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Wellington Wine Walk 2  – The new option (2 days 2-3 nights)

Arrival Day 

Check-in at Cascade Manor Guest House (Paarl area) anytime after 14:00. Your guides will meet you on the front verandah at 17:30 for a short briefing. At 18:00 you will have an olive oil tasting. Dinner, bed and breakfast at Cascade Manor. Cascade Manor

Walk Day One:  (12KM)

08:00 am start: Start walking up the slopes behind the waterfall to Buffet Olive groves, here you will have an informative talk on olive farming. Proceed through the buchu fields and fynbos up onto Kleinbosch Koppie with its stunning views. Descend to the contour path and down to Imbuko cellar on the farm Uitkyk. Here you will stop for lunch and a wine-tasting of Imbuko wines. After lunch walk to Diemersfontein through more buchu fields and the Uitkyk vineyards. Check in for the night at Diemersfontein Country Estate. 18:00 Wine-tasting at Diemersfontein. (Dinner, bed and breakfast.)

 Level: Moderate, some uphills and downhills.

Walk Day Two:  (15KM)

08:00 am start: Walk up along the Diemersfontein boundary. Walk along the historic Trekpad to the “Horseshoe” Road. Proceed to Welvanpas (Jacques Smit) where you will have a wine-tasting on their front stoep. Walk through the guava and plum orchards accompanied by the farmer who will tell you about farming practices. After a port tasting in the vineyard you say good bye to the Smits. Continue your walk to Alkmaar or Oude Wellington for a tasting and lunch. After lunch you will continue your walk to the start of the historic Bains Kloof pass. From here you are shuttled back to your cars.

Should you be staying a 3rd night................ Proceed through the vineyards to your next overnight stop in the Bovlei Valley. Guest houses, Monte Video Guest House(on the outskirts of Wellington), Val du Charron and Dunstone Country House.. (Dinner, bed and breakfast.)

Level: Easy, level trails.Wine tasting in Wellington

Walk Day Three: BOVLEI TO GROENBERG (12KM)

Your guides will meet you to start the day with a walk to Vrugbaar where you’ll pay a visit to Anna Cillie at her manor house for an interesting talk on the history of the farm and their products. Proceed upwards against the slopes of the Groenberg mountain enjoying the magnificent scenery along the route. Drop down into the valley for a wine tasting at Bosman Family Vineyards. After the tasting you will have a short walk up the hill to Arauna where you will have an interesting talk and tasting of their products (sauces, mustards, tapenades, dessert toppings etc) and then continue your walk to Mischa Estate for lunch and your final wine tasting.The shuttle will wait for you and take you back to Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate where your walk ends.

Level: Short, uphill, level.

Optional extra night

An optional extra night’s accommodation at the end of your walk is a popular choice, particularly for groups from afar, as it allows you to relax and really enjoy your last night together before heading back home – not to mention the luxury of having a bit of a ‘lie-in’ the next morning!

Please contact us if you wish to get a quote for the extra night.

 

 
 
Contact Details
Email: info@winewalk.co.za

Elaine Wegelin - Phone +27 83 235 5570
Katrin Steytler - Cell +27 82 335 8132

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