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An array of function venues at Webersburg

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Set against the lush Helderberg Mountain, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, the immaculate 18th Century Historic Cape Dutch style architecture of Webersburg resonates supreme grandeur. If you’re looking for a venue to impress – look no further.

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Cape Royale Wins SA’s Luxury All-Suite Hotel of the Year

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With numerous annual accolades beneath its belt the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel brings home yet another trophy to South Africa – the Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards 2015 – Luxury All-Suite Hotel of the Year-South Africa. This, together with its plethora of other international awards, has placed the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel firmly on the map of international tourism.

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A Conference to Bant About

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Thursday 19 February, 2015 marked a milestone in South Africa’s realm of Banting with the launch of SA’s first ever low-carb-high-fat Banting Conference which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The celebrated launch dinner, boasting celebrity guests like Tim Noakes and Mrs. South Africa, commenced shortly after the Conference AGM  at the official Banting Kitchen Restaurant based at Greenpoint’s prestigious Cape Royale Luxury Hotel.

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The newly appointed Executive Chef, Brian van Zijl, and his team wowed the prestigious guests with his recently launched Banting menu, boasting creative new dishes like Game Fish Ceviche, Norwegian Salmon with Lobster as well as the famous Banting Lasagne.

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With organiser Karen Thomson at the helm, key note speakers from across the globe including: Gary Taubes (American author of Nobel Dreams, Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion, and Good Calories, Bad Calories, titled The Diet Delusion in the UK and Australia), Steven Thomson, Professor Tim Noakes, Aseem Malhotra, Tom Raynor, Eric Westman (Author of new Atkins Diet), Jay Wortman and Steve Phinney. The first seating saw an auditorium of 500 attendees soaking up knowledge on better health practice and over 600 seats filled on day two, setting the food-focussed affair off to a stellar start.

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The conference is running from Friday, 20 February 2015 to Sunday, 22 February 2015 at the CTICC.

Visit the website: for ticket information.

Stay up-to-date on low-carb-high-fat news via Twitter: @LowCarbConv #LCHF2015 @HELPdietSA

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Cape Royale Gives Back

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On Friday, 18 July 2014, the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa Management team grouped together for their 67 minutes of giving back to the community for Mandela Day.

With 67 lunch parcels the team headed out to disseminate the food packs to homeless and other less fortunate Cape Town inhabitants. Additionally, 67 copies of the Big Issue were purchased from various vendors throughout the area, which were subsequently offered to guests upon check in at the hotel later that afternoon.

“We continuously strive to assist in improving the lives and education of our in-house staff, today we took the opportunity to give back to the community at large in our neighbourhood, in honour of Mandela Day and the immense good that Tata Mandela stood for in his courageous and positively revolutionary life which he dedicated to the people of his country,” says Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa MD, Johann du Plessis.

Equinox Spa Specials during the month of July

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Equinox Spa at the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa are hosting two promotion days this July. Medi-Heel™ offers the perfect solution for dry and cracked heels. In one application, it gently removes all dead skin cells leaving softer and smoother heels. Guests whom book for a Medi-Heel™ treatment at a cost of R150 on Saturday, 26 July 2014 will receive the treatment free when purchasing two products to the same value on that day.

On Monday, 28 July 2014, Equinox Spa will be hosting a Nimue™ consultation day. The cost of the consultation is R50 and includes an in-depth skin analysis, a product description customised to your own skin and a free gift. Guests will receive a free full size Exfoliating Enzyme or Active gel/lotion to the value of R440 when purchasing any Nimue™ products to the value of R2000 or more.

For something more relaxing book for an Equinox Detox Ritual which includes a stimulating body exfoliation and a detoxifying wrap express facial at a cost of R700 for a duration of 75 minutes.

For bookings or more information contact Equinox Spa on 021 430 0511 or

Visit the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @Cape_Royale for daily news & updates.

Mediterranean Delicacies Gourmet Luncheon with the Drunken Tuscan

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Celebrity Chef, Lapo Magni, also known as The Drunken Tuscan, hosted a Mediterranean Delicacies infused luncheon at the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa’s Villa Louise on Tuesday 24th June, 2014. The Drunken Tuscan whipped up a Mediterranean inspired feast for his VIP guests at the luxury villa, showcasing exotic dishes like his speciality: Climaxing Risotto, where a three cheese risotto is infused with the Nitida Matriarch Chardonnay Pinot Noir MCC; followed by slow roasted lamb shanks stuffed with garlic, rosemary, Medi Deli Calamata olives, sun dried tomatoes and anchovies, with Tzatziki Royal served on the side. Rounding off on a sweet note, the Drunken Tuscan fired things up with his homemade Pistachio Halva Ice Cream on a smoking display of dry ice. “I wanted to show my guests a fantastic gastronomic experience using gorgeous Mediterranean Delicacies ingredients, paired beautifully with exquisite Nitida wines, and what better venue than the Cape Royale Villas” says Lapo Magni. Mediterranean Delicacies’ Facebook fans Reneé and Mike Venter and Megan Richards and Celeste were invited to join this special occasion. This gourmet experience was one of an assortment of exciting, upcoming culinary adventure events planned for the near future.  To keep an eye out for their upcoming activations, exciting competitions and specials, go to or catch them on Twitter @medideli. Media Deli also encourages fans to upload their foodie pics to the Medi Deli Instagram account @FoodPornZA.

Cape Royale Wins Seven Star Status

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The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa has recently been awarded Signum Virtutis, the Seal of Excellence, from the 2014 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards. The award ceremony will take place on June 14th 2014 at the Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort in Malaysia. The hotel has also recently been nominated for the 2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards as well as celebrating a certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for a consistent accumulation of top ratings. “There’s nothing quite like the tenacity of a great team,” says Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa MD, Johann du Plessis, “From the doormen, front desk and concierge to the top management and PR, we pride ourselves in offering service excellence and dedicate ourselves to ensuring the very highest standards are maintained… It is with humble appreciation that we accept these celebrated awards, and use this as yet another platform to drive us forwards and upwards.” New exciting developments are also underway with the launch of The Banting Kitchen restaurant which is set to open at the Cape Royale in September, 2014. Trending weight-watchers cuisine is an all-new restaurant concept for SA, and will be sure to offer the finest renditions of the Banting-inspired concept. The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa will be further increasing its culinary offering with an array of five additional dining options, including Osumo, Simply Asia, Pasta Café, Shift Espresso Bar and Jewel of India. Should you wish to vote for The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa for the Ultimate World Luxury Hotel Awards go to For reservations contact Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa on  or at 021 430 0500. Keep up to date with the team by liking their Facebook page: or follow them on Twitter: @Cape_Royale.

Bistro 1800 Burning Bills

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The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa’s Bistro 1800 Restaurant fires things up with two hot new promotions, offering complimentary meals and spa & accommodation packages for lucky patrons each month through till the end of winter 2014. Bistro 1800’s renowned Singing Chef, Bevan Webb, will be upping the ante every Friday and Saturday, as he randomly selects one table each night whose full restaurant bill will be burnt at the table warranting a 100% discount.


Guests also have a chance at winning a romantic night’s stay and spa treatments for two each month at the Cape Royale Hotel and Spa. Sundays through Thursdays R350.00 spend at the restaurant qualifies guests automatic entry; winners will be announced monthly via email, Facebook and Twitter. To make your reservation contact Bistro 1800 Reservations on 021 430 0506, or email