We are visiting Cape Town next week and wanted to ask some advice on vineyards and restaurants in the winelands. We have hired a car and will arrive from Cape Town early afternoon on a Monday and leave back to Cape Town in the afternoon on the Wednesday.
I had wanted to have dinner at Reubens and Le Quartier Francaise, but have discovered they are 45 mins drive from where we are staying, Hawksmoor House (which is 15 mins from Stellenbosch). V dissappointed about this as hadn't realised distance and don't want to be driving that far in the dark in a place I'm not familiar with.
As a compromise, have come us with the following agenda, (centered around Stellenbosch for the evenings, so easy to drive to) and wondered if people thought these were good choices:
Lunch - Goatshed (2pm)
Dinner - Terrior (8pm)
Lunch - La Petit Ferme (2pm)
(Visit Le Quartier Francais and Franschhoek generally this day)
Dinner - Tokara (8pm)
Wednesday we will have free to visit vineyards generally and will likely be v full after b/f at the hotel and all the food over the last few days.
So, to summarise my questions:
1. Do the above selections look good?
2. What particular vineyards would you recommend that would fit with this agenda.
3. Taxis - we have a car but I liked the idea of taking a taxi to the restaurants in Stellenbosch in the evenings as they are only 15 mins away. Hotel said it would cost 500R return each night. Is this the right kind of price? Seems more expensive than London...
Would really appreciate any thoughts you have on this!!! Many thanks