Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Accommodation,Activities,Cape Town,Events,Hotel | on: March 23, 2017


Get Ready for the 18th Cape Town Jazz Festival

With a reputation the world over as one of the best live Jazz gatherings, the 18th International Cape Town Jazz Festival is just around the corner. Over the weekend of the 31st of March and 1st of April, 39 magnificent musical acts will raise the roof on the Cape Town music scene. From the comfort of the Cape Town International Convention Centre, or amidst the atmosphere of Greenmarket Square, Mother City music fans will blissfully continue the annual tradition of cheering some of the best musicians from around the world.

All the Jazz Artists

At the Cape Town International Convention Centre you can expect to see top-class acts like veterans Pops Mohamed, Mango Groove, Judith Sephuma, Soweto String Quartet, The Rudimentals, Digable Planets and edgy newcomers, The Internet and Laura Mvula among many others.

Get Your Cape Town Jazz Festival Tickets

Weekend pass and early bird tickets are already sold out, so it’s best you book your day pass now if you don’t want to miss out. A day pass will set you back just R690 and the Rosies Stage Tickets are available for R30 per show.

Getting to the Cape Town Jazz Festival on Time

On Friday the 31st of March, the doors to the Cape Town International Convention Centre will open at 6 pm, with the first show starting at 6:45 pm. On Saturday the doors will open at 4 pm and the shows will start at 5 pm.

The Free Community Concert

Leading up to the Cape Town Jazz Festival weekend, Greenmarket Square will host a free concert on Wednesday the 29th of March at 5 pm. Enjoy performances by the likes of En Vogue, Mango Groove, Moreira Chonguica, Young Legend VuDu, Danielle Jacobs and the All Star Band. Don’t forget that parking around the Green Market Square is limited so you might want to consider using public transport.

Cape Town Jazz Festival Workshops

More than hosting an epic music festival, the Cape Town Jazz Festival is also committed to the development of the music industry. From the 25th of March, music and career workshops will be hosted on topics such as music business, arts journalism, music technology workshop, photojournalism, just to name a few.

Cape Town Jazz Festival goers would do well to rest between shows and workshops at the luxurious Taj Cape Town as it is a short five-minute walk from Greenmarket Square and a quick nine-minute drive from the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Choose between Bombay Brasserie or Mint, the Local Grill for a gourmet meal or enjoy an array of bespoke cocktails at The Twankey Bar. To book accommodation, phone +27 (0) 21 819 2000 or email

Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Accommodation,Activities,Cape Town,Events,History,Hotel | on: March 16, 2017


Don’t Miss the Cape Town Carnival 2017

The Cape Town Carnival has grown to become a seminal event in the calendar of both Capetonians and tourists alike. This annual street parade is a celebration of Cape Town’s diversity and highlights the cultural melting pot that has welcomed people from different backgrounds for as long as this outpost has existed. Each year Green Point’s Fan Walk is filled with thousands of people joining the parade, watching as floats, musicians and performers pass by. You don’t want to miss the Cape Town Carnival!

When and Where is the Cape Town Carnival?

The 2017 Cape Town Carnival takes place on Saturday the 18th of March; it starts at 7pm and carries on until 1am. The procession starts at the top of Somerset Road in Green Point and ends where Somerset and York intersect. The Cape Town Carnival street party starts at 9:45pm and party goers can catch Oshri, Dj Fresh and Euphonik.

Do I Need to Buy a Ticket for the Cape Town Carnival?

General access is free but if you would like to take a load off and watch the procession from the comfort of a viewing stand you can buy a ticket for a mere R300. Those who would prefer a more exclusive experience, VIP tickets cost R1 300 and guarantee you a raised viewing platform, finger foods, a bar and a private DJ.

Everything is Better With a Theme

This year the carnival’s theme is “AMAZA! – Ocean Odyssey” a celebration of all things ocean related set to the backdrop of two mighty oceans – the Indian and the Atlantic – clashing in the middle of our very own Cape Town adventure.

The sunny seaside community of Cape Town is steeped in history bubbling with turbulence, adventure, treasure, exploration and magnificent wildlife. With so much inspiration to be drawn from this theme, the parade is set to be absolutely awe inspiring. Onlookers can enjoy the sight of over 2 000 performers and musicians as the Ocean Odyssey procession goes by.

The Carnival Amenities

There’s no need to worry about access to food, water, beverages and toilets. The Cape Town Carnival organisers have ensured that your every need will be met at several points along the Green Point Fan Walk. In addition carnival goers will have the support of medics and a lost and found station in the event of an emergency.

The Cape Town Carnival procession start is a mere five to seven minute drive away from Taj Cape Town, which makes it the perfect hotel to book into for the weekend.  With stunning views of Table Mountain or the city centre, Taj Cape Town provides stylish accommodation in the vibrant heart of the Mother City and with so much to do and see, where better to begin your exploration of this historic and trendy city. To book accommodation, phone +27 (0) 21 819 2000 or email





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