Fodor's Expert Review Gabriëlskloof
As you're heading out of the confines of the city and inland to explore the Overberg or Garden Route, be sure to stop at the impressive Gabriëlskloof, 10 km (6 miles) outside Bot Rivier on the right as you're driving up the N2. Try the Decanter award-winning Gabriëlskloof Shiraz 2010 and Five Archers 2009. You can taste the estate wines in front of a log fire in the tasting room or in the garden. You can also sample the estate's extra virgin olive oil, and olive products can be purchased from the deli. The Gabriëlskloof restaurant (R110) is a great place to stop for lunch if you're in the area. The menu changes regularly, but the food is always no-fuss homecooked fare made with fresh local Overberg farm produce. If you visit Gabriëlskloof in December, aim for the weekend they host an evening market with 30 local produce and crafts stalls.