At the foot of Bain’s Kloof Pass lies the ‘Bo-Vallei’ (‘upper valley’) flanked by the Limietberg mountain range on one side and the Groenberg on the other side. Limietberg Nature Reserve has nine different hiking trails though fynbos terrain and there are also numerous scenic driving routes in and around Wellington. Meander through the Bo-Vallei Meander its vine-cutting nurseries, orchards and vineyards by car or bicycle.
Andreas Wines is for lovers of red wine. They only produce shiraz and an award-winning one at that! Visits, wine tastings and cellar tours are exclusive and by appointment only.
Originally part of the 260-year-old cellar, the tasting room at Bosman Family Vineyards welcomes guests with beautifully kept grounds and truly spectacular wines. As part of the tasting experience, guests may wander through the cellar.
At Doolhof Wine Estate you experience an award-winning, working farm that is ideal for families and suited to all ages. Activities on the estate include a 5km vineyard hike, the river walk that leads you all along the Kromme River, mountain bike trails that start on the property as well as a kids MTB trail.
For those more interested in relaxing, you can visit the gorgeous wine tasting room and try the estate’s award-winning wines along with a platter or lunch. You can also pick gourmet goodness at their deli section or order a picnic in advance to be enjoyed outdoors.
Doolhof has the perfect take on ‘glamping’. The six luxury tents of Africamps at Doolhof caters the comforts of home to visitors in an unbeatable farm setting that is far from the modern-day stresses. Fresh air and a ceiling of stars awaits you. You can also enjoy a selection of spa treatments from the comfort and privacy of your own tent.
Also situated on the estate is luxurious Grande Dedale Country House. Their 5-star environment is all about a comfortable and relaxing stay with utmost attention to detail. Facilities include a library, tea lounge with a fireplace, Alfresco dining on the grand veranda, an outdoor pool and a spa room. They are also well-known for their dreamlike venues that caters for weddings and life celebrations.
Dunstone is a family-run boutique winery is simultaneously a tranquil respite in the country thanks to a range of luxury accommodation options and excellent wine and also a perfect spot for a family day out. Their Stone Kitchen bistro is child friendly.
Surrounded by oak trees and a valley of roses Langkloof Roses is certainly a hidden gem. Spend the day at The Tea Room among the blooms and enjoy a variety of cakes and bakes, from fresh tea and scones, to cheeses and preserves and delicious harvest table lunches. Besides the wholesome menu they offer you can also bring a friend and enjoy a fragrant foot soak or have a rose picking adventure.
The Wellington Wine Walk is a popular three-to-four-day hiking trail for groups walking from winery to winery learning about the region’s history, its buchu and fynbos and enjoying wine tastings and good food along the way.
Val du Charron Wine and Leisure Estate is an experience-it-all destination offering luxury accommodation, wine tasting, two restaurants and a spa. Originally a fruit farm from 1699, this remarkable estate changed hands in 2006 to its current owners who are conscious to keep the property in touch with its historic integrity.
When you wander around the estate and admire the stunning views and vineyards with the resident Great Danes walking about, it makes for an overall feel-good farm experience. The life-size steel elephant built from scrap metal, the steel horse and the angel sculptures lining the walkways of the estate, makes for great photo moments and is showcase to the unique visiting experience that the estate offers.
Pizza Vista, as the name suggests, is the restaurant geared towards pizza lovers and guarantees gorgeous views! Their delicious wood fired pizzas and great wine will make anyone happy. Enjoy your food on the sprawling terrace or inside at the beautiful stained-glass window. Guests can lounge on the lawns next to the restaurant and feel the refreshing spray of the splash pad during the summer months. This is where the kids cool off while mom and dad can keep an eye on them while dining.
The Grillroom is a carnivore’s dream although it does offer vegetarian options too. It is the more sophisticated dining option of the estate.
The popular Wild Boar Mountain Bike Trails start and end at Val du Charron. The six routes cater to all mountain bike preferences and you are more than welcome to enjoy a beverage or meal after your ride.