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Address: 36 Market Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 76 032 8234
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Excite your taste buds with a food tour on foot, a township tour or a...
Excite your taste buds with a food tour on foot, a township tour or a cooking class in the beautiful, historic town of Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands. Sample the flavours, meet the locals and discover the hidden gems. It's culture on a spoon!
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Great way to see the town, enjoy some treats, and learn some history

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this combination walking tour, wine and tea tasting, and luncheon which features highlights of Stellenbosch. Simone is delightful and full of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this combination walking tour, wine and tea tasting, and luncheon which features highlights of Stellenbosch. Simone is delightful and full of interesting information. Our tasty lunch at Oude Werf included local specialties like Bobotie and yellow rice, and the tea tasting included the indigenous Rooibos and Honeybush plus a delicious dessert platter. Go hungry!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A beautiful winter day. I was alone and with one couple. Simone was enthusiastic, knowledgable entertaining and keen to show us some of the lovely sights and bites here. I enjoyed the walking. It was a great pace to see the town. Simone highlighted the history and architecture and of course the food. We had delicious meats and a lovey... More 

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Florida, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Hanli organized a wonderful Cape Malay cooking class. The chef Latifa was very sweet and shared her cooking secrets and recipes. We got to prepare and eat delicious authentic food and learn about Cape Malay culture, people and food. Great experience!

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

Thank you. We're so happy that you enjoyed the cooking class - it's all about having a fun, authentic experience. We hope you'll find the recipes easy enough to try at home and that they they'll bring back fond memories. More 

Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Wow!! What a gem!! Had an American guest here and we did the tour. Hanli was excellent, full of knowledge and interesting tales to tell. Good food was tasted as well as wine and teas. I will send all my visitors on this walking tour of Stellenbosch

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

It was a privilege to make you feel at home in your new town. We really appreciate your review, thank you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Having experienced a number of tours in many Countries and over a period of 30 years this was the best my wife and I have ever experienced. Simone was very engaging and was full of knowledge and pointed out even the minor details, which added to our experience. The tour partners were very friendly and provided Food and drink that... More 

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

We're thrilled that you enjoyed the tour so much - thank you for the great review. Our team and our suppliers all love what we're doing. We look forward to seeing you next year. More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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Address: 36 Market Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 76 032 8234
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch

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