Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events | on: October 6, 2016


See the Best Sights on the Cape Town Yellow Downtown Tour

Amongst the best ways to see Cape Town is by way of the famous double-decker red bus. City Sightseeing Cape Town offers tours in 15 international languages to Cape Town’s best attractions; these tours are informative, entertaining and family friendly. Designed to ensure visitors are able to hop on and off buses easily, from one stop to the next at your own pace, City Sightseeing customers also qualify for discounts at several stops along the way.

The Cape Town Yellow Downtown Tour

Of all the tours, one in particular has piqued the imaginations of the culturally inclined – the Cape Town Yellow Downtown Tour. Starting and finishing at the City Sightseeing Cape Town tour office at 81 Long Street, a five-minute walk from Taj Cape Town, for only R170 (if you buy your tickets online) you get to see St. Georges Cathedral, the South African Museum, the SA Jewish Museum, the District Six Museum and the Castle of Good Hope. The busses run every day between 08:45 am and 16:13pm.

The Yellow Downtown Tour Highlights

Of course Long Street is unmissable, there are however three absolute musts on this tour. The South African Museum, the District Six Museum and the Castle of Good Hope are each packed with incredible revelations. Home to million-year-old fossils and 120 000-year-old stone tools the South African Museum welcomes over 400 000 visitors each year. The District Six Museum sheds light on the forced removal of the previous occupants of District Six and the horrific destruction that took place. The oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa, the Castle of Good Hope was built by Jan Van Riebeek as a defence fort and a replenishment station. These amazing sights shed light on the origins of Cape Town!

If you prefer seeing the City by foot, we recommend an informative walking tour. Taj Cape Town offers a range of walking tours to suit all interests from Tuesday to Saturdays, between 10:30am and 3:30pm. For more information and bookings contact:, or call +27 21 819 2000.

Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events | on: October 3, 2016


Kick Back, Drive-in Style With Pop-up Cinema

The Pop-up Cinema is, without a doubt, the coolest way to watch movies in Cape Town. Instead of sitting in stuffy theatres, guests get to watch classic oldies in interesting and different venues. From car parks to rooftops and eclectic indoor venues, Pop-up Cinema shifts the entire experience of film viewing into a more sociable exploit. Showing a range of movies from the older favourites like Footloose (1984), to newer cult classics like V for Vendetta and even family movies like Cars, Pop-up Cinema caters to the tastes of many.

The Pop-up Cinema Venue

While Pop-up Cinema can be taken almost anywhere for private events and viewings, their staple viewing venue is at the Salesian Institute on 2 Somerset Road, Green Point. Hosted in their parking lot, this venue epitomises the retro drive-ins of days gone by. For only R250 per car (with no limit on passengers), you will want to park your car early to ensure a great spot. While the venue is able to accommodate as many as 120 cars, the larger cars are guided to the back rows, with the smaller ones in the front to ensure the best visibility for everyone.

What’s a Movie Without Snacks?

Pop-up cinema asks that you support their vendors rather than bringing your own food from home. The vendors have a bunch of cool snack and food options like fresh popcorn, artisanal pizza, biltong and Marley Coffee. If you so desire, you can even treat yourself to a massage at the hands of one of the talented masseurs! Whatever you decide to eat and drink however, please ensure that you leave the venue as you found it – free of litter and ready for the next event.

Uplifting the Community

The best part of Pop-up Cinema is the opportunity to support the Salesian Institute. Of the ticket sales, 25% of the proceeds are donated to the Salesian Institute to house, educate and support at-risk youths.

A mere six minutes away from the Salesian Institute, the Taj Cape Town offers a variety of other exciting activities. To ensure your stay is bursting with the best in local entertainment and sightseeing, contact:, or call +27 21 819 2000. To book your stay at the Taj Cape Town, contact:, or call +27 21 819 2000.




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