Your Ultimate Guide to Kid Friendly Wine Estates in South Africa Tree House Boschendal

Your Ultimate Guide to Kid Friendly Wine Estates in South Africa

Leani Jansen van Vuuren
09 Apr 2019

Many of South Africa’s top wine estates cater for children, ensuring you won’t have to worry about entertaining them, or feel judged if your little ones giggle (insert scream) a bit too loud. Here’s our round-up of 50 kid friendly wine estates in South Africa.

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The wine route less travelled

Clifford Roberts
03 Apr 2019

The N7 from Cape Town isn't an obvious track for a close-to-home wine trip, but those in the know tell you it's where some of SA's real winery gems lie.

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South African vocabulary for wine tourists

Su Birch
12 Mar 2019

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.

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Ultra-Luxe Winelands Experiences for the Connoisseur Winelands  Ultra Lux Pics  Dylan Lewis Garden 2 Off Website

Ultra-Luxe Winelands Experiences for the Connoisseur

Dawn Jorgensen
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

Leani Jansen van Vuuren
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 Slanghoek

Eight brilliant places to pop the question

Clifford Roberts
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

Clifford Roberts
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 Plettenberg Bay Wine Tasting

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

Clifford Roberts
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

Su Birch
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

Visit 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 Festivals

Diarize the main wine festivals coming up in 2019

Clifford Roberts
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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