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Join The Marine and Carrol Boyes for a zany Leap Day Mad Hatter’s High Tea

elephant_7872 (1)29 February comes around only once every four years, which makes it a day worthy of recognition. It’s time to make the general nuttiness that is Leap Day even zanier with the Mad Hatter’s Leap Year Tea Party at The Marine in association with Carrol Boyes.

This wonderfully (and deliberately) bonkers affair is like something straight out of Alice in Wonderland. There’s a special guest MC on the day and a Mad Hatter dress theme, of course, with prizes for the smallest, largest and maddest hats – so start designing your headwear now! Tables will be adorned with beaded traditional African craft sculptures by Monkeybiz, Carrol Boyes’ charity beneficiary. After a refreshing welcome drink, high tea will be served and guests will get to play some fabulous party games, like hat throwing (unless you prefer to hold on to yours!) and pin the Cheshire Cat Smile. There are prizes to be won, so be ready to put your best foot forward.

The Marine’s high teas are scrumptious, generous affairs and this chocolate-themed repast, which includes luxurious Carrol Boyes chocolates, will be no different – keep coming back for more at our goodies-laden tables! Each guest will go home with a surprise gift, rounding off a Leap Day to remember.

The fabulous day of organised mayhem priced at R255 per person will kick off at 1.30pm for 2pm and will be held at The Pavilion– the Red Queen herself would have approved! You won’t lose your head at the Leap Day Mad Hatter’s High Tea, but you will have a rollicking good time.

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About The Marine

 The Marine, a member of The Liz McGrath Collection, is one of South Africa’s most spectacular seaside hotels. Located on Hermanus’ famous cliff path, overlooking the breathtaking Walker Bay, the hotel offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world from June to November each year. Guests are even able to view these majestic creatures from the comfort of their own sea view room. The Overberg region is also a must for adventure sport seekers, offering a host of activities – including hiking, mountain biking and marine sports.

Back at the hotel, guests can indulge in exceptional culinary delights created by Head Chef Tronette Dippenaar: from breakfast at the 1920’s-style Pavilion restaurant, to lunch and dinner at Origins at The Marine, as well as High Tea and sundowners in the Sun Lounge & Bar.

The 40 elegantly appointed rooms and suites include 10 Luxury Doubles with Sea View and 10 Premier Suites – both categories are perfectly positioned for watching pods of dolphins and whales as they swim in the bay below. Guests may take a refreshing dip in The Marine’s pool, located in the hotel’s tranquil courtyard, or in the Tidal Pool, which can be accessed from the cliff path.



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Fantastic decoration. The clock is covered with mushrooms.