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Table Mountain Cableway Maintenance

Paul Campbell - April 20, 2008

The Table Mountain Cableway in Cape Town will be closed for its Annual Maintenance from 14 July 2008 until the 03 August 2008.  Visitors wanting to get to the top of the mountain at this time will have to do one of the popular hikes, many of which can be done without a guide.  Not surprisingly, […] Read More


New Spa at the Mount Nelson Hotel

Tracey Campbell - March 31, 2008

THE Mount Nelson Hotel has officially opened its new spa, the Librisa Spa. The development has been housed in 6 Victorian buildings on the edge of the hotel’s property. The spa has 8 treatment rooms, 4 of which have been equipped for couples. The spa also has a manicure and pedicure room, garden conservatory relaxation area, sauna […] Read More


South Africa Set To Bask in Warm Sunshine Over Easter

Paul Campbell - March 19, 2008

The early Easter this year means that the contrast between weather in South Africa and the UK over the holiday period is even  more marked than usual. Whilst much of the UK is forecast to have a cold-snap over the Easter weekend, Cape Town is set to see clear skies and temperatures of up to 29°c […] Read More


Weak Rand Makes South Africa Even More Affordable

Paul Campbell - March 13, 2008

With tourist rates for the South African Rand now appearing to have stabilised (at least for the moment) at around R14.5 = £1.00, visiting South Africa has become even better value. The Rand is a very volatile currency, however at the time of writing the rate is R14.65=£1.00, and this compares to an average of […] Read More


Table Mountain Cableway Restaurant Closed from 14/4/2008

Paul Campbell - February 28, 2008

The Cableway Restaurant on top of Table Mountain in Cape Town will be closed for refurbishments for three months from 14 April 2008. During the closure, visitors can obtain refreshments from the Bistro at the Upper Cable Station.


Cape Grace wins Awards

Tracey Campbell -

The luxurious 5* Cape Grace, situated in the heart of Cape Town’s bustling Waterfront area, has won several awards recently. Firstly, the January 2008 issue of the US Travel + Leisure magazine announced the world’s top 500 hotels as rated by their readers and global team of reporters.  The hotel achieved recognition as the 20th best hotel in […] Read More


New Photos of Cape Town Hotels and Guest Houses

Paul Campbell - February 8, 2008

With Cape Town set to bask in baking sunshine this coming weekend (temperatures tomorrow are expected to reach 38°C / 100°F!), we have  added new and updated photos for a number 4* & 5* hotels and guest houses in and around the city. The updated pictures are for: Alta Bay Ambassador Hotel Atholl House Atlanticview Villa Bali […] Read More


Photo Competition – Win One of Three Cases of Wine

Paul Campbell - January 31, 2008

Travel Butlers are delighted to announce  a photo competition that we are running in association with SA Wines Online where you could win one of 3 cases of South African wine.  Each year we are sent hundreds of photos by people whose holidays we have helped to organise, and rather than leave them to collect metaphorical dust […] Read More