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July 2016 Newsletter


Hi everyone; how’ve you been?

I’m enjoying my first winter in the Cape. I say ‘enjoying’, because even though it gets quite cold and can be very wet, it is also very beautiful.

I’m also enjoying it because things are humming along nicely here. Everyone loves the new look, and no matter what’s it’s like outside, there’s always a buzz inside as guests, visitors and staff go about their business and pleasure.

In our previous newsletter, we reported that NH The Lord Charles had been nominated for several prestigious awards. Voting for the Lilizela Tourism Awards closed in June and we’ll have to wait until August to hear the results. But voting is still open for the Sanlam Top Destinations and World Luxury Hotel Awards.

Awards like these are important, because they offer recognition by our peers and guests that we are doing something right. So if you think that we are doing something right, please vote for us! And watch this space for further developments.


NH The Lord Charles has been nominated for a prestigious World Luxury Hotel Award!

With ten years of celebrating hotel excellence and over 2 000 nominees in 2015, the World Luxury Hotel Awards is the premier award in the luxury hospitality industry. The awards recognize hotels in more than 60 categories, as voted by the public.

Vote for us and help us bring the Gold home!!! Voting ends 5 August.



NH is acknowledged worldwide as an industry leader in sustainable hospitality.  Social responsibility is central to the NH philosophy.  Thus, NH The Lord Charles Hotel is proud to have partnered with Streetsmart SA in the 2016 Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge.

Streetsmart raises funds for local children’s charities through innovative restaurant initiatives.  During Streetsmart Restaurant Week, which was from 04 – 09 July 2016, our competition candidates, Gizelle Els and Michelle Swart, presented their menus, paired with wines from previous round, in our fine-ding restaurant, La Vigna.  The results of the competition will be announced at the Gala Dinner at the Belmond Mount Nelson in Cape Town on 29 July 2016.  GOOD LUCK GIRLS!!



Slow down and revive your spirits with a luxurious lunch or dinner in the refined elegance of our newly refurbished signature restaurant, La Vigna. Our chefs have created a special Winter Warmer menu to celebrate the goodness of the Green Season: Timeless winter classics from near and far made fresh and modern – as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate. And to round off the perfect meal, our wine cellar boasts a wide selection of the finest wines that the Cape has to offer. Rain or shine, life is always good at La Vigna.

To reserve your table, contact Denise Reddell on +27 21 855 1040 or email



Opening out onto a sunlit terrace, with the grace and relaxed comfort of an airy dining room, the Garden Terrace is a favourite eatery of hotel guests and local visitors alike. Already legendary for serving the ‘Best Breakfast in the Helderberg’, the restaurant also serves a Sunday Lunch Buffet that has discerning diners coming back for more.

The Sunday Lunch Buffet and carvery offers a sumptuous spread of delectable dishes, lovingly crafted from the best and freshest locally sourced ingredients and artisanal products, and presented with contemporary flair – a feast of crisp colours, enticing textures and inviting aromas that dazzles the senses.

Sit inside, overlooking the open-plan kitchen area – where you can see the passion and energy of the chef and his team as they work at live action stations – or outside on the private patio.

To reserve your table, contact Denise Reddell on +27 21 855 1040 or email


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A mellow vibe, mouth-watering bar menu, and extensive range of local and international beverages to choose from, St Andrew’s 19th Hole Pub is the warmest place to be this winter.

From 3 – 21 August, things will really heat up as we celebrate the great and awe-inspiring spectacle that is the Olympic Games. Our chefs have created a special Olympics-inspired snack menu in honour of the event, and our live broadcast will ensure that you don’t miss any of the thrills, spills and chills of Rio 2016. Let the Games begin!

Olympics Menu 

For more information call us on +27 21 855 1040




RT_NH_magdeburg_085NH The Lord Charles’s Wine and Dine Evenings keep the foodies coming back for more! Join Executive Chef Jean-Pierre de la Motte and top winemakers of the Cape in the elegant setting of La Vigna Restaurant as they present a master class in the fine art of food and wine pairing.

Upcoming events:

Friday, 29 July: Peter Falke Wines – Home to historic gabled Cape Dutch buildings, rambling magenta bougainvillea, delicate scented roses and wild lavender growing alongside carefully cultivated vineyards, and featuring a trendy tasting room and luxurious outdoor lounge, Peter Falke Wines has established itself as an exclusive boutique winery and the most elegant and serene sun-downer retreat in the Helderberg.

Friday, 26 August: Eerste Hoop Wine Estate – Set in the heart of the fertile Bot River Valley in the Overberg, this young wine estate has already made its mark with unique and surprising wines that have garnered several top local and international awards.

R365 pp, including a 5-course dinner, featured wines and after-dinner coffee (NH The Lord Charles Executive Club members receive a 10% discount). For bookings, contact Denise Reddell on +27 21 855 1040 or email



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Winter Warmer promo

Take advantage of NH The Lord Charles’s Winter Warmer Promotion and see why, even in winter, the Cape Winelands continues to be a favourite destination for local and international travellers alike.

Close to Cape Town and the airport, the region offers stunning natural beauty; charming towns, art galleries, theatres and museums; world-class restaurants and internationally renowned wines; genial people and a relaxed atmosphere – to name but a few of its attractions.

This is NH The Lord Charles country and we look forward to giving you a warm Cape welcome. Experience our trademark hospitality, superb service, luxurious style and excellent guest amenities for only R555 per person sharing – including breakfast, a child discount* and more!

*T&Cs apply. Offer valid until 31 August 2016. For more information, visit



Somerset SuitesMeetings and Conferences:  New Look. Same Experience

One of Cape Town’s premier conference venues, NH The Lord Charles Hotel offers an ideal location, a range of stylish venues to accommodate anything from two to six hundred delegates, state-of-the-art equipment, and an expert team to support and advise you throughout your event – at very competitive rates.

We recently completed a major refurbishment of our conference facilities, ensuring that we continue to host clients in style while offering the latest technology and equipment – and still the very best conference experience.

Book your next conference venue in the easiest, most cost-effective way. Our conference packages are available at a click of a button. Visit for more information, or get in touch with our Conference and Banqueting Team.

Click on the button below and inquire about our Advanced Booking Special

Advanced Booking Special


June winner

Congrats to our June ‘Best Breakfast in the Helderberg’ winners – we look forward to seeing you at the Garden Terrace soon!

NH The Lord Charles Executive Club members’ draw: Dr MJ West (Platinum Member).

Newsletter competition: Riaan Vosloo. The answer to the competition question was: R295.00 for the Sunday Lunch Buffet.

July question

Win a Sunday Lunch for two! Just answer the easy question and send it to by 15 August 2016:

Where at NH The Lord Charles can you enjoy the 2016 Rio Olympic Games live on a big screen, special ‘Olympic’ snacks and your favourite thirst quencher on hand?

42046412_l_ok_def_med-1-copiaAROUND THE NH WORLD –  International offers and news

Lazy Sundays

Travelling is exhilarating, but it’s also exhausting.

How many times have you woken up to an alarm bell on a Sunday morning, wishing that you could just lie in? Relax in a hot morning bath; enjoy a late breakfast, or a leisurely stroll? That you didn’t have to rush?

NH International is happy to oblige you! Our Lazy Sunday allows you to relax for a little longer, with free late check-out at 3 pm and breakfast till 12 pm, on all Sundays and Public Holidays.

For Ts&Cs and more information click on the link below.

T&C’s for Lazy Sundays



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