Taj Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

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    A class act in the historic heart of Cape Town

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    A class act in the historic heart of Cape Town

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    A class act in the historic heart of Cape Town

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    A class act in the historic heart of Cape Town

Why we choose Taj Cape Town

Heritage and opulence in the heart of Cape Town

  • An eclectic mix of old and new in Cape Town’s heritage district
  • The hotel’s Bombay Brasserie boasts the finest Indian cuisine
  • Rooms with a view—of iconic Table Mountain

What was originally the South African Reserve Bank and Temple Chambers sees new life in this bold, yet elegant hotel. The ornate granite façade of the historical buildings are today joined by a modern tower.

The interiors mirror the exteriors: you’ll enjoy classical grandeur in the heritage areas and a contemporary feel in the new tower addition. All the rooms, and their high-spec bathrooms, are very generously sized.

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We suggest

Ask for a room with a Table Mountain view.

What you need to know about the hotel

Find this peaceful reprieve in an eclectic city with a diverse and turbulent history

  • People watch whilst dining at the Mint Restaurant on the busy St. George’s pedestrian mall
  • The authentic Cape Fynbos treatment at Jiva Grande Spa did as promised; nourish and rejuvenate
  • The wine route is a must do day trip, with wine selections to excite the most discerning connoisseur

You might miss the V&A Waterfront but what this hotel offers that others can’t is its proximity to the city’s business hub, museums and national heritage sites of old Cape Town.

From the ultimate butler service to personal tour guides, this is one property dedicated to overall guest satisfaction. You’ll find the multilingual staff attentive and friendly, and determined to please.

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We suggest

Rooms and bathrooms are far larger than you would expect. 

Where is it and what's nearby

Located in Cape Town’s historic center, near business and entertainment hotspots

  • On the corner of St. George’s and Wale Street, opposite the Parliament buildings
  • Absorb culture and history as you stroll with the hotel’s ‘Footsteps to Freedom’ walking tour
  • About 8 minutes to the Waterfront and an easy commute to the Cape’s winelands, beaches and Table Mountain

This luxury five-star hotel is ideally located in the centre of historic Cape Town at the
entrance to the famous pedestrian precinct, St George’s Mall and is perfectly
situated for those looking to discover authentic Cape Town; and its blend of
fascinating history, exotic culture, soulful art, lively entertainment and delectable

How to enjoy Cape Town

You may see wild zebra grazing nonchalantly on the slopes of the skyline-dominating Table Mountain, yet somehow this doesn’t take away from the all-pervading chic of this stylish beach and party city, but simply adds to Cape Town’s exotic allure

  • Check out the local talent. Home grown designer labels including Errol Arendz and Sheray Bakos can be found on or near Long Street
  • Catch the sun in style – protected from the wind if not the chilly water – at the exclusive residential beach area of Clifton
  • Shell fish, white bait, fresh catch of the day, the colorful fishing village of Kalk Bay is well worth a trip for lunch; quirky boutiques promise one-of-a-kind finds  

Vertigo is no excuse. The views of and from Table Mountain are so epic – and so completely define Cape Town – that they are well worth the fear. One of the best ways up is with a private guide. They’ll fill you in on the various flora and fauna on the way and then point out the sights from the top. Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, Robben Island. Bloubergstrand. Then ride the cable car down. If the fear thing does apply to you, you may want to miss this on a windy day.

Another stunning view of this Mayan pyramid-shaped mountain is from the sea. Charter a sunset cruise for amazing sights: champagne a must. Depending on the time of year, you may see penguins, dolphins, whales and sharks on this trip too. Nearby Stellenbosch is famed for fine wine and exceptional restaurants. Stellenzicht, Rustenberg and Veenwouden are particularly notable estates and well worth a tasting trip.

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    When to visit Cape Town

    The Kirstenbosch gardens host Sundowner Concerts every Sunday evening between December and April. Take a picnic, enjoy the views and chill to the sounds of some of South Africa’s best musicians. The line ups range from jazz to classical to folk, rock and pop.


  • We say

    Within walking distance to museums, bars and restaurants, and Cape Town’s business district. But if you’re visiting over a weekend, ask for a quiet mountain-facing room—Cape Town has an exciting night life!

  • Did you know

    There’s a story to the building’s history and transformation into the city’s leading luxury hotel. Be sure to ask the concierge to share the details.

  • A word from the hotel

    One of Cape Town’s best kept secrets is the wonderful historic, vibey and cultural heart of the central city area which surrounds the Taj – spend time exploring the neighborhood to truly discover Cape Town.
    Michael Pownall, General Manager


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Taj Cape Town, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Full English breakfast
  • 2 hour historical & heritage walking tour (Footsteps to Freedom)
  • Charcuterie & Cheese Board with craft beer tasting for two in the Twankey Bar once per stay
  • For stays of 4 nights or more guests will additionally receive: Meal voucher in Mint Restaurant to the value of R500 per room per stay

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