Helderberg Wine Route

A sub-route of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, the Helderberg route is near the town of Somerset West

Western Cape Tourist AttractionsThe Helderberg Wine Route

A sub-route of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, the Helderberg route is only 15 minutes’ drive from Cape Town’s airport and is near the town of Somerset West.

Where? Cape Helderberg Region, Western Cape

When? See individual wine estates for their opening times

Overnight? See Somerset West accommodation, in Western Cape

These vines lie on the slopes of the Helderberg and combine the influences of both a mountain and maritime climate, producing some very unique wines.

The 30+ members of the Helderberg route follow distinctly different methods of growing grapes, from a 300-year old historical cellar to state-of-the-art boutique wineries and visiting the wide range of family-owned estates and grand manor houses is a superb weekend or day’s outing.

Popular Helderberg wineries include Vergelegen, Ken Forrester Wines at Scholtzenhof Vineyards, Morgenster Estate, Post House Cellar and many others.

For additional information about the Cape Herlderberg Region, attractions, things to do and events and festivals see Cape Helderberg Information & Attractions or, to view the individual wine estates on the Helderberg Wine Route, see Helderberg Wine Estates.

Other Popular Attractions in the Cape Helderberg Region

Helderberg Wine Estates

The Helderberg Region is part of the wine-producing hub of the Cape Winelands. It comprises the Strand, Somerset West and Gordon’s Bay, along with a few of the other small surrounding towns. Therefore, this area is the first seen as visitors...

More info and contact details: Helderberg Wine Estates

Hottentots Holland Reserve

Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve lies in the Hottentots Holland mountains, some 90 km south east of Cape Town. The 42,000 ha Reserve stretches from Elgin in the south to beyond Villiersdorp in the north, and from the Stellenbosch mountains...

More info and contact details: Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

Somerset West Golf Club

The Somerset West Golf Club can be found less than 20 minutes outside of Cape Town’s bustling City Centre and is itself no stranger to the modern pace at which society moves as the course accommodates both a major road and a train line...

More info and contact details: Somerset West Golf Club

Did you know?

There are more than thirty wineries along the Helderberg Wine Route including the well known Vergelegen winery, the award winning Avontuur Estate and the Longridge Wines estate.

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