There is so much to see and experience in the picturesque Bo-Vallei, part of the Wellington wine route. Situated at the foot of Bainskloof Pass surrounded by mountain ranges it is a pleasure meandering along the route with its vine-cutting nurseries, orchards and vineyards.
The tasting room and cellar of Linton Park Wines is housed in the former outbuildings of the historic manor house. Wines tastings are free if you donate to their Streetsmart charity. Light lunches are served at the Uncorked eatery overlooking the stunning gardens. Taste their variety of wines while enjoying sweeping views of the Boland Mountains and Table Mountain in the distance. The farm is one of the most historic farms in the Winelands and was granted to French Huguenot Louis Fourie in 1699 by the then Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, Willem Adriaan van der Stel.
Doolhof Wine Estate is home to the internationally acclaimed Grand Dèdale Country House as well as Africamps, the first glamping spot in the Cape Winelands. Doolhof Wine Estate offers blissful seclusion amongst labyrinthine hills and vales, just below the historic Bainskloof Pass, making it a stellar destination in the Cape Winelands. Surrounded by breath-taking mountain and vineyard scenery visitors can enjoy two well marked walks along the riverbeds and noble grape varieties complementing the tasting experience of the outstanding, award winning wines, serviced in the light and airy tasting room.
Dunstone offers a complete winelands experience. Catch that homely feel with your breakfast, while viewing the amazing and majestic Hawequa Mountains. Don’t worry about the kids; they’ll probably be playing with Lego or climbing the kid’s wall. This family bistro on Dunstone estate, The Stone Kitchen, offers classic home-cooked dishes to enjoy with Dunstone’s cellar wines or a cup of delicious coffee. Awake to the sounds of the country, relax by the sun-drenched pools and soak up the inspiring mountain view in their various accommodation options.
Many mountain bike routes in the Cape Winelands claim to have the most amazing variety of routes, sublime single-track and a rich heritage. Welvanpas is no different, except that on this farm you really find that. Their MTB route was part of the Cape Epic routes in 2018 and will not disappoint. They have a coffee room which offers a traditional South African meal, tea and their well-known carrot cake.
Andreas wine estate is a hidden gem comprising 4.5 hectares of vineyards, an elegant eighteenth-century house and lush gardens. With a history dating back to the first Huguenot settlement in the valley, the estate forms part of the parcel of land originally granted to Barend Blum in 1699. Join in on a tasting of the dark and flavoursome Shiraz of Andreas and book yourself in their luxury accommodation in the manor house.
Au d’Hex Estate, which still trades as a working farm, offers guests the opportunity to experience the annual harvest during the summer months. But no matter when you visit, you will appreciate a heavenly experience of superior hospitality together with a slice of heritage in tranquillity, exclusivity and comfort. Another option is to enjoy breakfast or lunch on the vine-covered terrace overlooking the rose gardens and the dam, on the floating jetty with views of the mountains, or inside their restaurant.
Over time, the Bosman’s’ have grown to be a leading producer of Fairtrade wine from South Africa, devoted to responsible handcrafted wine. The eighth-generation farming clan are known for their highly ethical, fair-trade productions, and that genuine goodness comes through in their signature vinos. Discover their story of vine to wine at the estate itself. Be sure to call ahead and make an appointment for some sipping and sampling.
Langkloof Roses, a wedding venue estate, has a little hidden gem namely The Tea Room. Their stunningly decorated Tea Room boasts old school décor, light wood and visible beams. The atmosphere of this little haven is quaint and welcoming. Their food is delicious and their creamy coffees are insanely good. It is the perfect place to have some tea and a yummy sweet something, an ice-tea and a sandwich. Revive your taste buds with a selection of imported teas. Ranging from Chocolate-, Rose & Jasmine Queen Tea. Take a nostalgic journey at Langkloof Roses with a special tea tasting before taking a stroll through the rose garden featuring over 14 000 rose plants.
Val du Charron is a working wine farm that offers the full package to visitors. They have 4 and 5-star accommodation, a Spa, two restaurants, The Grillroom and Pizza Vista with amazing food and views to match. Pizza Vista with its stunning terrace and splash pad, is a family friendly Italian restaurant with the most stunning views. For finer dining you can opt to visit The Grillroom.
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