Northern Cape Wine Estates

The Northern Cape is both the largest and the most sparsely populated of the South African provinces. It measures an impressive 360 000 square kilometres (making it bigger than the whole of Germany), but is home to only about 800 000 inhabitants. This leaves the vast majority of the countryside unspoilt, maintaining a natural integrity that is quite magnificent. The landscape ranges from savannah and scrub to arid flatlands and rolling red sand dunes.

The north of this province is made up mainly of the Kalahari Desert, while the west is part of the Namaqualand, which is famous for its annual carpets of colourful blooms. The Orange River flows through the Northern Cape, playing an integral role in the irrigation system of the province.

With a completely different climate to the Cape Winelands, the Northern Cape produces a number of ranges of wines that boast unique flavours. The wine farms in the east have soils with a higher natural acid content and a lower pH level, which results in wines that are crisp and refreshing. The cellars in central and west Northern Province have more full-bodied wines, on the other hand. Famous labels from the area include River's Tale, Wozani and Oranjerivier.

4 Wine Estates in the Northern Cape

Wine Tours & Tasting

Orange River Cellars

Overnight? Stay in Upington
Orange River Cellars produces wines renowned for their healthy colours and distinctive aromatic and flavour properties, all of which are inherited from the ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Douglas Wine Cellar

Overnight? Stay in Douglas
The Douglas Wine Cellar is situated in the Diamond Field of the Northern Cape. This is one of the handful of estates in the Northen Cape Province, so if you're ...

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Bezalel Wine & Brandy Estate

Overnight? Stay in Keimoes
The Dyasonsklip Estate is home to Bezalel Wine and Brandy Estate in the Lower Orange River of the Northern Cape. The estate aims to produce wonderful products ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Hartswater Wine Cellar

Overnight? Stay in Kimberley
The Hartswater Wine Cellar is a 120km drive from Kimberley in the Northern Cape. The cellar first produced wine in 1977, this was when the first grapes in the ...

Wine Estates in South Africa

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The province offers numerous overnighting options so whether you prefer to stay in an hotel, cosy B&B or a self catering holiday home, you're sure to find a property to suit your requirements.

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