Seal performs at ex-pat's bash
Many South Africans would be considered lucky if they have enough birthday cake for all their party guests - let alone a private performance by a Grammy award-winning star.
But ex-pat businessman Andre Crawford-Brunt is no ordinary birthday boy.
The 40-year-old manager at Deutsche Bank in New York flew R&B crooner Seal to Cape Town to perform at his party at the ultra-lavish Pepper Club on The Beach in Camps Bay.
A statement issued by Pepper Club Luxury Hotel & Spa confirmed that guests were entertained by the star shortly after local band Goldfish "opened the party".
"The Grammy Award winner, famous for the hit single Kiss from a Rose, as well as his marriage to top international model Heidi Klum, surprised guests with an intimate performance of some of his chart-topping hits," a statement read.
It is rumoured that Crawford-Brunt forked out a whopping $1-million (R6.7-million) for the party on Saturday. However, The Times could not reach him for comment and staff at his office in New York would not comment.
On Monday Seal tweeted: "Cape Town, WOW! What a great city in an even greater country. Will miss you SA, be back soon."
He also posted several pictures he took of the Mother City online.
Management of the Pepper Club have become accustomed to the rich and famous waltzing through their doors.
Stars such as Richard Gere, George Benson and members of Rammstein and Earth, Wind and Fire recently booked into the five-star hotel.