An Assortment of Festive-Season Soirées From This Luxe Hotel Group

An Assortment of Festive-Season Soirées From This Luxe Hotel Group

Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations at the The Cellars-Hohenort, The Marine or The Plettenberg promise to be more than a little bit special.

As the year draws to a close and festive season plans take priority on your to-do list, do keep in mind that holidays are a time for relaxing. So if you’re staying in Cape Town or find yourself in Hermanus, or Plettenberg Bay, The Liz McGrath Collection of hotels has a stylish and stress-free solution to the festivities. Think leisurely lunches overlooking the ocean or elegant end-of-year parties, where you or your guests haven’t had to lift a finger. Cheers to that!

Events at The Cellars-Hohenort Constantia

Liz Mcgrath Collection Festive Season

The sublime Cellars-Hohenort Hotel Conservatory restaurant will host an extravagant seven-course Christmas Eve dinner on 24 December, and Christmas lunch on 25 December. For R995 per person guests can expect a divine offering of food as well as welcome drinks, canapés, and tea and coffee. Desserts are deliciously festive, and don’t forget Mrs M’s famous Christmas pudding.

Come 31 December, and it’ll be time to celebrate a brand new decade with a seven-course New Year’s Eve menu. Starting at 7pm, drinks and canapés will be served, followed by the main event, and capped off with delicate petit fours. The cost is R950 per person.

Christmas Eve dinner
When: 24 December, 6.30pm
Cost: R995 per person

Christmas day lunch
When: 25 December, 12.30pm
Cost: R995 per person

New Year’s Eve dinner
When: 31 December, 7pm
Cost: R950 per person

Contact restaurantres@cellars-hohenort.co.za, 021 794 2137
Where to find it Cellars-Hohenhort, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia Heights, Cape Town

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Events at The Marine Hermanus

The Marine Hermanus

The Marine, a spectacularly positioned oceanfront hotel in Hermanus, is hosting both a Christmas Eve dinner and a Christmas Day lunch, with a delectable menu, and both offer a vegetarian menu option too.

If you can’t make it for Christmas, let the chefs at The Marine take care of your New Year’s Eve celebrations with their delicious menu at R1 100 per person, or pick the vegetarian option which is R985. Welcome drinks and canapés will start the evening’s festivities, followed by the main course, and rounded off with classic and contemporary dessert options, including frozen Elgin apple soufflé and coconut and milk chocolate ‘camembert’…

Christmas Eve dinner
When: 24 December, 6.30pm
Cost: R985 per person; R885 person for vegetarian menu

Christmas day lunch
When: 25 December, 12.30pm
Cost: R895 per person; R795 per person for vegetarian option

New Year’s Eve dinner
When: 31 December, 7pm
Cost: R1 100 per person; R985 per person for vegetarian option

Contact bookings@themarine.co.za, 028 313 1000
Where to find it The Marine, Main Road, Hermanus

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Events at The Plettenberg Hotel

The Plettenberg Hotel Events

If you’re lounging around Robberg Beach this December, you’ll be spoilt for choice at The Plettenberg for your festive celebrations. Choose from a five-course Christmas Eve extravaganza on the evening of the 24th, or enjoy a leisurely lunch affair on Christmas Day. Both menus are R950 per person, and the Christmassy desserts are a highlight: poached peach or traditional Christmas pudding, coffee and tea served with festive fudge, minty Christmas tree cookies, and mini Christmas mince pies.

With a focus on family fun these holidays, The Plettenberg is offering a special three-course kids menu too, which includes a Santa-sundae, gingerbread biscuits and a cherry milkshake.

On New Year’s Eve there are more exciting dinner parties lined up, including the five-course menu (with a vegetarian option too). Dessert picks include a summer berry Eton mess or white chocolate mousse, followed by coffee or tea and friandises. Again, a special children’s menu is available at R350 per person – with a delicious chocolate sundae, choc-chip cookies and strawberry milkshakes for afters.

Christmas Eve dinner
When: 24 December, 6.30pm
Cost: R950 per person; R350 for kids’ menu

Christmas Day lunch
When: 25 December, 12.30pm
Cost: R950 per person

New Year’s Eve dinner
When: 31 December, 7pm
Cost: R1 900 per person; R350 for kids’ menu

Contact fnb@plettenberg.co.za, 044 533 2030
Where to find it The Plettenberg, 40 Church Street, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

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Treat yourself (and others!)

The Liz McGrath Collection is offering a special summer season package where guests can stay-for-three-pay-for-two at any of their three hotels, valid from 1 to 19 December.
Treat yourself and your family to a few nights away at one of these iconic hotels that exemplify South African hospitality.

Insider tip Feeling uninspired for gifts this year? A voucher for an exciting experience at one of the group’s three hotels (think spa treatments, high tea, private dining, the list goes on…) won’t disappoint. Or, treat your loved ones to a gift voucher where they can choose their own activity or shop at one of the hotels’ stylish boutiques. Get yours here: www.collectionmcgrath.com/gift-experiences

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The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 04 December 2019