With arguably one of the most spectacular locations and views in the winelands is Tokara Winery. Situated on the crest of the Helshoogte Pass, about 5km from Stellenbosch, this estate is home to award-winning wines, brandy and olive oils, a gallery of fine art, one of South Africa’s top chefs at Tokara restaurant, as well as great food at the laid-back and child friendly delicatessen.

Visitors to Tokara can pop in at the delicatessen for breakfast or a light lunch accompanied by a glass of wine; or stock up on goodies for the pantry ranging from Tokara’s own extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil, kalamata olives and olive paste, to handmade Belgian chocolate truffles, local and imported charcuterie, award-winning South African cheeses and aromatic coffee.

At Tokara Restaurant, enjoy not only fine dining with multi-awarding winning chef Richard Carstens, but also one of the most spectacular views in the winelands. The restaurant is open for lunch Tuesdays to Sundays and for dinner Tuesdays to Saturdays. The winery tasting room is the best place to taste the range of wines produced by the winemaking team, surrounded by great works of art.

For reservations at The Restaurant, telephone +27 21 885 2550, and for further information on the estate telephone +27 21 808 5900. Or, visit

Map of Tokara