Hurlingham Privileges

This is a Hurlingham Privileges Hotel. When you book through us you are entitled to VIP benefits during your stay.

Accomodation

Hotel Information

  • Description
  • Activities
  • Bar
  • Kids-club
  • Restaurant
  • Wellness

Description

Originally home to the South African Reserve Bank and Temple Chambers, Taj Cape Town effortlessly combines its rich history with contemporary architecture; amalgamating the legacy of the old with the luxury of the new.

Taj Cape Town is located in the center of the old city, exuding a strong sense of place within walking distance of some of South Africa’s foremost landmarks and attractions, including the Houses of Parliament, Company’s Garden and St. Georges Cathedral. Guests can revel in an eclectic array of neighboring shops, galleries and restaurants. A complimentary shuttle ferries guests to the popular V&A Waterfront, while a daily guided ‘City Walk’ presents the opportunity for unforgettable cultural immersion.

The Taj Cape Town’s 176 rooms rest in the heritage building and contemporary tower wing, fusing history with elegant modernism. Luxury Rooms have spectacular city vistas or overlook the famous Table Mountain, while the Taj Club Rooms and suites offer all the benefits of the executive Club Lounge, including butler service, evening canapés and cocktails and private breakfast. One and Two Bedroom Suites are perfect for the discerning traveller or for families.

The hotel offers an array of dining experiences, including Bombay Brasserie - an Indian fine dining specialty restaurant - and Mint, for relaxed all-day dining. The Twankey Bar specialises in world-class, bespoke cocktails and delicious tapas-styled dishes.

The award-winning Jiva Grande Spa is the first of its kind in Africa and brings together the wisdom and heritage of the Indian philosophy of wellness, with a complete range of signature treatments and holistic therapies. The leisure and wellness facilities include an indoor heated lap pool, a fully equipped techno-gym, saunas, a steam room and vitality pool.

activities

Experiences:

SIGHTSEEING

KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS

The heart of the Cape Floral Region, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are located on the slopes of Table Mountain and showcase some of the most picturesque and unique flora in the world. Go on the excellent guided tours, and absorb the stunning views from the Tree Canopy Walkway.

BOULDERS BEACH
Near Simon’s Town, the beautiful, boulder-strewn sandy coves of Boulders Beach are teeming with African Penguins, Cape Town’s most delightful residents. Walk along the boardwalk from Boulders Visitors Centre to view the breeding colony of the adorable, endangered birds that strut about the beach.
 
CAPE POINT
The most south-westerly tip of Africa, gorgeous Cape Point lies within the Table Mountain National Park and offers stunning views over the sparkling blue Atlantic. Ride the Flying Dutchman funicular, or walk up to the lighthouse to take in the fynbos-carpeted landscape that surrounds you.


ACTIVITIES TO DO

HAVE AN ADVENTURE ON TABLE MOUNTAIN
Cape Town’s most iconic landmark, Table Mountain offers a host of outdoor activities. Hike the scenic trails, ride the cableway to the top to enjoy the panoramic vistas, and, if you are feeling adventurous, try your hand at rock climbing or abseiling. However you do it, the views are breathtaking!
 
WALK AROUND BO-KAAP
Stroll along the narrow, cobbled lanes of Bo-Kaap (Upper Cape), Cape Town’s most colourful neighbourhood and home to the Cape Malay community. This quirky quarter, where houses are painted in cheerful shades of blues, pinks, greens and yellows, is brimming with history.

RELIVE HISTORY AT THE DISTRICT 6 MUSEUM
Once home to Cape Town’s vibrant multi-ethnic community, the evocative District 6 Museum honours the memory of the people that once lived here. The heartbreaking stories of this city are told through photographs, recreated interiors and recordings from former residents.


SHOPPING

SHOP LOCAL AT THE OLD BISCUIT MILL
Discover an amazing range of contemporary arts and craft stores and award-winning designer boutiques at the Old Biscuit Mill, which was once a biscuit factory. Don’t miss the Neighbourgoods Market, a bustling food market that showcases local produce, every Saturday.

PICK UP SOUVENIRS AT AFRICA NOVA
One of the best places at which to pick up a unique souvenir in Cape Town, Africa Nova houses a stunning collection of stylish, contemporary African artefacts. The store stocks an assorted range of ceramics, jewellery and home décor from which to choose your gifts.

SHOP TILL YOU DROP AT THE V & A WATERFRONT
You can spend hours browsing through the many fantastic stores that line the V & A Waterfront. The beautiful location itself deserves exploring, while the shops stock everything from local South African brands to offerings from well-known designers.

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The Twankey Bar:

The Twankey Bar is an elegant but casual space, exceedingly popular with locals and visitors alike. This deeply characterful bar is ideal for gatherings, and the patrons swear by the locally produced craft beer and cider from some of the city’s finest brewers. Known to serve delightful tapas and a distinctive selection of high quality local wines. (“and bubbles.”)

Lobby Lounge:

Delicately restored marble columns supporting a barrel-vaulted skylight flank the magnificent Lobby Lounge at Taj Cape Town. It transforms from the perfect venue for afternoon tea to a glamorous cocktail venue by night, with a wide selection of cigars, cognacs, liqueurs and spirits. A concert-sized grand piano takes centre stage at live music events.

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Kids:

Kids receive the trademark activity passport on arrival and embark on an exciting journey as they engage in bespoke creatively stimulating activities. A full passport is the perfect memento to take home, with new hobbies and happy memories!

Allow the caring team to play genie to your kids. The hotel also offers nutritious and exciting menus for youngsters.
 

restaurant

Bombay Brasserie:

One of the best authentic Indian fine-dining restaurants in Cape Town, the Bombay Brasserie is housed in the Board of Executors building. Its celebrated menu brings the Spice Route to the world plate. Enjoy the finest Indian cuisine outside of India in a luxurious atmosphere with high ceilings and elegant décor.

Mint, The Local Grill :

Taj Cape Town’s all-day-dining restaurant, Mint, The Local Grill is nothing short of a memorable experience. It presents an innovative menu, replete with specials from international and local cuisines. Indulge in these culinary delights at an indoor dining area or on the terrace.

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Wellness:

SPA
Jiva Grande Spa brings together the wisdom andheritage of the Indian philosophy of wellness and well-being. Rooted in ancient Indian healing knowledge, Jiva Grande Spa derives inspiration from the holistic concept of living. Taj Cape Town’s Jiva Grande Spa offers a complete range of signature treatments and holistic therapies, all drawn from ancient Indian healing wisdom.

FITNESS CENTRE
The leisure & wellness facilities also include:
- 700m2 Jiva Grande Spa
- 6 Treatment rooms, including the Double Massage Suite for couples
- Pre/post relaxation rooms
- Indoor heated swimming pool
- Fully equipped Technogym
- Separate male & female sauna, steam room and vitality pool

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