Recently I was the very lucky winner of a two-night stay at the Rockwell Hotel with a chance to visit the Rockwell Dinner Theatre and their very popular ‘Kaapse Stories’ all gratitude to #WomenInTourism.
I had shared my visit with my colleague Alexandra as it was such a couple thing to do. She stayed one night with her partner and I stayed one night with mine.
The hotel was stunning and our very luxurious apartment certainly the dream of any visitor that wants the pleasure of feeling at home while being away (think luxurious bath, spacious bedrooms, humungous balcony and appliances to cook, wash and clean – so an all bells and whistles included stay). My husband really loved it. I am a cottage kind of girl so prefer cosy to very fancy any time of the day but the safety features and a pool with a next-door gym convinced even the hardcore romantic in me. And off course there was the Rockwell Dinner Theatre that I was excited to experience.
For some reason, I knew nothing about this event. I loved Vaudeville and Madam Zingara but this dining experience with a show had been around since 2012 and I knew nothing about it.
The show had won many awards and takes place in the District Six. Here it will tell you all about the adventures of the Kleintjies family while you are being fed with delicious South African delicacies such as slow cooked Lamb Potjie, Cape Malay Chicken & Prawn Curry, Baked Cape Hake, Roast Beef Fillet (my favourite – melt in your mouth beef), Cape Malay Vegetable Breyani next to traditionally prepared vegetables. Starter and desserts are not to be missed and I can assure you that you will not leave this place hungry. The story was written and directed by Basil Appollis, which we had the pleasure to see perform on the evening we visited and it is ideal for old and young, travellers and locals alike as it lovingly describes tradition and history of our beloved Cape Town. My husband and I had a wonderful evening and I very much enjoyed the attentive staff that took care of us. It is the kind of place you want to show to your family when they come visit and want to know what Cape Town is all about and the actors that were performing and singing gave me Goosebumps. Especially the car guard signing opera is a surprise that can’t be missed.
So, have we got you interested? Then make sure to visit them. The costs are reasonable considering what you get!
Costs Dinner: R 480 pp for a 4-course dinner and the show with a welcome drink (does not include any other drinks)
Costs Hotel: Varies and start from R 1916.00 for a 1 Bedroom Apartment to R 5600.00 for the 3 Bedroom Penthouse.