Ten days ago, on its third day of operation, hotelier and writer Llewellyn Lambert, architect Jan de Wet, and I went to visit The Silo Hotel in the commercial side of the V & A Waterfront. We were blown away by the luxury of the interior decor, the generosity of spaciousness, and the extreme friendliness of the staff, hallmarks of the operations of The Royal Portfolio. I returned nine days later, to have a second lunch at The Silo Rooftop. (more…)
Entries tagged with “table mountain”.
Monday 13th March 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Tuesday 7th February 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
It was a surprise to receive an invitation for a restaurant opening late last year. Classic Car Bar is a clever car-themed The Engine Room restaurant and cocktail bar for which Executive Chef Reuben Riffel has designed the menu. (more…)
Saturday 28th January 2017 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Despite heavy rains in the past 24 hours, Cape Town faces a severe water crisis if the city and dam catchment areas do not receive more rain, the water resources projected to last for less than 100 days. (more…)
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Mondiall PR consultant Janie van der Spuy of Five Star PR chose a lovely Cape Town weather day to invite writers from Cape Town etc, House & Leisure, and I to a tasting of the new Summer Menu of the Bistro two weeks ago. The Bistro has an enviable view onto Table Mountain, the icon of our beautiful city! (more…)
Thursday 13th October 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
On Tuesday evening I attended a tasting of four Avondale wines, out of their portfolio of seven wines, at the relatively new Open Wine Taste Pair Shop on Wale Street.
Monday 10th October 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
It was in the UK in July that I saw the music video for ‘Perfect Strangers’ by record producer Jonas Blue for the first time, and I could not believe that all of it was filmed in Cape Town, doing an amazing tourism marketing job for our city, as the song edges closer to the top of international music charts!
Tuesday 12th April 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
With an Israeli owner and Brazilian wife, an ex-Chef’s Warehouse chef, winelist and menu input sought from a bevy of Bloggers, and an amazing setting in Sunset Beach in Cape Town, the Bliss Boutique Hotel (more…)
Wednesday 13th January 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
We have already predicted that Cape Town and our country will be overrun with German tourists in the next few months, given a documentary screened on 3sat German TV last week (‘Reisen in Ferne Welten: Kapstadt‘), as well as two movies about South Africa (‘Südafrika: Der Kinofilm‘, and ‘Der Geilste Tag‘ ) showing in German movie theaters (more…)
Sunday 10th January 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Every year the tourism authorities in Cape Town claim that the ‘holiday season‘ has been the busiest ever, without having any concrete figures as to the number of local and international tourists visiting our city. The media and (more…)
Wednesday 6th January 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
South Africa can expect a Tourist boom from Germany this year, with another film about our country to be launched in Germany on 25 February. The documentary about our country is called ‘Südafrika: der Kinofilm‘ (South (more…)