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visit paternoster

Paternoster, West Coast, Western Cape

Paternoster is a quaint little fishing village up the West Coast about two hours drive from Cape Town and is well worth visiting. Not only do they have picturesque beaches, turquoise sea and white washed houses that at a glance make you think you are in Greece, it’s quite the culinary hotspot too. I finally got round to going this last long week-end and had a delicious time at Wolfgat, the Noisy Oyster and Gaaitjie restaurants. Continue Reading →


a west coast dining adventure at wolfgat

Wolfgat restaurant, Paternoster, West Coast, South Africa

Wolfgat restaurant, Paternoster, West Coast, South Africa

The highlight of my the week-end away in Paternoster was having lunch at Wolfgat on Saturday. I’ve been dying to go since Kobus van der Merwe’s opened it last year offering a unique Strandveld dining experience showcasing a selection of indigenous ingredients specific to their West Coast location. Kobus forages local plants and seaweed in a sustainable way and keeps his restaurant small (maximum of 24 seats) to maintanin sustainability. The menu is the culinary manifestation of the area and is hugely inspiring. Its like eating the Wes Coast. Some elements on the tasting menu take weeks of preparation (I saw loads of wild plants and herbs drying in the kitchen), while others are handpicked on the day. It’s a two and a half hour eating journey that takes you through around eight tasting dishes with an amuse or two. And the bread service, always setting the tone for what is to come and this was delectable. Two types of homemade bread with a pan of hot bubbling farm butter with seaweed. Sublime flavours and we literally scraped every last drop.  Continue Reading →


go on a wineflies tour

Wineflies Wine Tour to Stellenbosch

I was invited to experience a Winefllies tour to Stellenbosch recently and I’m so glad I went along. We are mid harvest, so being on a wine farm is awesome right now. You get to see the grapes being harvested, picked, and brought into the cellar for the first pressing. It’s basically the most exciting time of year in wine production and when all the action happens.

Of course visiting wine farms to taste wine and eat delicious food in a beautiful setting is a good idea any time of the year and Winelflies offers daily scheduled tours departing from Cape Town. As much as this is great for tourists visiting the city and looking for a small and well-curated winelands experience, it’s also fab for locals who feel like a day out without the bother of driving. Their prices are really reasonable, all-inclusive and the tours come with a knowledgeable guide. They can make up bespoke trips and private tours If you want to do specific farms and be on your own. Continue Reading →


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