Astronomy Gastronomy

A truly unique dinner experience

Be it for a milestone celebration, year-end function, client entertainment or a special family outing, ‘Astronomy Gastronomy’ evenings offer a truly unique Cape Town experience.

Combining culinary with stargazing delights, you will first enjoy a delightful 3-course sunset dinner in the light and airy Café Grill, before embarking on a starry journey with astronomy experts from Over the Moon Tours  at The Kraal, a historic and rustic outdoor events space located in the fynbos covered slopes of The Twelve Apostles Mountains behind the hotel.


Following a delectable dinner prepared by Executive Chef Christo Pretorius and his kitchen brigade, your group will walk up the path to Fynbos Gardens l via the hotel’s fragrant herb garden, passing ancient Milkwood trees and taking in Table Mountain’s magnificent flora. During the 1.5 hour stargazing experience on the slopes of the Twelve Apostles the astronomer will enlighten you on the spellbinding stars in the Southern Hemisphere - with the use a professional telescope allowing for a close-up look at the Milky Way.


Price: R 575 per person
Venue Hire: R 7 000


Exclusive use of Fynbos Gardens, equipment and a private stargazing session for groups of 6 to 12 people


Telephone: +27 21 437 9029

About Over the Moon Tours

Over the Moon Tours is run by Kechil Kirkham and Chris de Coning, who are well known South African astronomers. Kirkham is a member of the Cape Town branch of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA), while de Coning is Director of the Historical Section of ASSA. Both are Founding Members of ‘The Friends of the Cape Town Observatory’. They are highly experienced in running outreach events and astronomy tours, making it their mission to share the wonderful southern hemisphere night skies with everyone.

The Leopard Bar at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

At the end of the day

Mountain walk and picnic sites at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Fresh from the slopes

 Mountain walk and picnic sites at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Perfectly spread

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Afternoon tea delight