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Swirling sundowners, Decadent dinners, Vegan treats and more….at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

01 January 2018

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is the perfect place to revel in the season’s long hot days and warm nights. Overlooking the gorgeous Atlantic Seaboard, the hotel’s special events and offers will feature food and wine discovery evenings, the most delectable high teas, simmering sundowners and more across our superb dining venues.

This summer don’t miss The Gin Lab @ The Conservatory. Offering one of the city’s best sundowner spots, the only thing that could make this moment more perfect… is a perfectly crafted Gin. Hosted by our talented Bar Team, come and get your ‘Gin’ on with us!

The Gin & Bare It Experience offers a tasting flight of three Gins all individually paired with a different tonic water and a variety of botanicals and spices. Available daily from 11h00 to 21h00; price is R250 per person.

With the expert assistance of our Gin Mixologist, craft your own Gin at our Gin Making Experience. Available every Friday from 17h00; price is R495 per person and includes a welcome drink on arrival.

The Gin and Canapé Experience will pair your G&Ts with three Canapés designed by Chef Nicholas Goldschmidt. Price is R395 per person; 24 hour’s notice is required.

Don’t fancy Gin? Non-Gin drinkers can sample Craft Beer & Canapés alongside the Gin tasting. Savour five different local brews all individually paired with Canapés created by our Executive, Chef Christo Pretorius. Price is R295 per person. 24 hours notice is required.

Already renowned for our traditional high tea, from 15 January, The Twelve Apostles proudly introduces a Vegan High Tea that features both sweet and savoury treats. This is a ‘must-do’ for the New Year. From 10h00 to 16h00 daily; price is R375 per person.

Take your lover’s breath away with a six-course Valentine’s Day Dinner overlooking the sea at one of Cape Town’s most romantic venues. Taking place in both Azure Restaurant and The Atlantic Marquee, your partner will be ‘wowed’ by exceptional service and cuisine at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. Time is 19h00 to 19h30; price R1250 per person, including a glass of MCC on arrival. Enjoy the wine pairing option at an additional R450 per person.

Sample Atlantic Storm’s award-winning brews at our Food and Craft Beer Pairing Dinner on 23 February.  This microbrewery draws brewing inspiration from its location at Kommetjie on the Cape Peninsula’s Atlantic coastline. The range includes beers which ‘push the envelope’ of flavour and creativity, including the single Citra hopped “Cape Doctor” Pale Ale, the coffee infused “Black Tempest” Coffee Milk Stout and the Caribbean Rum inspired Spiced Rum Pale Ale “The Buccaneer”. Time is 19h00 for 19h30. Price is R585 per person including food, beer, water and gratuity.

Share the love this February with our award-winning Spa’s Couples’ Deluxe Treatment. A 60-minute Rasul, a 45-minute massage and two glasses of Bubbly for two people, create the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together. All treatments include the complimentary use of the temperature controlled plunge pools, floatation tank and tranquility lounge. Price is R2650 per couple.

The Warwick Food and Wine Dinner on Friday 23 March will give our guests some insight into the history of Warwick Wine Estate’s world-class, handcrafted wines. Pioneering winemaker, Norma Ratcliffe, known as the ‘First Lady’ of South African winemaking and Warwick Wine Estate, continues her family tradition of quality, purity and expression of the land. Time is 19h00 for 19h30. Price is R695 per person including food, wine, water and gratuity.

Take a break and spoil yourself with The Spa’s luxurious Soul to Sole Experience, which comprises a foot ritual, a 45-minute back and neck Hot Stone massage and a 30-minute hair and scalp treatment. All spa treatments include the complimentary use of the temperature controlled plunge pools, floatation tank and tranquility lounge. Price is R 990 per person and can be enjoyed as a couple experience.

The Twelve Apostles’ magnificent dining venues are the ideal place to spend time with family and friends at Easter:

For Easter Sunday Lunch, Executive Chef Christo Pretorius, has put together a seasonal buffet selection including salmon trout for starters, a hot and cold buffet and carvery selection, and a delectable spread of desserts featuring a hot cross bun bread and butter pudding and our famous cheesecake. Time is 13h00 and price is R525 per person for a three-course buffet.

Treat friends and family to our magical Easter High Tea by the Sea served on three-tiered tea stands in The Leopard Bar or The Conservatory on Saturday 31 March between 10h00 and 16h00. The tea stands will be topped up as you go along. Price is R325 per person.

Enjoy exquisite mountain views as you feast on our extra special Easter Sunday Buffet High Tea in The Lions Head room. From 14h30 on Easter Sunday. Price is R 325 per person.


A taste exploration AND a great night out! Our Dégustation Dinners offer a wonderful combination of flavours and textures across six mouth-watering courses. Dinners take place at The Chef’s Table in Azure Restaurant and can be booked for exclusive dinners for between six and 12 guests. Booking is essential. Price is R 1950 per person and includes dinner, wine pairings, water and gratuity.

“Things like beetroot, butternut, beans and tofu never tasted or looked this good,” says Executive Chef, Christo Pretorius of the new Vegan Tasting Menu. Price is R 475 per person, with a wine pairing option available.

Spoil yourself or celebrate a special event with our legendary High Tea by the Sea. Indulge in scrumptious, freshly baked scones with all the trimmings, cupcakes, and mouth-watering finger sandwiches, enjoyed with the perfect cup of loose-leaf tea infusions or speciality coffee. Traditional High Tea is served on a three-tiered tea stand daily from 10h00 to 16h00 in The Leopard Bar and The Conservatory. Your tea stand will be topped up regularly and you can have as many of the tea items as you wish, all served to you at your table. Price is R325 per person.

If you’re mad about craft beer or want to learn more about the different nuances and flavours, then our popular Craft Beer & Canapé Special is for you. The experience is available daily between 11h00 and 18h00 and includes five beers paired with five different Canapés. Price is R 295 per person.

When you’ve got something special to say…where you say it…is ALL-important! The heart-shaped Stanley’s Rock in the Table Mountain National Park, with magnificent mountain and ocean views, is THE perfect spot. Our Gourmet Picnic Proposals Package includes: A Picnic Basket packed with decadent treats, a Bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial and a Bunch of Roses for R 2950. Make it even more special and upgrade your Champagne to Dom Pérignon Brut for R 3000.

For our Serendipity Sundays, gather friends and family for a generous traditional Sunday Lunch Carvery Buffet served in Azure Restaurant from 13h00, with relaxing live entertainment. Price is R 385 per person.

Presented every Tuesday from 17h30 to 18h00 by Head Sommelier, Gregory Mutambe and his Team, the Tuesday Wine Tastings are complimentary pre-dinner wine tastings available to Azure Restaurant diners and in-house guests. Discover new South African wines and order your favourite to be savoured over dinner.

Make yours the best, ‘five-star’ birthday bash ever with our Blockbuster Birthday Parties! Enjoy a unique and stress-free children’s party offering includes a delicious fun-filled lunch and milkshake, followed by the movie…chosen by the birthday girl /boy, in our private cinema with popcorn and a host of sweet treats. Time is 12h30 to 17h00 and the venue is the Café Grill & Cinema. Price is R 365 per child for the Kiddies Menu (8 to 12 years) and R 425 per teen for the Teen Menu (13 and older).

Our Gift Experience Vouchers make the perfect present for all kinds of occasions. Choose from a tempting selection of experiences including food and wine discovery evenings, traditional afternoon teas or a monetary voucher to spend in the hotel. You can purchase them online or at the hotel, beautifully presented in a personalised wallet which can be posted to the recipient or emailed for convenience.

About The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
The five-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is situated on Cape Town’s – if not the world’s - most scenic route. Well established as the city’s leading boutique hotel, The Twelve Apostles Hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World and prides itself in offering guests that ‘personal touch’. Providing a convenient complimentary shuttle service, guests are five minutes from the most beautiful beaches and Camps Bay, 15 minutes from the city centre and V&A Waterfront, and within easy reach of many vineyards within the Cape Winelands. Helicopter transfers are also available to offer an exhilarating experience flying over the spectacular peninsula.
Poised above the Atlantic Ocean, the five-star Cape Town hotel is situated at the water’s edge of a marine reserve, boasting frequent whale and dolphin sightings. Surrounded by nature only, the hotel is flanked by the majestic Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles mountain range within the Table Mountain National Park. The interior design is inspired by its namesake, creating a fresh, calming environment that artfully combines sophistication with simplicity, comfort and elegance.

Guests are spoilt with spectacular views of the ocean and mountain views in each of the 70 bedrooms and suites, including the Presidential Suite, each superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style.

The hotel boasts two swimming pools perched above the ocean; its award-winning health and beauty spa; Azure Restaurant, the Café Grill, and the Leopard Room Bar & Lounge; a 16-seater private cinema; and meeting, events & wedding facilities for up to 90 guests.


Azure Restaurant at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Azure Restaurant at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Camps Bay, Western Cape Breakfast, Fine Dining, French, Seafood, South African

Savour the finest indigenous and international cuisine on offer in our extremely popular Azure Restaurant. Christo Pretorius, Executive Chef, is on hand to create a variety of exquisite dishes incl...