Tasting Cape Town, South Africa

12 September 2014 / By Ker & Downey

From design to famous cuisine Western Cape’s Mother City beholds hidden gems that only its insiders are able to unearth. As an inbound travel company Ker & Downey Africa prides itself for being in the know and therefore able to share some of South Africa’s greatest local knowledge.

With the rainbow of people and cultures shaping our home nation, experiencing this country’s unique food and drink combinations is a getaway in itself.  From historic Winelands to trendy spots in the CBD, we’ve put together a top-5 list of the best food and drink tasting events and venues in around this beautiful area.

Beer and snack

Set on Long Street’s vibrant strip, Beerhouse offers a wide assortment of ales, lagers and stouts to suit any enthusiast needs. On top of their craft beer, the establishment allows for you to taste any of their 20 taps.  If you’re feeling adventurous pair it with a perfectly matched snack- try their Chilli Biltong and Devils Peak Amber, Pork Crackling with Lakeside American Pale Ale and the Strawberries with CBC Amber Weiss.

Wine and chocolate

Cue mouthwatering.  Waterford supplies a tasteful combination to get the palate tingling with views of the Stellenbosch winelands. Enjoy delectable milk and dark chocolate matched with flagship wines at this magical estate, a perfect day activity for those on a honeymoon vacation close to Cape Town.

Traditional Cape food and wine

Take your taste buds on an experimental journey.  Located in the beautiful small town of Franschhoek, Solms Delta offers a farm tour with a traditional twist. Sip on award winning wines while you explore culinary culture of the Cape Dutch, Indonesian and KhoiSan.

Champagne and nougat

Feeling for something sweet? An adventure to the KWV Wine Emporium in Paarl is like no other, especially if  you’re craving a unique tasting experience. Sit back and enjoy the ambiance while you dabble in “specially developed nougats” paired with 4 sensational sparkling wines. If you’re feeling adventurous you can switch to their brandy, vodka and fudge parings, the options are endless here.

Tea and savoury snacks

Situated in the trendy Woodstock Exchange lies a wondrous nook of aromas and bohemian styling.  Lady Bonin’s Tea Parlour is it’s name and if you’re looking for utter relaxing, paired with natural teas as well as sweet and savory delicacies, this is the ideal spot.

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Ker & Downey

Ker & Downey is a luxury travel agency in Africa with a history of customer service excellence and attention to detail. They understand the continent, its people and is prepared for the unexpected every step of the way during your tailor-made luxury adventure. From charted flights, car hire, transfers, child care facilities, Ker & Downey Africa has it covered.

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