I stopped in at the Buena Vista in Somerset West. It’s on the R44 between Stellenbosh & Somerset West, with bright red flags on the roadside – you can’t miss it.

Stepping into an area surrounded by a tall hedge, one is transported into another word. The restaurant offers a secluded garden, bar area and indoor and outdoor seating.

Buena Vista Somerset West sticks to the menu set by the franchise (Which is ample), but there are Blackboard specials.

They pride themselves on their cocktails – and they’ve developed their own – so be sure to try one out.

“Our New years eve party is biggest this side of town”, brags manager Cookie, with over 600 people.

The Christmas lunch / party is very popular, with awesome giveaways that include a 40″ flat screen etc.