What's on at The Rubens
Browse our calendar of extraordinary experiences at The Rubens at the Palace, from seasonal cocktails and menus using the finest local produce, to unique tasting journeys and extra-special events. We go to great lengths to provide the very best experiences and welcome suggestions - please do feel free to let us know what may be of interest to you. We look forward to welcoming you in the coming months as we celebrate the changing seasons.
For something less strenuous, easy pathways meander through our fynbos gardens, leading to a handful of unforgettable picnic sites. Equipped with tables and sun umbrellas, these mountainside escapes offer dramatic sea views and provide the perfect location to indulge in a sumptuous picnic basket from our hotel chefs.
A handful of secluded picnic sites within the hotel’s fynbos gardens offer wonderful mountain and ocean views, with plenty of outdoor space and fresh air for keeping children entertained. Order a bottle of Champagne to toast a special celebration against a spectacular sunset backdrop, or perhaps pop the question.
A much-loved landmark within the gardens of The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is the remarkable geological feature known as Stanley’s Rock. Shaped by millennia of wind and rain this piece of naturally-sculpted granite is named for Stanley Tollman, husband of Founder and President of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Bea Tollman. With its impressive views out over the Atlantic Ocean, it has become an especially popular choice for sundowners, picnics and proposals...