Chapter 5: Hermanus
Located on the picturesque Creation Wines estate—high up on the stunning Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge—food and wine tastings can be enjoyed at this leading winery’s bistro, which, importantly, is also a child-friendly venue.
Enjoy one of the estate’s unusual wine-and-food pairings, or choose something from the superb menu that changes weekly to keep things fresh and exciting. Either way, you’re guaranteed of exceptional wine and excellent food.
a: Hemel & Aarde Rd R320, Hermanus
t: +27 28 212 1107
h: Monday—Sunday: 10am–5pm
Origins have crafted a menu that offers relaxed social dining in the comfortable surrounds of a modern kitchen-focused restaurant. Whether it is tapas, natural wines and craft beer or a full sit-down dining experience you’re after, you’ll find it at Origins.
Expect the cuisine to offer tributes to the social act of sharing and takes inspiration from the earth; local, seasonal produce delivered complex, yet delicious.
a: Main Road, Hermanus
t: +27 28 313 1000
h: Monday—Sunday: 12pm–2.30pm, 7pm–9.30pm
Dining here is a feast for all the senses. Delicate wines combined with delicious, unpretentious and hearty food are what make this restaurant a firm favourite with international visitors and locals alike.
The views from the tasting room and restaurant are spectacular and that in itself is a reason to visit. It’s a bonus that the food at the restaurant is so delicious.
a: R320, Hemel-en-Aarde valley, Hermanus
t: +27 21 200 2148
h: Wednesday—Sunday: 12pm–2:30pm
Set on an earthy, organic working farm between Stanford’s Kleinrivier Mountains and the coastal dunes, thriving with homegrown fruits and vegetables, locally sourced meat and locally caught fish, in it you will find a firm farm-to-fork-favourite.
There are not many fine-dining chefs in South Africa with the confidence to foreground ordinary ingredients like tomatoes, eggs, chicken, peas, carrots, celery and plums on their set menus. But it helps that these ingredients come from the farm.
a: 8 Wortelgat Rd, Springfontein Wine Estate, Stanford
t: +27 28 341 0651
h: Monday—Wednesday: 6pm–10.30pm, Thursday—Sunday: 12.30pm–3.30pm, 6–10:30pm