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Gideon’s The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House

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TPancakeHousehe Famous Franschhoek Pancake House or commonly know as Gideon pannekoek by the locals undoubtedly makes some of the world’s best pancakes. As if that isn’t enough Gideon is ever present and spends time with each customer to make them feel special.

Price: R50 – R100 p.p for meal and drink
Length: 30 minutes
Distance: 30km
Availability: Every day
Group size: 2 – 10
More information: Tripadvisor.com

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Harbour Lights Restaurant – Gordon’s bay

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Situated right next to the old harbour in Gordon’s bay, this restaurant has a perfect view of False Bay. Although it might be a bit above the average student’s budget, it’s wonderful for special occasions. The restaurant provides a great variety of seafood, including a sushi menu. The ambiece is great and the food is impeccable.

Price: approx R200 p.p. for a three course meal
Length: 2 hours
Distance: 35 km
Availability: Every day lunch and dinner
Group size: any size

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The Brass Bell

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Take a Road Trip to Kalk Bay to experience the freshest fish the sea can offer while watching the waves break right beside you.

The restaurant, situated on the edge of the coast, is only about an hour’s drive from Stellenbosch via a beautiful scenic route all along the coast. The Brass Bell is also famous for it’s Sundowners. It’s divided into 4 different areas: The Main Restaurant, The Cabin, Water’s Edge and Bikini Deck – each offering its own experience!

Price: R50 – R200
Length: 4 – 7 Hours
Distance: 50km

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The Birdcage Gift Shop & Tea Bar

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The Birdcage is a relatively new gift shop and tea bar conveniently situated near Moederkerk. The shop is filled with home decorations and confectionaries. Should you choose to sit down there are several tables inside, as well as a beautifully secluded courtyard at the back. With weekly specials on light meals, a tastefully ornate interior as well as efficient and friendly service, the Birdcage is definitely worth a visit.

Price: R35 p.p.
Length: 1 hour or more, depending on your company

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Jan Cats Restaurant

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The restaurant is very beautiful and elegant. It is a number one for romantic dates, or even to watch the game (has awesome pub area, with large monitors). On Tuesday and Thursday nights, you get 40% off all burgers. It varies from ostrich to lamb burgers – it is scrumptious. Definitely a winner, each and every time.

Price: R50-R100 p.p
Length: 1 Drink
Distance: In Stellenbosch
Availability: 08:00 – 23:00
Group size: 1-50
More information: Stellenbosch Hotel

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Franschhoek Delight

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If you are looking for a enjoyable afternoon with delightful lunch, delicious handmade chocolate and wonderful scenery then this outing is for you. Enjoy a mouthwatering filled pancake at Gideon’s Pancake House and do order a cup of coffee with a marshmallow treat. Then, just before the clock strikes 15:00, walk down to Huguenot Fine Chocolates and take ‘The Chocolate Experience’ (R35 p.p.) : a half hour programme outlining the story of chocolate, a chocolate tasting and a demonstration of how chocolates are made.

To round the day off, enjoy a glass of your favourite wine at the Franschhoek monument, with its renowned gardens and ponds, entry fee R15 p.p. (own wine brought with).

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