Tag: Cape Winelands

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Travel: Stanford Valley Guest Farm in the stunning Overberg

Today we’re heading north from Cape Town through the Hemel en Aarde valley (it means heaven and earth in Afrikaans) to the Overberg. It’s a relatively newly established wine region with the first farms being developed here in the 1980s. Less than a two-hour drive from the Mother City to another beautiful region of this […]

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Lunch at Simon’s nestling in the Constantia Winelands

I’m aware it’s all been very quiet on eatingcoventgarden.com recently. Apologies for that. After an unexpected extended stay in Cape Town because of surgery after breaking my ankle we returned to the UK last month. It was good to get home. And to be so much more mobile – the joy of being able to […]

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Tasty intricate dishes and expansive views at De Grendel

Today we’re heading a short drive (20 minutes) from central Cape Town to the Durbanville wineland region. Our destination is a vineyard called De Grendel which has an amazing restaurant that we try to visit every year when we’re in the Mother City. The Graaff family own the farm and have done for four generations […]

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Where to stay in Franschhoek, South Africa: Mont Rochelle

The heaven that is Mont Rochelle Franschhoek is one of those places I keep going back to. I simply have to. This small town deep in the Winelands of the Cape, just about an hour from central Cape Town, is known as the food capital of South Africa. For good reason – there are certainly […]

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Lunch in the Winelands at wonderful Terroir

Today we’re heading for lunch just off the R44 outside Somerset West in the Cape Winelands. Finally! Because I’ve been waiting for my return to Terroir for what seems a very long time! Terroir is on the Kleine Zalze wine estate and opened in 2004. I’m pretty sure I’ve been every year since then! And […]

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Beautifully tasty lunch at Terroir at Kleine Zalze

Welcome to Terroir, Kleine Zalze What is your favourite restaurant? A question I regularly get asked and one I find extremely difficult to answer. I don’t know how people make their judgements for all those “Best restaurants in the world” lists, it’s  a tricky business. Having said that, today we are having lunch at a restaurant […]