Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Accommodation,Activities,Cape Town,History,Hotel | on: July 7, 2017

The Best of Cape Town, Just a Stone’s Throw Away

Cape Town is famous the world over, not only for its awe-inspiring scenery but for its cultural diversity and rich heritage. For all its drawcards, Cape Town has one very real flaw – there is simply too much to do. You need more than a weekend, more than a week, maybe even more than a month to fully absorb everything that makes Cape Town so unique and easy to love. This is exactly why we thought it best to compile a list of the top five sights around Cape Town, all of which happen to be just a stone’s throw from Taj Cape Town. Isn’t that convenient?

Red Bus City Sightseeing

As with London’s iconic sightseeing busses, Cape Town has its very own sightseeing bus and it just happens to be one of the best ways to see Cape Town. There are several tours to choose from, each with their own themes, routes and stops. There are 17 stops altogether and the buses run all day every day, with one of the first busses for the City Tour departing as early as 09h00 from the nearby Long Street tour office. Tour goers can choose from 12 tours which offer guided experiences through the Peninsula, Cape Point, Table Mountain, downtown, wine estates, the townships and more.

The Evening Show

Because you can watch a movie anywhere in the world, it’s always better to see a live show when you are visiting a new city. Live music and theatre are your best source of local culture and entertainment after a long day of sightseeing.

The Crypt

For those who have never managed to attend the annual Cape Town Jazz Festival, the Crypt is not only the best live jazz venue in Cape Town, it is also just across the road from the Taj Cape Town.

The Cape Town Magic Club

If you are in the mood for a more theatrical endeavour, the Cape Town Magic Club puts on incredible magic shows at the Cape Town Club every Monday evening at 7 pm and at 9 pm. The talented magicians are guaranteed to baffle audiences with their trickery and smooth moves.

The Fugard Theatre Cape Town

Get transported to another time and place at the Fugard Theatre. With shows on Tuesdays to Saturdays, we highly recommend that you catch a show during your stay in Cape Town. A brief 8-minute walk from the Taj will get you right to the front door of the Fugard Theatre.

The Artscape Theatre

This is a theatre complex which is large enough to house an arena, an opera house, a theatre and open-air theatre – leaving endless possibilities when it comes to epic live performances! At any one time, guests can treat themselves to a musical, a pantomime, an exhibition, a ballet, a play, an opera or even a talent competition.

Cape Town Markets

Markets are a great way to take a relaxing stroll and admire the creativity and ingenuity of our fellow humans. Depending on the type of market you prefer, which day of the week it is and where you are located, there is a market in Cape Town waiting for you to explore it. Find community markets, farmers markets, holistic and lifestyle markets, night markets and more to while away your time in Cape Town.

The Museum Mile

Cape Town’s rich history is nothing to be scoffed at. Mired in wars and slavery, ours is a history to be learnt from rather than repeated. The Museum Mile is the collective name for the network of museums within the Cape Town city bowl. Grouped together are galleries, historical houses, a maritime centre, a planetarium, a castle, the slave lodge and various other museums, each with something unique and interesting to offer. Together these pockets of preserved history map out a description of life in the Cape Town of old.

Table Mountain

Last but not least, of course, is Table Mountain. Not merely for the sake of a cliché, but because the mountain will pull you into its orbit whether you allow it to or not. This unavoidable and magnificent landmass is not only beautiful from the view in your hotel room but it also provides an utterly inspiring view of Cape Town from above. No trip to Cape Town is complete without a bit of time on the mountain and the cable car is one of the best ways to get up there.

With all that is to be seen and done, Cape Town visitors are spoilt for choice. One thing you don’t need to spend time thinking about though is where to stay. Taj Cape Town is dusted with a generous, wall-to-wall coating of luxury and it’s conveniently close to all of the above-mentioned sights and activities. To book accommodation contact: res.capetown@tajhotels.com, or call +27 21 819 2000.

 
 
 
Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Accommodation,Activities,Cape Town,Events,Hotel | on: June 30, 2017

It’s the Secret Season for Meetings and Events.

The “Secret Season” brings with it a host of unexpected Mother City delights for visitors and locals alike. From warm and cosy venues to special rates, winter in Cape Town can be a great source of value for the savvy event planner looking for the perfect conference location or a uniquely opulent event space.

Sophisticated and historic

Taj Cape Town’s first floor is home to a range of sized to fit conferencing rooms that are able to accommodate anywhere between 12 and 80 guests. With Table Mountain as a backdrop, the venues boast views of St. George’s Mall, the famous Adderley Street and St. George’s Cathedral, Government Avenue as well as the Houses of Parliament.

The adjacent Reserve at Taj Cape Town offers the magnificent Bank Hall which can host up to 400 guests in a lavish cocktail event, or up to 220 seated guests at a glamorous banquet.  Below the hall lies The Vault which was built in the 1920’s as a walk-in Bank vault for the African Banking Corporation and now serves as a multi-function stand-alone venue for many different and extraordinary events looking for that touch of the unique.

Professional and luxurious

Taj Cape Town’s business facilities and banqueting rooms consist of a range of well-proportioned and equipped spaces which are able to host a variety of meetings, conferences and events. The facilities are complemented by a fully outfitted business centre and Taj Cape Town’s renowned executive chefs are able to cater to a variety of requests.

Cultural and Convenient

Taj Cape Town offers delegates the perfect combination of refined luxury and an authentic Mother City experience. Located within the historic and cultural heart of the city, the hotel encapsulates the perfect base from which to explore Cape Town and is within easy walking distance to most tourist attractions, shopping outlets, bustling restaurants and a cosmopolitan nightlife.

 Group bookings welcome

Now, there are even more reasons to hold your event at Taj Cape Town this Winter. From June until the end of September, Taj Cape Town will be offering a host of complimentary value adds for all group reservations in 2017.

All group bookings will include a daily full English breakfast in Mint Restaurant as well as complimentary use of the gym, heated lap pool and sauna. Two-Bedroomed suites are also available on request.  Local newspapers will be delivered to each room daily along with fresh flowers and fruit baskets in all rooms. Guests can enjoy a daily shoe polishing service, daily turn down service, valet parking, WI-FI, and a range of basic secretarial services as well as upgrades for VIPs, including VIP amenities.

View our Winter Conference Package for more information.

 Explore the city

Taj Cape Town also provides delegates with complimentary value adds for their free time: transfers within a 10 kilometre radius as well as an hourly shuttle departing to Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront. More so, delegates will have the opportunity enjoy the services of an onsite city specialist to assist with relevant points of interest within walking distance of the hotel.

Events planners may contact Taj Cape Town Groups and Events at +27 [0]21 819 2000 or email sales.capetown@tajhotels.com to make a group booking or to enquire further details. Rooms are subject to availability and terms and conditions do apply.

 
 
 

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