cape food fun

News / 11 April 2016

Cape Foodie Fun

Whether your mouth waters at the prospect of moreish morsels devoured on the beach or cosy afternoons spent drinking red wine in the Cape Winelands, the Western Cape is where it’s at for foodies the world over and here are some of our top picks…

dinner with a viewDINNER WITH A VIEW… Staying at Hartenbos Lagoon Resort or Oaklands on the Knoll? Three of the Garden Route’s favourite restaurants are in Knysna! Located on Main Street, The Olive Tree offers a bistro-style foodie experience including such delights as bobotie rolls and a delicious Clementine cake dessert. If coffee and cake culture is your scene, head for the ever-popular Ill de Pain with its freshly baked bread, pastries and quiches. For a real treat, enjoy breakfast or lunch at East Head Café with the best views in town and incredible seafood dishes.

rooibos tastingROOIBOS TASTING IN CITRUSDAL... Did you know, Rooibos only grows within a narrow 60 000-hectare belt along South Africa’s West Coast? Visit the Carmien Tea Factory in Citrusdal when you stay at Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort and see how the much-loved drink is made, from harvesting the Rooibos tree, processing it, packaging it and then tasting everything from Earl Grey-infused Rooibos to Cookies and Cream! Make a day trip out of it and follow the Rooibos Route that passes through Clanwilliam, Hebron and Citrusdal, comparing all the flavours on the way.

Le FranschhoekOUI OUI… Loving the wine in Franschhoek Staying at Le Franschhoek? To get a full taste and view of the French-infused valley, take a ride on the Franschhoek Wine Tram. The tram offers a leisurely and unique way to witness the town’s 300-year-old history. Hop-on and hop off as you roll through the valley and visit some of South Africa’s most distinguished wine estates. There are four tour options: red, green, yellow and blue. The most popular tours are the red and blue line. The former visits La Motte, Eikehof, Leopards Leap, Dieu Donne, Chamonix, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence while the latter visits Mont Rochelle, La Couronne, Holden Manz, La Bourgogne, La Bri, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence. Choose your favourite winefarm, see which tour it is on and visit it! For ticket prices and more info, click here.

strolla sea pointTake a Strolla round Sea Point... New to the Sea Point promenade is the casual ‘walk-up-to and enjoy’ Strolla, located alongside Dream Hotels & Resorts’ Peninsula All-Suite Hotel. Strolla offers a relaxing meeting place for friends and family to catch-up, free WiFi in picturesque surrounds to get some work done, and convenient kids’ facilities to keep the little ones entertained. Pop in to Strolla Kiosk for a quick Bootlegger coffee and breakfast snack after your morning jog, a soul satisfying lunch with friends or unwind with sunset dinner and drinks in elegant, comfortable seaside surrounds.