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

Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town,History | on: September 14, 2016


Owing to Taj Cape Town’s central location, there are endless reasons to take a wander through the surrounds and really absorb the local culture. The inner city is filled with nightlife, cafes, restaurants and galleries among other attractions and places of interest. Two such attractions are stores; Ma Se Kinners and MSK Kreatief are located side-by-side on Church Street, right next to the Taj Cape Town.

Ma Se Inspiration

Capturing Cape Town’s unique, trendy and vibrant air, Ma Se Kinners and MSK Kreatief are sophisticated boutique stores located at 1 Church Street. Each with their own charm, they work hard to foster new talent, support local industry and promote design without limit.

The Ma Se Kinners Store

Ma Se Kinners is a baby, child and apparel store. The clothing is trendy, fun and vibrant and their ranges cater for children in every age group from newborn to the age of 15. The clothing is locally sourced and Ma Se Kinners prides itself on its distinct yet affordable designs. Along with the local kids clothing labels they carry, they also sell their own range of clothing called Baby Luxe and Bows and Arrows which are designed and manufactured entirely within their stores by owner Evert Johan Erasmus.

The MSK Kreatief Store

Next door to Ma Se Kinners is MSK Kreatief. This chic, sophisticated and modern store carries a range of products which appeal to the elegant and fashionable woman with a love of clothing, homeware and jewellery. As with Ma Se Kinners, MSK Kreatief supports local designers and manufacturers. The clothes are designed in consultation with Hugo Amos, with the aim of offering a unique shopping experience, giving wearers elegant and urban details which are so highly sought after.

What makes Ma Se Kinners and MSK Kreatief so unique is their keen desire to showcase local talent and modern design. They are continually evolving to reflect changes in the cultural and design landscape, which is exclusive to Cape Town. Every month the shops unpack fresh stock to this end.

The Taj Cape Town is more than a distinctive luxury hotel, it offers a variety of activities and tours, ensuring that guests savour every last drop of this incredible city. For more information and bookings contact:, or call +27 21 819 2000.






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