Finest Wine Farms within the Durbanville Wine Valley 2023

The great Durbanville wine farms within the rolling hills of this improbable wine-producing space are a improbable day journey from Cape City. Situated simply 30 kilometers from town heart Durbanville is an effective different to the wine farms of Constantia for wine tasting. See our detailed information to wine tasting from Cape City.

What wines ought to I style in Durbanville? – Durbanville is known for wonderful Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux blends, and Pinotage wines constructed from grapes grown on this cooler area near the Atlantic Ocean. 

Durbanville Wine Route Map
Durbanville Wine Route Map, De Grendel is nineteen km from Cape City, a couple of 25 minute drive on the N1 freeway, CLICK MAP for Google Maps of this map.

The Durbanville wine farms supply a number of the finest views of Desk Mountain obtainable, a superb backdrop for tasting some top-quality wines.

Situated within the coronary heart of wine nation with vineyards planted as early as 1702 Durbanville is likely one of the oldest wine-producing areas within the nation. On this article we take a look at how you can go wine tasting round Durbanville; the improbable wine farms, particular wines, some nice meals pairings, wonderful property eating places, and a few superior actions to not miss.

Should you’re planning to discover different areas of Cape Winelands don’t miss the well-known wine farms of Stellenbosch and discover out what to do in Franschhoek moreover wine tasting.

wine tasting Nitida
Superb cozy tasting between the wine barrels at Nitida.

Exploring espresso and wine whereas touring is a ardour for us, don’t miss our information to the finest espresso outlets in Cape City if you’re a caffeine junkie!

What wines ought to I style in Durbanville? – Durbanville is known for wonderful Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux blends, and Pinotage wines constructed from grapes grown on this cooler area. 

The Durbanville wine farms supply a number of the finest views of Desk Mountain obtainable, a superb backdrop for tasting some high quality wines.

Situated within the coronary heart of wine nation with vineyards planted as early as 1702 Durbanville is likely one of the oldest wine-producing areas within the nation. On this article we take a look at how you can go wine tasting round Durbanville; the improbable wine farms, particular wines, some nice meals pairings, wonderful property eating places, and a few superior actions to not miss.

Wine Excursions on the Durbanville Wine Route

 Wine Tasting Personal Tour by Durbanville Winelands Choose up at Cape City lodging.

– African Story Wine Tour is a well-liked, highly-rated wine tour within the Cape Winelands

  • Paarl, Franschhoek, and Stellenbosch
  • go to 4 completely different wineries
  • resort pickup, and round-trip transport from Cape City

Doing an organized wine tour clearly offers you much less freedom, however you may study rather a lot from a educated information, it is rather handy, and the largest benefit is you don’t want a delegated driver. Self-drive is the most typical method to discover the Durbanville wine route with restricted corporations providing wine excursions, however they’re obtainable.

Ideas for tasting within the Durbanville Wine Valley

  • Tasting venues get very busy on weekends and public holidays, we desire to go throughout the week.
  • The water within the space is brackish, some farms supply mineral water on the market, you should buy water, drink brackish water, or deliver your individual.
  • Share a tasting, in the event you simply wish to style the wines we discovered one tasting is a lot for 2 folks and we purchase a bottle of our favourite to take dwelling.
  • E-book your tasting if you’re a bunch, go tasting on a weekend or vacation, or you probably have a selected request.
  • Renting a automobile, or self-drive is the way in which to go within the valley. Our favourite automobile leases in Cape City
  • Attempt a number of the meals pairings, there are some fascinating meals pairings on completely different farms that deliver out distinctive traits from these wonderful wines.
  • Discover the property eating places, many of the farms have improbable eating places with wonderful views and top-quality meals.
  • Convey the children, a number of the farms cater to the entire household with large lawns, massive playgrounds, biking routes, and nice pizzas.
  • A number of the wine estates have dwell music over weekends, that is nice enjoyable with superior native bands enjoying exterior in a stupendous setting.

Durbanville Wine Farms

The wine areas of South Africa are outlined geographically by a Wine of Origin system that’s proven on the wine labels.  The Wine of Origin District ‘Cape City’ accommodates a complete of 30 wine farms and is split into the wards Durbanville, Constantia, Philadelphia, and Hout Bay. Wards divide wine-growing areas by distinctive terroir traits equivalent to local weather, panorama, and soil sort that have an effect on grape and wine high quality. There are 12 wine farms within the Durbanville ward.

Tasting room in the vineyards at Nitida
Tasting room within the vineyards at Nitida

Durbanville Hills

The award-winning Durbanville Hills wine property might be the best-known vineyard on the Durbanville wine route, positioned solely about 20 minutes drive from Cape City’s metropolis centre. The trendy tasting room with spectacular views of Desk Mountain and Desk Bay could be very in style providing about 100 000 tasting per yr.

Seven distinguished grape growers within the Durbanville district teamed up with Distell to construct the Durbanville Hills cellar and make their very own wines; in the present day they’re 9 companions. A few of these farms began producing grapes within the early 1700s, however the first classic of wine produced in Durbanville Hills was in 1999.

Chocolate and wine pairing at Durbanville Hills
Chocolate and wine pairing at Durbanville Hills

Wine Tasting at Durbanville Hills

The trendy tasting room has improbable views of Desk Mountain, Desk Bay, Robben Island, and Cape City. On a pleasant day tasting wine exterior is as nice as observing the vineyards of the Durbanville wine valley and the ocean. In winter the fireside inside makes it very cozy. The spectacular tasting room has floor-to-ceiling glass for viewing the cellar. The big venue incorporates the wine tasting space, restaurant, assembly rooms, and a store, with massive home windows and a balcony.

There are lots of kinds of tasting on supply right here, together with a wide range of meals and wine pairings. 

Award-winning wines to style – Durbanville Hills Collectors Reserve Cableway Chardonnay 2018, Durbanville Hills Collectors Reserve Cape Mist Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Durbanville Hills Caapmans Cabernet Merlot 2006

Durbanville Hills Wine Pairings

The Chocolate Wine Pairing – A chocolatier from Knysna created artisan sweets particularly to enrich the aroma, taste, and total mouthfeel of particular wines.

The Cheese pairing combines full-bodied wines with robust and flavorful cheeses. The Biltong pairing is a uniquely South African meals expertise. Biltong is a sort of cured meat from completely different origins, normally beef or recreation. This tasting pairs dried fruits and biltong with well-suited wines. 

Actions at Durbanville Hills

Desk Mountain Wine Safari – Throughout this wine-tasting tour you might be taken in a safari car on some winding routes round Desk Mountain on lesser-driven roads closed to the general public to some particular spots for excellent views of the ocean, mountains, and Cape City space tasting wines with a collection of snacks on the route. 

Cellar Excursions – a tour of the cellar is on the market together with a Crystal tasting.

For kids, Durbanville Hills has an out of doors youngsters’ play space, with a jungle health club and an enormous garden to run round and play whilst you take pleasure in your tasting. 

The restaurant at Durbanville Hills

The award-winning Durbanville Hills Vineyard Restaurant is called Tangram (the identify of a flagship wine made right here). Wonderful eating with spectacular views of Cape City exhibiting off at sundown.  The modern setting of Tangram restaurant affords stunning panoramic views of Desk Mountain, Desk Bay, and the vineyards of the Durbanville wine valley. E-book forward.

E-book a tasting or desk – Durbanville Hills +27 (0)21 558 1300

Durbanville Hills with Youngsters

Wine lovers don´t have to depart the children at dwelling. There’s a nice play space with swings, a big, trendy climbing body, and grass the place the children can play. Generally over weekends there may be dwell music on this out of doors space.  

Klein Roosboom

For a novel wine-tasting expertise on the Durbanville wine route don’t miss Klein Roosboom Wine Farm. The boutique vineyard describes itself as ‘Cape City’s best-kept secret’, I’m not going to argue with them. It’s tough to face out on this wine route; blessed with wonderful terroir, many farms producing phenomenal wines, loads of nice views of Desk Mountain, distinctive wine-tasting rooms and plenty of high-quality eating places. The wine tasting in previous cement fermentation tanks become personal little tasting rooms, fantastically adorned is a very particular expertise at this wine farm. They lengthen the distinctive expertise to Jéan Restaurant the place you may have a desk set contained in the vineyards of Klein Roosboom.

Tasting wine in one of many ‘wine caves’ at Klein Roosboom.

Wine tasting at Klein Roosboom

We actually loved the wines made by Karin De Villiers, winemaker and proprietor at Klein Roosboom vineyard. A lot of the wines had been named after a member of the family with letters written to that particular particular person as again labels, take a while to learn them, it’s very nice. If you need one thing to nibble on there are some good platters obtainable, you can even order a picnic basket for two full of goodies to take pleasure in someplace on this stunning property.

Wine Tasting at Klein Roosboom, one thing distinctive!

The wines at Klein Roosboom are nice, however the star of the tasting was the expertise of the personal tasting within the previous fermentation tank uniquely adorned. Every room is an previous concrete wine vat transformed into a surprising little tasting room. You may nonetheless expertise the wine and see and really feel previous wine crystallization on the partitions.

Each room is uniquely adorned with a unique theme. Apart from the wine tank rooms there are tables inside and outdoors for tasting. The tasting was effectively offered by the pleasant, educated workers. It will get busy on weekends and in season, so if you’d like a comfortable personal wine-tasting room at these instances guide your Klein Roosboom wine-tasting forward.

Award-winning wines to style – Klein Roosboom Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Jean Deli

The situation and magnificence of this glass constructing within the vineyards of Klein Roosboom is beautiful. Named after Karin’s late husband, the décor is imaginative and relaxed, and evaluations of Chef Lorianne Heyns and her crew’s dishes and creativity are improbable. The restaurant focuses on native, farm-fresh, and natural produce. There are some tables and umbrellas within the winery which might be an amazing expertise to sit down and luxuriate in a glass of wine or meals from the restaurant.

Issues to do at Klein Roosboom Vineyard

Go on a Get together Bike Journey – the bike is definitely a 12-seat automobile with a mixture of pedal energy and an electrical motor. Cruising by the winery for two hours you may take a snack field or some wine and there will probably be a number of tasting factors on the cruise.

Convey the children -Klein Roosboom has a pleasant play space with a jungle health club and slide that lands in a sandpit 

Make a booking- Klein Roosboom

Wine Tasting Room+27 (0)60 877 2678 JÉAN Deli +27 (0)79 693 9646

De Grendel

In relation to wonderful views of Desk Mountain, seeing our favourite mountain behind the vineyards of the Durbanville wine valley from the wine farm De Grendel was our primary selection. This stunning venue remains to be an actual farm, driving to the tasting room you move cattle grazing on flower-strewn meadows. De Grendel is blessed with sea views, cool ocean breezes, and misty nights; excellent situations for producing top-quality Sauvignon Blanc wines. Among the finest wine farms within the coronary heart of the Durbanville wine valley. 

view from De Grendel
Superb view of Desk Mountain tasting wine on the stoep of De Grendel.

Wine Tasting at De Grendel

Wine Tasting at De Grendel Wine Property is a good expertise. The relaxed, however upmarket ambiance and pleasant, educated workers create an amazing environment for wine tasting. The wines are improbable. De Grendel has two tasting areas, a stupendous tasting room with massive home windows, in addition to a beautiful deck, each supply wonderful views of Desk Mountain.

I can suggest the flagship tasting, the ‘Op die berg’ Chardonnay and the ‘Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc’ had been improbable and effectively priced (we took a Koetshuis dwelling) and don’t miss the Rubayat Bordeaux mix.

Award-winning wines to style – De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2018, De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2019, De Grendel Op die Berg Pinot Noir 2017, De Grendel Rubaiyat 2016 (Pink Mix)

Open for tasting – Monday to Saturday: 9 am to five pm, Sunday and Public Holidays: 10 am to 4 pm

De Grendel Restaurant

The De Grendel restaurant is a highly-rated wonderful eating restaurant. The inside of the restaurant is gorgeous providing beautiful views by massive home windows, chef Ian Bergh is seen from behind the glass in his kitchen. Dishes are all designed to enrich wines of their wonderful vary and are ready from regionally sourced elements. The menu adjustments usually based mostly on the provision of native farm-sourced elements.

For lunch, select from the two- or three-course choices, with optionally available wine pairings.

The favored restaurant is commonly absolutely booked weeks forward. The spectacular view of Desk Mountain from this prestigious wine farm is to not be missed!

Reservation really helpful – Tel: 021 558 6280 Bookings De Grendel


Meerendal wine property is one among just a few wine farms in South Africa that may declare it has been bottling wine underneath the present identify of the property for greater than 50 years. The farm is greater than 300 years previous and the primary grape vines had been planted right here in 1714. Till 1969 all of the wine nonetheless went into anonymous barrels on the KWV cooperative cellar. In 1969 Shiraz and Pinotage was bottled underneath the Meerland model. Meerendal was one of many first farms to plant Pinotage and in the present day they produce Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Shiraz, Merlot, and Pinot Noir grapes and wines.

The tasting room at Meerendal
The tasting room at Meerendal

There’s a lot to do at Meerendal property, it options two eating places, a wine tasting room, some wonderful mountain biking, and path working trails, and even a wine academy!

Wine Tasting at Meerendal

Meerendal has a small tasting room, with some tasting tables and a bar space, out of doors seating is feasible. The tasting was effectively offered. There are two tasting choices obtainable.

Award-winning wines to style – Meerendal Intensio Pinotage 2017, Meerendal Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Eating places at Meerendal

 Meerendal has Bossa Nova on the farm! This can be a in style franchise restaurant with an amazing social vibe. Pizzas, burgers, steaks and extra. This Bossa has an amazing breakfast menu. The tables exterior are an amazing spot to eat or drink a cocktail, there’s a pleasant jungle health club on the grass for teenagers. 

Mountain Bike and Working Trails

Meerendal is dwelling to a variety of extremely popular mountain bike trails for all ranges. Worldwide occasions just like the Cape Epic have been hosted right here. The paths are graded from simple to medium and are designed and marked for various ability ranges. The routes take 1-2 hours to finish relying in your tempo.

There are three working trails at Meerendal with a mixed distance of 9km.

The favored 5 km Parkrun takes place at Meerendal on Saturdays (2023).

Meerendal Wine Academy

Enter the Meerendal Wine Academy for an introduction to the wine-making course of. Expertise all elements of winemaking from the winery to the cellar, study from the winemaker, and do official wine-tasting programs.

Lodging at Meerendal

Meerendal Boutique Lodge – Keep on this luxurious 4-star resort with a stupendous, massive room and loos. Nice location – easy accessibility to the wine lands and the western coast seashores, Cape City and the V&A Waterfront, and the Cape City Worldwide Airport (shuttle for choose up obtainable).


The boutique vineyard Canto is the newest addition to the Durbanville Wine Route and solely opened its doorways promoting its personal wine in January 2018. The farm is well-known for producing wonderful MCCs (champagne) and we had been wanting ahead to the famend MCC and macaron pairing, a novel wine tasting expertise. 

Canto is an superior place to go over weekends, go for a picnic on their large garden, order a scrumptious pizza, or go for an MCC and macaron tasting!

MCC Macaron pairing Canto
Scrumptious MCC/Macron pairing at Canto

The tasting room appears to be like like a white chapel in the midst of an enormous garden surrounded by vineyards. Canto is positioned on the Vissershok highway subsequent to Meerendal.

Winetasting at Canto

The trendy tasting room is fashionable and cozy with a bar and lounge space furnished with snug couches, tasting tables, and chairs, with the vineyard within the background. There are two tasting choices at Canto, the MCC tasting with 4 MCCs and their commonplace wine tasting with a mixture of 5 pink and white wines. From the nonetheless wines, Canto produces a superb wooded Chardonnay and a really good full-bodied Merlot.

We don’t usually style MCC so evaluating the 4 Canto MCCs was a little bit of a novelty. Clearly, we needed to do the MCC/macaron pairing. First tasting the MCCs on their very own our favourite was the bizarre Shiraz MCC with clear raspberry aromas. The Chardonnay/Pinot Noir MCC was one other favourite, with extra richness with some strawberry flavors.

Our favourite pairing was the Chardonnay/Pinot Noir MCC and the Salted Caramel macaron. The macaron is scrumptious and brings out the richness of the MCC. After this pairing, we purchased a bottle of the Chardonnay/Pinot Noir MCC and can purchase salted caramel macarons when now we have one thing particular to rejoice!

The tasting room has a deli fridge stocked with a wide range of cheeses, chilly meats, and condiments to construct your individual platter for the tasting room.

Award-winning wines to style – Canto Merlot 2018

Picnic at Canto

Canto has an enormous garden, the right place for picnics which can be found on Saturdays and Sundays. They provide a build-your-own picnic possibility on the deli with a wide range of cheeses, chilly meats, condiments, and extra To picnic at Canto a minimal buy from the deli for R180 (2023) is required (excluding wine and beverage purchases). Ten spots can be found with a most of 4 folks per picnic spot, that is on a first-come first-served foundation.


Nitida is an award-winning boutique vineyard recognized for its wonderful Sauvignon Blanc wines solely established in 1990, one of many youngest wineries within the Durbanville wine area. The farm has produced some award-winning Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon wines in addition to wonderful reds with award-winning Merlot and Pinot Noir vintages.

Evaluating 4 completely different Sauvignon Blanc wines in a sensory tasting at Nitida with some aroma sensory parts. Even on this image you may see an enormous distinction between the wines made in several kinds.

Nitida Wines are named after the flower, Protea Nitida, which grows within the endangered Renosterveld Flora. The native flora is essential to Bernard and Peta Veller which incorporate the endangered vegetation into their stunning, rigorously designed labels.

Wine Tasting at Nitida

Tasting here’s a distinctive expertise on the Durbanville wine route, you are feeling a part of the wine-making course of. The tasting space is small and inside a cellar surrounded by wine barrels the place workers are tasting, mixing, and occurring with their wine-making duties. 

There are three tasting choices; a basic tasting), an artisanal tasting of 4 costlier and restricted wines, and a Sauvignon Sensory Tasting.

The Sauvignon Blanc Tasting at Nitida 

We did the Sauvignon Blanc Sensory Tasting, it was a enjoyable expertise. You get to style 4 of Nitida’s award-winning Sauvignon Blanc wines and get a goodie basket crammed with an assortment of parts you may sniff and even style to awaken your senses. We performed round with the dried fruits, flowers, herbs, spices,s and different parts, exploring the wines for an hour or so, an amazing thought in Sauvignon Blanc nation. Our host was pleasant and educated, however we’d have most popular labeled parts and extra steering to show it into a greater studying expertise.

Award-winning wines to style – Nitida Golden Orb 2018 (Sauvignon Blanc), Nitida Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Nitida Wild Little one 2018 (Sauvignon Blanc), Nitida Semillon 2018

Eating places at Nitida

There are two eating places owned and managed by Warren Swaffield on the property, Cassia Restaurant and Tables at Nitida. 

Cassia serves a various menu described as ‘modern, rustic delicacies’. E-book a Desk

Tables at Ntida is a household bistro, that prepares easy meals utilizing regionally produced and sourced elements that complement the delicacies. 

Bookings – Contact Nitida Wine Cellar +27 21 976 1467 Tables at Nitida +27 21 975 9357

For the children – Tables at Nitida has a jungle health club and swings for teenagers to play. The property additionally affords an interactive tasting expertise for youngsters that may be enjoyable. 


Sharing a cheese platter and tasting wonderful wine at an amazing venue we actually cherished the wine farm D’Aria. The farming historical past of this land goes again about 300 years, D’Aria was nonetheless established in 1998 and the primary wine classic was produced ten years later. Right now the wines produced right here by winemaker Rudi von Waltsleben are high notch with a number of award-winning whites and reds. They delight themselves on wonderful terroir, minimal dealing with of the grapes, and doing the vinification course of by hand so far as doable. The situation is gorgeous with an open Tasting Room that overlooks a small dam and fountain from the rear deck. There are a number of bench tables underneath the timber on the grass subsequent to the water. The environment within the tasting room is nice, it’s a self-help setup.

wine tasting D'Aria
Having fun with a cheese platter with our wine tasting underneath the Poplar timber at D’Aria.

You may take pleasure in good burgers and a wine tasting on the wood deck between tall timber overlooking the dam.

Wine tasting at D’Aria

The tasting is served one glass at a time on the counter contained in the tasting room, we loved our tasting underneath the poplar timber with a cheese platter. Rudi, proprietor, and winemaker, is a music man and lots of the wine’s names are music-related. From the Premium Vary, we actually loved the Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot with wealthy pink fruit (we took a bottle dwelling). The wooded Sauvignon Blanc ‘The Following’ is one thing completely different.

What is occurring at DÁria – D’Aria Vineyard hosts a wide range of seasonal occasions from tastings with the winemaker, to dwell music live shows, meals and wine experiences, and extra.

Award-winning wines to style – D’Aria Songbird Sauvignon Blanc 2018, D’Aria Wild Factor Sauvignon Blanc 2019, D’Aria Soprano Shiraz 2018

Eating places at D’Aria

D´Aria is dwelling to three eating places, on this picturesque farm. Patina, the Terrace and Botany. Patina is a excessive finish steakhouse specializing in wonderful high quality beef, off target there may be nice wine to pair it with.  The Terrace at D’Aria is an off-the-cuff restuarant with an indoor and out of doors setting. A diverse menu with nice sushi,  grilled salmon, steaks to good salads. Botany is an excessive finish cocktail lounge at D’Aria serving a wide range of Tapas.


The farm Maastricht was established in 1702 producing grapes for a few years however producing wines underneath the Maastricht label solely began just lately. The early Dutch settlers named the farm Maastricht as a result of the clay soils reminded them of their hometown with the identical identify. We had an amazing tasting and I’ll suggest you go to the brand new tasting amenities at this stunning wine farm. The Louw household has been making wine right here since 1982, establishing the Maastricht wine farm in 2010. The farm is planted with about 100 hectares of vineyards, primarily Sauvignon Blanc, Pinotage, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon with a small block of Pinot Noir.

Wine tasting at Maastricht

The doorway to the tasting space is very nice with a flower-filled path main as much as the previous barn that has been transformed right into a tasting room. The brand new exterior tasting space overlooking the vineyards is ideal for a summer season day and we loved our tasting right here. We loved the Maastricht Pinotage 2018, with pink fruits, black cherry, and an enormous juicy mouthfeel. For a pleasant Sauvignon Blanc at this little boutique vineyard take a look at the Maastricht The Contour Sauvignon Blanc 2022. Some gentle meals or snacks can be found for buy on the tasting room.

Award-winning wines to style: Maastricht Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Maastricht Pinot Noir 2017

Bookings Maastricht wine tastings for a non-public tasting for teams of two to fifteen folks. 021 976 1995

Maastricht tasting room
The gorgeous entrance to the Maastricht tasting room


Bloemendal Wine Property has a wealthy historical past and was established in 1702 and is likely one of the largest wine farms within the Durbanville space, stretching into the Kanonberg Mountains. The primary wine cellar on Bloemendal was in-built 1920, however the farm was solely registered as a wine property in 1987. A producer of high quality award-winning wines, finest recognized for wonderful Sauvignon Blancs typical for the Durbanville wine valley. The favored household restaurant, Bon Amis is positioned on the property. This can be a very family-friendly venue with sprawling lawns, a jungle health club for the children, a biking monitor, wooden wood-fired pizza oven, and even kiddies juice and ice cream tasting!

We loved the Nougat and wine pairing at Bloemendal.

Wine tasting at Bloemendal

Bloemendal has an in depth vary of wines you may style and affords some fascinating meals pairings. The small tasting room and terrace are good for wine tasting, however there may be not a lot of a view from the tasting heart. Don’t mis the Suider Terras Sauvignon Blanc. We loved the wine and nougat pairing, it actually one thing completely different and fascinating. The Sally Williams Nougats had been all improbable, I cherished the Macadamia nougat paired with a barrel-fermented and aged Chardonnay (2016), for us the nougat accentuated caramel and hazelnut tones within the wine that we cherished. One other fascinating pairing is the wine and ice cream pairing consisting of three wines paired with ice lotions from Nina’s Ice Cream. 

Award-winning wines to style – Bloemendal Waterlily Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Bloemendal Restaurant

The favored household restaurant Bon Amis perched on a hill has improbable panoramic views of the vineyards within the Durbanville wine valley, Desk Mountain, and Lions Head. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bon Amis has a whole lot of potential with an incredible venue wood-fired pizzas and freshly made sushi. 

Issues To Do at Bloemendal

Do you’re keen on out of doors actions? Bloemendal is dwelling to the superior Biosport mountain bike trails for all ability ranges. Biosport is a mountain biking cycle monitor located on the property additionally they present bike rent and host biking occasions. The Bloemendal and Hillcrest trails are a community of numerous trails within the stunning Durbanville hills providing the rider a collection of trails, nice bounce runs, and flowing picturesque trails. Open 8 am – 5 pm Monday to Sunday

Bookings – Bloemendal 

Convey the children – There’s a large jungle health club in a sand pit at Bon Amis restaurant. Many youngsters benefit from the mountain bike trails, keep in mind to deliver a helmet!


Altydgedacht Property is likely one of the oldest farms in South Africa, a household farm established in 1698. The historic farm has been within the Parker household for since 1852, a legacy spanning six generations. You may really feel the historical past within the 300-year-old cellar with its white-washed partitions. 

Wines at Altydgedacht

Altydgedacht makes some improbable wines, some uncommon cultivars, and kinds for this a part of the world. We loved the Italian selection Barbera, not usually seen round right here with berry and licorice aromas, an amazing pink wine to not miss. They provide an amazing dry Gewurztraminer with Turkish delight and rose petal aromas. Dry Gewurztraminer is one other wine that isn’t quite common, we cherished this wine and acquired a bottle. The Outdated Vine Chennin Blanc 2018 is a terroir-driven wine constructed from 46-year-old single winery vines. A singular Chennin with numerous apple and citrus notes and hints of oak, it was matured in French oak. 

Tasting hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 to 16:00, Sunday and Monday: Closed

Buying wine at Altydgedacht
Shopping for wine at Altydgedacht

Lodging close to the Durbanville Wine Route

When selecting lodging search for effectively rated locations with many evaluations. The next amenities are all effectively rated, lower than 10km drive from the Durbanville Wine Route with good evaluations. I’ll suggest that you simply learn some evaluations earlier than reserving a spot.

Funds Lodging

Mid Vary


Wine tasting Durbanville – how does it work?

The wine farms on the Durbanville wine route that provide wine tasting all have a devoted tasting room with effectively educated workers to let you know in regards to the wines and help you with the tasting. We discovered the tastings right here price a bit greater than on another wine routes, however consists of extra wines. This is a vital reality to contemplate when planning your route, in the event you self drive I’ll suggest no more than 3 farms on a day. We regularly share a tasting between the 2 of us, for the reason that quantity they pour is ample for 2 folks to style and have by no means encountered a farm having an issue with this. Following the tasting we normally purchase a bottle of our favourite to take pleasure in with a braai or some sushi again dwelling. 

Durbanville is positioned about half-hour drive from Cape City, the farms are usually not far aside (take a look at our Wine Farm Map) and self drive is the most typical method to discover the realm.

The rolling hills of the Durbanville Wine Valley.

Journey Sources for Cape City

Must hire a automobile in Cape City? discover the Finest automobile rental offers

Staying in Cape City for some time? The Durbanville Wine Valley is likely one of the many excellent weekend getaways from town.

Take pleasure in mountain climbing? – The Lions Head Hike is a should do!

Discover out extra about one of the best scenic drive in Cape City!

For a number of the finest eating places and wine farms in SA don`t miss Wine Tasting in Franschhoek!

The world-famous Backyard Route is the preferred highway journey in South Africa and now we have pushed this route many instances, take a look at our spotlight of the Backyard Route for well-known spots to not miss in addition to some lesser-known locations you may thank us for later 🙂

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