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
South African vocabulary for wine tourists
New research suggests that language influences how we perceive the world. So in order to better understand us and our sometimes strange ways, here are some uniquely South African words to help you navigate our winelands and our wine culture.Read More
Ultra-Luxe Winelands Experiences for the Connoisseur
The Cape Winelands serves as a natural choice for anybody who appreciates the finer things in life.
Be it for an escape from reality as you indulgently fly in for lunch, sip bubbly after a spa treatment, or enjoy an extended stay in a tucked away private villa – the discerning traveller is certain to find what they’re looking for among the vine covered mountains and valleys.
Relax at these 15 Spas in the Winelands
The ultimate luxury in today’s busy life is finding the time to relax, and to do it properly. To be able to indulge in the quiet, breathe slowly, take a moment to be grateful and to enjoy getting spoilt.
Okay, we know practicing selfcare doesn’t necessarily have to involve a spa, but everyone would agree: it’s a pretty divine way to do it.
Luckily South Africa boasts with a long list of award-winning spas, many of them hidden in the midst of the majestic winelands. Massages, beauty treatments, wine and vineyard views.
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.
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.