Our insider tips for an unforgettable holiday in South Africa

Our insider tips for an unforgettable holiday in South Africa

South Africa, a country full of life, known for its fantastic wines and stunning nature. A really special place.

On numerous trips to South Africa we have taken the trouble to write down our favorite places for you. In this guide, we tell you where to drink, eat and sleep to make your vacation perfect.

We have selected the best accommodations for you and present you with our favourites:




Boschendal was founded in 1685 and is now one of the most beautiful wineries in Franschhoek. Thanks to the central location, everything in the area can be reached easily and quickly. From unforgettable mountain bike tours to great wine tastings, this surprises us Winery again and again.



Delaire Graff Estate-Stellenbosch:

In this ultra-modern Winery Hospitality, pure luxury and excellent food await you. The various accommodations on offer are not exactly cheap but are worth every cent Winery. The good location completes the special experience.




Hotel One & Only – Kapstadt

With a total of 131 spacious rooms, this beautiful hotel in Cape Town offers everything you need for a pleasant stay. The hotel offers an excellent restaurant, a selection of more than 6,000 bottles of wine, a gym to stay in shape and a “Kidsonly Club” where children aged 4-11 are looked after.




Hotel Kensington Place- Cape Town

This hotel is perfect for art lovers. Works by a wide variety of artists await you here, which you can admire with a glass of MCC. For late risers, the breakfast buffet is open until 1 p.m. The hotel also has a gym, spa and even a pool.



These restaurants will take you to seventh culinary heaven: 




This restaurant is rated “Excellent” on Tripadvisor for the fabulous dishes and the beautiful panorama. We at The WineStore can only confirm that. Whether vegan or gluten-free, there really is something for everyone here. A must visit!




Lust Bistro & Bakery - Franschhoek: 

If you want to have a hearty breakfast before a wine tasting in Franschhoek, you should definitely visit the Lust Bistro & Bakery in Franschhoek. This charming bakery has everything from delicious cakes to hearty omelettes to start the day off right. You can also have a good time later in the day here: the kitchen, which also serves pizza, cheese platters and burgers, is open until 5 p.m.





GOLD Restaurant- Cape Town:

For an authentic African experience, head to Cape Town's GOLD. Visitors to this restaurant can expect a taste safari with 14 dishes and a traditional entertainment program. An absolute must-visit for your trip to South Africa.




Homespun - Cape Town:

Homespun was designed to free you from everyday stress. The restaurant offers a unique combination of European cuisine influenced by Asian and local ingredients. The creative mind behind the restaurant is Matt Schreuder. After several years of experience in top Michelin starred restaurants around the world, Matt decided to open his own dream restaurant in Cape Town: Homespun by Matt. 




The Athletic Club & Social - Kapstadt:

This restaurant invites you to eat, drink and enjoy with its cozy seating areas. The three-story bar and restaurant combines a casual ambience with elegant design that takes you right back to the 1920s.



Cheers! The evening ends here:



Publik Wine Bar - Cape Town:

The Publik Wine Bar only sells sustainable South African wines from small, independent winemakers, mostly organic or biodynamic. With a visit to the bar, you support wine-loving South Africans while enjoying great wines in a casual atmosphere. A really great thing, we think.




Dizzy's - Cape Town:

In this karaoke bar you can put your singing skills to the test every Tuesday night. If you don't want to, you can join the beer pong on Sundays at 8:00 p.m. The DJ appears every Thursday and there are regularly cool live acts.


In Vino Veritas: Here you will find the finest wines in South Africa:



Warwick Wine Estate:

Warwick is located at the foot of the famous Simonsberg in Stellenbosch and not only impresses with award-winning wines, but also with extraordinary food combinations, casual picnics and "Vineyard Safaris". You won't get bored here!




Tokara Wine Estate:

Tokara is a family business that derives from the name Thomas and Kara - “children of the founders”. Located on the upper areas of the Simonsberg, a breathtaking view awaits you. Due to the exceptional location, the fertile soil and the favorable climate, wines of particular quality are produced here.





Haute Cabrière- Franshhoek:

With their legendary Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines, this one stands Winery rightly on many must-visit lists! Good to know – this Winery is also with the wineTram to reach.




Morgenhof Estate: 

It is only 40 minutes from Cape Town Winery Morgenhof Estate. Not only is there delicious wine and good food, but also exciting activities for adventurers and athletes. Whether it's a mountain bike tour, a hike in nature or a picnic at sunset, there's something for everyone here.

Our pro tip for adrenaline junkies: Get on a quad and drive through the vineyards at top speed.



What else you can't miss:



Go on safari and marvel at the colorful wildlife of South Africa:

Observe the biodiversity of South Africa and go in search of the so-called Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalos).

Our recommendations:



Watch the Whales:

Unforgettable. A sight of the majestic mammals of the sea takes place off the coast of Hermanus in the Western Cape. From southern right whales to humpback whales. Simply spectacular! The animals can be observed up close from the coastal promenade. If that's not close enough for you, you can watch the whales up close on guided boat tours and learn more about species protection at the same time.




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