Wine Walks: Guided Walks & Drinking Wine!

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What better place to offer us Wine Walks and guided wine drinking hikes, than the beautiful Western Cape! The Cape Winelands region is regarded as one of the most beautiful places in South Africa and now you can explore this beauty on foot… and wine. The Wine Walks are guided hiking routes that are designed to take you to selected wine farms so that you can enjoy the wine tasting options that each farm has to offer. Wine Walks generally cover distances of up to 50km over a period of about 5 days, which means you will have to walk about 10 – 15km each day consecutively for a few days. Most of these guided hiking packages include your meals and accommodation.

It is recommended that you bring along on your walk the following items: (1) tick repellent e.g. Bayticol or Tabard, (2) worn-in hiking boots or shoes, and socks, (3) light windcheater or rainwear, (4) small daypack, (5) swimwear, (6) sun-block, (7) walking stick, (8) camera and binoculars, (9) cash for ad hoc purchases during the walk. You should be moderately fit to do a Wine Walk. You could be expected to do a few sharp up and downhill sections and you will have to carry your own daypack with your personal items as well as your water.

Excelsior Manor Wine Walk

The Excelsior Wine Walk is an exciting three-day excursion with daily distances of between 8 to 14 kilometres. It stops off at half a dozen prominent wine estates and there are some non-wine related surprises along the way! Excelsior Manor is the starting and ending point for the 3 days. A full continental and cooked breakfast buffet and our gourmet 3 course dinners (including Excelsior wines) are served at the Manor House, whilst lunch is enjoyed at a venue along the route.

What should I bring?

  • Comfortable walking shoes (NO new shoes!)
  • Walking stick – if you like to walk with one – but the terrain is not too difficult (mostly farm roads) Suitable walking clothing, wind jacket and rain jacket (just in case!)
  • Small rucksack & water bottle (we provide fresh mountain water to fill bottles)
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunblock, mosquito repellent
  • Swimming costume (for the warmer weather!). Swimming towels are provided
  • Leisure clothes for afternoon and evenings
  • Snacks – but we do also make sure you are well fed!
  • Personal medication, electrolytes, plasters, bandages etc.
  • Cash/ card for adhoc purchases as well as wine purchases at the various Wine Estates!

To make a reservation contact Kirstin on 023 615 2050 / 082 850 2267 or guesthouse@excelsior.co.za
Website link: www.excelsiorguesthouse.co.za/

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Excelsior Wine Walks
Excelsior Wine Walks

Fossil Hills Wine Walk

The Fossil Hills Wine Walk includes a 3-day guided moderate experience with daily distances of between 10 and 15 kilometers. The trail will guide you through the beautiful McGregor valley and lead you to several Wine Farms in the area. As you meander through the idyllic McGregor valley, you’ll get to see breathtaking natural beauty, vineyards, and the rich history of the region. Our experienced guides will accompany you every step of the way, ensuring your safety and providing valuable insights into the region’s flora, fauna, and history. Engage with the local culture as you visit the McGregor valley and its Wine Farms while you sample wines and savor dishes crafted with locally sourced ingredients.

McGregor is located just outside Robertson in the Western Cape of South Africa, not far from Cape Town. McGregor is a charming village nestled within this valley, known for its natural beauty, vineyards, and historic architecture. The valley is part of the larger Breede River Valley, which is renowned for its wine production and scenic landscapes. McGregor Valley has become a popular destination for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers due to its tranquil atmosphere and the presence of several wineries in the area.

Book in advance:
nadia@fossilhills.co.za

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Fossil Hills Wine Walks
Fossil Hills Wine Walks

Wellington Wine Walk

The Wellington Wine Walk includes accommodation at selected guest houses in the Wellington and Paarl valleys. All our wine walks include dinner, bed and breakfast. Tour guide fees for the duration of your walk is included in your package (SATOUR accredited guides based in Wellington). You also receive meals and refreshments during the walk, including bottled water. All the accommodation for the walk is on historic Hugenot farms dating back centuries. All the quest houses we use along our route are 4 or 4.5 star rated. Most walks begin and end on these historic wine farms. In between these farms, each daily walk covers between 8 and 14km and all you need to carry is a small daypack with just the essentials for the day. All the guest houses have beautiful settings with swimming pools for the hot months and roaring fires for the colder months.

Wellington Wine Walk Packages (2021 updated)
1 – 4 Days wine walking packages, as well as Corporate Wine Walks. Contact Elaine or Katrin for prices.
Elaine Wegelin – Phone +27 83 235 5570
Katrin Steytler – Cell +27 82 335 8132
Website link: www.winewalk.co.za

Wellington Wine Valley, Wine Walks, Hiking Tours, wine Tasting
Wellington Wine Valley, Wine Walks, Hiking Tours, wine Tasting

Cape Winelands Wine Walk

The Cape Winelands Walk offers an opportunity to experience the splendour of this distinctive and spectacular countryside first-hand. The walk covers a distance of some 50km over a period of 5 days. A longer option of the trail is also available. Your journey will take you through pristine “fynbos” – the distinctive feature of the Cape Floral Region. You will walk along private and secure footpaths that wend their way through some of South Africa’s most esteemed wine estates. The Wine Walk includes: accommodation in selected hotels / guesthouses with breakfast, detailed route notes and description allow you to walk self-guided and at your own pace amid splendid scenery while we transport your luggage, a presentation by a professional nature guide about what nature has to offer in the Cape Winelands, wine tasting and light lunches at De Trafford Wines and Waterford Estate (Days 3 and 4), transport between hotels and the trail, where necessary (It is not a continuous walk).

Cape Winelands Wine Walk Packages (2021 updated)
4 days (3 nights) – The rate for the Standard option is from R9 400 per person sharing. For a group of 4, with 2 people per room, the rate is R8 460 per person. It will be 4 star standard.
7 days (6 nights) – The rate for the standard option is from R13 750 per person sharing. It will normally be 4 star for the Standard option. The Superior package offers superior 4 star rooms and 5 star accommodation, if available.
Email: info@trailsandtravel.co.za, Cell / Whatsapp: +27(0) 82 888 1585, Tel: +27 (0)21 852 5937
Website link: www.trailsandtravel.co.za

Overberg Wine Walk

The Overberg wine walks, trails, and slack-pack walks or hikes are done in this historical Hemel en Aarde valley, part of the greater maritime  Walker Bay wine growing district. There are no less than 15 wine farms in the valley , many highly regarded and recognised for pinot noir, chardonnay and sauvignon amongst other varietals. Sample award winning wines and overnight in comfortable guest houses and farms. Routes are tailored to wine estates you would like to experience as well as fitness levels.  Please feel free to contact us for more options. AfricanSunRoad specialises in customised and tailored tours, trips, walks and hikes. We work with you to design and create the perfect guided excursion – even an extended holiday. Short or long. Talk to us – we know the way!

Overberg Wine Walk Packages (2021 updated)
1 to 4 day hiking packages.
Bachelorette Vineyard Hopping.
You should be able to book whenever you want, as long as we have ample advance warning. The Hemel en Aarde wine valley is very popular, and the accommodation gets booked up long in advance.
Website Link: www.wine-walk.co.za

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