Unearth wine route gems in South Africa

South Africa is sprawling with expansive and breathtaking wine routes. From the Constantia Wine Route in the Western Cape to the Vaal Wine Route in Gauteng, your options are endless. Look hard enough and you’ll discover that there’s more to wine routes than just vino – there are also little-known spots that are waiting to be explored.

Travel along the Constantia Wine Route and head over Constantia Neck to discover the Silvermist Vineyards. Don’t just swirl their superb wine, wander between the natural fynbos or gaze in amazement at the scenic slopes of the Constantiaberg Mountains – dare yourself and go ziplining through the mountain peaks and valleys with SA Forest Adventures. To say it’s fun is an understatement – let’s go with exhilarating!

Sure, the whole point of a wine route experience is to relax, enjoy the scenery and of course sip on award-winning wines. But why not live on the edge and try something different? At the Vaal River Meander Wine Route, there’s an option to take a speedboat trip between Stonehaven, Emerald Resort & Casino and Riverside Sun.

The Western Cape is known for its centuries-old wine estates, but KwaZulu-Natal has something to boast about too – the Abingon Wine Estate. It’s not as old but definitely mature – just like its wine. A 20-minute drive en route to Nottingham Road awaits an experience of a lifetime – hot air ballooning. Enjoy the ride with Gift Experience South Africa and get a bird’s eye view of the Natal Midlands.

En route from Cape Town along the Atlantic Seaboard to one of many wine estates in Constantia, such as Eagle’s Nest Wine Estate, drive through Chapman’s peak and experience unbelievable views of the Atlantic Ocean. There are many spots you can turn off into to capture that perfect moment.

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