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Food and Beverage

Cape Country Meander cuisine includes the cooking styles, traditions, techniques and recipes associated with South Africa. We also embrace some distinctive Western Cape and regional influences and, wherever possible, we try to support local producers.

Ultimately, you’ll find something deliciously filling to cater for all tastes. Visitors can expect hearty meals prepared with fresh local ingredients and more contemporary urban fusion food. It all depends on which town and which eating establishment you are visiting. Moreover, many of our award-winning local wines increasingly rival those found in the better-known neighbouring winelands of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.
 

The Bot Rivier Winegrowers Association is representative of the warm, earthy, sociable character of the farmers in the area. Chat to any of the local winemakers and they’ll probably tell you that this is where “real people make real wine”. Superbly handcrafted wines are made from the oldest vines in the region as well as the latest pioneering varietals from new plantings.

As for the food, expect everything from homegrown hospitality on a stoep (verandah) to soul food restaurant cuisine. ...

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While restaurant choices are relatively modest locals will tell you that Caledon represents the true spirit of South African hospitality. With a number of establishments serving fresh, locally grown ingredients, this is the place to enjoy traditional, hearty, homemade food.

What is a Caledon Globe?

Found in practically every kitchen throughout the world, the humble onion is particularly famous in Caledon. So much so that it even has it’s own name. A Caledon Globe i...

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Most eateries in Elgin (Grabouw) pride themselves on farm fresh, locally produced ingredients. Expect practically every dining option from the oldest deli-style farm stall in the Western Cape to award-winning restaurants on wine estates. As for the wines, Elgin grapes take longer to ripen on the vine and are celebrated for their perfectly balanced ripe flavours.

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The Moravian Restaurant in the centre of Genadendal town serves traditional comfort food just like “ouma” (granny) used to make. If you’d prefer to bring your own picnic basket for a lunch under the trees, you might want to purchase some bread from the old water mill. Available on certain days, the bread dough is made from scratch using stone ground flour and it’s baked in open-air ovens.

Alternatively, there are numerous restaurants, bistros, and coffee shops 6 km away in Greyton.

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Greyton is a foodie town. Food critics consistently rate the town’s eating establishments among the best in the Western Cape.

Greyton offers everything from honest wholesome fare to more refined cuisine. The village has a wide variety of bistros, pubs, cafés, coffee shops, and restaurants.

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Riviersonderend is known for its rural farm simplicity and serenity. It’s not known for its variety of bustling restaurants. For those passing through there are some fast food establishments located in the town’s Main Street. If you’d prefer a light meal made with farm-fresh local produce you might want to stop in at one of the farm stalls in the area. Most of these are easy to find along the N2. Shops in town will take care of all your self-catering requirements. Riviersonderend is also conven...

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The village has one store for basic necessities and a liquor outlet. Restaurants and coffee shops are conveniently close in neighbouring Caledon town, a 15 to 20 minute drive away.

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Villiersdorp is known for its apple exports and wines but it also produces pears, peaches, apricots, and onions. You’ll find numerous dining options on wine farms and in the town itself. Alternatively, you can purchase some fresh fruit, local cheese and smoked meat to make up an al fresco picnic lunch.

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