Garden Route Wine Estates & Winelands
The Garden Route’s official borders are Storms River in the Eastern Cape and Heidelberg in the Western Cape. This is a major part of the stretch between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, along the N2 national road. The Garden Route is aptly named, since it is almost entirely blanketed by lush forests (filled to the brim with ferns), and is flanked by rolling hills and foliaged mountains on one side, and the crisp, clear blue of the Indian Ocean on the other.
The Garden Route produces some fantastic wines. The cool, wet winters and temperate summers (with their own fair share of rains) make for the perfect conditions in which to cultivate a range of red, white and rosé wines. Popular wine farms include Jakkalsvlei Vineyards in the Langeberg Mountains, Bramon Wine Estate in The Crags and Herold Wine in George. Being so centrally situated, these wine farms allow visitors to experience the wonders of the flavours produced in this area without having to travel out of the way. Book tastings and tours in advance to make the most of your Garden Route wining experience. .
Where to Stay in Garden Route
The Garden Route region offers numerous overnighting options, including accommodation in Albertinia, Ballots Bay, Belvidere, Boggomsbaai, Brenton On Sea, Dana Bay, De Vlugt, George, Glentana, Gouritsmond, Great Brak, Harkerville, Hartenbos, Herolds Bay, Hoekwil, Keurboomstrand, Knysna, Lake Brenton, Little Brak, Mossel Bay, Noetzie, Plettenberg Bay, Reebok, Rheenendal, Riversdale, Roodefontein, Sedgefield, Still Bay, Tergniet, Thesen Island, Victoria Bay, Vleesbaai and Wilderness, so whether you prefer to stay in an hotel, cosy B&B or a self catering holiday home, you're sure to find an establishment to suit your requirements.
Garden Route Wine Route: Wine Estates & Tastings
Did you know?
There are over 560 wineries in the Cape, divided into 4 main regions: The Breede River Valley, The Little Karoo, Coastal and Olifants River.
wine estates in the western cape
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