CORK & FORK

WINE TASTING IN ROBERTSON

Situated on the scenic Route 62 and cupped between the Langeberg and Riviersonderend mountain ranges with the Breede River running through the valley. The Robertson Wine Valley was formed in 1983 and represents 48 wineries from Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson. The wine route is regarded as one of the most pro-active in the SA Wine Industry, and have a great sense of unity among its members.

Today the Robertson Wine Valley is widely regarded as one of SA’s premium wine destinations and independent studies have shown it to be one of the wine routes of choice. The valley is a dream for those loving scenic drives with flower-fringed roads taking you from wine farm to wine farm. The people are friendly and relaxed, urging you to spend a little extra time to really get to know all the area has to offer.

FASCINATING FRANSCHHOEK

Breath-taking scenery, world-class wines and trendy cuisine make Franschhoek a truly special town. Tucked away between majestic mountains, exquisite farms and exceptional vineyards, Franschhoek is considered one of the most beautiful small towns in South Africa. Take a leisurely stroll through the quaint town and experience friendly hospitality wherever you go. There is always something special on the go in Franschhoek.

WINE & DINE AT GROOTBOS

Experience the finest contemporary cuisine in a world-class setting surrounded by exquisite natural beauty. Take in the magnificent panoramic views of Walker Bay and the mountainous planes of pristine fynbos while friendly staff tend to your every culinary desire.

Savour delectable dishes prepared with organic ingredients produced by their very own Growing the Future food production and social upliftment project. Delight in the seafood bounty of Walker Bay, enjoy extra-matured beef fillet grilled to perfection and taste award winning wines from local cellars that reflect the essence of the landscape and its people.

WONDERFUL OLD SOUTH AFRICAN PUBS

Pubs and bars are firm features of the South African landscape, from hipster joints to trendy cocktail establishments. But look closer and you will find places that hark back to colonial times...

South Africans are a convivial nation, so don't be alarmed if one minute you are on your own in a bar sipping your wine and minding your own business, and the next you are surrounded by an eager bunch of us, happy to buy you drinks and tell you more about our awesome country.

This scenario can play itself out at any type of bar or pub, from classy cocktail bars to happening hipster joints. But you are more likely to find South African hospitality at old pubs that may look nondescript from the outside, but which hold a treasure trove of history on the inside: Perseverance Tavern (Cape Town)and De Akker Country Pup and Restaurant (Stellenbosch).