Explore South African Wine Routes
Here you will find the inspiration and a million reasons to go beyond the well known. You will find hidden gems, uncover local secrets, hear the stories best told by the locals and travellers in the know, and discover that we have a lot more to offer than good wine.
Heard It Through The Grapevine
Eight brilliant places to pop the question
You're ready to take your relationship to the next level. It's time to pop the question. The real question however, is: where to do it?
Fear not, the winelands have you covered – from Plettenberg Bay to Doringbaai and beyond. Here's a short list of suggestions to get your started. Remember that most need to be booked in advance.Read More
Here are some of SA's favourite wine tasting rooms
Like wine, tasting rooms have their fans. Ask anyone for their favourite and you've launched a debate.
For some, it's about architecture; others, the view. There are tasting rooms that are great because they're like the local pub; a place about people. And still more that have a following because of the art or the frogs (keep reading) or the vibe.
Don't forget the winelands if you're packing for Plett
Most people head for the beach when in Plettenberg Bay, but that's changing as the region's winelands break into the mainstream.
Wine has been part of the tourism attractions of Plettenberg Bay since the early 2000s. Today, the number of farms and estates provide interest and a diversity of activities to keep new visitors engaged for more than just a few days.
How to be a South African wine connoisseur
Do you want to learn a bit more about wine this year to talk the talk in the tasting room?
Here are 20 facts every lover of South African wine should know. Armed with this checklist you’ll bluff anyone into believing you are an authority.
Through continued expansion and development, the South African wine tourism industry encourages responsible tourism, economic empowerment and reinvestment in the community, ensuring a stable and viable economic future for all role-players. Tourism is a crucial driver of economic growth, especially in under-developed rural areas, and contributes to local upliftment and job creation. Wine tourism also stimulates community development, attracts consumers to rural areas, generates sales of local products and attracts corporate investment in the long term.