Guest post written by Johann Conradie of Rockwell Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa
Whether you’re an oil tycoon, a celebrity, have won the lottery or simply have saved some of your precious moola for a special occasion in the mother city of Cape Town, the top locations in the category of food, entertainment and accommodation below are sure to make you feel on top of the world.
Cape Town has many restaurants which serve cuisine of the highest quality and standards. Depending on what kind of food you enjoy, various gastronomical experiences await you. One restaurant which stood out above the rest was La Colombe.
Image to the left taken from the EatOut.co.za website.
La Colombe was voted as the best restaurant in South Africa, including Africa and the Middle East. It has also been featured in the Top 50 restaurants in the world at 12th position and has received the highest 3 star rating for three consecutive years by the acclaimed Rossouw’s Restaurant Guide.
Started by executive Chef, Franck Dangereux of Provence, France, in 1997 and taken over by executive chef, Scot Kirton, in 2010, this restaurant has collected a long list of awards and accolades through sheer excellence and a decadent menu of the finest cuisine around.
Located in the Constantia Uitsig with an opulent setting of a glitzy indoor restaurant which spills out into a lush garden, you may have the feeling that you’re dining on the French Riviera.
What better way to feel like a millionaire than to enjoy the very best of the Cape Town nightlife. There are a couple of well-known hangouts in the beautiful city, where both local and international celebrities have been known to let their hair down.
Image to the right taken from The Reserve Club website.
The Reserve offers a truly executive night life experience in the city. The name of the club was taken from the original old Reserve Bank which used to occupy the building since 150 years ago. The décor is a mixture of posh velvet couches, antique handcrafted furniture and crystal chandeliers which give you a rather warm and inviting feeling as you mingle amongst the crowd inside. This club also features some of the finest DJ’s around and has played host to some corporate parties, one most recently being L’Oreal.
After indulging in the finest cuisine on a warm evening and partying the night away like a star, we all need our beauty sleep, and what better way to do so by laying our heads down on some of the finest linen in the southern hemisphere.
Image to the left taken from the Starwood Hotels website.
Westin Grand Hotel
If money is no object, you will want to rest your weary head on the lap of absolute luxury in the Westin Grand’s Presidential Suite. At R40, 000 per night, you can expect only the best service that money can buy. Offering everything from your very own butler, to a fully-stocked bar in your own club lounge if you wish to impress guests, to a full buffet breakfast served every morning and all while having un-matched views of the mountain, the V&A Waterfront and Cityscape below. No amenity is left to spare.
It is only natural that one of the most beautiful countries in the world should be complimented by the very best of hotels, restaurants and nightclubs around. Cape Town has been called the “Gateway to Africa” by many and in summer, it is certainly one of the greatest getaways in the world, rivalling even the most extravagant tropical island destinations. Even if you are visiting for work purposes, Cape Town has some of the very best business accommodation options which will make your stay feel more like play than work!
About the Rockwell Hotel & Apartments:
Located in Cape Town’s trendy De Waterkant Village in Greenpoint, The Rockwell All Suite Hotel & Apartments offers an enticing blend of contemporary urban style and inner-city excitement, surrounded by the natural beauty for which Cape Town is famous. Inspired by Downtown Manhattan’s buildings of the early 1900s, the hotel’s raw-brick façade sets a fascinating contrast to its ultra-modern interiors, replete with every mod-con to satisfy the demands of today’s experienced traveller. This, coupled with the 4-star hotel’s intuitively attentive service, ensures that every guest is able to experience Cape Town’s warm and friendly hospitality right at their hotel doorstep.