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Explore South African Wine Routes

Explore South Africa's twenty-three wine routes with our insider guide and tailor-make your next winery visit here. Travel to the place of origin to learn more about South African wine, to uncover regional secrets and simply to slow down and enjoy life's special moments.

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Pinot Noir Celebration

Diarize the main wine festivals coming up in 2020

11 Feb 2020

A fresh year of exciting wine events is already underway. We’ve updated a selection of some of the main wine festivals and events to help you plan, especially if you want to extend your stay.

Get ahead of your busy schedule and diarize 2020’s food and wine festivals now. From large, family friendly shows to intimate, black-tie affairs – there’s plenty to get excited about.

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Nederburg Harvest

8 Fun Wine Harvest Festivals

22 Jan 2020

No matter how you look at it, wine farming just isn’t the same as any other kind of farming. You won’t find a cattle farmer hosting a special release of his 2020 vintage beef or a vertical tasting from a wheat farmer. And though some of the glamour and glory of winemaking might seem unfair to other farmers, it all makes a bit more sense during harvest time in the winelands.

Vineyards are lush and full of fruit and visitors get to be part of the harvest fun. Get a sense of the grape’s journey from vine to barrel with these eight harvest festivals.

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Fryers Cove Jetty Restaurant

Namaqua West Coast: It's a Way of Life

10 Jan 2020

There’s plenty of great food and fine wine in the world, but nowhere else has the ‘weskus vibe’ of the Namaqua West Coast. The people you meet here are what sets this place apart.

The scenery is much like you’d expect: little red fishing boats resting on the beach, an icy, bright blue ocean, fields of flowers lining the roads and fresh fish being served up with a glass of white wine. Stay a few days and join in some of the discoveries that we made on a recent road trip to the region.

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Hello Franschhoek Credit Le Franschhoek Hotel Spa

Mountain biking in the Winelands

12 Dec 2019

The South African winelands is not only set up for wining and dining, it is also the perfect backdrop to explore your adventurous side, with the natural elements and lay of the land providing the perfect network of trails for mountain bikers.

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