Why Cape Town should be your next Long Stay Holiday Destination | Holiday Long Term Rentals

Posted by Lorretta on Wed June 22, 2022.

As longtime residents in the Cape Winelands, we like to say home is where the heart is. Cape Town welcomes tourists with open arms. Not to start talking about the geography and balance between mountain and ocean and breathtaking landscapes.

Cape Town regularly gets voted one of the world's greatest cities.  With so much to see and do and no shortage of long stay holiday accommodation with hotels, b&b, guest houses, and Airbnb you will be spoilt for choice.

Speaking with guests from all over the world staying with us at our 3-bedroom self catering Villa in Paarl, La Maison On Main [www.lmom.co.za] we normally identify 3 categories of tourists.

Category 1 | The tourist that loves our beaches and mountains.

Category 2 |The tourist that loves the rich culture, art, and history of South Africa.

Category 3 |The tourist that is here to experience our food and wine.

With Cape Town’s creative and culinary culture still thriving in the city. The maturity and diversity of the food here have given the city a well-earned reputation. Local gastronomy has an authentic, homegrown identity, influenced by the global provenance-driven, farm-to-fork movement. So, let’s start in Cape Town and work our way to Franschhoek with a great combination of wine and food. 

Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate | is part of the first wine-producing estates in South Africa, dating back to the mid-1600s. Its unique position means that its vines benefit from the cool sea breezes, providing natural acidity and brilliant aging ability, as well as Cape Town’s Mediterranean climate, with its rainy winters and long, dry summers. Also, the home of Blockhouse Kitchen, La Grotto Ristorante, and the Bike Park to entertain the kids and their famous Heritage Market.  And while you are in the Constantia Valley I would also recommend you visit Beau Constantia & La Colombe Restaurant.

The Test Kitchen & The Pot Luck Club |at TTK you will find Chef Luke Dale Roberts synonymous with the finest, most creative, and innovative cuisine in Africa. With TTK picked as the country’s best restaurant and one of the world’s top 50.  The Pot Luck Club also under the management of British-born Chef Luke Dale Roberts favours sharing plates that evoke an American-style pot luck dinner from the 1950s. Both restaurants are located in the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Kyoto Garden Restaurant | an award-winning Japanese restaurant. This shrine to Japanese cuisine offers much more than sushi and sashimi. At Kyoto Garden, fresh seafood is the specialty, with top-quality, unusual ingredients sourced from around the world. Kyoto also boasts South Africa’s largest collection of Japanese whisky and is renowned for authentic cocktails, including the popular Dirty Ninja Saketini. Also awarded the best Seafood Restaurant in Cape Town.

Delaire Graff Estate| known as the Jewel of the Cape Winelands. Here you will find wine, art, and cuisine in their many forms. Positioned atop the Helshoogte Pass ranked one of the most prestigious wineries in the world. Also, home of Indochine Restaurant with an Afro-Asian menu designed by Head Chef, Virgil Kahn and Delaire Graff Restaurant with seasonal bistro-chic dishes with a South African twist.

For the Art Lover visiting the estate, you will get to experience the owner's handpicked private collection of over 400 pieces of art and sculptures.   

Babylonstoren| we would recommend that you block out at least half a day to visit the Estate.  Known to be one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms set at the foot of Simonsberg in the Franschhoek Wine Valley with fine food and wine. Make sure to book a tour in advance so that you get to experience the estate in full.  

Driving from Cape Town to the Winelands you will find at least 17 different wine routes and we are so proud to say that Paarl has been rated as one of the favorites time and time again. And 15 minutes away in Franschhoek you will get to visit some of South Africa’s top restaurants and art galleries. Full of history and tradition so you will need at least a 5-day itinerary to experience the Cape Winelands.

If you are anything like me, you would like to read up more and start planning your next long stay holiday itinerary. So here are some links to the key points mentioned in the blog.

www.lmom.co.za | www.babylonstoren.com | www.delaire.co.za | www.beauconstantia.com | www.lacolombe.co.za | www.ttkfledgelings.co.za | www.kyotogarden.co.za | www.uitsig.co.za