The Taj Cape Town is a luxurious tribute to the grand architecture of the original South African Reserve Bank and other historic buildings, constructed in the 1890s. The facades of the buildings have been impeccably restored, while the interiors were designed to recreate an era of glamour with a distinctly Indian influence. The hotel is ideal for guests wanting an upscale holiday experience where no detail is missed and every opportunity for refinement is offered.

The hotel is located within walking distance of the Company's Gardens, St George’s Cathedral and Greenmarket Square, and is ideally situated for easy access to all of Cape Town’s attractions. Nearby must-see sites include Table Mountain, the excellent beaches at Camps Bay and Clifton, and the world-class shopping at the V&A Waterfront. For the ultimate in pampering and relaxation, you can visit the Jiva Grande Spa for a range of traditional Indian wellness treatments.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2016 - #21 of Top 25 Hotels in South Africa
  •  Member of Leading Hotels of the World
  •  Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards - One of the Top 25 Hotels in Africa 2015


  • Set in the heart of Cape Town on historic St Georges Mall
  • Meticulously restored & tastefully decorated buildings
  • Lovely views of the city and Table Mountain
  • Excellent dining experiences - try Indian cuisine at Bombay Brasserie

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The Jiva spa offers a range of specialised treatments and incorporates treatment rooms, relaxation pools, and a well-equipped gym.

General Facilities

    Laundry service
    Wi-fi available
    Computer facilities
    Babysitting service available
    Secure Parking


Taj Cape Town offers a number of superb restaurants. In the old Reserve Ban part of the hotel is Mint, offering informal all-day dining and opening onto vibrant St George's Mall.

Specialising in innovative international and local dishes, this intimate restaurant has an open-plan kitchen, a floor-to-ceiling wine wall and a private mezzanine level.

The contemporary and elegant Bombay Brasserie is located on Wale Street, and offers a selection of fine Indian speciality dining. The wonderful high ceilings, luxurious décor and fine dining make the Brasserie a wonderful dinner choice.

In the old Temple Chambers building is Twankey, a cosmopolitan seafood, champagne and oyster bar.

Elegant décor, great local music, and delicious seafood tapas with top South African wines make Twankey a great start to an evening. Twankey also serves mid-morning light breakfast snacks, pastries and coffee.

Luxury King City Tower Room

The 176-room hotel offers a range of accommodation options from the double-bedroom split-level Presidential Suite to the 10 Heritage Suites, and 20 Heritage Luxury Rooms.

All rooms come standard with a mini-bar, a safe, voicemail and international plug sockets, high-speed wireless Internet, iPod docking stations, Internet-enabled TVs, and a workstation with multimedia hubs.

Luxury King City Tower Room AMENITIES

    En-suite bath and shower
    Air conditioning
    DVD player
    Mini bar
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Wi-fi available in room


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  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Oct 2017 - 24 Dec 2017 $225 Bed & Breakfast
  • 25 Dec 2017 - 03 Jan 2018 $485 Bed & Breakfast
  • 04 Jan 2018 - 04 Feb 2018 $220 Bed & Breakfast
  • 10 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $220 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $170 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2018 - 24 Dec 2018 $220 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Two Bedroom Family Suite,Luxury King City Heritage Room,Presidential Suite,One Bedroom Suite,Luxury Twin Mountain Tower Room,Luxury King Mountain Tower Room,Taj Club Room,Luxury Twin Mountain Heritage Room,Luxury King Mountain Heritage Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The Taj had a perfect location, and even though we rented a car we also walked a lot around in Cape Town.

    Jette Blankholm, January 2016
  • Indeed my Holiday was very good and it was really planned well and all the services were perfect. It was an amazing trip I should say, and it leaves me and my wife with lots of memories, I have been to may places in Africa but this was amazing I should say.

    Abdullah Al Naamani, July 2013

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Lauren Vorster

Lauren Vorster

Africa Safari Expert

"Located in the heart of Cape Town, guests can immerse themselves in a full cultural experience of the city. The Taj is perfect for travelling couples, honeymooners and families."



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To be honest the hotel has been and is one of my favourites in Cape Town and short of not being at the Waterfront the hotel has everything a 5 star luxury establishment can offer ! I particularly like the “old flair” in the lobby area and the charm of ancient days. It really adds to it. We also were very surprised of the extensive wine and brandy tasting facilities and the art walk which we think is fantastic ! The rooms are large and beautiful and we have no complaints whatsoever. We also feel Twankey is great and offers such a great difference to Bombay so something for everyone. Personally I feel the Taj is a great product in a good location, lovely rooms – a good all round choice for any luxury traveller!

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