Townhouse Hotel is helping save water by recycling shower water used by hotel guests. Many Capetonians in the CBD have noticed staff watering plants on traffic islands with buckets. “We are committed to eco-friendly systems and practices,” says GM Jacqueline Williams, “and the shower-bucket project is a visible illustration of these values.”

We collect bread tags for Mary Honeybun’s charity Bread Tags for Wheelchairs.

You might be the lucky guest who is treated to a special birthday song by our newest recruit, Babalwa Nqindana. Read her story here.

Hosting a dinner party? Chef Stefan shares two great recipes that will make your party a hit!

Our Michelin-trained chef has shared his special recipe for molten chocolate pudding with us. Why don’t you try it at home and share your photos of your delicious creation on our facebook page here. Molten centre chocolate pudding Ingredients: 100g dark chocolate (70 – 75% cocoa is recommended for best results) 100g unsalted butter 2 whole […]

Zaida Rhodes started working at Townhouse on 1 May 2005. She was hired as Jacqui’s Personal Assistant as well as the brain behind the debtor’s books. Although she only started last year, she and Jacqui have a long history of working together, having first met back in the early ‘90s.

It is with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to our much-loved matriarch, Kitty Petousis. At the age of 92, Kitty passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family. Kitty was a doyenne of the South African hotel industry.

We are thrilled to announce that in September 2015 Townhouse Hotel was awarded official Fair Trade Tourism certification! Fair Trade Tourism is a non-profit organisation that recognises and promotes sustainable and responsible tourism at hospitality enterprises on our continent. This prestigious certification rewards many years of Townhouse’s dedication to delivering great hoteling that’s also critically mindful of our responsibility to grow, preserve and enrich the environments, communities, heritage and people.

Together with our sister hotels, Oude Werf and Vineyard Hotel, we are hosting a fundraising golf day on 5 November, 2015, in aid of the ‘Our Kids of the Cape’ social responsibility fund. Last year, we helped raise over R180 000 which went towards supporting no less than nine projects – across areas of education, health, […]

The Cape Malay Bobotie Recipe Reinvented Trees Restaurant Executive Chef Stefan Schmidt shares his original take on this traditional South African favourite, with a step-by-step recipe for you to try at home. Moving to Cape Town in 1998, Stefan exchanged a life in Europe for the Cape’s summers, wine and beaches. Since stepping into South […]

Celebrate the last of winter at Trees Restaurant Our Trees Restaurant has created a special a la carte menu to help entice diners through the last few days of winter. Catering for all tastes – whether guests are after comfort food, vegetarian options or sustainable choices – the hotel’s winter offerings will leave everyone with […]

Townhouse Hotel showcases artworks by Strijdom van der Merwe Set in the heart of Cape Town’s vibrant CBD, the Townhouse Hotel is not only everyone’s favourite business hotel – but now also a destination property for those wishing to absorb and explore local culture. While the hotel is walking distance from The Fugard Theatre, and […]