Cape Agulhas Wine Route

Most of the vineyards of the Cape Agulhas Wine Route are found in the little village of Elim

Western Cape Tourist AttractionsThe Cape Agulhas Wine Route

Most of the vineyards of this, the southern most point of Africa, are found in the little village of Elim. The pretty village is a national monument in its entirety and lies on a peninsular washed by two oceans - the Indian and Atlantic.

Where? Cape Agulhas Region, Western Cape

When? See individual wine estates for their opening times

Overnight? See Cape Agulhas accommodation, in Western Cape

Elim is something of a phenomenon as its unique *‘terroir’ has caused much excitement in the wine community worldwide. The cool and strong winds that prevail - south westerly and south easterly - have the effect of providing a very cool ripening season, perfect for Sauvignon Blanc and promising for Semillon and Shiraz.

But more than that, this aspect, together with other climatic factors, results in the vineyards here developing unique explosive flavours that have not been tasted before, even by seasoned connoisseurs. The farms here have as their slogan - ‘Real wine, Real people’ and this encapsulates the atmosphere and flavoursome wines in this little hamlet.

*(terroir refers to the natural features of an area of land - such as climate, soil, geology - that combine to create a unique set of conditions influencing the characteristics of a wine produced in this area).

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

Other Popular Attractions in the Cape Agulhas Region

Cape Agulhas Wine Estates

The quaint village of Elim boasts a unique terroir that has led to its producing some fascinating and one-of-a-kind flavours. As a result, it is home to most of Cape Agulhas’ vineyards. The icy winds that come off the Atlantic Ocean are strong...

More info and contact details: Cape Agulhas Wine Estates

Agulhas National Park

This might be the meeting place of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, but the Agulhas National park’s focus is on some of the most splendid examples of lowland fynbos and lowland fynbos on limestone soils - considered endangered and restricted...

More info and contact details: Agulhas National Park

Cape Agulhas Whale Watching

Cape Agulhas may not be as beautiful as the Cape Peninsula, nor boast quite the land-based whale watching of Hermanus, Walker Bay or Witsand. However there is the bonus of fewer people, and thus the advantage of access to the whales without...

More info and contact details: Cape Agulhas Whale Watching

Did you know?

South Africa is the 9th largest wine producer in the world.

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