Things to do in Cape Town, the Helderberg, and the Cape Winelands

Tag craft beer

Beer Tasting at Darling Brew in Darling (2019-05-11)

For nearly 10 years now, Darling Brew has been one of the biggest names on the local craft brew scene, an award winning staple of the Cape Town craft beer scene and surprisingly, holder of the title of being Africa’s… Continue Reading →

Craft Beer, Pizza and Art at The Makers Brew in Barrydale (2019-07-03)

So craft breweries really are popping up everywhere. Of course the village of Barrydale hasn’t been spared, but pleasingly the one that they got is a pretty good one. Say hello to the The Maker’s Brew. Started by a Capetonian… Continue Reading →

Craft Beer at Triggerfish Brewing in Paardevlei, Somerset West (2019-04-09)

The guys at Triggerfish Brewing started brewing commercially in 2010, making them the second oldest craft brewery still brewing in the greater Cape Town area. That said, they are also so tucked away that unless you know about it, you’ll… Continue Reading →

Tweety Bird Amber Ale at Rojaal in Grabouw (2018-11-10)

If you are looking for a hidden gem, then take a side road off the N2 and seek out Rojaal, the wonderfully eclectic Grabouw restaurant housed in an old flower-packing shed. Meaning ‘Abundance’ in Afrikaans, Rojaal overlooks one of the… Continue Reading →

Birthday Explorations at the Spice Route in Paarl (2018-05-11)

I’m really fond of the Spice Route as an idea. Take a whole heap of talented artisan producers, house them all in one gorgeous old Cape Dutch farmstead, and then open the doors to the public. With so much refined… Continue Reading →

Beer, Fries and Play at Deer Park Cafe in Vredehoek, Cape Town (2017-08-20)

If you are out and about exploring in Cape Town with the kids, and now find yourself in need of something to eat but don’t necessarily really feel like being in the more bustling, touristy parts of the city, then… Continue Reading →

Pedal Carts and Craft Beer at Dirtopia on Delvera Farm in Stellenbosch (2017-08-27)

Delvera (out on the R44 in the Stellenbosch winelands) has now for a long time billed itself as an “agri-village”, a farm estate hosting a lot of little shops focused on arts & crafts, food and kids activities. Over the… Continue Reading →

Snoek Pizza at the Franschhoek Station Pub & Grill (2017-08-13)

Franschhoek is a fantastic town to visit, beautiful surroundings, incredible wine estates, brilliant restaurants, a grand monument – but in truth isn’t really all that geared for visiting families, given the general upmarket offerings of the area.┬áThat said, there is… Continue Reading →

Bikes and Burgers at The Cafe Racer in Somerset West (2017-10-20)

The Beehive building in Somerset West is old, pretty rundown and has been home to a little family run shop for years. It now also happens to be home to a particularly interesting newcomer to the Somerset West restaurant/bar scene… Continue Reading →

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