A Foodies Road Trip Guide Around the Western Cape

There are so many reasons to travel to Cape Town and the Western Cape of South Africa. From the towering mountains to the icy yet captivatingly beautiful Atlantic Ocean to iconic architecture and vibrant culture. The Western Cape has a lot to offer, including an amazing smorgasbord of food heritages to experience.

Cape Town in the Western Cape is also considered to be one of the world’s leading destinations for those wanting to sample cutting-edge cuisine that’s steeped in rich history. Why not hire a car to experience all the culinary delights of one of South Africa’s most beautiful provinces. Car hire in Cape Town will ensure you are able to travel to all these wonderful foodie destinations on your own steam and in your own time.

La Petite Ferme Restaurant – Franschhoek

From Cape Town – 1h 8min (81.4 km) via N1 and R45
The fact that Franschhoek is situated only an hour from Cape Town isn’t the only reason to visit this iconic Western Cape town. One of the most celebrated reasons to visit Franschhoek is for its restaurants and this award-winning restaurant is a great place to start your trip to one of the Western Cape’s most picturesque and tranquil towns.

The Hussar Grill – Stellenbosch

From Cape Town – 44min (50.5 km) via N2 and R310
The Hussar Grill has a long-standing history of quality food of impeccable standards. If you are a meat-lover then Hussar should be on your list. Since 1964 it has provided the famous wine-producing town with excellent food.

Olympia Café – Kalk Bay

From Cape Town – 33min (30.1 km) via M3
This iconic Kalk Bay establishment has become a regular for locals and visitors alike. For years it has provided the Southern Peninsula region with quintessential pastries and bistro-style food. They pride themselves in hiring interesting staff members and are also dog friendly. Something to consider is that they don’t take reservations so you may have to wait for a table.

Cape Town CBD, Addis in Cape Town

This is definitive Ethiopian dining experience in Cape Town’s bustling city centre. It prides itself in everything that is Ethiopian; down to the last decorative ornaments on the tables. This is the authentic experience you have been looking for, short of visiting Ethiopia.

Bientang’s Cave Restaurant – Hermanus

From Cape Town 1h 36min (121 km) via N2 fastest route, the usual traffic
If visiting a restaurant which has literally been carved into an old cave isn’t reason enough to venture to this iconic destination then the fact that it’s within direct view of one of Africa’s best whale sanctuaries, should be. Hermanus is one of the most picturesque towns in the whole the Western Cape for various reasons. This restaurant will help you reconnect with nature and is also a great place to bond and unwind with the whole family.