Western Cape Tourist AttractionsThe Durbanville Wine Route
Only 20 km north of Cape Town, the Durbanville wine route, like Constantia, is very close to the mother city but frequently overlooked.
Where? Durbanville, Cape Town's northern suburbs, Western Cape
When? See individual wine estates for their opening times
Contact? Durbanville Wine Valley Association on +27 (0)21 976-1467
Overnight? See Durbanville accommodation, in Cape Town
Some nine estates lie on the beautiful, rolling Tygerberg hills, producing a wide variety of wines.
The terroir is vastly different from one cellar to the next, and whilst some farms are influenced by the cool Atlantic Ocean, deep soils and night-time mists, those within the interior valley are snugger and warm. The result - a vast range of fruit-driven and stylish wines, some of whose history dates back as far as the late 1600s.
The wine growers too range from the more traditional to the ultra modern and visiting the estates makes for a busy but rewarding day.
For additional information about Durbanville, attractions, things to do and events and festivals see Durbanville Information & Attractions or, to view the individual wine estates on the this Wine Route, see Durbanville Wine Estates.
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Durbanville Wine Estates
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Durbanville Golf Club
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Tygerberg Nature Reserve
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