Here are six places where you can enjoy a memorable high tea:

BELMOND MOUNT NELSON, CAPE TOWN

Considered the original of grand high teas in South Africa, it is known to offer one of the country's finest spreads. With a vast menu of teas and bubbles to match, the central table groans with a wide array of sweets and savouries.

Where? 76 Orange Street, Gardens

When & how much?Morning tea served from 9:30am to 12pm; R255 per adultAfternoon tea from 1.30 to 5.30pm; R325 per adult.There is a surcharge on special-event days.

Bookings: Call 021-483-1000 or e-mail mnh@belmond.com


THE OYSTER BOX, UMHLANGA ROCKS

Among potted palms, glass skylights, rattan punkah and antique rose-trimmed chandeliers from London's Savoy Hotel, the Oyster Box offers hot savouries, sandwiches , pastries and spectacular cakes.

Where? The Palm Court, 2 Lighthouse RoadWhen & how much? 2.30 to 5pm; R320 per person

Bookings: Call 031-514-5018 or visit oysterboxhotel.com


THE MICHELANGELO HOTEL, JOBURG

If chocolate is your thing this is the place to be for the Lindt High Tea. The menu includes chocolate, lots of it, and a wide array of other sweet and savoury delights served with coffee and speciality teas.

Where? Nelson Mandela Square, SandtonWhen & how much? Every Saturday and Sunday from 2.30 to 4.30pm; R295 per person

Bookings: Call 011-282-7463 or e-mail michbanq1@legacyhotels.co.za


SHERATON PRETORIA HOTEL, PRETORIA

A menuful of surprises including a selection of sweet and savoury items, as well as traditional scones and local and international cheeses.

Where? Cnr Stanza Bopape and Wessels streets, ArcadiaWhen & how much? Special Mother's Day High Tea served on the Union Terrace at 3pm on May 14; R270 per person

Bookings: Call 012-429-9999 or e-mail Phinda.Zitha@sheratonpretoria.com


PALAZZO HOTEL, JOBURG

Sit back, relax and enjoy a selection of sweet and savoury treats served daily. There are a variety of cakes, sandwiches, quiches and scones served with a selection of teas.

Where? Montecasino, Fourways.When & how much? Served daily from 2pm to 5pm; R245 per person

Bookings: Call 011-510-3000


BOARDWALK HOTEL PORT ELIZABETH

High tea is served in the hotel lobby lounge.

Where? Beach Road, Summerstrand, Port ElizabethWhen & how much? Saturdays from 2.30pm; R145 per person

Bookings: Call 041-507-9452

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