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
These Winter Accommodation Specials are the perfect excuse to break away
Winter is the best time for locals to visit the Western Cape. It’s the time when most of the tourists have fled in search of warmer weather and when our prime hotels and destinations introduce some very tempting specials, making it a bit more accessible for those of us earning in Rands.Read More
Cape Explorer: Winelands Tour
Book your ticket on the Cape Explorer – Cape Winelands Tour to enjoy a fully guided (in English) day excursion to the picturesque Cape Winelands, in a luxury air-conditioned coach. Spend the day exploring the Franschhoek and Stellenbosch winelands, and even stop for an iconic postcard view of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand. This day tour to the Cape Winelands – which includes a wine and cheese tasting, a cellar tour in Franschhoek and a wine tasting at a Stellenbosch wine farm – is a must-do for visitors and locals alike.
EXPEDITION AFRICA BRINGS GLOBAL ADVENTURE RACE TO NAMAQUA WEST COAST
Preparations for one of the world’s most prominent adventure races coming to South Africa’s Namaqua West Coast have moved into overdrive following the event’s official launch in the village of Vanrhynsdorp this week. The epic challenge to take place in May next year puts global attention on a region known for its magnificent wilderness and incomparable hospitality when competitors line up for the thrilling start.
Secret Season at Grootbos
Perfectly pitched amidst the widespread fynbos, sandy dunes and limestone rock – all a pebbles pelt from the wild Walker Bay Coastline – lies Grootbos Nature Reserve and its season of secrets.
A place so pure and so pristine it awakens your spirit and speaks to your soul.
Here you will find 2,500 hectares of resplendent and ever-evolving indigenous vegetation and endless coastline; and it is this natural display that surrounds the unobtrusive, glass-walled five-star forest retreat that sets an invisible boundary between nature and man, consummately synergising the two.
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.