360 guests from 7 different countries
R141,000 raised for charity
R250,000 invested by event partner
Cape Town Burns Night 2017 was a huge success. A sell out audience was treated to a line up of fantastic Scottish entertainment, hearty food, world class complimentary whisky and wine – all styled in a Scottish cultural theme, meaning plenty of fun, friendships made and good spirit!
A huge thank you to our headline sponsor Northern Cross Wealth Management and our partner sponsor British Chamber of Business Southern Africa for their incredible contribution and partnership.
Special thanks also goes out to Bunnahabhain (official whisky partner), Selbys Productions (technical partner), Slaley Wines (wine partner) and Fineline Print (printing partner).
We look forward to seeing you all next year. To make sure you don’t miss out on the 2018 event, please contact Claire directly firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cape Town Burns Supper or ‘Burns Nights’ is part of a global event phenomenon, bringing the traditions, humour and worldwide cultural celebration of Burns life to South Africa.
The Cape Town event has grown to be the biggest and most visible Burns Night on the African continent and it’s growing annually. Over the years, we have styled this prestigious event as a Celebration of Scotland and a tribute to the literary gifts and insights of this all too-mortal, extraordinary man!
"Burns Night is an event that celebrates Scottish heritage in South Africa and brings people together from all walks of life. As a McDonald, it’s been an honour and a privilege to host this event for the last three years and better still, its been a fantastic excuse for me to go out wearing no underwear."
We are a financial brokerage firm offering bespoke financial solutions to clients looking for relationship-orientated and integrity-driven wealth management. We offer tailor made solutions to each of our clients and we pride ourselves on our different approach and reputation.
The British Chamber of Business in Southern Africa is an independent, non-profit organisation that works to promote trade and business relations between this region and the UK. The Chamber is accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce and members are drawn from a broad spectrum of British and SA businesses. Regular networking events for members take place in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The Chamber has strong working links to UK government and also offers trade services to UK exporters. We aim to be a representative, robust and dynamic business group, giving voice to British business in the region.
Selby's Productions is recognised by the event industry as a world class company specialising in the multi-skilled field of conference and event technical design and support. Integral to their success has been the development of strong relationship bonds with clients and a clear understanding that good business is built on meeting needs, within a framework of integrity and trust.
We proudly have PASSION , PRIDE & LOYALTY in all we do. With over 35 years experience within the industry, with hight skilled staff, no job is too big and no job is too small.
The award-winning Bunnahabhain (pronounced Bŭ-na-ha-venn) has developed something of a cult following amongst aficionados, for the relative rarity of its whiskies and their singular flavour that is quite unlike the peaty, smoky malts traditionally associated with the island of Islay that is home to the Bunnahabhain distillery.
The distillery, founded in 1881, is the only one on the island which uses a natural spring water and unpeated barley in the production of most of its malts. Lacking the influence of the Islay peaty moors, these malts are far lighter on the palate than their Islay counterparts. They are also un-chillfiltered in a return to a very traditional technique that gives rise to a rich depth of colour, aroma and flavour - as natural as when they come out of the cask.