Secret Franschhoek: Where to eat, drink and stay in style

With its generous concentration of world-class hotels and award-winning restaurants, touristy hotspots are in abundant supply in Franschhoek. But it’s the hidden gems that really add depth and excitement to a wine-tasting holiday in South Africa’s culinary capital. With that in mind, here are our editor’s secret spots away from the crowds that fly elegantly … Continue reading Secret Franschhoek: Where to eat, drink and stay in style

The best boutique winery restaurants to explore in the Cape Winelands

Any trip to Cape Town should include the Cape Winelands’ famed culinary delights and plenty of local wine. There will always be polished and commercial big names that pull us in, but outside of these you can find some real gems – small-scale and often family-owned – that give the wine region a genuine sense … Continue reading The best boutique winery restaurants to explore in the Cape Winelands

4 great grape breaks in the Cape Winelands this summer

While summer always brings about dreams of weekend getaways, the urge to get out of town has frankly never been stronger. But the age-old question remains: Where, exactly, should I go? For wine lovers and for travelling gourmands in the age of experiential and photo-op-driven journeying, gourmet wine tasting holidays in the Cape Winelands provide … Continue reading 4 great grape breaks in the Cape Winelands this summer

Our top 3 wine farm lunches to book this summer

Bougainvillea climbs the walls, lemon trees heave with citrus fruits and linen tablecloths flutter in the breeze. Restaurants on wine farms speak of summer holidays and a slower pace of life that allows time to settle in for long, lazy al fresco lunches where sauvignon blanc flows freely – and all that follows is a siesta under the shade of … Continue reading Our top 3 wine farm lunches to book this summer

Winter in the Winelands: A foodie travel guide to South Africa’s best-kept secret

The air is crisp and clean; the pungent, peppery smell of the fynbos shrubs is strong; the sharp sun gives the whitewashed walls of the Cape Dutch buildings an almost golden hue; and the winemakers, fresh off a busy harvest, are eager to give you insider access to their newest releases. The Cape Winelands in … Continue reading Winter in the Winelands: A foodie travel guide to South Africa’s best-kept secret

3 fabulous new dining experiences in the Cape Winelands

Anywhere there are world-class wines being made – from crisp sauvignon blanc to silky shiraz – the coexistence of a hotbed of first-class restaurants with delicious food is surely a given. Whether you’re planning to spend a day or a week exploring the Cape Winelands, a culinary destination with a whimsical blend of beauty and … Continue reading 3 fabulous new dining experiences in the Cape Winelands

The wondrous wine country: Exceptional dining experiences in the Cape Winelands

Yes, you can do the Cape Winelands in an afternoon, but with tutored tastings and farm-to-table dining along with breathtaking beauty, eye-catching architecture, magnificent gardens and serious art collections, it’s worth staying a few days. And did we mention the wine? It was tough to single out a handful, but these restaurants on wine farms … Continue reading The wondrous wine country: Exceptional dining experiences in the Cape Winelands