Reimagine the Festive Season with Taj Cape Town

Taj Cape Town, located at 1 Wale Street in the heart of the Cape Town City Bowl, is one of the city’s iconic hotels.

This festive season Taj Cape Town is providing masses of cheer, along with its customary luxury, topped with all the trimmings, ribbons, bells and whistles. Whether you are a guest or visiting one of the restaurants, Taj Cape Town will delight you with a tempting array of celebratory options.

A Dash of Festive in your Afternoon Tea

Forget your usual afternoon scone with cream and jam, because on selected days in December 2019, Taj Cape Town’s Festive Afternoon Tea will give guests a superb collection of teas and uniquely sumptuous sweet and savoury dishes. The menu includes, as an example, Bobotie Lamb Pie, Marshmallow Snowmen as well as Caprese Vol au Vent and Berry Trifle. Taking place in The Lobby Lounge and Bar from 2pm – 6pm, the afternoon tea costs R295 per person and includes either an alcoholic or non-alcoholic welcome drink as well as a selection of teas and coffee.

taj cape town

    Festive Afternoon Tea Dates: 7th | 8th | 14th | 15th | 21st | 22nd | 28th | 29th December 2019

Christmas Feasts at Mint Restaurant and Terrace and Bombay Brasserie

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day both Mint Restaurant and Terrace and Bombay Brasserie at Taj Cape Town is giving guests the chance to dine either buffet-style at Mint Restaurant and Terrace or to enjoy a plated set menu at Bombay Brasserie. (Read our review of Bombay Brasserie here.)

On Christmas Eve, Mint Restaurant and Terrace will be serving a buffet dinner at R845 per person; and on Christmas Day, Mint will serve a buffet lunch at R945 per person. Both days include either an alcoholic or non-alcoholic welcome drink and will be serving the festive cheer in the form of dishes like Line Fish and Mango Ceviche, Herb crusted Sirloin as well as Vanilla Poached Salmon and Christmas Mince Pies.

At Bombay Brasserie, guests may enjoy their plated set menu for dinner on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Both include a Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian set menus. The cost is R1250 per person and includes a choice of a welcome drink.

Ring in the New Year

The Reserve will be hosting a hosting a New Year’s Eve Party which will include a buffet and live entertainment at a cost of R1550 per person. The Bombay Brasserie will be serving its set menu at a cost of R1895 per person, while Mint Restaurant and Terrace’s à la carte menu will be served to guests.

On Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, live entertainment will be filling the hotel with some delightful classical and festive music.

If you are still wondering where to dine, relax or party with family and friends this festive season, think no more. Taj Cape Town, right in the heart of Cape Town offers luxury, great ambience, five-star service, delicious food and a wonderfully sumptuous urban experience.

Be sure to download the full Taj Cape Town Festive Season brochure. Bookings for all days are essential. Call 021 8192000 or email


Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

About us

Actually, Home Food and Travel offers a lot more than just reviews of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.  We also visit great destinations, receive advice from interior designers and stop to smell the roses and taste the coffee.

Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

Home Food and Travel advice on finding the right accommodation

So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

On the road to great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities

If you’re driving, be safe and make use of all the wonderful farm stalls that populate South Africa’s open roads.

If you overhear somebody asking a lot of questions or see someone taking photos of empty bedrooms chances are it’s one of our Home Food and Travel team members.

We’re out looking or those great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.

See you on the road!


Recent Posts