Tastes of the Valley Culinary Tour

Private OR Group tours only
Duration: 4 hours (approx)

Monday to Saturday


  • Delicious traditional and contemporary foods from the Dwars River Valley
  • Home-cooked dishes
  • Meet valley residents
  • The best of the Valley’s wine


  • All food
  • Wine
  • Local guide
  • All hosting fees


  • Transport to and from the starting point
  • Discretionary gratuities

Best suited for

  • Foodies
  • Families
  • Those wanting a traditional culinary experience in the Winelands
  • Solo travelers
  • Incentive groups

What to know before booking

  • Once you have made your booking, a confirmation will be sent to your email.
  • The confirmation will contain the address of the starting point, directions, and the time to be there
  • Most dietary needs are catered for, please indicate in the Special Requirements section
  • Guests need to get to the starting point, and back to their accommodation, on their own

This most fertile of valleys, the Dwars River Valley, lies between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands. It is home to a wide selection of foods… from the fine wines and organic produce the wine estates offer, to the berries on the hills and the home-cooked traditional dishes favoured by the valley’s residents.

This four hour Tastes of the Valley Culinary tour takes guests on a journey through the flavours, textures and stories of the Dwars River Valley, including restaurants, tasting rooms, home kitchens and corner cafes.

A typical itinerary could look like this:

  • 10h00 meet at starting point, welcome and overview of the tour
  • 10h15 Course1. A gatsby in Pniel
  • 10h40 Course2. Roosterbrood and moerkoffie at Sienna’s place in Kylemore
  • 11h30 Course3. Berries and ice-cream at Hillcrest Berries
  • 12h30 Course4. Eleanor’s tomatiebredie in Pniel
  • 13h15 Course5. Wine tasting and biltong at Boschendal
  • 14h00 back at starting point