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How to survive the worst financial month of the year!

Jan - this month has been dubbed "Janu-worry" by people over the last few years. It can be a tough month to survive, so have a read over some of our hints and tips.
Loadshedding Tips

Top Tips for Coping with Load Shedding

Eskom is back in full swing with the latest round of load shedding. Read our top tips today on how to be prepared when load shedding hits!
All you need to know about packing for the holidays

Your Travel Essentials Checklist

The excitement you feel pretravel to your destination is unparalleled! But with all that excitement can come the anxiety of travel prepping, with so much to remember to pack and prepare for.
Cape Town Bucket List

The Ultimate Cape Town Bucket List

We have compiled a list of things that you have to experience while in Cape Town. From dinner shows to penguins, we have something for everyone.
Rockwell Hotel Party Blog

The Rockwell Guide to Planning the Perfect Year-End Party

Planning the year’s biggest and most fabulous gathering? Read our top tips on how to plan the perfect year end function and really end the year off with a bang!
Rockwell Gym

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…
Instagram Worthy spots near the Rockwell

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…
Kiddies activities near the Rockwell

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…
Fun things to do in Cape Town

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…
how to survive load shedding

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,…
How to become a travel Blogger - Rockwell

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…

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…
rockwell cellars

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…
Facts about the Kaapse Stories Cast

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…
Cape Town Hiking Trails

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…
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 …
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…
stay fit on the go

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!…
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?
Things to do over the school holidays

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.
Cape Malay Buffet Cape Town

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.
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…

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