A Royal Treat

A Royal Treat

There is a lot to be said about the changes in hospitality over the decades, the way design, timing and service transformed and shifted, but here in Cape Town we are also lucky to keep the old, colonial tradition of High Tea across the finest hotels in the city. This allows both, running around visitors and busy business travelers to complete the hectic day in a relaxed note and to soak in the last couple of hours of the day while enjoying our magnificent surrounds and the most decadent pastime.

Most establishments provide this serving on a daily basis. Designated, in-house Chefs of Patisserie creates the most delicious and beautiful savory and sweet creations. They would serve it alongside traditional teas or accompany it with a fine bubbly, all to your liking.

Alongside maintaining constant key menus, there will be different variations throughout the season and even in a course of the week. All in order to keep the daily serving matching with the freshest ingredients and the creativity of the different chefs.

Although being a daily affair, we highly recommend pre booking, especially during high season.

12 Apostles Hotel

You can choose between a ‘Tea by The Sea’ 2 hours standard service or the High Tea daily buffet service.

Cape Grace Hotel

Served at the hotels’ cosy library, this daily treat keeps bringing visitors back, time after time and is proudly maintained to level with the top Afternoon Tea services around the world.

La Prada in Constantia Nek

Overlooking the magnificent Constantia Valley and the Cape Flats, than framed by the Stellenburg Mountains and the ocean, gets you the perfect setting to absorb both natural and men designed beauty. High tea is offered Monday – Saturday and must be pre booked.

Mount Nelson Hotel

In this long standing establishment you would literally sit where royals sat before. The colonial flair presents itself in the structure and in the service. They serve morning, afternoon and evening tea and over the years developed their own unique blend.

One & Only Resort

Situated at the Vista Bar & Lounge and overlooking our iconic Table Mountain, they serve daily afternoon tea and ads a serving of morning tea over the weekends.

The Silo Hotel

The new kid on the block serves petit gateaux and teatime treats as well as a selection of savoury delights. A 24 hours’ notice is required.

The Vineyard Hotel

Following the tradition of the estates’ original owner, Lady Anne Barnard, tea is served in the Garden Lounge. It includes a selection of cakes, pastries and savoury bites.


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