Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Accommodation,Activities,Cape Town,Cuisine,Events,Hotel | on: February 9, 2017


Celebrate Valentines Day at Taj Cape Town

Taj Cape Town is easily one of the most romantic spots in the city bowl. It is also around this time of year that it becomes even more romantic than usual. Treat that Special Someone to Valentines Jiva spa treatments, romantic dinners at Bombay Brasserie, Mint the Local Grill, or original handcrafted cocktails in The Twankey Bar… and, if choosing just one is too difficult, why not take advantage and indulge in all of them!

A Relaxing Jiva Spa Treatment

Just to ensure you really have the chance to unwind before dinner and drinks, why not book a romantic couples spa treatment? For the month of February Jiva is offering 75-minute couples massages for only R1 500 per couple. This special comes with complimentary access to the spa wet area as well as a Cranberry Kiss to sip on after your treatment. With an age-old understanding of herbs, essential oils and their therapeutic goodness, Jiva’s relaxing experience will ease all your tension.

Gourmet Indian Cuisine at Bombay Brasserie

When it comes to contemporary Indian food, Bombay Brasserie is without a doubt the best place to satiate your craving. Not only is the food mouth-watering and skilfully prepared, but the restaurant is luxurious, opulent and perfect for a romantic dinner. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Bombay Brasserie has a special set menu. For only R1 295 per person, you will be served an array of delicately flavoured, fine dining dishes fit for royalty.

Mint, the Local Grill

If it’s western flavours you are after Mint, the Local Grill offers guests an informal yet innovative dining experience. The Valentine’s Day dinner menu is nothing short of heavenly. For R650 per person, the meal is bursting with outstanding adaptations of our old favourites. Traditional lemon sorbet is traded in for an enticing champagne sorbet. From the grill, crispy pork belly is flavoured with rhubarb chutney and creamed horseradish foam, along with a red wine glaze.

The Twankey Bar

If not after dinner, perhaps before dinner, either way cocktails are always in order… particularly the Twankey cocktails. This historical gem has a R65 special on Ketel One Vodka cocktails during the month of February and on Valentines Day guests can benefit from the beer, champagne and Don Julio Margarita specials.

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day with all of the unforgettable memories that make the month of love a special place in our hearts. As these enchanting offers are limited to availability, we would like to encourage you to reserve your space as soon as possible. To book, contact us on +27 (0)21 819 2000 or email, or

Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,Cuisine,Events | on: January 26, 2017


Visit the Cosy Cape Town City Bowl Market on Hope

Perfectly placed for Cape Town city residents in the suburb of Gardens, the City Bowl Market on Hope is a paradise for foodies. The stalls gather in the historical building every Thursday from 4:30 pm until 8:30 pm while the market hosts roughly 30 of the best food stalls from around Cape Town. Food of the highest quality, from around the world is on offer to indulge your senses.

Food Made on the Spot

For the foodies who enjoy cuisine made with love, a mouth-watering array of Malay and Durban curries, salads, juices, sliders, paella, nachos, oysters, waffles, hot dogs and sushi are available. Stall owners are masters of their dishes and their food is made from only the best ingredients.

Market on Hope Fresh Produce

At the City Bowl Market on Hope, along with organic produce and lower prices, shoppers can select from the best breads, fish, cheeses, fruit, vegetables and eggs. The produce at this market easily out shines that of the average supermarket.

A Family Outing

To suit the entertainment needs of young and old, City Bowl Market on Hope hosts live music between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm with a different band playing every week. For the kids, the market houses a jungle gym and activities in a safe kids play area.

City Bowl Chic

Once a month market goers can enjoy the fashion market. Lined with an array of jewellery and fashion, the City Bowl Market on Hope is a platform for local community members to showcase and sell their creative products.

The History of 14 Hope Street

The old building in which the City Bowl Market on Hope is hosted has a story of its own. The building saw several of its own transformations. From Zionist Hall and Jehovah’s Witness church to an Indian temple, this building now hosts everything from the City Bowl Market on Hope to Bar Mitzvah’s and dances.

This cosy little City Bowl Market on Hope is only a 7-minute drive away from Taj Cape Town. If you are looking for additional amusement during your stay at Taj Cape Town let us help you fill your time with the best in local entertainment and sightseeing. Simply 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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