The Whales are Coming…

During the winter months, one of the best day trips from Cape Town is to the Cape Overberg coast with Hermanus at its centre. Known for some of the best…

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Breakfast with Q

Signal Restaurant breakfast manager, Quanita Brenner or Q as she is affectionately known, has one of the busiest jobs in the hotel, overseeing the team who pulls together one of…

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Local Brandy is Making its Mark

The Scots have whisky but we’ve got brandy. South Africa has a rich history of brandy making dating back 350 years when the Dutch distilled the first brandies aboard…

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The Art of Bread Making

Chef Paul Hartmann, owner of Woodstock Bakery, recently spent the night at Cape Grace – not in one of our beautiful bedrooms, but hard at work in the kitchen! He was…

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In Review: Blackwater Wines

Just over a week ago I was invited to a special tasting of owner/winemaker Francois Haasbroek’s Blackwater Wines. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because Francois was…

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Our Favourite Winter Dining Spots

Cape Town winter months, characterised by clear, crisp days interspersed by cold fronts that bring much-needed rain to the region, can be a glorious time to visit Cape Town…

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Hoon: From Cape Town to Hollywood

Our head concierge, Hoon Kim, returned last week from a whirlwind trip to three exciting cities in the USA. Here are his impressions on the service culture, the food trends…

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Check In with the Kids

If you remember checking into a hotel as a child, you may remember the excitement of exploring every square inch of the place, marvelling at the size of the swimming…

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We Find Out What Inspires a Hotel Concierge

Head concierge, Hoon Kim, hails from Korea but has thoroughly adopted Cape Town as his home since relocating here over a decade ago. He thrives on being plugged into the…

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Signal Launches its New Tasting Menu with Doolhof Wines

Doolhof Wine Estate – The Valley of the Labyrinth

After another successful month of food and wine pairings, Signal Restaurant is now partnering with DOOLHOF WINES, from the Bovlei Valley in…

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