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Interview with Caamil, the barman at Caamil’s Bar

You’re famously known as “the Best Barman in Cape Town.” Why is this?

Caamil:  Because I make the best cocktails and I am a connoisseur of cognacs, single malts and wine. 

Do you go for regular tastings?

Yes, besides holding my NC national qualifications, I regularly attend wine and whiskey tastings. I also meet with our wine suppliers monthly.

What else makes you an amazing barman?

I’ve broken records for beverage sales per night. I’ve won wonderful prizes. The best one was winning a weekend stay at a hotel with my family and a lot of spending money!  I can read my customers, I have built up a loyal following because I always offer first-class service.

Name the cocktail you most like to make for your customers?

Pride of the Bamboo, which is made up of:

• A tot of cane

• Lime

• Peppermint Liqueur

• Blue Caracas

• Lemonade

• A cherry and a slice of lemon to garnish

What makes Caamil’s Bar so special?

The amazing selection of cognacs and whiskies, the unbeatable personalised service, the unique atmosphere, and the beautiful fireplace and candlelit lounging areas. It has an ambience unrivalled in Cape Town.

I’ve heard that you have a loyal following of customers?

Yes, for example, I have some ladies here tonight who come and stay at The Bay Hotel once a month and dine with me right here in Caamil’s Bar.

 




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Mountain rooms with breathtaking views of Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles mountain range.

 

Classic Rooms

Located around the main pool, these rooms offer direct access to the pool from a private patio.

 

Club Classic Rooms

Club Classic rooms are north facing with views of Lions Head and side sea views.

 

Premier Mountain Rooms

These double sized rooms boast exclusive interiors, private spa baths and expansive balconies with mountain views.

 

Premier Pool Rooms

Premier Pool View Rooms are north facing with views of Lions Head and partial sea views, overlooking the pool area.

 

Premier Sea Rooms

Family friendly Premier Sea Premier Sea rooms have direct sea views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean which can be enjoyed from a balcony.

 

Cabana Rooms

Located on the ground floor with sea views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, enjoyed from oversized chairs on the private and spacious patio.

 

Luxury Rooms

Spacious sea-facing rooms with a comfortable private balcony and outdoor spa bath.

 

Suites

Each individually styled; Suites offer spacious interiors and balconies with spa baths and delightful sea views.

 

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