That’s right caffeine junkies! Starbucks brand has arrived today in South Africa in time for the 2010 World Cup.

They said you will be able to find them in select Southern Sun Hotels and Tsogo Sun Casinos in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.

Starbucks have had a long history of purchasing coffee from Africa as African farmers produce some of the most extraordinary coffees in the world, so it only makes sense to bring it here and why not use the World Cup as a nice excuse to do so?

Graham Wood, MD of Southern Sun, comments, “As a brand with over 40 years of experience in servicing the local and international business and leisure traveller, and with our focus on building our portfolio of successful brands, we are excited about the association between our brand and the global leader in high quality coffee. We look forward to being able to offer our guests the large variety of coffee options that will be available to them in select hotels“.

Rob Collins, MD of Tsogo Sun Gaming says, “We are delighted to be partnering with Starbucks to bring the world’s foremost coffee brand to visitors at our entertainment destinations.  This partnership is an example of an ongoing strategy that has seen Tsogo Sun Gaming developing relationships with like-minded brands such as Disney to bring The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast to SA, in addition to some leading local entertainment and media brands.

You can soon get your Starbucks at the Southern Sun Cullinan Hotel in Cape Town and will be also available at Johannesburg’s SunSquare Montecasino Hotel and InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers, and not forgetting the Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel in Durban.

See you all there!



  1. I’m not convinced Starbucks is going to take off in Cape Town. I wouldn’t mind being proved wrong.
    I think JHB will do well as will Durban, but Capetonians are ‘coffee-snobs’ and aren’t sold of big corporates. We like the little, trendy, ‘hole-in-the-wall’ kind of places. Even Origin, has become a little too commercialized.
    I’m interested to see if it takes off.
    My prediction: it’ll do well with tourists but you won’t catch the Capetonians there…
    Prove me wrong!!

  2. Tried the other day. It’s basically an untrained waiter baking a very average coffee using Starbucks beans. Not even worth the parking money.

  3. FINALLY starbucks has come to save my live!! YAY for the best coffee ever! Lets hope us South africans can make it taste just as good!

  4.  Well so far so good, capetonians are flocking to the hotel for the coffee, most of them have already had Starbucks somewhere along their travels overseas, so it brings them back to their fond memories.

    Whether or not they will return after their nostalgic visit down memory lane will only as you have said, remain to be seen…but Im hopeful, heck even one of my close friends is pitching to the powers that be for franchise rights…so lets see if they can indeed prove you wrong 😉

  5. Not only am I Italian/South African but I lived in the United States for just under a year and my appreciation for Starbucks has always been evident!

    No matter were I travel – if it’s via London – I FIND a way to stop at starbucks, always waiting year’s in-between my starbucks moment – chocolate brownie frappaccinos or just the venti cappuccino whole milk!!!!!

    I work in the travel industry and today received the BEST surprise that one of the hotels I utilize for our foreign visitors has starbucks !!!My day has been made now it’s a 20min drive into town and not a trip around the world thanks to the powers that be at Starbuck welcome to South Africa!!! Best of all Cape Town!!

    Regards Mo

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