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Ultra-Luxe Winelands Experiences for the Connoisseur

06 Mar 2019

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.

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Relax at these 15 Spas in the Winelands

19 Feb 2019

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.

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Eight brilliant places to pop the question

13 Feb 2019

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.

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Here are some of SA's favourite wine tasting rooms

07 Feb 2019

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.

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Don't forget the winelands if you're packing for Plett

31 Jan 2019

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.

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How to be a South African wine connoisseur

16 Jan 2019

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.

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Top adventure experiences in the South African winelands

08 Jan 2019

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.

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Diarize the main wine festivals coming up in 2019

27 Dec 2018

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.

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The philosophy of 'giving back' is woven into the fabric of SA Wine

17 Dec 2018

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.

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Coastal Regions: Best beaches and surf in the Winelands

13 Dec 2018

South Africa is famous for its long coastal stretches and world class vineyards. Pristine white-sand beaches, epic surf spots and row-upon-row of vineyards are all calling cards for the country, and visitors come in the thousands, drawn by the vast diversity of varietals and the endless stretches of coastline. The only question is which do you do first? Sample an award-winning vintage or soak up the sun on a Blue Flag beach? The good news is that you can do both with a number of the country’s winelands within a stone’s throw of the beach.

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15 Festive Markets and Events in the Winelands

05 Dec 2018

‘Tis the season for festive markets, carols by candlelight, sparkling decorations and all the magic that a warm South African summer Christmas can bring.

To make sure you and your family have a merry memorable time in the winelands, here’s a round-up of 15 of the 2018 holiday season events and attractions in the different wine routes you can’t miss.

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Wineland chefs shine at the top of the Eat Out restaurant list

28 Nov 2018

The country's best restaurant rated by Eat Out is located on a wine farm. When coupled with the prominence of local wines, the achievement again re-affirms the excellence inherent in South Africa's culinary landscape. In fact, wineland venues in the final Top 10 dominated in the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards this year.

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