 November)
In the last few years, the Mother City dining scene has been inundated with pop-up dinners and secret flash mob picnics. The frenchSUNSET pop-up picnic aims to mix things up. With a blue, white and red theme, this impromptu outdoor dining affair will take place in a secret location in the Cape Winelands and features a line-up chock-full of live entertainment. Picnic-goers can look forward to live acoustic music, a comedy routine, poetry, an art exhibition, an outdoor cinema experience as well as pumping tunes into the night. COST: Tickets cost R250p/p for a spot on the field and R350p/p for a seat at a table and are available via www.frenchSUNSET.co.za andwww.computicket.com.

South African Bierfest in Cape Town (14 – 16 November) 
The 2014 South African Bierfest is set to transform the Newlands Brewery Village Green into an authentic Bavarian brauhaus (beer hall) that serves up German-style beer and food. Beer, German dishes and genuine oompah band is available throughout the day and night. COST: Tickets for the beer festival are available viawww.Itickets.com, and costs vary from R125p/p to R906.30p/p.

Bosman Wine Release Celebration Weekend (15 – 16 November)
The Bosman Family Vineyards presents its finest offerings and latest vintages at the annual Bosman Wine Release Celebration Weekend. Known for its meticulous attention to detail and quality vinos, this centuries-old farm and vine nursery swings open its gates and invites connoisseurs, wine lovers and just about anyone looking for a great day out in the Wellington winelands to experience this exclusive wine farm in a laid-back fashion. COST: Tickets cost R150p/p and are available via www.webtickets.co.za.

Red Bull LionHeart Challenge (15 November)
Lace up your running shoes, hit the ground running and set your best time to compete in the 2014 Red Bull LionHeart Trail Run Challenge. In order to enter the mens’ and ladies’ elite and intermediate contests, athletes need to qualify and log their time on the Strava app by running a time-trial circular route around the base of Lion’s Head. Entries are open for six weeks prior to the competition, and enthusiasts can attempt to better their score as many times as their bodies will allow until the qualification window period closes on Monday, 10 November at 12pm. COST: There is no cost to enter.

Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes presented by CTS Horse Race (22 November)
Watch as prime contenders go for gold at the 2014 Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes presented by CTS at the Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town. After a successful inaugural event, this glitz and glamour affair has established itself as one of the Cape’s must-attend equestrian to-dos, and this year. COST: General access to the event is free. Tickets to the VIP Somerset Room at the Kenilworth Racecourse cost R250p/p and must be booked in advance.

Cape Town Festival of Beer (28 – 30 November) 
Get to grips with the best hops and malt that the Western Cape has to offer at this annual beery shindig at the Hamilton Rugby Club from Friday, 28 to Sunday, 30 November 2014. Now it’s its fifth year, the Cape Town Festival of Beer has cemented itself as one of Mother City’s must-dos, and as always, visitors are invited to explore the world of the beer with food and beer tastings, guided beer tours and samplings of some of the best brews Cape Town has seen.. Bring your little ones along as there will be fun play areas, or bring your gees (spirit)and watch the rugby with friends. And even if you don’t enjoy the molten golden drink – there’ll be plenty of live entertainment and hearty nosh to keep you occupied. COST: Tickets can be purchased viawww.webtickets.co.za and cost R150p/p per day for adults – the little ones (under the age of 13) pay R50p/p.

Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival (29 – 30 November)
Franschhoek ‘Magic of Bubbles’ Cap Classique and Champagne Festival at the majestic Cape Winelands village’s iconic Huguenot Monument. The sparkling, sophisticated soirée, which pops its cork on Saturday, 29 and runs until Sunday, 30 November 2014, features the best in local Méthode Cap Classiques as well as some French Champagne from the likes of Veuve Clicquot and Champagne Guy Charbaut. Since Franschhoek is a world class culinary destination, fair-goers can also expect nothing but the most mouth-watering of morsels to enjoy with the bubbles. Not to mention, guests are encouraged to dress according to the theme, this year it’s black and white with an emphasis on panamas and parasols, for a chance to win some fabulous prizes. COST: Tickets for the festival are available via www.webtickets.co.za and cost R200p/p per day.

Cape Town Charity Toy Run (30 November) 
Saddle up for the largest motorcycling charity event in the country and, arguably, the world: the Cape Town Toy Run. This annual teddy-trek sees bikers and motorcycles adorned with toys rev through the city’s roads to brighten up the lives of little ones over the festive season. COST: Bring toys to the end-point! No toy = no entry. All toys will be donated and not sold under any circumstances. If you would like to donate cash, get in touch with the organizers at info@toyrun.co.za.

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts (November 2014 – April 2015)
The Kirstenbosch hills liven up with the sound of music every Sunday from November 2014 to April 2015 for the annual summer sunset concerts. Each year, music lovers pack picnic baskets and blankets for the live music sessions on the historic botanical garden’s sprawling greens. COST: Tickets are available viawww.webtickets.co.za and costs vary according to the performer; concessions do apply.

 

 
 

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