Up your tea game
Treat your family to a high tea experience this weekend. From guided tea tastings to an array of delicious sweet and savoury treats, you can spend the afternoon in beautiful surroundings and become a tourist in your city.
Prefer to host own high tea at home?
Belle’s Patisserie (Birnam)
If you’re a fan of French pastry and classic American cakes –you’ll love Belle’s. The high tea is available all day and for R165 per person, you get a hot drink and all access to macarons, sandwiches, mini-cupcakes and their famous red velvet cake.
Shop 16 Blubird Shopping Centre Athol Oaklands Road, Birnam, Johannesburg
011 440 4474
Rozenhof Tea Garden (Brooklyn)
Set in the Rozenhof Guest House’s garden, for R190 per person you can enjoy a relaxing experience for two, complete with scones, cakes and biscuits. Make your reservations well ahead of time.
525 Alexander Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria
012 460 8075
Pierneef à La Motte (Franschhoek)
Whether you enjoy classic tea or prefer sparkling wine, have it in their picturesque garden, along with an offering of sausage rolls, savoury tarts, pastries and tea cake from Tuesday to Sunday at R165 per person, between 3 and 4pm.
La Motte Wine Estate, R45, Main Road, Franschhoek
021 876 8800
Belmond Mount Nelson (City Bowl)
Famous for their high tea, the Mount Nelson is a treasure right in the middle of the city. Help yourself to finger sandwiches and finish off with dark-chocolate cake, lemon meringue and scones. Attend the morning tea, served daily from 9:30am to midday for R255 or in the afternoon at R325 per person between 1:30 and 3:30pm.
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, 76 Orange Street, City Bowl
021 483 1000
The Sugar Club (Umhlanga Rocks)
Every Saturday afternoon, you can have your very own five-star experience with the Sugar Club’s haute tea. Enjoy premium teas and macarons, éclairs, blinis and profiteroles, for R265 per person.
Beverly Hills Hotel, 54 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks
031 561 2211
The Oyster Box (Umhlanga Rocks)
The Palm Room at The Oyster Box makes an occasion of high tea with decor that brings the outdoors indoors with live piano performances. The high tea table is a visual spectacle with everything from freshly baked scones, pastries, quiches and cakes, to finger sandwiches and savouries.
The Oyster Box, 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks
031 514 5000