The Top Ten High Tea Spots in Cape Town

There is nothing more “girly” than taking the girls for a high tea on a saturday afternoon. If you have never tried it, here is the Top 10 High Tea Spots in Cape Town that will not disappoint. From scrumptious menu’s, breathtaking views and great settings, these options is definitely worth checking out!

1.)   12 Apostles Hotel

Just 15 minutes outside Capetown and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this venue will give you a romantic, high tea on the sea experience. Tea and coffee is served with a variety of decadent delish treats. Almond strawberry cupcakes, chocolate brownies, cream scones, macaroons, and éclairs are all part of the afternoon tea.

Open daily from 14:00 – 18:00

R165 for a traditions high tea for 2

R185 for Chocolate Tea by the Sea for 2

Phone 021 4374015

12 Apostles

2.)   Mount Nelson

This is a spectacular and glamorous venue that serves finger sandwiches with roast beef and rocket, egg mayonnaise, smoked salmon or cucumber. For something sweet, lemon meringue or chocolate cake and traditional South African milk tart.

Both morning and afternoon tea is served.

Morning tea from 9:30 -12:00 at R175 per person

Afternoon tea from 1:30 -5:30 at R235 per person

You can even purchase a glass of French champagne for R200

Mount NElson

3.)   The One & Only Hotel at V & A Waterfront

Situated at the V & A Waterfront, this 5 star hotel offers a buffet High Tea that will satisfy even the most pickiest of clientele. Starting at R185p/p

Served from 14:30 – 17:30

Phone:  021 431 5888


4.)   The Last Word, Constantia

Overlooking the Constanianberg mountains in a garden setting is a perfect place for a high tea.

Open daily from 11:30 – 13:30 and 14:00 – 16:00

R100 per person

Phone: 021 794 6561


5.)   The Cape Grace

The Library at Cape Grace serves petit fours, macaroons, sandwiches and scones. On the savoury side, spring rolls and beef satays and comes with a glass of sparkling wine.

Open from 11:00-18:00

At R75 per person or the deluxe menu at R125 per person

Phone: 021 4107100



6.)   Taj Hotel

A high tea with a special touch of chocolate . A selection of 20 different teas and hot chilli chocolate are available. Chocolate éclairs, choc chip scones, chocolate cake and other chocolate delights are on the menu.

Daily chocolate afternoon tea is served from 15:00-18:00pm

Phone: 0218192000

Cape Grace


7.)   Vineyard Hotel

Serving a large variety of different teas, from Jasmin, Ginger spice and Lemon to Ceylon and Rooibos. A tray of finder sandwiches, quiche, Turkish delight lemon cupcakes and other yummy goodies are served.

Open daily from 15:00-17:30pm

Phone: 021 6574500


8.)   Manna Bay

Manna Bay is a boutique guest house in Oranjezicht. Chefs create a high tea with a mix of sweet and savoury as well as serving a glass of Graham Beck rose.

Open from 15:30-17:30

R195 per person

Phone: 021 4611094


9.)   Grande Roche Hotel

Located at the foot of Paarl Rock the Grande Roche Hotel is a luxurious setting for a high tea. Various teas and filter coffee is served as well as chocolate fruits, apple crumble, mini scone and cucumber sandwiches.

Open from 15:00pm-17:30pm

Phone: 021 8635100


10.)                  Le Franschoek Hotel and Spa

Tradition Swiss farm style tea is served in this beautiful setting and complimentary sparkling wine is received on arrival. Special teas are on this menu like, Vanilla, almond and Moroccan mint. Salmon and cream cheese sandwiches, sweet pastries, baked cheesecake with berry compote are just a few of the tasty items to try.

Open from 10:00am-17:00pm

Phone: 021 8768900


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