Just outside Paarl is a destination that is perfect for tourists, families or anyone in need of taking a break. It is Spice Route and it has everything you would want from a weekend get-away. Open 7 days a week from 9 to 5 you might find yourself meandering from the DV Cafe where coffee, cake and ice cream is served, to one of the restaurants, tasting beer, wine and grappa or doing shopping. The Trading Company, chocolatier, jeweler and glass studio offer retail theraphy between tasting indulgunses.
Below the busy tasting hub is a smaller cottage where Brenda de Jager mixes spice and preserves seasonal fruit. The cottage is home to a shop as well as factory where Brenda is hands-on doing what she loves – working with anything food.