Tag: Winelands

Restaurants in the Cape Winelands, Uncategorized

A lovely new restaurant at De Grendel

I’ve long loved De Grendel wines and there’s always a few bottles in the house when we’re in Cape Town. Their Rose is the perfect summertime quaffer and is great value and their Merlot is also a favourite. So imagine my excitement when I heard about a new restaurant that had opened at the winery! […]

Restaurants in the Cape Winelands, Uncategorized

Tasty lunch and beautiful wine at Bon Courage

So this week we drove from Cape Town to George to spend a few days at the beautiful golf and sports resort at Fancourt (more of that later). It’s a pretty long drive, so we decided to take the scenic route which meanders through the Winelands past Worcester and Robertson, hoping to buy some wine […]

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A balmy night at Grande Provence, Franschhoek

When you’re choosing a restaurant for dinner in Franschhoek, it’s not an easy task. Known as the food and wine capital of South Africa, this little town is home to some of the best restaurants in the country. It also has the highest concentration of top-quality restaurants in the whole of Africa. So it’s a […]

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Tapas at Cosecha, Noble Hill

So last week we set off on what we decided is going to become an annual event – a mini break in Franschhoek in the stunning Winelands. B&B booked, restaurant for dinner carefully chosen and off we headed. As we meandered our way there with the scenery getting more and more beautiful, the inevitable hunger […]

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Lovely lunch at Eikendal…and it got me thinking

Last week I met up with my friend Jeanine, her parents and my mother for lunch at Eikendal in the Winelands. Jeanine’s family and mine grew up together, her sister Sharon is my best friend from school and we spent most of our teenage lives at each other’s houses. We’ve stayed in touch through the […]


Cheese, wine and goats at Fairview in the Winelands

One of the many great things about CapeTown is its proximity to the beautiful Winelands around Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Only a short and incredibly scenic drive away you’ll find a fantastic selection of wineries and restaurants to visit. Fairview is one of these, famous for its wines and cheeses which are made on the […]