Camille Awards

camille-roquesPut on your shiny dress or your black suit and don’t forget to show the bouncer your VIP pass… Red carpet, paparazzi, tinsels and glitter… welcome to the Camille Awards Ceremony!  So… the winners are?

Camille’s hotel of the year – The Cape Milner

Untitled-1Standard Room TwinAn eclectic mix of contemporary boutique and old-world charm, located at the base of Signal Hill in the trendy neighbourhood of Tamboerskloof,  walking distance to the popular Kloof street and its fancy bars and restaurants. Its conferencing facilities, plush comfortable rooms, relaxing pool deck, chic new glass lounge and friendly staff, makes The Cape Milner an ideal option for a short stay in the Mother city.

Camille’s restaurant of the year – la Colombe

La ColombeRecently relocated to the picturesque Silvermist organic wine estate, at only 20 minutes from Cape Town, La Colombe offers sweeping views of the majestic Constantia wine valley and Hout Bay.

Earthy and natural furniture, balanced mix of cool whites, wood and grey nuances will make you feel at home, well… a very relaxing and yet ultra elegant home.

Camille’s venue of the Year – Youngblood gallery

dinner set up‘Beautiful Life’ is the Cape Town home base of Youngblood Arts and Culture Development. It is a 3-storey, open-plan, historical building in the heart of Cape Town’s Central Business District. The gallery, filled with beautiful contemporary artworks, has a creative and relaxed atmosphere. As the exhibitions change every two weeks, the ambience of the venue is changeable according to the different artworks. It is an ideal venue for functions of up to 200 guests and for hosting corporate lunches or dinners. Can you just imagine yourself eating gourmet cuisine in a middle of contemporary arts pieces… I am quite sure you can!

Camille’s MICE activity of the year – Atlantis Dunes

JeepOnly 45 minutes drive from Cape Town, there are majestic sand dunes… You are not dreaming and I am not mad, yes I just said dunes… These vast sand dunes provide spectacular views of Table Mountain on clear days and it’s the perfect spot to organize fun teambuilding challenges, from Jeep, 4×4, quad biking, sand boarding, to  beach soccer, volleyball, beach bats or golf… no one will be disappointed, a wide variety for all tastes! And the cherry on top; for lunch a big braai (South African barbecue) will be set up in this surreal landscape!

Camille’s NGO of the year – Kliptown Youth Centre

staffAs South Africa has grown into a modern country, there are still some places that are unfortunately neglected by the government; Kliptown, the oldest township of its kind in Soweto, established in 1903, is one of those places. Kilptown Youth Cenre (KYP)’s mission is to eradicate the poverty of mind, body, and soul and to fight against the disadvantages imposed on the children of Kliptown, by providing educational support and after school activities. It seeks to develop young and dynamic individuals who are willing to contribute effectively for the betterment of their community.

KYP looks forward to sharing its story with you and giving you the opportunity to become a part of it.

by Camille Roques