Tag: Winelands

Restaurants in the Cape Winelands

Lunch at Spookfontein in the beautiful Hemel en Aarde valley

Today I’m taking you into the Hemel en Aarde Valley for some wine tasting and a delightful lunch. On our way to our stay at The Stanford Valley Guest Farm (read more about that by clicking here), we paid a visit to the fabulously named Spookfontein. The farm, which is close to the coastal town […]

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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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Tasty country cooking at Hilda’s Kitchen, Groote Post

Today we headed for a long weekend in Paternoster, a beautiful seaside town on South Africa’s West Coast. And we had to drive past a turn off to a vineyard – and one which we have loved many bottles of wine from. So, you’ve guessed it, we couldn’t drive past. Instead we headed down the […]

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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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Delicious Indian dishes at Marigold in Franschhoek

Today we’re heading deep into the Cape Winelands to the beautiful town of Franschhoek. One of my favourite places in the world, it’s also one of the oldest towns in South Africa and known as the food and wine heartland of the country. There are so many amazing restaurants and vineyards to try out, all […]

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Beautifully fresh dishes at stylish Cavalli

Today we’re heading just outside Somerset West to Cavalli. Set on a hill with stunning views of Cape Town and the majestic Helderberg mountains, it’s a working farm with an olive grove, lavender fields, vineyards and citrus trees. It’s also home to the Cavalli Stud (it means horses in Italian) – the family breed and […]