Wondering where the NEW best spots are to wine & dine in the Cape Winelands?

We’ve done the research so that you can visit and relax & enjoy!

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With summer starting in the Southern Hemisphere and the year drawing to a close, let’s raise a glass to a year well-lived with a curated wine and dine experience!

A trio of new restaurants are causing a stir in the Cape Winelands.
We invite you to come and experience them for yourself.

From an authentic South African buffet at Klein Goederust in Franschhoek, to the gentle slopes of Brookdale Estate near Paarl and the breathtaking modern architectural beauty of Bacco Wine Estate, there’s a restaurant waiting for you to discover new wine and exciting culinary delights to enchant your tastebuds.

Let us help plan your wine and food safari into the Cape Winelands.

Klein Goederust Boutique Winery Restaurant

Nestled in the picturesque valley of Franschhoek, this special place offers breathtaking views, a splendid wine selection and a mouthwatering South African menu that enhances every dining experience.

Offering a diverse range of dishes, from delectable platters to indulgent desserts, their delicious Karoo lamb spit buffet truly stands out.

Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a perfectly paired selection of delicious hand-crafted estate wines, making it a delightful and relaxing venue where you can linger all afternoon.

If you want to land in style by helicopter we can make it happen!


Brookdale Estate Bistro

Located on the serene slopes of the farthest corner of the wine farm, this hidden gem in Paarl promises to ‘awaken joy, ignite the mind, and spark the palate,’ in the words of Chef Gary Coetzee.

It offers the perfect fusion of a thoughtfully curated wine selection that harmonizes with an exquisitely crafted menu, allowing you to embark on a journey of new flavors and experiences.

Brookdale extends a warm invitation to ‘open your mind and palate to the Paarl Winelands,’ and it’s an invitation that certainly lives up to its promise.

A wine and dine experience to remember.


Bacco Estate Restaurant

Amidst the enchanting landscape of Paarl, Bacco Wine Estate dances to the rhythm of its own drum, taking immense pride in crafting an extraordinary experience for its guests. 

This family-owned establishment specializes in Italian cuisine, served cicchetti-style, perfectly complemented by their fine wines. 

Super child-friendly and with gorgeous views of Paarl Rock it is fast-becoming a local favourite. 

Bacco is the perfect place for a special celebration and they will go out of their way to offer a memorable experience. 

Planning something out of the ordinary? Vindigo can certainly assist.


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Yours in travel,
Melissa Sutherland
Chief Travel Curator, Vindigo Travel