This Cape Winelands Gourmet Food Tour features fabulous and exclusive stays for food lovers, set amid the breathtaking scenery of wine country.
- 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.
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.
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, and boasts the exciting La Petite Colombe, opened in August 2017 to replace The Tasting Room which set a phenomenal benchmark for dining at Le Quartier Francais. La Petite Colombe is the latest innovation from world-acclaimed La Colombe in Constantia.
OVERNIGHT AT LE QUARTIER FRANCAIS
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.
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. The Small Restaurant is an intimate eating-space that opens out onto a courtyard. The menu was written by Rose Ashby of the well-known Spring Restaurant at Somerset House, London. The best local produce is served, accompanied by fine wines from the Robertson Valley.
OVERNIGHT AT THE ROBERTSON SMALL HOTEL
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