Toomuchloveliness: Swirl at Stellenbosch Vineyards

Discovering Swirl at Stellenbosch Vineyards

On our recent weekend away to Stellenbosch we headed home via our final lunch at Swirl at Stellenbosch Vineyards. Swirl is is their revamped and re-imagined restaurant. Swirl at Stellenbosch Vineyards has created some incredible pairing menus to showcase their wine range and brilliant food. The restaurant was created as a wine and food pairing…

Toomuchloveliness: Makaron Stellenbosch

Small Plates with Makaron in Stellenbosch

A very long time ago I joined Makaron in Stellenbosch for dinner and we enjoyed a fine dining meal in the kitchen at the chef’s table with amazing food and incredible wine pairings. To date this meal stands out as one of the best I have ever had in Stellenbosch. Fast forward quite some time…

Toomuchloveliness: Weekend in Stellenbosch

Highlights of our recent weekend in Stellenbosch

This winter season we spent a weekend away in both Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. I had such fun putting together a recommended weekend in Franschhoek that I wanted to try the same for Stellenbosch! Here are my highlights and recommendations for a fantastic weekend in Stellenbosch! We’re covering what to eat, where to stay and most…

Toomuchloveliness: Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

A weekend with the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

I recently wrote a blog post helping you plan a fantastic weekend in Franschhoek. My recommended accommodation for a brilliant weekend escape was the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel. This gorgeous little six bedroom hotel was a luxurious spot right in the heart of the town of Franschhoek. I always through the default would be to stay…

Toomuchloveliness: Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

Tips on How to Spend a Weekend in Franschhoek!

Franschhoek is a little cultural hot spot about an hour out of Cape Town. We recently visited for a weekend escape and ticked off a few of our Franschhoek bucket list items! If you’re looking for exciting ideas of what to do in Franschhoek I have you covered. We’re talking beer, fine wine, delicious food…

Botriver Rainbow Spring Weekend

Over at Toomuchloveliness, we are huge fans of Botriver. I think it is the coolest kick-ass town just about ever. We first discovered Botriver on our trip up to their first every Botriviera Spring Weekend. We booked a little self catering spot at Uitwaaien, signed up for the fancy Friday dinner and had a glorious…

Toomuchloveliness: Love Thy Neighbour on Bree Street

Love Thy Neighbour on Bree Street

I recently visited Love Thy Neighbour on Bree Street with one of my besties for a big boozie lunch. We started at 1pm and only left at 5pm because we had made plans for the evening! We would happily have spent more time sitting under the gas heaters drinking great wine and finishing yet another…

Toomuchloveliness: La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek

First Thursday’s with La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek

Like any good Cape Townian, I know First Thursdays very well. It’s a busy Thursday night in town with art galleries, pumping restaurants and great wine. Franschhoek has cottoned on to this and has started their own Food and Wine Experience at La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek on the First Thursday of every month through winter.…

Eating Everything at Hartenberg

Eating Everything at Hartenberg

Our first trip out to the winelands for 2017 was Hartenberg Wine Estate and they have set a fantastic tone for the year of adventuring to come! Hartenberg is known for their picnics, their shiraz and their beautiful gardens. I have been to a picnic at Hartenberg before and really enjoyed the experience. This time…

Beautiful Places to Drink Wine: Maison Estate

Beautiful Places to Drink Wine: Maison Estate

We found ourselves in the winelands without a plan or destination in mind. This almost never happens- I am such a control freak that normally all our weekends are planned to the T. Instead of getting on our phones and googl’ing, making lists and getting recommendations on twitter, I left it up to chance. And…

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