Rooftop at Taj Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

There’s nothing that screams luxury more than jumping in a taxi when you arrive in a city and saying “Take us to the Taj!” Having recently returned from a trip to India, we had an inkling of what was in store for us at the Taj Cape Town.

Our suite at the Taj Cape Town overlooked St. Georges Cathedral on Wale Street (where Archbishop Desmond Tutu himself once resided), just next to the Company’s Gardens. As fans of Taj Hotels across the world, this grand outpost in South Africa certainly didn’t disappoint.

Our charming host Peter greeted us and made our stay spectacular, inviting us to rea, which is served regally in the restored lobby promptly at 4pm, complete with profiteroles, Rooibos tea and champagne – the perfect way to help with the jet lag. The Taj is perfect for those looking for a grand experience. There’s also a sumptuous spa where we delighted in a two-hour session of signature therapies.

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While you’re Out There
If like us, you struggle to leave the luxury of the Taj Cape Town, there are three incredible restaurants to choose from. Our favourite was The Bombay Brasserie, a posh dining room where children are not allowed after 7pm, modelled on its namesake in London.

Photography courtesy of the Taj Cape Town