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Dining Cape Town: Ndiyabulela uMama wesiXeko!

Updated: Mar 7, 2019


I finally got my husband, Joe, to make the long trip to South Africa. I had been before but always wanted to see the country through his eyes. He was not disapointed, and neither was I. We both love Cape Town and hope to return many times.

As the food contributor, I can only say that we never had a bad meal. We tried a variety of fish, game, coffees and wines, fab wines. Oddly, finding bobotie on a menu was difficult, so I never managed to taste a local recipe. No fear, there were so many other things to try.

We didn't do much cooking as our aim was to sample the local menus and delight in the food on offer in Cape Town. We enjoyed the set lunch menu of the Pot Luck Club, at the Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, and eating on the beach at the Grande Africa Cafe at the Waterfront. Foxcroft in Constantia, with it's delicious menu and stunning crockery, was saved for our final event.

The most enchanting, however, will always be the picnic lunch at Vergelegen Wine Estate, Somerset West. The setting, the food, the wine! We moved several belt buckle notches after that picnic!

We sampled wines from as many vineyards as possible, enjoying the Constantia Wine Route as well a few out in Stellenbosch as well. Klein Constantia, Buitenverwaching, Jordan, Tokara and Asara were some of our favourites.

We went to many restaurants and the best thing on the menu was always tomatoes. Omg...the tomatoes were so incredible. maybe because it was summer or maybe, just maybe, they know how to grow them right!

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