For two decades, the Best Of Wine Tourism Awards have been synonymous with excellence in wine tourism, inspiring wineries worldwide to push the boundaries of creativity and hospitality. Benguela Cove’s triumph underscores the vital role of innovative wine tourism practices in driving the industry forward.
“The Best Of Wine Tourism Awards are an extraordinary celebration of the remarkable work our wine estates are doing to elevate the wine tourism experience in the Cape Winelands,” says Monika Luel, Chief Tourism Officer at Wesgro. “These awards shine a spotlight on the exceptional offerings that our region provides, from captivating vineyard tours and innovative tasting experiences to immersive cultural and artistic collaborations. We take immense pride in seeing these awards recognise the dedication and passion of our local wineries who are shaping the future of wine tourism in South Africa.”
But Benguela Cove offers more than just award-winning wines and breathtaking landscapes. It is a destination that caters to the whole family, providing a delightful synergy between family-friendly activities and a commitment to sustainability.
Children can embark on a swashbuckling adventure at the Pirate Adventure Golf course, featuring 18 holes of challenging fun. And when the sun shines bright, the Splash Pad awaits, offering a refreshing escape with its array of water jets, sprays, and dumping buckets that guarantee hours of laughter and entertainment.
For families seeking a more artistic experience, the Benguela Cove Gallery provides a vibrant setting to explore an ever-changing selection of contemporary art by local and international artists. This unique opportunity introduces children to the world of art and culture while fostering an appreciation for creativity.
Benguela Cove’s commitment extends beyond entertainment, encompassing a deep respect for the environment. As a proud WWF Conservation Champion, the estate implements various eco-friendly practices, such as responsible waste management, water conservation, and utilising recycled materials in construction. These initiatives minimize the estate’s environmental impact while setting a positive example for others to follow.
“We believe that the future of wine tourism lies in offering innovative and sustainable experiences, especially for families,” says Penny Streeter, owner of Benguela Cove. “This award will allow us to share our vision with the world and inspire others to follow suit.”
By embracing innovation, sustainability, and family-friendly experiences, Benguela Cove has positioned itself as a global leader in wine tourism. As South Africa’s wine tourism industry continues to evolve, Benguela Cove serves as a beacon for others, paving the way for a more sustainable, enriching, and family-friendly wine tourism landscape in South Africa and beyond.
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