Add to Your Traveller’s Bucket List in the Month of Love with Spice Route Destination

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it’s not uncommon for many to look forward to wooing their significant other and enjoying the pleasant spoils that await their own surprise. If you are planning the month of love to a tee or simply looking for ideas to add to the special occasion, Spice Route Destination’s tree-laden pathways and memorable experiences are ideal for a romantic Winelands trip.

The Destination, situated at the foot of the Paarl Mountains, offers culinary and aesthetic experiences at different establishments located within walking distance of each other. With panoramic views, sprawling lawns, open spaces and tree-laden walkways, plus more than 14 spots to visit en route to your Valentine’s Day appointment, the Destination aptly sets the scene for a dreamy Winelands outing. Travel lovers – and lovers in general – can fuel their passion for discovering exciting new offerings while satisfying their wanderlust at one Destination.

Here are a few ideas to add your Valentine’s Month itinerary when visiting Spice Route Destination:

Share Adored South African Dishes at Bertus Basson at Spice Route: Take the route down memory lane with traditional South African cuisine such as beef Bobotie, Tannie Hetta’s apple pie and melktert (milk tart) at Bertus Basson at Spice Route. The restaurant offers a sharing menu, and two and three-course options that are complemented with an alfresco setting overlooking the Drakenstein mountains. A date here is bound to make your Valentine’s celebration a calendar highlight.

Bookings are advised and can be made at 021 863 5222 and reservations@bertusbasson.com

 

Romance under the Stars at La Grapperia Pizza & Bistro: Nothing spells ‘romance’ quite like dinner and a movie against the backdrop of the Winelands after dusk. Add a delicious gin drink on arriving at your table plus wine to end off the ideal outdoor dinner setting. For R695 per couple, receive a tapas platter, and biltong and popcorn to nibble during the movie, as well as dessert.

Bookings are essential and can be made at 021 863 5200 and grapperia@wilderer.co.za

Time: 18:00. Movie starts 19:30

Or Create the Perfect Gift: Located in the same building as La Grapperia Pizza & Bistro is Wilderer Distillery where some of the world’s finest grappa, gin and eau de vie (schnapps) are crafted. Surprise that special someone with something authentic, and sign him or her up for a ‘My Own Gin’ blending where he/she can infuse six different base ingredients according to their own flavour preferences. Alternatively, blend one together to create one that signifies the essence of your relationship.

The experience is priced at R399 per person, and no bookings are required.

Burgers and Beer at Barley & Biltong Emporium: If you’re planning to settle for something slightly more casual, Barley & Biltong Emporium offers a spectacular view and inviting atmosphere complemented by its decadent new menu. Tasty favourites include chef Philip Pretorius’ peri-peri chicken wings with a fresh coriander and spiced carrot salad, burgers with hand-cut double fried chips, and German-inspired, meaty platters. Add a craft beer and you’re ready to enjoy a meal to remember.

Bookings can be made at 021 863 5200 and info@barleyandbiltong.co.za

Seal it with Something Extraordinary from Sirenia: Adding a new dynamic to the Destination’s collection of restaurants, stores and tasting areas, is Sirenia’s luxury diamond range. The diamond selection, which is meticulously cut and polished on-site, is rated by the world’s most revered critics. If you’re taking a step in a more serious direction with your closest companion, or simply want to splurge on an astonishing gift, consult with Sirenia’s GIA (Gemological Institute of America) accredited jewellers to help you find the perfect diamond.

Call 021 276 2331 or contact info@sirenia.co.za for more information.