About Bites & Sites

Here, at Bites and Sites Food Tours we are a small team bound by a shared vision for our town and for our people. We love our Rainbow Nation; as a result we are passionate about sharing its flavours and its heart with visitors. We therefore consider it a privilege to be part of this family.


The Team that makes it all happen

A journey of community and friendship since 2010.

Simone Jacobs

Mrs Pro-Active, English and German Tour guide

I love food, I love history and I love Stellenbosch and to be able to share that with visitors from all over the world - that is just a blessing!

Marlene Joubert

Sincere lover of words. Tour guide.

Although my roots will forever be in the wide plains of the Great Karoo region where I grew up, I have a special appreciation for the unique abundance of beauty, arts and culture of Stellenbosch.

Juliana Rossouw

Historian. English and German tour guide

Stellenbosch is my "Alma Mater", my home town. Ex-remedial teacher, I decided to follow a new dream as guide: to share the history, people and food of my town with visitors from all around the world.

Louise Smit

Artist. Tour guide

Coming from an arty background, I like to let my imagination run, picturing life in Stellenbosch through the centuries. Nothing makes me happier than to see my guests enjoying our time exploring.

The late Mama Evelyn Swartbooi

Poster child for tourism in Kayamandi

Community leader / one of the cooks featured in award-winning book "Curry". Her food and smile got our red apron in newspapers, blogs, even on-air. Her legacy with us lives on through her children.

Vuyo Swartbooi

Singer. Kayamandi host and cook

Continuing in his mother's footsteps, Vuyo is an easy-going host and makes cooking seem effortless. He is an experienced chorister who always has a sparkle in his eyes. If only he would sing for us...

Sapho Swartbooi

Fashionista. Kayamandi cook and hostess

Our millennial. Sapho first started cooking for our groups during her school holidays. She has a dazzling smile (spitting image of her granny), beautiful voice and will likely sing if you ask nicely.

Charles Muchineripi

Good guy. Kayamandi entrepreneur

Charles hails from Zimbabwe where he and his brother learnt to do soap stone carvings as children. Now an entrepreneur, he finds the time to source quaint, recycled gifts for our Kayamandi guests.

Horea Marinescu

Motorcyclist, Engineer, Tourist Guide

My love and passion for Tourism (and motorcycles) shines through when enjoying a chat and my quick wit keeps the smile on your dial.

Celeste Duthie

Nature lover, Artist, Tourist Guide

Hiking, cycling, art and my country are my loves and they led me to become a tourist guide where I could share my passions with the guests I meet.

Samkela Mhlakaza

Entrepreneur, Father, Kayamandi Guide

Owner and creator of the People's Brand- Kasilam Wear, a respected businessman, father and the best person to show you Kayamandi

Lamees Petersen

Mrs On Time, Mother, Tourist Guide

"I'm saying Hello to my magic, my voice and my power to do anything I put my mind to!" Powerful words from an amazing person who gives 200% to anything she does.

Anne Engelbrecht


The easiest way to learn more about the culture of where you are is to explore on foot, share food and stories. Memories are made from what you see and remember.