One of the best ways to completely immerse yourself in the Cape Winelands in South Africa is by staying on a beautiful wine farm. Waking up overlooking the vineyards is
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Nestled in stone with maturing Pinot Noir below, the Haute Cabrière tasting room is the perfect platform to indulge in our wines from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In summer, take in the unique view of the Franschhoek Valley, whilst in winter enjoy tastings next to our fireplace.
One of the few examples of primeval forest left in South Africa. Noted for its rare trees. Bushpig, red and blue and grey duiker, banded and slender mongoose and velvet monkey occur. Both species of mamba and python are to be found. Trails through the forest are conducted by the Umhlanga centre of the Wildlife Society. This is a private reserve and permission to visit must be obtained.
The walk to the 27th tee takes one through an ecological area that is a riot of colour at certain times of the year. Look out for sunbirds. Definite risk and reward Par 5 with a generously wide Fairway to the advantage of the long hitter. The lateral hazards left and right and the divided Fairway make calculated tactical decisions necessary. The two-tier, well bunkered Green makes a great finish to a splendid golf hole.
There are many ways to see the Cape Winelands, with its brilliant colours, craggy mountains and maniucured vineyards, but none as exciting and unique as riding in a hot air balloon.
Iona is the coolest vineyard in the Cape, 420m above sea-level, high above the picturesque Elgin Valley.
Iona is surrounded by the Kogelberg Nature Reserve and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean in the South. In a country where cool sites are precious, these vineyards are like gold — the grapes ripening up to two months later than other Cape vineyards and in perfect balance.
Best suited grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux/Shiraz, Northern Rhone, Sauvignon Blanc
Spend a couple of minutes relaxing on the platforms while your guides enthusiastically explain the ecology of the forest – pointing out different trees and the magnificent giant ferns way below. The bird life is incredible.
Kenilworth Karting, behind Access Park in Kenilworth , delivers a top quality product to its customers – a fast, well-built track, high-quality, regularly maintained karts, electronic timing and results printouts and above all, a modern, clean racing environment. But be warned, most of our customers are regulars who come along to Kenilworth Karting again and again. So, once you have tasted the thrill of an actual race, prepare yourself for more and more.
There are no mechanical or electrical aspects to the walk and the gentle gradients easily raise visitors to over 12 metres above ground. The overall length of the walk is 130 meters, there are educational boards along the walk,(access is from either end).
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain.
At Kitesurfing Langebaan & Cape Town we offer a wide variety of courses, catering for everybody’s needs, from the beginner to advanced kite surfer.
This coastal golf course in the village of Kleinmond is situated in the Overstrand, in the Overberg Region and forms part of the famous Whale Coast. It is considered one of the hidden treasures of the Western Cape. Whilst walking the fairways one can often see whales playing in the bay, notably from July to October.
Wine farm Klein Constantia is dating back to 1685 and described as one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates, Klein Constantia is set amidst ancient trees on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg, with views across False Bay.
Our dedicated team will be on hand to assist in all aspects of your activity to ensure your day runs smoothly. You can be assured that for prestige, quality and flexibility there is no other South African venue that can match Kyalami.
La Motte’s completely redesigned and refurbished tasting facility, featuring a large fireplace for cosy winter tastings, has been highly commended for the inviting and friendly ambiance.
The Lion and Safari Park is home to a vast selection of indigenous species such as Lion (Brown and White), Cheetah, Hyena (Brown, Spotted and Striped), Leopard (including black leopard), Wild Dogs, Sable antelope, Kudu, Nyala to mention only a few.
Swaziland is definitely an adventure hub of southern Africa, and Big Game Parks is no exception. With Mlilwane being Swaziland’s Outdoor Lover’s Paradise, and combining Hlane and Mkhaya, what more can we say. Besides Mlilwane being a beautiful MTB playground, it is also a great launch pad to the region, extending the cycling opportunity ten-fold.
The route entails cycling along quiet private farm roads up where riders are rewarded with panoramic views of the Winelands from a breathtaking viewpoint.
The kids will be enthralled as they ride through the seemingly never-ending winding trail, weaving through old buildings, through the trees, around or over obstacles and returning back to the start where they no doubt will want to do it all over again..!
It’s the smooth bouquet that counts – drink Muratie wines made from the finest grapes, ripened in the South African sun. Every drop in your glass is full of flavour and strength, it gladdens the heart and loosens the tongue.
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