As warmer weather slowly approaches, as does the temptation for a Spring-time vacation. Cape Town and its surrounds should be a serious contender when deciding where to escape to, as the area truly comes alive with activity during the Spring and Summer months.
From the majestic whales that visit the Cape coastal regions between August and November, to the blanket of flowers that parade the most spectacular landscapes in September and numerous festivals, Spring in the Western Cape offers one of the most rewarding holiday experiences:
With Valentine’s Day almost upon us, now is the best time to start planning the most romantic day for that special someone in your life. Whether you are looking for fresh ideas on how to spend the day, or you are in search of a full-day itinerary that will leave your loved one breathless – we have put together a full day of ideas for how to spend Valentine’s Day in the Mother City this year
08h00 – 10h00: Breakfast in Bed
There is nothing that compares to starting the day with a relaxed breakfast in bed. Wake your loved one up to lovingly prepared breakfast treats, including delicious extras such as fresh strawberries with whipped cream, chocolate croissants and good, strong coffee. Go above and beyond with a hand-written note and fresh flowers, all served on a specially decorated tray.
10h30 – 12h00: Take a morning stroll along the strand
A leisurely walk on a summer morning is sure to be a great way to ease into the day – especially with the sand between your toes, crisp ocean breeze against your face and the sound of the ebb and flow of the ocean waves whistling around your ears. There are many breath-taking beaches to be found across Cape Town, including Camps Bay, Clifton Second and Llandudno on the Atlantic coastline, and Boulders and Fish Hoek beaches on the False Bay coast. For added romance – why not return to a beach that holds a particularly good memory for you both.
12h30 – 14h00: Pack a Picnic
Arguably one of the most romantic spots in the city, is the look-out point on Chapman’s Peak drive. Pack a lunch-time picnic and head up to the half-way point on this iconic mountain pass and choose a picturesque spot to stop for an intimate lunch – there are roughly 60 easy-to-find picnic tables and grass embankments along the drive. The combination of breath-taking views of ocean and mountain, along with the peace and quiet found along the pass, makes this trip an ideal romantic escape.
If you’re really looking to sweep your partner off their feet, consider hiring a luxury vintage car or convertible that allows you to feel the wind in your hair as you cruise along the coast.
15h00 – 18h00: Couples Spa Indulgence
A relaxing day can only be made more perfect by a well-deserved top-to-toe pampering. Head back into the city for a special couple’s Valentine’s Day treat at Pepperclub Hotel & Spa’s Cayenne Spa. This two hour treatment includes a full body and scalp massage, rejuvenating facial massage, and a hand and foot treatment for you and your special someone. Take advantage of the calming atmosphere and relax beside the rooftop swimming pool with a glass of bubbly and a snack of fresh, delicious strawberries. Add in an extra indulgence and arrive 30 minutes ahead of your booked treatment time and spend some time in the sauna.
The Valentine’s Day Couple’s Treat costs R 1900 per couple and is valid until 28 February 2017. To secure a booking, please contact Cayenne Spa on 021 812 8812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
18h30 – late: Dinner and a Movie at Pepperclub Hotel & Spa
Bring this unforgettable day to a close with a beautiful dinner experience Pepperclub Hotel & Spa’s Dinner and A Movie special. Starting at 18h30 for 19h00, the evening begins with a welcome glass of bubbly on arrival at the trendy Paparazzi Bar & Lounge. A romantic three-course set dinner menu at Sinatra’s Restaurant follows, paired with a bottle of red or white wine to suit your meal choice. After dinner, at 21h00, you will be treated to a private screening of the deeply romantic movie, Me Before You, at the hotel’s intimate 29-seater Odeon Cinema. The Dinner & a Movie package costs R1200 per couple, and is valid for 14 February 2017 only. Please note that space is limited to 14 couples, so make sure that you reserve your place early! To book, contact email@example.com or +27 (0)21 812 8888.
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Add even more romance and luxury to your Valentine’s Day by booking a night’s stay at Pepperclub Hotel & Spa. With our world-class approach to guest service, along with our stylish choice of room options and luxurious facilities, we offer a cosmopolitan 5-star accommodation experience in Cape Town’s trendy CBD.
It’s hard to comprehend that we have reached that time of the year, but Christmas and New Year are just a few weeks away, and we are already getting into the festive spirit! If you’re seeking a stylish and modern setting to share a magical experience with your family and friends, our Sinatra’s restaurant is the perfect destination for an inner-city celebration.
As this is the Mother City’s busiest season, we’re sharing a sneak peek of our fabulous festive dining options that will be on offer to help you get a head-start on your party planning.
Christmas Eve – 24 December 2016
Our talented Executive Chef, Scott Hendrie will be kicking off the Christmas festivities with a variety of traditional festive favourites along with our popular a la carte menu. This extended menu will be on offer for Christmas Eve dinner from 18h00. Our a la carte menu is available here.
Christmas Day – 25 December 2016
Christmas morning is a magical time, especially for children. Guests staying at the hotel are invited to bring their young ones down to the lobby at 09h00 to meet Santa Claus in person and receive a little gift from his magical bag of presents. A traditional Christmas lunch will also be served in Sinatra’s restaurant from 12h00.
Our special Christmas Dinner Feast will begin at 18h00 with a buffet style selection of cold and warm dishes to tantalize your taste buds and the menu will host an extensive selection of salads, quiches, breads and sushi, followed by an array of festive offerings such as glazed gammon with cinnamon apple sauce, roast turkey with traditional stuffing and cranberry sauce, cauliflower au gratin and Yorkshire pudding. A full dessert table boasting Yule chocolate log, mince pies, Tiramisu, as well as a selection of fine cheeses and seasonal fruits will end off a perfect evening and Christmas celebration.
Cost – R650 per person (price inclusive of full buffet selection)
Day of Goodwill – 26 December 2016
We’re celebrating the Day of Goodwill, also known as Boxing Day, in style with a South African themed buffet dinner. The menu highlights include cold dishes such as chakalaka penne pasta, Cajun chicken bento style salad as well as orange and beetroot salad with walnuts. Hot dishes include roasted sirloin with horseradish béarnaise and red wine jus, creamy Cape Malay chicken curry with sambals and poppadoms, grilled line fish with a dill and lemon cream reduction, as well as butternut, spinach and feta lasagne. To end it all off, treat yourself to some of our decadent dessert options which include festive trifle, chocolate mousse and fruit and cheese platters.
Cost – R595 per person
New Year’s Eve – 31 December 2016
The Cape Town CBD is one of the city’s most happening locations for this festive celebration. Ring in the New Year with an indulgent three course set menu that will be served from 18h00. You can expect gourmet dishes starting with the option of a Fritto Misto platter which includes tempura prawns, steamed mussels and Japanese crumbed fish goujons or spicy gazpacho soup. For mains, guests have the choice between dishes such as Kingklip Saltimbocca or grilled lamb rump, while for dessert, sample the strawberry and passion fruit pavlova. A standard a la carte menu will also be on offer.
Cost: R600 per person
New Year’s Day – 1 January 2017
On New Year’s Day, guests staying in the hotel on a bed and breakfast basis will be able to enjoy a delicious complimentary brunch between 08h30 and 13h00.
There will also be a full buffet dinner menu on offer from 18h00 at a cost of R600 per person. Highlights from the menu include a selection of cold dishes such as Italian cold meats, salads and pasta, while the hot selection offers a range of meat, seafood and vegetable dishes. A tasty dessert table adds the final touch to this feast fit for a king on the first day of the New Year.
Cost – R600 per person
Bookings for all festive season dining events are essential. To make a reservation or for more information, please contact our reservations department on 021 812 8888 between 08h00 and 17h00, and thereafter contact our Sinatra’s restaurant directly on 021 812 8808.
Pepperclub Hotel & Spa management and staff wish to thank you for choosing us as your ‘home away from home’ during your visit to Cape Town, and would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy festive season and a prosperous New Year.
Holiday festivities needn’t wait until the end of the year to be celebrated. The popular Christmas in July wine tasting evening returns to Pepperclub Hotel & Spa on Thursday 21 July 2016 – with the perfect accompaniment of Diemersfontein Wine Estate’s Coffee-Chocolate Pinotage.
Incorporating all elements that whimsically bring the festive Christmas-holiday spirit to life, the evening will include festive themed canapés, live acoustic music provided by local rock-violinist, Hezron Chetty, and a wine tasting session hosted by Diemersfontein where guests can try a number of the brand’s most-loved varietals, such as the Diemersfontein pinotage, merlot, sauvignon blanc and Carpe Diem Malbec.
Hosted in Pepperclub Hotel & Spa’s ground floor, Paparazzi Bar and Piano Lounge, the evening not only offers a convenient and central venue to meet and catch up with friends, but also a chance to shake the winter blues and savour local sounds and tastes with the activities lined up for the evening.
The intimate and casual Christmas in July wine tasting evening will take place from 17h30 to 20h00 on Thursday, 21 July 2016. No booking is required and entry to the evening and wine tasting is complimentary. For further information, please visit the hotel’s Facebook page or follow the fun on our Twitter page.
Date: Thursday, 21 July 2016
Time: 17h30 – 20h00
Venue: Pepperclub Hotel & Spa, Paparazzi Bar & Lounge, Corner of Loop and Pepper Street, Cape Town
For further information and queries, contact Pepperclub Hotel & Spa on 021 812 8888 or email us – firstname.lastname@example.org
“Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart”
Do you want to catch the attention of that special someone this Valentine’s weekend? Treat them to an exclusive and romantic evening: Dinner & a Movie at the Pepperclub Hotel & Spa on Sunday, 14 February 2016
Package includes a glass of bubbly upon arrival in Paparazzi Bar & Lounge to set the mood. Guests are then invited to sit down at Sinatra’s Restaurant for a 5-course set dinner menu, inclusive of a bottle of red or white wine suited to your meal selection. The meal will be followed by the screening of About Time in our luxurious and intimate 29-seater Odeon Cinema, complete with popcorn.
Dinner: 18h30 for 19h00 | Movie starts at 21h00
R 1300 per couple
Searching for the ultimate ‘wow’ factor?
Extend your Valentine’s Day celebrations with our Love Bird’s special rate and surprise your partner with a stayover in one of our luxury Deluxe Studio Suites.
R 1900.00 per suite per night, inclusive of breakfast at Sinatra’s restaurant
Valid for Saturday 13 February and Sunday 14 February 2016 only
*Terms & Conditions apply
To make your booking or for further information, please contact us: email@example.com or 021 812 888
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