Everything You Need to Know About Going Wine Tasting at Hazendal Wine Estate

As no visit to Hazendal would be complete without a wine tasting, we thought we’d compile a handy list of everything you need to know about wine tasting at the estate specifically to ensure your visit is perfect from start to finish. So get ready to ...

by: By Hazendal on: March 2, 2021

10 Unique event venues in Cape Town your guests will love

When it comes to finding an unforgettable event venue in Cape Town, you are truly spoilt for choice. From trendy rooftop bars with glittering views of the city lights, to wine farms and eclectic inner-city soirees, you have a myriad amazing options a...

When it comes to finding an unforgettable event venue in Cape Town, you are truly spoilt for choice. From trendy rooftop bars with glittering views of the city lights, to wine farms and eclectic inner-city soirees, you have a myriad amazing options at your fingertips.

Here are 10 of our favourite event venues, in no particular order, to help make the search just a little bit easier.


Distillers & Union, Woodstock

As a working brewery and distillery where guests can watch the artisans in action, this venue makes for a unique and ‘gin’teresting event! Book a gin-making or gin-tasting experience to spend a few fun-filled hours inside this fascinating brewery. Ideal for smaller corporate events or a lovely day out with friends. 

Distillers & Union, Woodstock

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Culture Wine Bar 

If you are a fan of fine wine, then Culture Wine Bar is sure to tickle your fancy. From well-known wines to hidden gems; special imports to all-natural varietals, it is here that you will (probably!) discover your new favourite. Pair your wine with a selection of light and tasty nibbles, then while away the hours in this cosy, and utterly trendy bar. The brainchild of Cape Town chef Matt Manning, Culture is all about celebrating great wine. Visit Grub & Vine next door for epic epicurean adventures. 


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A list of Cape Town’s top venues would not be complete without a nod to one of its most beloved regions: the Cape Winelands. It is here, surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and verdant vineyards, that we find Hazendal - where contemporary design blends seamlessly with historic grandeur offering multi-faceted venues set to impress. 

Hazendal’s captivating natural setting is only eclipsed by the plethora of venues available to enjoy on the Estate. From tech geared conference spaces to romantic, intimate settings like Avant-Garde to the Glasshouse, and brand new historic Homestead,  this Estate abounds with possibility.  If you can dream it, Hazendal has the venue - and events and superior culinary team- to make it happen. 

Kids focused brands will be thrilled to experience the imaginative magical world of Wonderdal. This edu-play centre makes Willy Wonka’s factory almost pale in comparison. With its one of a kind decor and colorful Amuki, this venue is sure to charm mommy bloggers, influencers and anyone passionate about fashion, toys or kid experiences.

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Chef’s Warehouse at Tintswalo

Well-loved chef Liam Tomlinson brings his signature flair and panache to this venue with arguably the most unbeatable view in Cape Town. The Chefs Warehouse is famous for its incorporation of hyper-local ingredients and perfect presentation and execution, celebrates its oceanside address with plenty of local sea fare. The culinary delights on offer combined with this desirable address and picture perfect views make this a venue guaranteed to leave a lasting impression and secure speedy RSVPS. 

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The Marly Rooftop Bar- Baptiste

This new and alluring rooftop venue at The Marly offers food, music and vibe with sweeping views over the Atlantic. As the new kid on the block in a city where rooftop bars view for everyone's attention, Baptiste is one to watch.  Enjoy sundowners in the heart of one of the Mother City’s trendiest enclaves, while watching the sun slip below the Atlantic Ocean. 



Arambrook Boutique Hotel

The Arambrook Boutique Hotel in Bishopscourt, the ‘Beverly Hills’ of Cape Town, is full of surprises. 

Bordering the world-famous Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, this boutique hotel has quickly made a name for itself as the space to entertain and delight discerning guests, who may have already seen it all. Clean lines, superior service and a welcoming atmosphere of luxury ensure that this venue is perfectly suited and situated to charm any well-heeled guest list. 

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JAN Innovation Studio

Inside this mesmerising heritage building you will discover the ultimate creative and culinary space, open to the public on selected days each month. The space is the brainchild of South Africa’s pride and joy golden culinary hero, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, the only rainbow nation hailing chef to have achieved a Michellin star for his restaurant Jan, in Nice, France. The Innovation studio like its name implies is where Jan’s culinary students and up and coming chefs to get to hone their skills and experiment with dishes and flavours that celebrate South Africa.  

venues in cape town: Jan Innovation studio

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Boasting not one but two opulent and distinguished dining rooms - the Leather Lounge and the Sea Room, both curved spaces set within a round building. Insider’s tip- find the Salsify selfie booth! 

With Ryan Cole at the helm and slick silver service, Salsify celebrates fresh foraging fantasy- on a plate.  Housed in a historic monument, this fine dining venue packs unexpected punches. Be sure to ask for the history tour , where crystal chandeliers and custom graffiti blend to tell the story of this intriguing venue that hails back to the 1800's.  

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Gigi Rooftop Bar

This sixth-floor venue in the heart of the city bowl invites you to ‘come for breakfast and stay for dinner’. If you are looking for a venue that will delight you from start to finish, Gigi is your go-to. This unique rooftop bar also hosts exclusive signature events alongside its regular offering of all-day fun and poolside sundowners. 

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The Forum

If you are looking to personalise a venue to reflect your individuality, The Forum is it. Situated at Embassy Hill, Bel Ombre, the venue has been custom designed for corporate events, product launches, and celebrations of every kind. Offering a wonderful array of spaces, from its conservatory to its sun room, outdoor spaces and much more, it is a great venue for those who want to bring their dream event to life, just as they imagine it.


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Make the happiest memories at Hazendal!

With its magnificent views, award-winning, hand-crafted boutique wines, and an array of exciting and unique activities on offer, there’s no better place to make memories to last a lifetime.

Ready to experience everything that Hazendal has to offer? Get in touch with us now.

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