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Bites and Sites Food Tours

36 Market Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Ranked #6 of 105 Activities in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Excite your tastebuds with a food tour on foot or a cooking class in the beautiful historic town of Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands. Sample the local... more » Owner description: Excite your tastebuds with a food tour on foot or a cooking class 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! « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

After a very warm welcome by Hanli Fourie she showed us Stellenbosch. She is a very enthousiastic and accesable guide. Knows a lot and makes one feel at home and at ease right away. For Hanli the guest is king.

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

I'm very happy that you as guest felt like a king:) It was a delight to spend the morning with you and your friends. Thank you for the review. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had a most informative walkabout experiencing the sites as well as artisan delights around Stellenbosch. We saw things that my hubby had never visited and he was raised in Stellenbosch. A definite must, a well spent 3 hours enjoying biltong, coffee, chocolate, rooibos tea, ice cream and a wonderful lunch to boot !!

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

Thank you for recommending the tour. It's wonderful that you learnt something new and enjoyed the foodie delights. We love to showcase the hidden gems of Stellenbosch, even to our guests who were born and bred here! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We spent an amazing day with Hanli and Latiefa ---cooking, eating and learning the history of Stellenbosch and the cape Malay food traditions. It was a wonderful introduction to the area- and a great way to combine history, culture and great food we can recreate at home! If we had more time we would have joined a bites and sites... More

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

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your Cape Malay cooking class and the short historic walk (while the roti dough rested). It was great fun for us, too! Thank you for taking time out of your holiday to write the review. We hope you enjoy recreating the flavoursome recipes at home! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My friends and I spent a great day doing a Malay Cooking course with Hanli and Latiefa at The Demo Kitchen in Stellenbosch. We were all given tasks in the food preparation so it was fun and very hands -on rather than a just a demonstration! Despite all our fun and laughter we made delicious Malay chicken curry and sambals.... More

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

Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback about the Cape Malay cooking class. We love it when guests get their hands dirty in preparing the meal. We hope your family and friends will enjoy your new repertoire of recipes! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My friends and I (three couples) went on the "Foodies on Foot" tour with Bites and Sites on our first day in Stellenbosch. Simone was our tour guide, and she expertly guided us through a fun morning of tasting food and wine from several wonderful and unique local vendors. We are still talking about the biltong we tried! Along the... More

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

If Simone turned you into biltong converts, we have succeeded in our cultural immersion task! That put a smile on our faces, thank you for the enthusiastic review. Next time you can join us on a Kayamandi township tour or Cape Malay cooking class if you feel like doing something different in Stellenbosch. More

Montreal, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

First of all, our hats off to Hanli, our delightful guide, who made this half day tour so memorable! We spent four hours walking about Stellenbosch, a lovely university town about one hour outside of Cape Town. Hanli's knowledge of the history, architecture and present day life was remarkable. She kept our interest and made it fun to stop and... More

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

It's truly delightful when our guests feel welcome, enjoy the tastings and take home fond memories of Stellenbosch. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The tour was the ideal way to sample the different foods and drinks of the region (not just the wine, but there was plenty of that to taste too!). At each stop we were able to sample small portions of drinks and meals - a variety that we would not have if we tried to do it on our own.... More

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

Thank you for the review! We agree, you don't have to be a wine lover to enjoy Stellenbosch - although it doesn't hurt :) More

Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Was recommended this trip by a family member who has taken many a friend to various tours that are available by Hanli your tour guide. The history knowledge, food and drink tasting was amazing. All places visited was also a warm welcome by all the management of the cafés & bars. Hanli offers a wide variety of tours which I... More

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

I'm so glad the hospitality of Stellenbosch and its people made a good imprerssion! We do indeed have many birthday celebration tours - I hope you have many special memories from the day. Thank you so much for the review. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A fantastic tour throughly enjoyed by all on our visit , we visted helena's resturant at coopmanhuijs hotel where we had a superb mezze platter , eikeboom butchery for biltong & droewors , m patisserie for some confectionery treats , artisan ice cream which was the best ice cream I've ever tasted. We also had six glasses of wine two... More

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

Thank you for sharing your tour experience. It's great to hear that our guests enjoy the artisan food in Stellenbosch as much as we do. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had a brilliant morning with Hanli telling us a lot about the history of the town as well as the individuals that shaped it. One tip - skip breakfast!!! You'll have plenty to eat and drink on this tour and it's all lovely. Thoroughly recommended - the highlight of our time in Stellenbosch.

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

Thank you for the review - it's great to hear that guests enjoy the history as well as the food! More

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