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Address: 36 Market Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 76 032 8234
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Description: Excite your taste buds with a food tour on foot, a cooking class or a...
Excite your taste buds with a food tour on foot, a cooking class or a township tour in the beautiful, historic town of Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands. Sample the local flavours, see the sights and discover the hidden gems. It's culture on a spoon!
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Wow! What can I say? Except, what an eyeopener!

As a local in Stellenbosch, I thought I'd seen it all! Especially Kayamandi. I mean, as operations manager for a local backpackers, I've done staff pickups and drop-offs in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

As a local in Stellenbosch, I thought I'd seen it all! Especially Kayamandi. I mean, as operations manager for a local backpackers, I've done staff pickups and drop-offs in the township at various times, but! Today I realised that I've never fully experienced this area. It's not a "township" but the home of some truely amazing people! Our guide's pride... More 

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Hanli F, Owner at Bites and Sites Food Tours, responded to this review

People are often fearful about townships and skeptical about township tours, but you opened your heart and mind and let the people of Kayamandi give you a new perspective. Thank you for this huge encouragement! More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We've had the honour to join Hanli on two of her tours. One in the city center of Stellenbosch, and another one to visit (and cook with) mama Lily in the township. Both were interesting, fun and absolutely delicious! Hanli is an experienced tour guide and can 'feel' the individual needs of the people in her group. Groups on her... More 

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Hanli F, Owner at Bites and Sites Food Tours, responded to this review

It is our dream to help guests connect with the Stellenbosch locals representing our Rainbow Nation. What a joy when it happens. Thank you for these kind words, we hope to welcome you two back soon. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We had such a fabulous day with Hanli and the Bites and Sites tour group. We were able to experience all different types of South African food and drinks. We especially enjoyed the biltong we tasted,(we went back to get more after the tour!). We loved learning the history of the area, and walking around the city was a great... More 

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Hanli F, Owner at Bites and Sites Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for recommending our tours to your friends - we look forward to welcoming them to Stellenbosch. More 

Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The tour is well thought out and starts with a visit to the sites of Stellenbosch before starting the tastings. Hanli is a great guide: she is very knowledgeable and personable, and is on great terms with the locals. She makes you feel at ease immediately the tour starts. The visit of the museum was most interesting. We enjoyed tastings... More 

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Hanli F, Owner at Bites and Sites Food Tours, responded to this review

What a privilege to be part of your first culinary tour! I really appreciate your review and hope there will be many more interesting foodie tours on your travels. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a wonderful afternoon as Hanli (owner of Bites & Sites) guided us around Stellenbosch. She planned an experience that encompassed several shops selling specialty foods or drinks, took us for a delightful lunch in a lovely inn, and told us so much about the town of Stellenbosch as we visited some historical sights and strolled through the gracious... More 

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Hanli F, Owner at Bites and Sites Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review - it is such a pleasure to host guests who show interest and ask questions. I hope to see you back here in the winelands in future. More 

Kempton Park, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Having done the Urban Adventure Food Walk in Amsterdam, I did not think that this would be even close. But what a surprise. This was great. A lot of history of Stellenbosch, lovely food to taste and me a South African! I learnt so much. My colleagues enjoyed it just as much and made us want to know more and... More 

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Hanli F, Owner at Bites and Sites Food Tours, responded to this review

Baie dankie Boerenooi! Always a nice challenge and a pleasure to help locals discover new aspects of Stellenbosch. We look forward to meeting your family, too :) More 

London
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106 reviews 106 reviews
3 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Wow. What a morning. We had a Sunday morning tour which included both a leisurely walk around Stellenbosch with the wonderful Hanli, and then a Kayamandi township tour with the phenomenal Thembi. What I liked most about this experience was you really get to see both sides of Stellenbosch, which was welcome after only having seen stunning vineyards for a... More 

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Hanli F, Owner at Bites and Sites Food Tours, responded to this review

Thembi and me are delighted that you gained insights into the different sides of Stellenbosch life: authenticity is so important to us. Thank you for your honesty and support. Hopefully you can join us for a full culinary walk in town next time around. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We spent a wonderful morning with Hanli on the Cape Cuisine walk and had such a great time! Hanli told and showed us so many interesting things about Stellenbosch. The food tastings as well as the drinks were great! Lovely tour :-)

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Hanli F, Owner at Bites and Sites Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you, it was such a pleasure to have you on tour. Enjoy the last few days in SA. More 

Ann Arbor, MI
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My husband and I did a Foodies on Foot tour with Hanli, and we wish we had done it earlier in our trip. Hanli opened our eyes to all of the things that we should have been munching on, all the architectural details we wish we'd seen sooner, and many restaurants we wanted to visit. A couple highlights: trying the... More 

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Hanli F, Owner at Bites and Sites Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your enthusiastic review. Please contact me if you'd like a hot, spiced rooibos + apple tea recipe to get through your kilo of tea! More 

Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

What a fun way to visit such a charm filled place as Stellenbosch. Our guide, Hanli Fourie eas very pleasant and well informed. We tasted, ate and drank our way aroind some of the best secrets of town. If you like food and wine and dont mind a bit of knowledge on the way,go for it, it's well worth it

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Hanli F, Owner at Bites and Sites Food Tours, responded to this review

I hope we've enticed you to come back and explore a bit more of Stellenbosch. Merci, et à la prochaine fois! More 

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