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.
The Kraal is situated on the slopes of Table Mountain and offers mesmerising views of the Atlantic Ocean. The historical site, used as a milk shed in days gone by, today presents a rustic outdoor setting that is perfect for a spot of stargazing. Thanks to the unique seaside and mountain location of The Twelve Apostles Hotel there is minimal light pollution, making for spectacular night skies.
Following a delectable dinner prepared by Executive Chef Christo Pretorius and his kitchen brigade, your group will walk up the path to The Kraal 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: R525 per person
Venue Hire: R 6 000
Exclusive use of The Kraal, 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.