Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events,Uncategorized | on: January 12, 2017


During the summer months, Cape Town is filled with a vibrant energy and there are more than enough exciting things to fill your Sunday afternoons with. Amongst these exciting events are the Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts. This magnificent and biologically diverse heritage site is without doubt amongst the most awe-inspiring of its kind in the world; so putting it to good use, by hosting awesome summer concerts is an inspired idea.

More About the Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts

With the summer concerts starting on the 20th of November 2016, you may have missed some good performances but don’t worry, there are still quite a few to come before the season ends on the 2nd of April 2017. These Sunday afternoon concerts will feature performances by the likes of Jesse Clegg, Matthew Mole, The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Lira, Jeremy Loops, Mi Casa, Goldfish, Just Jinjer, Shortstraw, Karen Zoid and many more.

Tickets and Times

You can relax knowing that the concerts are guaranteed to go ahead regardless of the weather. The gates open at 4pm, giving you plenty of time to find a spot, put down a blanket, grab a drink and relax. The show starts at 5:30pm, ending around 7pm. The cost of tickets ranges between R90 and R150 for kids and between R125 and R190 for adults. Tickets are available online weekly from and at the gates on the day depending on availability.

Please Mind Your Ps and Qs

With so many people gathering together in one place at a time, it really helps if everyone is kind and considerate. Here are a few ground rules…

  • The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens ask you to please ensure that no litter is left lying around, please take it with you as there are no dustbins within the world heritage site.
  • For the sake of the other guests, please don’t smoke in the audience.
  • Please don’t sit on chairs, you wouldn’t want to block anyone’s view of the stage.
  • Please take special care of the gardens, don’t walk in the flower beds or pick any flowers.

If there is any additional information you might need, feel free to contact or visit their website at for the full list of dates and artists. The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are located in Newlands, with the entrance on Rhodes Drive. This magnificent sight is only 20 minutes away from Taj Cape Town. If you are looking for additional entertainment during your stay at Taj, simply contact:, or call +27 21 819 2000.

Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events | on: January 5, 2017


The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate 2017

If its tradition and prestige you’re after, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate is an especially important event on the horse racing calendar. This long-running horse racing event was first run in 1861 in honour of Queen Victoria, these days however, it is run in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. Attended by the stylish, avid horse racing fans and socialites alike rub shoulders while admiring the prowess of both horse and jockey as they compete in one of the most ancient sports of all time.

Planning Your Prestigious Weekend

The 2017 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate will be held on Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of January at the Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town. This event is a yearly occasion for guests to don their most elegant blue and white attire and matching accoutrements. While the fascinators and ascots conjure imagery of bygone British summers, the best dressed will win a bounty of enviable prizes.

Prizes for the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Best Dressed

The best-dressed woman on Saturday will win:

  • A trip for two to London to attend the Qatar Goodwood Festival in July 2017
  • A Mini C de Cartier
  • A R500 Sport 24 Hrs Taxis Voucher
  • A bottle of L’Ormarins MCC

The best-dressed man on Saturday will win:

  • A pair of Cartier Cufflinks
  • An exclusive membership to SKYY Vodka’s loyalty club, SKYYWAY with an incredible VIP experience
  • A SKYY90 Exclusive cocktail gift set
  • A cocktail party with L’Ormarins MCC and canapés at The Snug at Societi Bistro to the value of R3 000
  • A R500 Sport 24 Hrs Taxis Voucher and
  • A bottle of L’Ormarins MCC

Additional prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed woman on Friday; the best-dressed man on Friday as well as the best woman’s hat and the best man’s hat on both Saturday and Sunday.

More Than a Horse Race

The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate is rooted in the tradition of horse racing, however for those who may not be entirely captured by the sport, the event promises a variety of lounges, bars, food offerings and of course the famed L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate after party. Starting at 7:00 pm on Saturday the 7th of January, the Style Lounge Village entertainment marquee will host the official after party.

To find out more and secure your tickets visit the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate website. Remember to book accommodation for your prestigious weekend in advance to avoid disappointment. Taj Cape Town is only a 21-minute drive from the Kenilworth Racecourse and is certain to give your weekend the generous dash of opulence you deserve! Keep with the theme of luxury and heritage and book your stay at the Taj Cape Town, contact:, or call +27 21 819 2000.




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