Experiences and foods we have on our 2020 bucket list

South Africa has moved down to Level 2 of Lockdown and our hospitality industry is slowly waking up and embracing the new normal that it finds itself in. With 4 months left of the year we are now planning our culinary adventures, and these are some of the things that are on our list.

First and foremost is a trip out to the Elgin valley where we will be staying at the beautiful Wildekrans Estate, enjoying some of their wines and relaxing in one of the most beautiful places in South Africa. While in Elgin we plan to pay a visit to Peregrine for a Venison Pie, picking up a bottle of Terra Madre Apple Juice and eating at The Hickory Shack Smokehouse.

Later in the month we are heading off to Pringle Bay for a few days of RnR and loads of Heritage Day inspired fare. We cannot wait for our 1st visit to The Grille Shack at Pitstop Lodge on the world famous Clarens Drive and to explore that part of South Africa. 

We have been working with several brands over the past few months that are based out in the Deep South and we are busy planning an entire weekend in this most beautiful part of Cape Town. We cannot wait to try a Crisp Flatbread, have breakfast at Blended Café and visit Harbour House in Kalk Bay for fish and chips with a view. 

We are also busy planning another trip to our favourite wine farm Jordan Wines in Stellenbosch where we plan to stay in their beautiful suites, drink all the wine and eat at both their incredible restaurants. The next few months just before summer are the best time to visit Stellenbosch and we cannot wait to be back in the wine capital of SA.

With our borders shut one of the buzzwords in travel for the next few months is Staycation and we cannot wait to have a couple of them before the year is out. One of those places we are hoping to visit is Radisson Waterfront with their beautiful views, amazing food, and incredible cocktails. We cannot wait to wake up on the water’s edge. 

With season just around the corner and international tourists still not allowed in South Africa we are positively excited to see what lies in store for our local tourism market and how restaurants and accommodation providers will adapt to the changing climate.

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