Exquisitely prepared canapés upon arrival. A welcome drink served with aplomb by friendly staff. 3 courses of the finest dining whilst you enjoy majestic views of the Magalies; all under the watch-care of a sophisticated maitred’. You would be forgiven for mistaking this for a 5-star resort somewhere in fine country. And you wouldn’t be too far off. This is The Alba™.
More than a
The Alba™ is a floating cordon bleu exemplar of hospitality. This restaurant on the water is now within arm’s reach to Gauteng dwellers, thanks in no small part to The Harties Boat Company who undertook the gargantuan task of shipping the erstwhile Cape Town commissioned The Alba™ from the Mother City to the Hartbeespoort Dam.
Trekking The Alba™ across the over 1600km from Cape Town Harbour to Harties Harbour took no less than 2 months of meticulous planning, grueling engineering, relentless execution, and the Grace of God to accomplish. And Grace it was indeed as the 42-meter-long vessel made it without so much as a mishap. Thanks must also go to all the municipalities that rendered their unmitigated support as the abnormal load shipped through their respective precincts.
This of course was just part of the arduous journey to a successful launch. The Harties Harbour itself, where the The Alba™ will be moored, had to be retrofitted with a new pier to cater to the requirements of the new craft at dock.
Awesome Views of the Lake
Well, how about 300-degree views of the lake? And this, not just in one position, The Alba™ offers two-hour non-stop tours around the Harties, with no boring idles mid-lake. Over 70 patrons can enjoy the ritzy, leather-ceilinged spacious main dining area that is punctuated by wrap-around glass walls. Yes, you read that right, glass walls. And should they wish to soothe their parched throats, The Alba™ features a fully stocked bar with the aforementioned views. The Alba’s™ staff are some of the best in the industry, from the seasoned skippers who had to undergo rigorous training specific to the vessel, through to the waiting staff who all had earned their hospitality chops on land, you can be sure that The Alba™ team’s priority will be your satisfaction, your smile and your sense of security.
So whether you’re planning a surprise engagement, wedding reception, a private party, or you would just love to enjoy the contrasting vistas of the lakefront and Magalies mountains from a different yet comfortable perspective, be sure to give Harties
The Alba™ - Fine Dining
You would be forgiven for mistaking this for a 5-star resort somewhere in fine country. And you wouldn’t be too far off. This is The Alba™.
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