The Tea Princess

From: March 5, 2016 at 1:30pm
To: 6:30pm







The Tea Princess Presents: South Africa`s First Annual High Tea Festival Series 2016

The most anticipated, exclusive event of the year has arrived. South Africa`s first Annual High Tea Festival Series 2016, is proudly brought to you by the specialists in High Tea in South Africa, The Tea Princess. An event like this has never been held in South Africa before, this festival will highlight and showcase teas of the world, tea sets, products, food, clothing, jewellery and everything opulent associated with a High Tea.
Where better to kick off and host The Tea Princess first Annual High Tea Festival Series 2016 than the world famous and breath takingly beautiful  Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town. Ladies and Gentleman, guests and friends of An African Villa, its time to dress up to the teas and feel like a Lord and Lady if just for an afternoon.


Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market

Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market

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28 to 29 February 








The Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market celebrates it’s 25th year and invites guests to shop in boutique stalls for clothing, jewellery, pottery, and wood carvings. While you shop, you can listen to University of Cape Town’s musicians or enjoy a picnic on the lawns to end the day. Children are welcome.

Venue: Stone Cottages, cnr of Kirstenbosch Dr and Rhodes Av, Newlands, Cape Town
Time: 9am
Cost: Free

Tel: 021 554 6270
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* Abseil off Table Mountain


Step off the top at 1000 metres above sea level, and Abseil into mind-blowing vertical space. The panoramic views from the top of Table Mountain are breath taking, but the views from the abseil are even better. Descending down the side of a sheer cliff you will have Camps Bay, the Atlantic Seaboard

Abseil Afriica Table Mountain Abseil Photographsand the deep blue ocean at your feet with the Twelve Apostles at your side. The Table Mountain Abseil is guaranteed to get your pulse racing.



As a guest at An African Villa, our staff will gladly reserve a flight for you with one of the top abseil companies in the city.

* Shark Diving Adventures

Why not spice up your Cape Town trip with a little adventure!

If staying at An African Villa our staff will gladly book you a day trip on one of the most amazing adventures you are likely ever to undertake! Our recommended Eco-friendly shark diving experts will collect you at the hotel, feed you (no NOT to the sharks!) and drop you off again in the evening.



* The FUGARD – The Kingmakers


The Kingmakers
23 February – 19 March
A comedy about politicans. A tragedy about the people who vote for them. Winner of the 2015 Fleur du Cap award for Best New Script and Best New Director.

A ‘pitch black’ political comedy The Kingmakers follows a group of opposition-party strategists as they attempt to place a neutral party member in contention for leadership. After an internal power struggle leaves them out in the cold and on the fringes of the party, they come up with a plan to shape a seemingly ambition-less, but well-respected politician into a leader. With the help of a rising commercial corporation seeking political clout and possible government contracts, the stage is set for a merciless power grab and perhaps a chance at revenge.

An African Villa staff will gladly reserve seats for you using the card details you supplied when making your reservation.

* The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum

The Springbok Experience (a short ride from An African Villa)

A sneak preview of SA Rugby Museum "The Springbok Experience"A world-class, modern interactive museum telling South Africa’s story through the eyes of its most powerful sport.

“There are two main elements that come through whilst touring the museum: the fun side aimed at kids and families, and the historical side of South African rugby” Read Lauren Vogt’s review of the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum.

Venue: Portswood House, Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Time: 10am – 6pm
Cost: R 65 | R 40 scholars | R 180 family ticket

* Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

1 December 2015 to 15 April 2016 (why not take in this exhibition when undertaking your Robben Island ferry ride when staying at An African Villa)?

imageThe annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition returns, featuring over 100 awe-inspiring images, from animal behaviour to wild landscapes. On certain Wednesday evenings, branded ‘Wildlife Wednesdays’, the exhibition will host a wildlife photographer to present their work and inspire the audience with stories and photographs from the field.

Venue: Chavonnes Battery Museum, Clocktower, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Time: 9am, 11am & 1pm | Wildlife Wednesdays 6pm – 8pm
Cost: R 50 – R 240

* Stevenson Gallery – Meleko Mokgosi

Meleko Mokgosi – 21 January to 27 February 2016


A solo exhibition by Meleko Mokgosi titled Comrades, which examines the historical, aesthetic and conceptual links between southern African liberation movements and communism. Venue: Stevenson Gallery, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock. Time: Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm | Sat 10am to 1pm | Opening 6pm Cost: Free

The Stevenson is a short taxi ride from An African Villa – if our staff has booked you into The Pot Luck Club nearby this gallery, why not take in the exhibition on the way home?