Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Accommodation,Cuisine,History,Hotel,Spa and Recreation | on: October 6, 2017


1. Central Inner City Location

Taj Cape Town is an ideal base from which to explore the Mother City’s culture, history and heritage. A free shuttle service takes guests to the V&A Waterfront and daily historical walking tours acquaint interested individuals with the hidden historical treasures of the city centre. There are plenty of eclectic shops and galleries nearby as well as exceptional restaurants, including the Test Kitchen, Shortmarket Club, La Tete and Chef’s Warehouse.

2. Contemporary Indian Dining

Bombay Brasserie offers an unrivalled dining experience, which puts a gastronomic spin on traditional Indian cuisine. The recent appointment of international Head Chef David Tilly takes the hotel’s gourmet offering to the next level. With 19 years of experience in some of the world’s foremost restaurants, Tilly was at Le Meurice when it won its second and third Michelin stars. Now he brings his Michelin magic to Taj.

3. High tea and Breakfast Buffets

Mint offers a relaxed all-day dining alternative, with an award-winning wine list and expansive menu, including the grill which serves up a succulent selection of meats. Mint is also the site of Taj Cape Town’s famed breakfast buffet which includes a decadent array of treats with some gluten-free eats. Additionally, the High Tea offering is one of Cape Town’s best.

4. The Reserve at Taj

The Reserve at Taj Cape Town is adjacent to the hotel and offers luxury business facilities and banqueting rooms. Plush rooms accommodate a variety of conferences and events, while the lavish Bank Hall is able to host cocktail parties of up to 350 guests. The underground vault is a remnant from the building’s days as a bank, which transforms into a unique bar for intimate events. The Reserve is the ideal inner city wedding reception venue, with intricate art deco finishes and plenty of space for larger parties.

5. Rooms fit for royalty

Taj Cape Town makes guests feel like Indian royalty with rooms suitable for a maharaja or maharani. Luxurious linens and subtle Indian-inspired furnishings greet guests, along with magnificent views of the city centre and Table Mountain. Spacious bathrooms comprise an expansive shower and bath, and special touches include truffles, wine, fresh fruit and a personalised note upon guests’ arrival.

6. The Twankey Bar mixes it up

With an award-winning mixologist manning one of the city’s quirkiest bars, The Twankey Bar offers swanky red leather chairs, marble table tops, mood lighting and a massive blackboard offering a multitude of Cape Town-inspired cocktails. There’s a light menu for guests to snack from, but the real highlight is the historical setting and array of one-of-a-kind drinks.

7. Jiva Spa Indian Wellness

Renowned for its signature Cape Fynbos treatment, Jiva Spa advocates ‘Athithi Devo Bhava’ – the belief that guests are gods and should be treated reverently. Inspired by the ancient art of Indian wellness, luxuriant massages and treatments place special focus on aligning the body and mind, with soothing aromatherapy products made especially for Taj.

8. The Art Gallery and First Thursday Offering

Taj Cape Town’s prestigious art gallery exhibits the work of a new South African artist every month, which ties into a vibrant First Thursday offering. On the first Thursday of the month, the hotel invites the public to view its latest exhibition while revelling in live entertainment at The Reserve and The Twankey Bar.

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.




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