Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events,Hotel | on: July 28, 2017

The Quintessential Cape Town Drinkery

The Twankey Bar is the quintessential Cape Town drinkery. Perfectly positioned within the city centre, The Twankey Bar is the ideal launch pad for a night on the town or winding down your work day. This quirky spot serves up a unique range of signature cocktails inspired by the American prohibition era alongside local wines and craft beers. While you’re there be sure to soak up the free wifi and have a delicious bite to eat.

 Celebrate Christmas in July at The Twankey Bar

The Twankey Bar is holding a Christmas in July party on Friday the 28th of July, with delicious and uniquely Twankey Tanqueray cocktails. Of course, you do need to don your best festive gear and if you are one of the first 50 guests, you will be treated to a complimentary Christmas tipple!

The Mmmonday Special

We all know how tough Mondays can be, which is why The Twankey Bar has pulled out all the stops to help you ease into the week. Between 6 pm and 10:30 pm you can indulge in a delicious chicken curry, with naan bread and a glass of Dorrance Simply Rouge wine for just R100. Now that is bound to take the edge off Monday nights.

Gatsby Wednesdays

Forget wacky, get Gatsby at The Twankey Bar on Wednesdays. A Gatsby is a magnificent local sandwich crammed with meat, chips and sauce. Choose between a chicken or beef Gatsby for R95 or pair both with a flight of locally-brewed craft beers – Jack Black Brewers Lager, Devils Peak I.P.A and CBC Amber Weiss – for R120.

<H2/>The Daily Specials

And don’t worry if you can’t make a Monday or Wednesday because every day is a good day to visit The Twankey Bar.  Between 4 pm and 6 pm each evening you can enjoy a Jack Black Lager for only R27 for a 500ml draught or a glass of Dorrance Blanc wine. There are also Havanna Club Mojito’s at R50 and The Twankey ‘Bartenders Choice’ cocktails at R65 plus great bar snacks and small dishes.

Keep an eye on our FaceBook page for regular updates on weekly specials and events!

The Twankey Bar is just one of Taj Cape Town’s luxury drinking and dining spots. Right next door you can find gourmet restaurants – Bombay Brasserie and Mint, the Local Grill. To make a booking, email or phone +27 (0) 21 819 2000. To book accommodation contact:, or call +27 21 819 2000.

Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Events,Hotel | on: July 20, 2017

Raga Ecstasy: the Indian Classical Music Event of the Year

5th generation sitar artist Niladri Kumar, accompanied by the incredible tabla skills of Vijay Ghate, will enthral adoring fans in the Mother City this weekend with “Raga Ecstasy” a new concert guaranteed to establish the duo at the forefront of Indian Classical music.

Niladri Kumar – Master of Sitar

Those who have yet to discover the majestic sounds of Niladri Kumar’s sitar are in for a treat. It was at the age of four that Niladri first began playing the sitar. No surprise really as he is the product of five generations of sitar player. Niladri however is more than just a sitar player, he is an unconventional artist who imparts unique nuances on all his melodies.

Heralding a New Era for the Sitar

Instead of shifting between the sitar and the guitar, Niladri created the zitar. The combination guitar and sitar incorporates an electric pickup, a reduced number of strings and a rock sound to transcend the generational and cultural gaps between lovers of traditional Indian classical music, and those who enjoy more rock and lounge sounds.

For all his achievements Niladri Kumar has not only received many prestigious awards but also the recognition of critics, his contemporaries and the masses.

Tabla Phenomenon Vijay Ghate

Enter tabla phenomenon, Vijay Ghate and you have a fully fleshed out musical duo. Vijay learnt to play the tabla at the age of three and officially began his musical career at 16. He travelled the world with talented Indian musicians such as Bismillah Khan, Vilayat Khan, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Amjad Ali Khan, and many more.

International Collaboration

Vijay Ghate has the unique ability to accompany a variety of other musical genres. From dance music to instrumental music, his passion for this ancient percussion instrument shines through. So much so that he has successfully collaborated with the likes of Jethro Tull, George Duke, Al Jarreau, Ravi Coltrane, Egberto Gismonti, Larry Coryell, and George Brooks.

One Night in Cape Town

The Raga Ecstasy tour will be taking place at the Baxter Concert Hall in Cape Town on Saturday, 29th of July only with tickets ranging in price from R300 to R600 from Computicket. Arranged by Inner Circle Entertainment, the tour is sure to exemplify Inner Circles’ motto of “Shifting the Context of Musical Expression”. Raga Ecstasy is set to be the cultural experience of the year and South African’s craving world music, and Indian classical music in particular, will not be disappointed!

Taj Cape Town offers stylish luxury accommodation in the heart of the Mother City and is home to Cape Town’s premier events venue – The Reserve at Taj Cape Town. As a proud accommodation sponsor of the Raga Ecstasy concert we would like to encourage visitors and locals alike to experience the magic of Indian Classical Music.

For more information on our restaurants, facilities and event spaces, contact us at or call us at (+27) 21 819 2000.





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