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Exploring Culinary Delights: Dining Adventures in Dwarsrivier Valley

Embark on a journey of taste and tradition as we dive into the vibrant culinary scene of Dwarsrivier Valley. Nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes and historic villages, this hidden gem boasts an array of award-winning food and wine experiences that promise to tantalize your senses and leave you craving for more.

From intimate home-cooked meals to gourmet wine farm dining, Dwarsrivier Valley offers something for every palate. Let’s take a closer look at some of the must-visit spots that promise to immerse you in the rich flavors and warm hospitality of this picturesque region.

Home Dining Experiences: A Taste of Tradition

Beker en Bord | Traditional Kylemore dining experience

Enjoy a three-course meal hosted by Siena Charles in the quaint village of Kylemore, situated at the foot of the Simonsberg. You’ll feel like one of the family as you enjoy the stories, culture and cuisine of this warm and welcoming community.

Here is a sneak peek of what you can expect when dining with the lively and always friendly Siena.
Starter: Roosterkoek with jam and cheese
Main: Traditional stew with vegetable side dishes
Dessert: Milk tart or koeksisters
Tea, coffee and juice

Get in touch: 078 912 9604 | |

Alenor’s Catering | Traditional Pniel dining experience

Enjoy a bountiful three course meal at the home of Alenor Pietersen in the quaint village of Pniel, situated at the foot of the Simonsberg. Diners are treated like family and can immerse themselves in the stories, culture and cuisine of this historically significant community.

Here is a sneak peek at what to expect when dining with the lovely Alenor:
Starter: Butter chicken or pea soup served with homemade bread
Main: Beef potjiekos stew or traditional minced beef bobotie with rice and salads
Dessert: Malva pudding and custard
Tea, coffee and juice

Get in touch: 083 289 0818 | |

Snacks, wine and spectacular views

Oldenburg Vineyards

Situated in an elevated valley of outstanding beauty, Oldenburg Vineyards is surrounded by a spectacular mountain amphitheatre. At the heart of the farm lies Rondekop – their iconic, round hill which influences the vineyards planted on and around it, creating their extraordinary terroir.

Visitors seek out The Tasting Room for many reasons: the wines, the view, or the fantastic service experience.

Another reason is the delectable snack platter, with the iconic “cheese flowers” that have delighted many a guest. Served as a complimentary accompaniment to all our tastings, just another reason to enjoy your time at Oldenburg Vineyards.

Get in touch: 021 885 1618 | |

Bartinney Private Cellar

Nestled in the striking Banhoek valley, the lovingly renovated, double-aspect space is draped with native fynbos plants from the farm nursery, and a stunning chandelier crafted from old vines. Relax on the terrace, which enjoys unrivalled panoramic views over the valley and Simonsberg. To accompany the wine they have a selection of locally sourced snacks, including cheese and charcuterie platters and delicious biltong.

On Fridays they are open late, so you can sip wine, enjoy a sumptuous cheese charcuterie platter and watch as Simonsberg and the valley become veiled in pink light as the sun sets.

Get in touch: 021 885 1013 | |

Delaire Graff Wine Lounge

The Wine Lounge is a sanctuary for the senses, a place where luxury and refinement come together to create an unforgettable wine-tasting experience. In the heart of South Africa’s Winelands, savour a wine tasting experience like no other at Delaire Graff Estate, where guests can sample some of South Africa’s finest vintages accompanied by spellbinding views across Simonsberg Mountain. \

Enjoy tutored wine-tasting experiences, accompanied by delicious charcuterie and artisanal cheeses that flawlessly complement our acclaimed wines.

Get in touch: 021 885 8160 | |

Family Feasts in the Dwarsrivier valley

Banhoek Chilli Oil Company

Visit Banhoek Chilli Oil Company’s family-friendly taste kitchen and savor the perfect bite of flavor. Their menu showcases the versatility of their chili oil while providing a welcoming environment for families. With ample space for kids to run around freely, gourmet treats, and local wines, it’s an experience that will please every member of the family.

Get in touch: 021 300 0795 | |

Le Pommier Restaurant

It can sometimes be tricky finding child-friendly restaurants. In Stellenbosch, that is definitely not the case. Whether you’re looking for a friendly atmosphere, somewhere for the children to play or delicious kids meals visit Le Pommier Wine Estate. Situated outside Stellenbosch, this Cape Winelands restaurant is the perfect place for dining with your children, having a birthday party or even staying over for a night or two.

Le Pommier Wine Estate is located on Helshoogte Pass, the main route between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Le Pommier Restaurant is a cozy dining establishment specializing in traditional Cape cuisine. The a la carte menu has something for everyone with delicious dishes at affordable prices. Delight in a lingering breakfast or enjoy a leisurely lunch on the terrace.

Get in touch: 021 885 1269 | |

Wine Farm Dining

Alluvia Restaurant

Welcome to Alluvia Restaurant, where you can savour the flavours of the Cape Winelands while enjoying stunning views of the Simonsberg mountains and surrounding vineyards.

Our bistro–style restaurant is located along the scenic Helshoogte Pass, between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, and offers a unique dining experience that is both memorable and inspiring.

Nestled between towering mountains and lush valley landscapes, Alluvia is both scenic and tranquil and an idyllic spot for a Cape Winelands picnic.

Set out a picnic blanket beneath an old oak, a cascading willow, or alongside the serene dam and enjoy al-fresco dining. With panoramic views in every direction and delicious picnic baskets to tuck into, prepare for an unforgettable afternoon.

Get in touch: 021 885 1661 | |

Embark on a culinary voyage like no other as you explore the diverse flavors and warm hospitality of Dwarsrivier Valley. Whether you’re a food enthusiast, wine connoisseur, or simply seeking an unforgettable dining experience, this hidden gem has something to offer everyone. Join us as we uncover the culinary treasures of this enchanting region, one bite at a time.