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.
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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.Read More
Top adventure experiences in the South African winelands
The South African winelands are not only home to some of the world’s finest vintages and award-winning estates, but also incredible adventure experiences. From mountain biking to quad biking, zip-lining to trail running and sky diving to abseiling, for those seeking adrenaline-fueled adventures, those brave souls willing to tackle the extreme, you will get your fix in the winelands.
Diarize the main wine festivals coming up in 2019
Wine producers are already gearing up to host festivals in 2019. Many of the dates are available online, but we've done the surfing (and checking!) for you. Get ahead of your busy schedule and diarize 2019’s food and wine festivals now. From large, family friendly shows to intimate, black-tie affairs – there’s plenty to get excited about.
The philosophy of 'giving back' is woven into the fabric of SA Wine
South African wines are lauded globally for their outstanding quality and distinctive character. Remarkably, they not only taste good, but make a significant contribution to the economy and provide thousands of jobs.
Fruit pickings and leisurely lunches at De Krans this summerSummer brings with it many wonderful things. Long lazy days at the pool, sipping ice cold cocktails, leisurely lunches and of course delectably sweet seasonal fruit. Look no further than De Krans Wines in Calitzdorp – currently TripAdvisor’s top destination to visit when in the region - for two of these summer sensations. During the months of November through to February De Krans invites visitors
New Art Exhibition: Ink on PaperA new exhibition, entitled Ink on Paper opens on 17 July in the La Motte Museum. The exhibition focuses on the main categories of printmaking, illustrated by a special selection of Rembrandt van Rijn etchings as well works by relevant South African artists and printmakers. The exhibition is on display until June 2019.
Cinemagic In The Winelands This SummerThe Galileo Open Air Cinema is back for another sensational summer of spoiling locals and tourists alike with a magical movie experience under the stars. Due to popular demand from movie lovers across the Winelands, they have extended their screenings to take place EVERY Saturday at a host of gorgeous estates in Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington.
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.