Wine Estates of the Olifants River

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Western Cape Attractions

Olifants River Wine Estates

Just about 200 kilometres from Cape Town, near the picturesque town of Vredendal, lie the Olifants River and its wine route. The Western Cape Province of South Africa is known for being one of the world’s best wine-producing regions, and Olifants River does not disappoint. However, it is on the opposite side of the Mother City to the Cape Winelands and, therefore, produces a different variety of wines.

This wine route extends between Citrusdal, along the river, to Lutzville Vineyards. With its exquisite combination of river and ocean views, set against the backdrop of rolling vineyards that seem to go on for miles, Olifants River Wine Route is an idyllic escape from city living as you explore the landscape and discover the flavours of some of its renowned wines. The surrounding fishing villages and sometimes-rugged terrain are almost magical in the way that they juxtapose the lush greenery of the Cape Winelands.

Some of the best known wineries along the Olifants River Wine Route include Lutzville Vineyards, Klawer Wine Cellar, Namaqua Wines, and Wilgenhof. Cellar tours and wine tastings are frequently offered by these farms, and will provide an insight into the makings of each delectable flavour and the workings of the vineyards.

For more information about this wine route see Olifants River Wine Route or view the individual wine estates of this region below.

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Click on the wine glass on the map above to view details about the wine estate, or view the comprehensive list below of all wine-related things to do in the Olifants River.
Western Cape Attractions

Where to Stay in Olifants River Valley

The Olifants River Valley region offers numerous overnighting options, including Cederberg accommodation and Klawer accommodation, 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.

Western Cape Attractions

Olifants River Wine Route: Wine Estates & Tastings

Stellar Organic Winery

Where: Klawer
How much (per person): R1 to R100

Stellar Winery is the largest producer of organic wines in South Africa. The grapes are sourced from farms in the lower Olifants River ... more information

Cape Rock Wines

Where: Vredendal
How much (per person): Price on request

A refreshingly real approach to the climatic challenges of growing grapes and winemaking in the Olifants River region, located on the West ... more information

Melkboomsdrift Boutique Wine

Where: Vredendal
How much (per person): R1 to R100

Melkboomsdrift Boutique Wine is an 18 hectare family wine farm. The farm produces a variety of wonderful red wine including Pinotage, ... more information

Bellpost Wines

Where: Vredendal
How much (per person): Price on request

Located on the West Coast between Vredendal and Lutzville, off the Route 362 and near the Olifants River is the family run wine farm ... more information

Namaqua (Spruitdrift) Wines

Where: Vredendal
How much (per person): R1 to R100

The contrasting climate of the Olifants River Valley ensures that the grapes used in Namaqua wines are simply superb. Vredendal is home to ... more information

Klawer Cellars

Where: Klawer
How much (per person): R1 to R100

Just off the N7 in the Olifants River Valley you’ll find the Klawer Co-operative Cellar which has been in operation since 1956. The cellar ... more information

Stoumann's Wines

Where: Vredendal
How much (per person): R1 to R100

You'll find the Stourmann's Wines in the heart of the Olifants River Valley. Their aim is to produce top quality wines, but only in small ... more information

Wilgenhof Wines

Where: Vredendal
How much (per person): Price on request

Etched into history along the fertile banks of the Olifants River, two and a half hours north of Cape Town, you will find an estate, ... more information

Seal Breeze Wines

Where: Vredendal
How much (per person): R1 to R100

Seal Breeze Wines are something special as their wine maker decided on a career change at the age of 51. Joan Wiggins decided to start ... more information

Lutzville Vineyards

Where: Vredendal
How much (per person): R1 to R100

Lutzville Vineyards invite you to "venture off the beaten track and discover the secret behind every bottle"! The estates unique ... more information

Cederberg Private Cellar

Where: Cederberg
How much (per person): R1 to R100

Cederberg Wines are located on the highest lying vineyards in South Africa and their unique location adds something extra special to their ... more information

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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.

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