This Cape Winelands Gourmet Food Tour features fabulous and exclusive stays for food lovers, set amid the breathtaking scenery of wine country.

  1. THE CELLARS-HOHENORT

Set most splendidly on a centuries-old wine estate in the beautiful Constantia wine valley, the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel is a world-class gourmet destination producing innovative, award-winning food. Peter Tempelhoff’s Greenhouse was one of the Top 10 Restaurants in the 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards and recipient of the Boschendal Style Award. Five- and seven-course tasting menus – and these include a dedicated vegetarian menu – are an unforgettable culinary journey. The Conservatory is the other dining option at Cellars-Hohenort, featuring a variety of “old favorite” menu options.

Gourmet Food tour Cape Winelands
Exquisitely styled cuisine at the Cellars-Hohenort Greenhouse.
Gourmet Food tour Cape Winelands
Satisfaction for a sweet tooth at Cellars-Hohenort Greenhouse

OVERNIGHT AT THE CELLARS-HOHENORT

2. DELAIRE GRAFF ESTATE

Travel from Constantia to Delaire Graff via the N2 and R310, a distance of 63 km. The Delaire Estate and its vineyards rest high on the Helshoogte Pass and offer a gratifying blend of exclusive lodgings, food for epicures, fine wine, a magnificent collection of original South African art and bespoke boutique shopping experiences. Dine at Delaire Graff Restaurant, which serves seasonal bistro meals that include some South African tastes. Indochine is the other restaurant at Delaire Graff, an Asian eating house of the highest order where the spicing of food is stellar.

Gourmet Food tour Cape Winelands
Blesbok Loin at Delaire Graff Restaurant
Gourmet Food tour Cape Winelands
Perfection on a plate at Indochine, Delaire Graff Estate

OVERNIGHT AT DELAIRE GRAFF LODGES & SPA

3. LE QUARTIER FRANCAIS

The drive from Delaire Graff to Le Quartier Francais is a scenic 25 km route via Helshoogte Rd / R310 and R45. Le Quartier Francais has a front-row position in Huguenot Road, Franschhoek – South Africa’s food and wine capital. August 2017 will mark the opening of an exciting new restaurant by renowned La Colombe at Silvermist Wine estate in Constantia. The new restaurant will replace The Tasting Room which set a phenomenal benchmark for dining at Le Quartier Francais.

Le Quartier Francais

OVERNIGHT AT LE QUARTIER FRANCAIS

4. BABYLONSTOREN

Nurtured with love and creativity, the Babylonstoren farm offers a mixed bounty of vineyards, awe-inspiring gardens and orchards, and a gorgeous hotel complex retaining the historical charm of early Cape farm buildings, yet utterly up-to-the-minute in luxury. The estate is situated 22 km away from the town of Franschhoek on the R45. Babel is known for masterful simplicity and freshness, and makes excellent use of all that is harvested from the Babylonstoren garden. It must surely be the only top-class restaurant that is housed in a cow shed – but what a cow shed! Greenhouse Restaurant at Babylonstoren is a delightful option for teas and lunches, its venue a vintage conservatory under oaks.

Gourmet Food tour Cape Winelands
Babel at Babylonstoren
Gourmet Food tour Cape Winelands
Summer salad at Babylonstoren

OVERNIGHT AT BABYLONSTOREN

5. THE ROBERTSON SMALL HOTEL

The next foodie-stop is The Robertson Small Hotel, a journey of  110 km via the N1 and R60. Reuben’s at the robertson is the inspiration of chef Rueben Riffel and offers excellent bistro-dining in an intimate, casual-chic eating-space that opens out onto a courtyard. The menu is eclectic and changes from month to month, but always features fine seasonal produce from the locality.

Gourmet Food tour Cape Winelands
Reuben’s at the robertson
Gourmet Food tour Cape Winelands
A Reuben Riffel dish at Reuben’s at the robertson

OVERNIGHT AT THE ROBERTSON SMALL HOTEL

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