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Hotel Gym Workouts

You may be taking a much-needed vacation, or simply on a work trip, but the fact is the same: fitness does not take vacations! That being said, it can be ultra-tough to get enough exercise when on-the-go in a new city. Lucky for you, the Rockwell All Suite Hotel & Apartments has a spectacular (if…

Things to Keep You Busy This Winter at the Rockwell

We’re in the thick of winter and while the sun does peep out here and there, if we’re honest, the weather can definitely get us down if we aren’t careful. So how should we be keeping busy…and dry? Last month we put together a list of ten awesome activities to do during the cold winter…

The Most Instagram-Worthy Spots Near the Rockwell

Whether you live here, have visited or have it on your bucket list of must-see places, we all know Cape Town is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world. Let’s face it, the Mother City is simply an Instagrammer’s absolute dream when on pursuit of the perfect content. We’ve put together…

10 Cape Town Events to Attend this Winter

Winter can be filled with lovely cold, crisp, sunny days but let’s face it, that is definitely not always the case! While you could easily let the cold (or rainy) days get you down (hello hermit status!), why not get off the couch and attend a few exciting events? We’ve put together a list of…

Family Friendly Fun Near the Rockwell Hotel

Over the years, we have found that one of the most popular reasons our guests like to stay at the Rockwell is that for a similar price, they get to stay in a spacious apartment suite rather than simply a hotel room. Not only is this great for couples who like to stay in and…
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30 Fun Things to do During Cape Town Winters

Sometimes after a long Summer of extreme temperatures the locals welcome a bit of winter weather. What we have found, though, is that Capetonians often become homebodies and head into hibernation mode when the weather turns cool. The only problem? Cape Town has such a large variety of fun and exciting things to do during…
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12 Ways to Stay Busy During Load shedding

Recently, Cape Town has been hit with another sudden influx of load shedding. Surprise! While this may seem like a sick joke from the folks who manage our power, this is our unfortunate reality. BUT, we choose to look on the bright side (ha!) and acknowledge the fact that although a bit inconvenient at times,…

ApartHotel: Why Choose this over an Airbnb

We’ve all heard of them, the business that started by a few young men moving from New York City to San Francisco who purchased a few air mattresses and set up a website offering travellers a place to sleep with breakfast the next morning. While this innovative concept has turned into a popular website and…

Cape Town Sporting Events to go to This Year

We may not all be prestigious, world-class athletes or spend all of our spare time at the gym, but that doesn’t mean we don’t all love a little exercise action, especially when they take place at a wine farm! We’ve put together a list of some exciting, fun, family-friendly (for the most part!) sporting events…

Exciting Events You Have to Attend This February & March

You might be one of the few who is always eager to head back to work after a long holiday, but for the most of us (yes, we’re bringing you into this) there is always a bit of a lull come January when things are all back to normal and the busyness creeps back in.…

10 Steps to Becoming a Travel Blogger

The appeal to work in the digital space, or better yet, to find jobs that can be done remotely has become increasingly popular, especially over the last year or so. With the business and craziness of everyday life in the modern world, we’re noticing that people crave flexibility and a balanced lifestyle now more than…

Why Cape Town is the Best City in the World

As Capetonians, we could not agree more when we hear others speak so highly of our beloved Mother City! With stunning white sandy beaches on one side of the mountain and luxurious rolling hills filled with delicious wine grapes on the other, there is never a dull moment in Cape Town. This year, for the…

Have the Happiest Holiday with These Fun Cape Town Activities

Although most of us are still hustling to finish off the work year on a strong note, many have already begun their Christmas holidays. Whether you’re one of the lucky early birds or will only be on holidays from next week, having a plan for daily activities to keep the family busy over the next…

Your Guide to the Best Cape Town Christmas Markets

Summer has finally arrived! Well, officially only on December 22nd, but let’s not ruin the moment, shall we? The long sunny days, warm weather, stunning sunsets, balmy nights and beach days will soon be upon us. What more could we ask for when it comes to enjoying Christmas in the southern hemisphere? Holiday shopping can…

Cape Town: The City of Business Opportunities

The fact is simple: if you live in South Africa and have ambitions to start a business, Cape Town is the place to be!   The World Bank recently announced that when compared with all major metros in Southern Africa, Cape Town was ranked the number one for ease of doing business. Thus, if the…

Your Guide to Cape Town’s Best Festivals & Blue Flag Beaches

According to the World Travel Awards, the Mother City is the best host city in all of continental Africa. To those of us who live here, this does not come as a surprise! On 6 October, a stunning star-studded gala held in Durban unveiled that Cape Town was to be named Africa’s leading destination for…
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Opened vs unopened wine – How long will it last?

How long will my wine last? Wine tasting has to be one of the absolute favorite past times of anyone living in Cape Town, as well as an amazing experience for anyone visiting Cape Town. They are just absolutely blown away by the amount of drop dead gorgeous wine farms and cellars (similar to our…
Cape Town drought update

The Cape Town Drought Is Over- Great news for tourists!

Cape Town: More Water, More Visitors! For Capetonians, it goes without saying that the last year or so has been quite tough with the severe drought and resulting water restrictions. However, the rain has fallen and our dams are at record high numbers. So bring on the tourists. The City of Cape Town officially announced…

Places to visit in Cape Town – Your Guide to the 2018 Cape Flower Season!

From approximately August to late September, beautiful blooms spread across the West Coast in the most picturesque of ways. Of course, this is a sight to see! We’ve got the scoop on the best spots to head to, when the best times are, which types of spring flowers you can expect to see and so…
Whale watching

The 2018 Whale Watching Season Is Here!

While South African wildlife is mostly known for the Big Five, we mustn’t forget just how impressive our marine world is too! Every year from around July until December, Cape Town locals and tourists alike are treated to an array of exciting sightings in the Whale Watching season that will not soon be forgotten. Here…
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10 Fun Facts About The Kaapse Stories Cast

Each Character in the show is based on a real person The actors that portray the characters in Terry and Ruth in the show are married in real life as well Ruth Marley, is the original Shirley Bassey impersonator and performed at the Viessman Hall Paul, Basil and Terry have previously starred in the production…
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10 Unforgettable Cape Town Hikes

With a fair number of mountainous structures in the Mother City, it should come as no surprise that there is a plethora of hikes with stunning views to enjoy. If you’re a newbie, don’t fret! We’ve put together a list of our top 10 favourite hikes in Cape Town that are easy enough for a…
Why Cape Town is the Best City in the World

Why Cape Town is the Best City in the World

On multiple occasions, Cape Town has been named the best city in the world! Of course, being residents here, we tend to agree. Few places offer white sandy beaches with clear blue water right on the edge of a large city beneath a mountain with a one-of-a-kind shape, do they? It is rare to find…
Cape Town's Hidden Gems

Cape Town’s Hidden Gems

Cape Town is one of the world’s favourite tourist destinations during the warm, summer months. But, what many don’t realize is the winter season is one of Cape Town’s best-kept secrets. What’s more? You most definitely don’t need to be a tourist from overseas to find new, fun and exciting things to experience in the…
How To Get a Good Nights' Sleep In a Hotel Room

How To Get a Good Nights’ Sleep In a Hotel Room

While being on vacation is utterly exciting, it also means you are staying in a hotel and away from the comfort of your own bed. While hotels often do their best to give you the most comfortable bed possible, getting a good nights’ sleep in a hotel is not easy for everyone. Here are our…
Winter Date Night Ideas

Winter Date Night Ideas

Winter will officially arrive in a couple weeks, but the weather has already started to change. While we may be experiencing some chilly nights, there is definitely no need to let the winter blues get you down. We’ve put together a list of romantic winter date night ideas, no matter what your love language! Sun-downer Picnic …
Defeating Day Zero

How We’re Defeating Day Zero

It should come as no surprise that Cape Town is running out of water! We officially moved into 6b water restrictions quite some time ago now, and although #DayZero has been moved to 2019, the way in which we help save water is still as important as ever. We’re passionate about doing our part, and…
5 Top Museums to See in Cape Town

5 Top Museums to See in Cape Town

First things first: Happy International Museum Day! This day is held every year on or around 18 May to commemorate and raise awareness to the fact that the presence of museums are important in experiencing culture, cultural exchange, art, development and mutual understanding between people of all kinds. We’d like to celebrate today by mentioning…
What To Do in Cape Town in May

What To Do in Cape Town in May

South African Independent Film Festival If you’re a fan of creative independent films, this is definitely the event for you. You’ll experience true works of art from both emerging and seasoned local South African filmmakers. Where: The Slug and Lettuce, Upper Kloof St,Tamboerskloof, Cape Town When: 24-27 May How much: FREE The Sound of…
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Staying Fit On The Go

Staying fit while travelling can be tough. The good thing is, all Rockwell All Suite Hotel & Apartments guests enjoy full access to our on-site gym! We spoke to a few of our guests while enjoying our gym facilities and came up with this quick & easy routine to help you stay fit on-the-go!…
What to Do in Cape Town this April

What to Do in Cape Town in April

April has arrived and so have the dark mornings and cooler weather. But don’t let the looming winter get you down. We’ve got a list of fun and exciting events happening in the Mother City this month and there’s a little something for everyone!
Hotel Etiquette 101

Hotel Etiquette 101

Whether you're being a tourist in your very own city or visiting elsewhere as a guest, you’re always looking for a superb yet comfortable experience at the hotel you’re visiting, right?

10 Things to Do Over the School Holidays

The April school holidays have arrived and now parents all over Cape Town are thinking: how on earth am I going to keep my children happy and entertained? The holidays may have crept up too quickly for comfort, but you’re in luck! There are plenty of fun and exciting child-friendly activities (that don’t have to…
Buy in Cape Town

Why Now is The Time to Buy in Cape Town

The choice to purchase one of Rockwell All Suite Hotel’s apartments is a solid-gold investment opportunity and deciding to keep it in the hotel pool comes with many benefits.
Cape Town – The Hub For International Business Expos & Events

Cape Town – The Hub For International Business Expos & Events

Cape Town is one of Africa's favourite business conferencing and expos hubs with numerous international business events being held in Cape Town every year.

Fit & Fantastic with Cape Town’s 2018 Sporting Events

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or really committed to your resolutions, marathon and cycling season is just around the corner. We’ve decided to compile the top 5 bits of helpful information to get you through your event.
Rockwell Hotel Starting 2018 in Style

Starting 2018 In Style

Yes, we’re going full Gatsby this year, and we invite - nay, implore - you to join us! Utilise our hotel as your haven during this time.
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Cape Malay 3 Course Lunch Buffet

Starting today, The Rockwell is hosting a daily Cape Malay 3-course lunch buffet from 12:30-15:00 until the 23rd of December.
Water Conscious Hotel in Cape Town

Water Conscious Hotel

Rockwell Hotel is doing its best to encourage guests to save water. Read our entry on being a Water Conscious Hotel in Cape Town.
December at The Rockwell Hotel

December at The Rockwell Hotel – 2017

Halloween has come and gone again. Costumes were impressive, music was live, entrance was free and if you missed out, you missed out!
HALF MAN, HALF COMIC - David Kau

HALF MAN, HALF COMIC – David Kau

Leading South African comedian David Kau is about to turn 40 and to celebrate his 20 years of being a stand-up comedian, he has started his international tour of his latest one-man show: Half Man Half Comic. The tour started in September in Maseru, Lesotho and has already been to Polokwane, Port Shepstone and Empangeni…
The Divas live at the Rockwell Dinner Theatre

THE DIVAS – Live at The Rockwell Dinner Theatre

~THE DIVAS AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE ~ Under the musical direction of Karen Zoid, Thembeka Mnguni and Samantha Leonard team up to provide you with a state of the art stage production LIVE at The Rockwell Dinner Theatre. These two leading ladies, previously seen on The Voice SA, perform in this classic and entertaining production to show off their…

Midweek Gifts

After dropping the Neighbourly Love @ The Rockwell Hotel bombshell on you a few weeks ago and then disappearing off the face of the earth, we can all agree that it’s been worth it!
We're Baaack

We’re baaack!

We’ve been AWOL for a week and we’re going to blame the weather, that’s our story and we’re sticking to it!

Hello world!

Are your admin staff your equivalent of Santa’s elves? Say thank you to them for keeping you on track at our Secretary’s Brunch for National Secretary’s Day on 6th September.

It’s raining!

Or it will be. Following last weekend’s fun in the sun, we’re finally being blessed with some much needed hydration. We still urge you to be considerate when it comes to your usage, water doesn’t grow on trees and all that. We’re aware that we’ve completely warped this idiom. Our world class conference facilities are…

We’re back with some great news!

In not-so-surprising contrast to last weekend, it is Cape Town after all, the sun will be blessing us and to encourage you to get out and about too, you can have your breakfast and lunch outside in the piazza. This weekend only – 29th & 30th July, we have a 40% discount ‘Madness Special’ going…
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Hello world, it’s The Rockwell!

This is the first of our weekly blogs to come, bringing you all of the excitement we have on offer at the time. Cape Town is blerrie freezing at the moment and although that means the V&A Waterfront might be easier to traffic due to an efflux in visitors, it also means that you’d probably prefer cosying…

Tripadvisor – Certificate of Excellence 2017

For the 4th year in a row, The Rockwell Dinner Theatre has been awarded Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2017. We are so chuffed and happy with this award and we thought we would share it here. Come and see what all the fuss is about!
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Never@Home Will Be Back!

Never@Home would like to sing, dance and rave about our recent experience at The Rockwell Dinner Theatre. We were a party of 5 and would certainly go again in order to experience the good times all over again. We are also excited to recommend this unique and truly South African experience to our guests at…
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The Inspiration

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” ~ Julia Child We love this saying and we wholeheartedly agree. Our guests from all over the world (and all over the country!) are loving this buffet that forms a part of our show “Kaapse Stories from the Mother City”! You can tell by all…
Lilizela Tourism Award

Our Lilizela Tourism Award

Dear Friends of Kaapse Stories, Our team would like to share with you our excitement about the two “Lilizela Tourism Awards” which we have received last week for our outstanding tourism offering at The Rockwell Dinner Theatre, Green Point, Western Cape . The “Lilizela Award” was introduced by the Ministry of Tourism and South African Tourism with the aim…
Luxury Travel Guide 2018 Award Winner - Rockwell Hotel
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