November 15


By Daryll Williams on November 15, 2019

Chapter 5: Hermanus - Updated 2021


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.

Why go?

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.

Photograph: Creation


a: Hemel & Aarde Rd R320, Hermanus
t: +27 28 212 1107
h: Monday—Sunday: Canapé, Lunch and Tea Pairings: 10h00 to 17h00. Tuesday—Wednesday: Reduced menu, Brunch Pairing: 10h00, booking is essential (deposit required).

Origins at The Marine

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.

Why go?

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.

Photograph: Origins at The Marine


a: Main Road, Hermanus
t: +27 28 313 1000
h: Monday—Sunday: Lunch: 12h00-14h30, Dinner: 18h00-20h30.

Restaurant at Newton Johnson

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.

Why go?

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.

Photograph: Restaurant at Newton Johnson


a: R320, Hemel-en-Aarde valley, Hermanus
t: +27 28 312 3862 
h: Monday—Friday: 09h00–16h00, Saturdays: 10h00–14h00, Sundays: closed.

Springfontein Eats

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.

Why go?

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.

Photograph: Springfontein Eats


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


Food, wine

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About the author 

Daryll Williams

Daryll is Capetonian to his core. Following an internship in Mexico and a solo trek through the United States, he returned home with a renewed perspective and an uncanny skill for content marketing. Aside from his writing, he enjoys reading non-fiction and rewatching Quentin Tarantino films. When he is not hunched over a keyboard you can find him hiking along the mountainside, unpacking the science behind pop music or crafting the perfect cup of Earl Grey tea.

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