Fresh, Local and Seasonal Cuisine

A modern French menu with a distinctive South African influence

Offering seasonal, fresh cuisine, The Twelve Apostles is recognised as one of South Africa’s top places for wining and dining. Our modern French menu with South African influences is updated regularly by executive chef Christo Pretorius. 

More than 95% of the items on the menu are sourced from the Western Cape in line with the Hotel’s Responsible and Sustainable Environmental Policies and follow the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative’s best practice guidelines. 

Picnics and Mountain Walks in the Table Mountain National Park at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Fynbos & Feast

Stroll through the slopes then lunch with us in Azure

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Bouchard Finlayson

Our Wines

Recommended by our sommelier

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Cuisine at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Tea by The Sea

Freshly baked scrumptiousness

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A Life in Food by Bea Tollman 

A celebration of recipes through the generations

Beatrice Tollman, President and founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, has published a cookbook that is her memoir of 'A Life in Food'. This book is a celebration of recipes that have either been passed down in the family or discovered while travelling, and all have been perfected from her own personal experience and expertise in the kitchen.

In reading this book one immediately realises that the inspiration behind such endearing hospitality is driven by Beatrice Tollman herself. Many of the signature dishes which guests come back for time and again are those which she has collected, refined and perfected, and that she personally teaches to each chef in every property. Each dish is presented with a fascinating story of how the recipe came into being.

Perhaps the most surprising thing about them, especially for the enthusiastic amateur cook, is the fact that they are relatively quick, simple to prepare with ingredients that are easily sourced.

A Life in Food

A Life in Food

Her book, her recipes, and her hotels, are inspired by the same thing - a deep, genuine and heartfelt desire to please and satisfy, and ensure whatever she does, she does it with all her heart.

'A Life in Food' is available at all Red Carnation Hotels and by mail order, priced £25, and all the proceeds will go to Bea Tollman's favourite charities - Starlight Children’s Foundation and The Tick Tock Club (Great Ormond Street) in the UK.

The Leopard Bar at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

At the end of the day


Full buffet style

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Afternoon tea delight


Heli-flip and wines