Indulge in the Western Cape: The Best Restaurants and Cafes to Visit on Your Road Trip

Are you planning a road trip in the Western Cape and wondering where to go for a tasty lunch, exotic dinner or a decadent cup of coffee? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the best restaurants and cafes to stop at while on a road trip in the Western Cape.

The Old Gaol Restaurant in Swellendam

The Old Gaol Restaurant, located in the ancient town of Swellendam, serves wonderful food in a unique environment. The restaurant, which is housed in a former jail, has a comfortable, rustic environment and serves a variety of South African and international dishes. Try the lamb shank or the peri-peri chicken, and be sure to try some of the local wines.

The Red Table Restaurant in Nederburg, Paarl

If you enjoy wine, make a stop at the Nederburg wine estate and dine at The Red Table Restaurant. This chic restaurant delivers modern South African cuisine with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Have a relaxing meal on the terrace with a view of the vineyards.

The Blue Goose in Stanford 

If you want a more relaxed atmosphere, go to The Blue Goose in the lovely town of Stanford. This unique cafe provides wonderful breakfasts, light lunches, and homemade cakes in a converted shed. Stop by for a cup of coffee and a slice of carrot cake, or try the famous ‘Stanford Sunrise’ breakfast.

Adult couple smile and enjoy lunch and phone video call sitting at the bar and laughing together with happiness – people man and woman use cellular and have brunch in restaurant

Die Strandloper in Langebaan

Die Strandloper in Langebaan offers a really one-of-a-kind dining experience. This beachfront restaurant delivers a typical South African seafood feast, including a variety of meals grilled over open fires. Savor fresh seafood, mussels, and crayfish while taking in the breathtaking views of the ocean.

WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA, AUGUST 20, 2018: The boardwalk to Kraalbaai at the Langebaan Lagoon on the Atlantic Ocean coast in the Western Cape Province. A jetty and houseboats are visible

De Oude Bank Bakkerij in Stellenbosch

No Western Cape road trip would be complete without a visit in the gorgeous town of Stellenbosch. Visit The Oude Bank Bakkerij, a quaint bakery serving delectable homemade bread and pastries. Grab a croissant or a cinnamon bun to go, or relax in the courtyard with a cup of coffee.
These are just a few of our top picks for restaurants and cafes in the Western Cape. There are plenty of wonderful food and drink alternatives to discover wherever your travels take you. And, there are various car rental businesses at both Cape Town International Airport and George Airport, so by renting a  car in South Africa, you can easily discover all of the Western Cape’s culinary delights.

Vineyard landscape at sunset with mountains in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town, South Africa.

If you’re looking for a reliable car rental company in the Western Cape, check out Sani Rentals. They have car rental locations in several cities across South Africa, including Western Cape, Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, and Free State. With a wide range of vehicles to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect car for your road trip.

Make sure you rent a car in Cape Town before you begin your vacation. There are various car rental businesses at both Cape Town International Airport and George Airport, so you should have no trouble finding a dependable vehicle to accompany you on your excursion

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