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Wellington Wine Walk  – The original (4 days 4 nights)

Arrival Day 

Check-in at Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate just outside Wellington any time after 14:00. (DBB). See directions. Meet your guides here for a walk briefing, followed by your first wine tasting. Diemersfontein Wine Estate

Walk Day One:  BUCHU AND OLIVE TRAIL (14KM)

Day One of your Wellington Wine Walk starts early. Your guides will come to the Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate car park to collect you. You will be taken by tractor and trailer from Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate to the foot of the original Du Toit’s Kloof Pass. Walk uphill for about 45 minutes and then stroll along contour paths through the forest and fynbos. Then walk downhill through the biggest and oldest buchu and olive farms in the country and proceed to the impressive Cascade Country Manor for lunch. After lunch visit their lovely waterfall – a popular site for wedding photographs. The afternoon walk involves walking through more olive groves to Druk-my-Niet for a well-deserved wine-tasting. Finally cross the road to Augusta Kleinbosch, where you will check in for the night (DBB).

Level: Moderate, some uphills but mostly level and downhill.

Walk Day Two: KUIER TRAIL (16KM)

("Kuier" means having a relaxed and sociable visit. In this case we visit some very innovative farms.)Hildenbrand Wine Estate

Your guides will come to Augusta Kleinbosch to collect you. Hike uphill for about 45 minutes through vineyards. Walk along a contour path around a koppie and past some interestingly shaped granite rocks. Proceed on to the top of the hill for a presentation on the healing properties of Buchu and vine propagation (“stokkies”), while taking in the panoramic view all around you. Taste some of Elsabe’s delicious olive products and pinotage jam. After a good kuier proceed on to Hildenbrand Estate for a wine-tasting accompanied by a light lunch. From here hike through more vineyards to your next guest house: Dunstone Country House; Val du Charron or Monte Video (DBB) – depending on availability.

Level: Moderate, a few uphills, mostly level.

Walk Day Three: BOVLEI WINE TRAIL (9KM)

Your guides will meet you and take you by shuttle up to the old tunnel on Bain's Kloof Pass (half way up the pass) from where you will start walking down on a steep farm track through the fynbos and vineyards to the Doolhof Estate for your first wine tasting. Walk on to Welvanpas (where Piet Retief, the Voortrekker, lived as a child) for your second wine-tasting accompanied by a light lunch. Proceed  through the Bovlei valley, past the vine nurseries. The shuttle will collect you to take you to a final wine-tasting at Bosman’s Family Vineyards restored state of the art wine–cellar at Lelienfontein. The shuttle will wait for you meet you and take you back to Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate where your days walk ends.

Level: Downhill and level, easy hiking.

Walk Day Four: GROENBERG TRAIL (12KM) Langkloof Roses

Option A

Your guides will meet you to start your walk in the Bovlei Valley. You will head up the hill to Twyfeling and proceed upwards against the slopes of Groenberg. As one gains altitude the views become increasingly breath-taking.  You continue around the foothills and go down through Linton Park Estate. From there a short walk takes you to the Langkloof Rose farm for lunch. After lunch you follow a vineyard trail to the tasting facility of Mischa farm for your last wine tasting. From here you are shuttled back to Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate where your walk ends.

Level: Uphill for about two hours with plenty of photo stops to catch your breath, then downhill and level.

Option B

Your guides will meet you to start your walk in the Bovlei Valley. You will head up the hill through Twyfeling farm with its beautiful historic farmstead. Continue up the valley through the vineyards to another historic farm, Nabygelegen, belonging to James McKenzie for another wine tasting.  After the tasting you will head down the valley and across several wine farms towards the historic Bainskloof Pass. Continue down for a while and cross over to Oude Wellington for a leisurely lunch and an optional brandy tasting. The shuttle will collect you here and  take you to Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate where your walk ends.

Level: Uphill for about two hours with plenty of photo stops to catch your breath, then downhill and 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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