• Spice up your winter with a visit to Spice Route Destination. Enjoy a day of spectacular entertainment that offers a little something for everyone. The Spice Route Destination offers fresh air and a break from being cooped up inside. They also offer cosy fire-place settings for relaxation and quality time.


    Warm up this winter with spices from Brendas. Offering a range of spice mixes, including an exclusive famous wet curry mix from Brendas. The wet curry mix boasts 37 different spices for an explosion of flavours. Personalised blends of herbs and spices are on offer too for your grinder. Visit Brendas at Spice Route to discover the wonderful world of spices and find unique gifts for the food lovers in your life.

    Open Monday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm

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     The Trading Co:

    Shop The Trading Co.’s specially curated style of trendy, colourful, and artsy décor, along with clothing, scarves. The store offers handpicked local jewellery guaranteed to add sparkle to your winter wardrobe. Don’t miss their collection of lovely cotton and mohair blankets, ideal for keeping you warm during the cooler months. Plus, they’ve just received new stock including plates, bowls, and platters to refresh your tableware.

    Open Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm

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     Beyers Chocolate:

    Indulge in your chocolate crave by trying the delicious chocolates at Beyers Chocolate.  They offer a Chocolate & Confectionery Tasting for only R60 per person. This includes a selection of five different chocolates and confections expertly crafted by their chocolatiers. Or cosy up with their Espresso Shot Chocolate Slab and a warm cuppa, guaranteed to bring comfort on chilly nights.

    Open Monday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm (Tastings conclude at 04:30 pm and last approximately 20 minutes)

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    La Grapperia Pizza & Bistro:

    In the mood for pizza? Try a variety wood-fired, thin-crust pizzas, flammkuchen, Eisbein, and platters at La Grapperia Pizza & Bistro. Offering a relaxing, unpretentious dining atmosphere. Take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the Winelands, stretching as far as the iconic Table Mountain nearly 70 kilometers away.

    May to September:

    •  Monday to Thursday: 11 am to 6 pm (last kitchen orders at 5 pm)
    •  Friday to Saturday: 11 am to 10 pm (last kitchen orders at 8:30 pm)
    •  Sunday: 11 am to 6 pm (last kitchen orders at 5 pm)
    Wood fried pizza

    Spice Route Wines:

    Whether you have a seat next to the fireplace or curl up in a cosy corner, there is ample indoor and outdoor seating, ideal for a Saturday and Sunday tasting. Try out the award-winning artisanal small-batch wines from the Swartland region. They’ve also recently introduced a Vinoteque section to their Tasting Room, showcasing a carefully selected range of vintage Spice Route wines available exclusively at Spice Route Destination.

    Open Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (Tastings conclude at 4 pm)

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    Pilates for Life:

    Offering the classic Pilates method by Joseph H. Pilates, alongside customised modifications for individual requirements and conditions, Pilates for Life cater to diverse needs. As the Winelands’ inaugural and fully equipped studio, they provide training on all Pilates machines. Step into their therapeutic space, where you can momentarily shed the stresses, anxieties, and demands of the outside world and focus on nurturing your body and mind during the chilly winter months. Bookings are essential.

    Open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

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    Nigiro Tea Cafè :

    Warm up with a varied selection of specialty teas at Nigiro Tea Cafè. Enjoy three teas for only R50, the perfect way to beat the cold

    Open Monday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm

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    Jewell’s Restaurant:

    Try the farm-to table dining at Jewell’s restaurant. A delightful experience showcasing not just a meal but a journey through sustainable dining, offering a discovery of the harmony between taste, nature and nourishment with every plate. As you dine, bask in the warmth of their fireplace, adding an extra touch of comfort and ambiance to your culinary journey.

    Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11:30 am to 4 pm


    Spice Route Destination invites you to embrace the spirit of winter with its artisanal offerings, promising a memorable experience for all. With its invitingly cosy corners and a warm array of offerings, immerse yourself in the charm and comfort of the season.

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    Reworked from a press release for Hatch communications