{news) Franschhoek’s La Petite Ferme appoints talented new head chef

La Petite Ferme, the renowned manor house and vineyard suites on the Franschhoek Pass and member of The Nest Collection, has appointed a talented new head chef. Odette Olivier comes with a wealth of local and international experience and is set to re-invigorate the dining experience at one of the Cape’s most scenic locations. From…

{accommodation} Nurtured by nature: the sacred spaces of Angala

At times, the chaos of our current reality reverberates noisily against the walls of my innermost sanctuary. Feeling tired and a little bit weary of the world, I recently retreated to the sacred spaces of Angala Boutique Hotel to nurture my mind and body in nature. Introduction Inevitably, the last 16 months of pandemic living…

{eat} Silver linings and celebrations at Steenberg’s Bistro Sixteen82

A recent visit to Steenberg‘s Bistro Sixteen82 reminded me of the inevitability of the changing seasons and how we should embrace a daily practice of gratitude, whilst always seeking for the silver lining. Introduction With the 2021 harvest cloaked in bittersweet tradition this year after the relentless alcohol bans our wine industry faced in 2020,…

{news} #KnowWhatYouEat on World Fisheries Day – Saturday, 21 Nov

Impassioned champion of ethically sourced and traceable fish, Steenberg Executive Chef Kerry Kilpin encourages her guests to #KnowWhatYouEat every day of the week, especially on World Fisheries Day this Saturday, 21 November. As the first chef to partner with ABALOBI over two years ago, Chef Kerry is fully committed to this non-profit, small-scale fisher initiative…

{news} Franschhoek’s mystery weekends are guaranteed food for the soul

Suffering from lockdown blues and chomping at the bit to explore your ‘neighbourhood’? Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends – an all-inclusive winelands weekend getaway – is guaranteed to curb any lockdown cabin fever. Now that leisure travel has resumed this is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a weekend of surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence, with…

{news} Taste culinary magic at Nederburg’s The Manor during Restaurant Week XXL

Ready for an XXL experience? The talented culinary team at Nederburg’s The Manor will be serving up a mouth-watering two- and three-course menu as part of Restaurant Week South Africa XXL, scheduled to run from 1 October to 1 November 2020. The three-course menu, including a glass of wine per course, is offered at R350 per person, while the two-course,…

{travel} A day in Franschhoek: from pairings to picnics

Taking precious time to rediscover everything our province has to offer after the confines of #lockdown, I headed to Franschhoek for the day to wine and dine my soul in serenity. Introduction Since the upliftment of the travel ban as part of the COVID-19 regulations, I’ve been feeling (and acting!) like a proper tourist in…

{news} Tryn reopens at Steenberg for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays

Rediscover the culinary bliss of dinners at Tryn when Executive Chef Kerry Kilpin extends her post-lockdown opening hours at Steenberg’s vibrant signature restaurant to Friday and Saturday evenings. Starting this week from Friday, 2 October, Tryn welcomes all returning dinner guests and first timers to venture out and escape the stresses of a busy week…

{news} Steenberg’s Bistro Sixteen82 returns with a feast of favourites

Constantia’s darling for relaxed bistro-style fare and tapas has come home with the re-opening of Steenberg’s popular Bistro Sixteen82. As of Wednesday, 26 August, it’s all systems go for breakfast, lunch and supper. Chomping at the bit to dish up all their cherished seasonal creations, Chef Kerry Kilpin and her team are ready to welcome…

{news} Celebrating Franschhoek Bastille Festival In Style

We hope that you’ve enjoyed your virtual journey through Franschhoek thus far. With each day’s reveal we’ve let you in on how Franschhoek is seen through the eyes of locals. Let’s not forget about the amazing daily reveals of exceptional offers, which are revealed daily and available for the whole of July. Although new offers…

{news} Franschhoek Bastille Festival: Are you ready for something new?

In case the grapevine news hasn’t reached you, here’s what you missed. Franschhoek’s Bastille Festival is still on the cards, but instead of the traditional format, the festival will be coming to you. A first-of-its-kind for Franschhoek, the organisers have called on the support of its members to showcase the valley through the lens of…