CAPE WINELANDS | 5 days in the valleys

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CAPE WINELANDS | 5 days in the valleys
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Discover the breath-taking Cape Winelands in 5 days:

Day 1: Paarl - Wellington

Quadbiking at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate

Guests can enjoy quad bike tours on the estate, led by an experienced guide. The tours take place on horse trails, allowing one to enjoy the scenery and views. Several routes are available, ranging from 30 minutes to two hours, as well as a fun obstacle course. Safety training is provided, and the trail operates 7 days a week.

Eat at Grande Roche Restaurant

Nestled at the foot of the magnificent Paarl Rock is a small, luxury hotel unlike any other. Where the atmosphere of a bygone era brings a sense of gracious, unhurried living. The Grande Roche Hotel is a celebrated historical monument turned 5-star hotel boasting beautiful gardens and innovative cuisine in the Manor House of the Grande Roche Estate.

Wine tasting at Doolhof Wine Estate

Doolhof Estate produces two white varietals: Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay and an impressive array of reds: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot, Pinotage, and Shiraz. Visitors to the Tasting Room will appreciate the understated elegance of the cool, air conditioned, blue, and white interior, the perfect back- drop for the award-winning wines. It is situated in the original wagon house built of the late 19th century. With light flowing in from its large windows and doors guests are invited to linger awhile to taste and purchase superb wines.

Stayover at Wellington Country House

Wellington Country House is the perfect destination for business travellers, small groups of friends and family wishing to visit the Cape Winelands, South Africa. Wellington is on the R301 tourist route, meandering through Bainskloof and neighbouring wine farms and wedding venues. For the adventurists, cycling, MTB, horse riding, hik- ing and abseiling are available in the immediate area. The house only caters to private groups (between 2 and 8 people) on an exclusive-use basis.

Day 2: Wolseley - Ceres - Tulbagh

Cider tasting at Loxtonia Cider

Based in the Ceres Valley, Loxtonia Cider is a family venture that puts the emphasis on sustainability and ethical harvesting. Sit back and enjoy the view with one of these refreshing ciders! Loxtonia's new tasting room overlooks their very own apple orchards and the mag- nificent Ceres Valley. Loxtonia is always thinking of new and exciting cider flavors to tantalize the taste buds – and can’t wait to share them with you! Cellar tours and farm tours can also be experienced.

Eat at Waverley Hills

The restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients sourced from local producers, as well as their seasonal permaculture garden. Waver- ley Hills strives to serve delicious, quality food in a relaxed country atmosphere with beautiful views all year round. In summer you will experience the vineyards bursting into life and an abundance of bird and wildlife on the farm. In winter, the fireplaces will be burning and the surrounding mountain snow-capped.

Horse About Trails

Experience a soul-restoring horseback trail in the heart of the Cape Winelands, an easy 90-minute drive from Cape Town, Stellenbosch
& Somerset West. Horse About Trails, on the R46 between Tulbagh & Wolseley, it is easily accessible not only for guests staying over in the Witzenberg Valley, but also for day trippers from Cape Town or explor- ers between the West and East coasts and Route 62.

Stayover at Rijk’s Wine Estate & Hotel

Set on a working wine farm and surrounded by the Witzenberg and Winterhoek mountains, Rijk’s Wine Estate and Hotel offers a relaxing, tranquil and romantic ambience. It’s all about food, wine and relaxing pleasure.

Day 3: Worcester – Rawsonville

Olive tasting at Willow Creek Olive Estate

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and take a drive
to Willow Creek Olive Estate where one can enjoy the complete olive experience – from tree to table. Here you can only hear the sounds of birds and farm life. Visit the tasting room, nestled amongst olive trees with beautiful mountain views and enjoy the fresh air and goodness of nature.

Eat at Bosjes Spens

Chef Kim has created a casual menu with hearty breakfast, salads and light meals for lunch, as well as wholesome country-style pies and other delicious grab-to-go options. The shelves are stacked with an array of bottled goods like pickeld garlic, fig and almond jam, onion marmelade, freshly baked bread and pastries made by in-house pâtissier Chef Rafieq.

Gin tasting at Monk’s Gin Distillery

MONKS gins are handcrafted and double-distilled in small batch-
es using a hybrid artisanal still called ‘Jennifer’. Expect intensely flavour-forward botanicals, nine of them hand-picked and many endemic to the area. Combine with crystal-clear mountain waters and the result is a rewarding one, featuring ripples of citrus, berries and Cape Buchu.

Stayover at Pod Houses at Dwarsberg

Introducing, Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway’s new Luxurious four-sleeper Pod houses. Choose between 4 single beds or 2 king size beds, with each room equipped with an en-suite bathroom. Breath-taking views, overlooking mountains and vineyards, come free of charge!

Day 4: Robertson - McGregor

Robertson Wine Valley Safari

Experience unique wine tastings, delicious local cuisine, warm coun- try hospitality and stunning farmland scenery, the truly African way! Hop on-board the spacious open-air Safari vehicle as your convenient and fun means of transport. Visit a variety of wine and olive estates in the beautiful Robertson Wine Valley without the worry of driving. Rather sit back, relax and breath in the fresh countryside air while enjoying 360-degree views of rolling vineyards, blossoming orchards, olive groves and the magnificent mountains.

Hop-off and be spoiled for choice from wine-, MCC-, craft beer, whiskey, gin, grapa- and olive tastings to food and wine pairings, a lavender farming tour, a river cruise, cellar tours and amazing lunch spots.

Eat at Tebaldi's Restaurant

The fully licensed restaurant Tebaldi’s is situated in the Temenos gardens. Come and relax in the beautiful ambiance. Breakfast and lunch is served on the restaurant’s shaded patio overlooking the rose garden or in the sunny courtyard in front of the restaurant. In the eve- nings come and relax in the beautiful, elegant ambiance.

Viljoensdrift River Cruise

Trail your feet in the cool waters of the Breede River, while toasting the good life with a glass of Viljoensdrift wine on board their elegant flat-bottomed river boat named Uncle Ben 2.

Stayover at Yellowstone Cottages

Welcome to Yellowstone Cottages. The ideal place to stay when visit- ing the quaint village of McGregor and the surrounding wineries and towns. The two comfortable self-catering, country cottages are fully furnished and equipped. Each luxury cottage has a private entrance, vine-covered stoep, small garden, cosy fireplace and braai facilities.

Day 5: Montagu – Ashton

Flying Feet Bike Tours

Explore Montagu on a hand-painted Dutch-style town bike. Visitors can choose a vibrant town tour, an art tour or a combination of the two. You’ll be immersed in the lifestyle, history and heritage of this beautiful village. Share our triple love: Montagu, Art & Cycling.

Eat at Graze @ Excelsior

Come visit and enjoy one of the deli’s freshly baked ‘roosterbrood’ sandwiches with your choice of gourmet fillings. The traditional breads are baked every morning in a wood-fired oven and prepared using, where possible, local produce. The menu is changed on a monthly basis meaning that there is always something new for you to try.

Wine tasting at Platform 62

Platform 62 represents more than 60 cellars and offers over 750 wines and 16 distillers! Join the wine boutique for a tutored wine tast- ing and learn something new from the very knowledgeable staff. Visit the shop and allow the team to take you on a journey and discover some of the best wine estates in the Robertson wine valley, through their specialized tutored tastings. On offer includes the following - brandy pairing, gin with the shop's mixologist at the gin bar, wine, and liqueur tasting.

Stayover at Jonkmanshof Guesthouse

Jonkmanshof. A private escape, nestled in the small and picturesque Klein Karoo town of Montagu. The backdrop of captivating mountain views and manicured farm gardens enfold the Cape Dutch style her- itage house. Contemporary South African art lives with 18th century Cape furniture in the well preserved and fully restored interiors.