Travelling the wine routes of the Western Cape doesn't have to be all about wine tastings, many Stellenbosch restaurants offer food of the highest quality. Hazendal Wine Estate is no exception and the Hermitage Restaurant offers food and wine pairing at its absolute best.
Set out in the estate's original wine cellar, the setting of this Stellenbosch restaurant is both beautiful and stylish. The elegant restaurant is separated from the working cellar by large glass walls, offering a view of the fermentation tanks and oak maturation barrels. The main interior has the most gorgeous painted ceiling; tables are also set in the adjoining, vine covered courtyards. In winter the fireplace creates a very warm and intimate ambience, also providing an unusual backdrop for the more informal function or just a wonderful way to end off your evening with coffee.
You can enjoy a wine tasting around the roaring fire or relax over a starter with the new wine cellar as an unusual backdrop. But is the cuisine of this restaurant that truly makes it exceptional. A fusion of Russian traditional foods and local South African delicacies, the menu offers many new sensations that are ideally complemented by Hazendal's fine wines.
Picnics are served seven days a week and cost R135 per head. Booking is essential (at least one day in advance). There are kiddies picnics at R45 per head which offer offer a nice variety of foods your child will enjoy.
From Cape Town:
Take N1 to Paarl. Take Old Oak Road off ramp - exit no.25. Turn right at traffic lights into Old Oak Road. Old Oak Road will become La Belle Road (M31). Pass Andrag on left - go over the bridge. SA Breweries Cape Inland Depot on left. Turn left at the next traffic lights (4 km from N1) in Bottelary Road (M23) towards Stellenbosch. Pass 1st and 2nd set of traffic lights. On your left you will see the Hazendal service entrance gate - pass it. At the 2nd gate turn left into Hazendal Estate (5,6km). 25 min from Cape Town
R304 (Koelenhof Rd) towards the N1(10km). Turn left at traffic lights on M23 (Bottelary Rd) direction Cape Town. Hazendal is 10km further on your right. 10 min from Stellenbosch.
From N2 take R300 Mitchells Plain/Belville off ramp direction towards Belville. Pass 2 off rumps, take the 3rd off rump (Van Riebeeck Road off rump, Kuilsriver). At traffic lights turn left and keep in right lane. At next traffic lights, turn right into La Belle Road. Keep in right lane and at traffic lights turn right into Bottelary Road (M23). Pass 1st and 2nd set of traffic lights. On your left you will see the Hazendal service entrance gate - pass it. At the 2nd gate turn left into Hazendal Estate (5,6km).
-33° 53' 48.86''
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Hazendal Wine Estate
Monday - Sunday:
09:00 - 16:30