Imagine a world without refrigeration. In days gone by in Europe, meat, cheese and fish were salted to preserve them. However, the rancid taste could not be disguised, and so spices began playing an increasingly important role. Not only are spices of great historical value, but they still play a major role in the global food industry today. Interestingly, it was a lack of spices in Europe that shaped our modern world, and especially that of South Africa.

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There is no better time to visit the glorious towns of Paarl and Wellington than during the cold winter months.  From winter-warming menus to wine tastings, loads of fun activities and incredible winter offers, Paarl and Wellington should definitely be pencilled into your travel itinerary this winter. Read more

Fairview’s Food and Wine Evenings

Warm up this winter with The Goatshed at Fairview’s famous food and wine pairing evenings!
These special evenings are an annual treat and serve up classic and exotic dishes inspired by their resident chef’s international travels – all paired to perfection with a selection of the estate’s delectable and award-winning vintages.
Follow their FB page for details of the six food and wine evenings.
As space is limited, book now to avoid disappointment at

Bean in Love

June – September 2019

Visit Bean in Love and enjoy freshly roasted coffee, a menu packed with a variety of delicious options. During the cold winter months come and enjoy wholesome homemade soup and a hearty dish that changes weekly. Expect meals like: bobotie, butter chicken, beef stroganoff, thai green curry and many more. We offer a selection of gifts and plants, toys for the little ones and free fast wifi!

For more information contact +27 (0) 21 872 0987.

Back’s Restaurant & Deli

Back’s Restaurant & Deli has a “Shank and Shiraz” Winter Special from June to August 2019 on Saturdays from 6pm to 9pm.

Cost is R150 per person.

For more information contact +27 (0) 21 872 0697.

Mellasat Vineyards

The Tempranillo and Tapas experience consists of a tapas platter and a glass of our 2016 Tempranillo. The tapas platter includes marinated olives, chorizo, marinated peppers, meatballs with a Spanish tomato relish, Manchego cheese and Cajun spice cheese.

R105 per person. Bookings essential at +27 (0) 21 862 4525.

Cheese & Charcuterie Platter for two for R145. (excl. wine tasting)

Windmeul Cellar

Roosterkoeke is sold on Saturdays with delicious fillings such as Cheese & Biltong, Chicken Mayo, Bacon, Avo & Feta and a Breakfast Roosterkoek.

For more information contact +27 (0) 21 869 8043.

La Paris Bistro

Special winter dishes at La Paris Bistro. For more information contact +27 (0) 21 867 1071.

  • Pulled Lamb Parcel
    Served with Sweet Potato Mash, Buttered Broccoli and Peas
  • Butternut Coconut Curry
    Chicken in a Butternut & Coconut Curry served with Basmati Rice
  • Beef Stir Fry
    Beef in a mixture of Vegetables and Homemade Chinese Noodles
  • The Braaibroodjie
    Cheddar Cheese, Mozzarella, Brie and Tomato & Onion Relish

Winter Warmers at Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures

Winter Warmers at Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures

June – August 2019 l Daily

‘Scaly critters’ is the title of our free, fun and informative holiday talks, ideal for kids aged 5 – 11 years scheduled to occur at 10.15 on weekend days and selected weekdays during the upcoming June school holiday. Bookings essential.

On Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures we try very hard to keep ourselves and our reptiles ( who are exoderms…meaning same temperature as outside…meaning unhappy when cold! ) snug and warm. Here is how we do it!

Because we cannot go without food for as long as our crocodiles, we make sure our wood fired pizza oven is fired up daily to continue to produce yummy pizzas and our popular slow cooked croc tail!

Mail us at to book.

Book your conference with D’Olyfboom Family Estate this winter

  • We have 3 different conference venues seating from 14-120 guests.
  • Oude Cellar 1 & 2 are inside the carefully renovated historical
    cellar building.
  • The Executive Boardroom is situated in the Victorian style homestead.
  • Breakaway options can be indoors or in the expansive gardens, depending on the weather.

Our conference packages include half-day (Including or excluding lunch) or full day options. Book and pay for your conference or function before 15 July at and get your refreshments on arrival for free. Valid for bookings from 1 June 2019 for 20+ guests.