12 Days, Unexpected Pleasures

Winelands Off The Beaten Track

From R45 750 per person sharing

Overview

Covering around 96,000 hectares in total, South Africa’s vineyards stretches over a large part of the Western Cape Province. This tour is for people interested in travelling off the beaten track, discovering unique terroir based wines along the way. You’ll also experience more truly South African cultures, peoples and food. We travel through stunning South African scenery and stay mainly in a mix of interesting small rural towns.
This tour is about experiencing each day as it unfolds.

Day 1 – 4

Swartland

3 nights | The Royal Hotel in Riebeek Kasteel

Traditionally associated with full-bodied reds, but now also for the excellent Chenin and Mediterranean-style red and white blends. Browse the quaint village of Riebeek Kasteel and enjoy peaceful sundowners on the best stoep in South Africa.
Highlight options:
Winery options – Sadie Family, AA Badenhorst/Secateurs, Mullineux, Kloovenburg, Allesverloren. Windmeul, Groote Post, De Grendel, Nitida. The Food. The Vistas.

Day 4 – 6

Cederberg

2 nights | Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve

The next two days are spent in a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World. The Cederberg is a wild, rugged and captivating region. It is a place of rugged sandstone formations, ancient bush art sites dating back 10 000 years, dramatic landscapes and unique nature experiences. All of this while staying in splendid luxury.
Highlights:
The Landscapes, the Rock Art and Heritage, Nature and Wildlife, Creative and Gourmet Food, Bushmans Kloof Lodge.

Day 6 – 7

Cederberg Wilderness

1 night | Mount Ceder

Going further off the beaten track into the Cederberg Mountain range. A surprise find is the Cederberg Private Cellar, with some of South Africa’s remotest and highest vineyards. Best known for their excellent Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin. You’ll experience fascinating rock formations such as the Stadsaal Caves along the way.
Highlights:
The Cederberg Mountains, the Rock Formations, the Wines.

Day 7 – 8

Tulbagh

1 night | Rijk’s Wine Estate and Hotel

Travelling via the spectacular Ceres Valley to Tulbagh, a town surrounded by the majestic Witzenburg, Winterhoek and Obiqua mountains. Originally inhabited by the first peoples of Southern Africa, the Koisan, the Tulbagh basin became the site of the fourth oldest town in South Africa established by the Dutch East India Company around 1743. This is quality reds and serious white blends country.
Highlights:
The Ceres Valley vistas from Geydo Pass, the Mountains, Historical Church Street in Tulbagh, Rijk’s and Saronsberg Wineries.

Day 8 – 9

Robertson

1 night | Montagu Country Hotel

Have you heard of the longest wine route in the world? Route 62. The Robertson area is the heart of it all. Fantastic wineries are dotted all along our travels today making for a bit of a challenge to reach the Little Karoo (Karoo is the KhoiSan name for dry or arid) town of Montagu.
Highlights:
Wineries options – Rooiberg, Graham Beck, Springfield, Bon Courage and Van Loveren. The Scenery. The Art Deco and Victorian Styled Hotel.

Day 9 – 12

Hermanus

3 nights | The Marine Hotel

Back to the southern coastal areas. Hermanus is the perfect base to explore the Southern Cape and Walker Bay wine regions from. A beautiful small coastal town with great restaurants, wide open beaches and cliff paths to enjoy. Apart from the wineries, the Southern-most Point of Africa is within reach from here.
Highlights:
Winery options – Hamilton Russell, Ataraxia, Creation, Gabrielskloof, Strandveld, Black Oystercatcher, Lomond. Everything about Hermanus.

Day 12

We’ll travel back to Cape Town depending on your flights or onward journey.

Winelands Off The Beaten Track
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