Our New Wine Walk
We are delighted to introduce our new wine walk.
the afternoon arrive at Cascade Manor (Paarl area) where you will
have a whisky-tasting at 18h00. Dinner, bed and breakfast.
am start: Start walking up the slopes behind the waterfall to Buffet
Olive groves, where you will be met by John Scrimger, manager of the
estate, who will give you a brief informative talk on olive farming.
Proceed through the buchu fields and fynbos to Kleinbosch Koppie
with its stunning views and descend to the contour. Stop at
Olyfenhout forest garden for a picnic lunch. Walk past more olive
groves and vineyards to Imbuko Cellar for a wine-tasting. After
lunch walk to Diemersfontein through more buchu fields and the
Uitkyk vineyards. Wine-tasting at Diemersfontein. Check in for the
night. (Dinner, bed and breakfast.)
am start: Start walking along the historic Trekpad to the Horseshoe
to Welvanpas (Jacques Smit) where you will have a wine-tasting on
the front stoep. Walk past the guava and plum orchards accompanied
by the farmer who will tell you about farming practices. After a
port tasting in the vineyard, he will demonstrate grafting methods
in the vine plantations. You then walk to Welgegund Estate for a
wine-tasting. Then continue to Alkmaar for a tasting and lunch.
Proceed through more vineyards to your next guest house – a choice
of Monte Video, 5 Mountains, Oude Wellington, Val du Charron or
Bovlei Valley Retreat. Dinner, bed and breakfast. (You may indicate
your preferred first or second choice of guest house for this night,
if you so wish.)
Shuttle fetches you and transports you to Vrugbaar. Proceed upwards
against the slopes of the Groenberg Mountain. Pay a visit to Anna
Cillie at her manor house at Onverwacht for an interesting talk on
the history of the farm and their products. Proceed along a
magnificent scenic route along the mountain. Carry on through the
vineyards of Arauna where you will have an interesting talk and
tasting of their products. And then on to lunch at Langkloof Roses.
After lunch it’s a mere stroll to your final wine-tasting of the
tour, at Mischa. Shuttle will fetch you to take you back to your
cars at Cascade Manor. Walk ends at approximately 16:30.
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