Nov 10, 2023

Unique ways of exploring the Robertson Wine Valley, in the Cape Winelands

The Robertson Wine Valley is one of the many hidden gems of the Cape Winelands, with over 50 wineries and tourism establishments from the towns; Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson to explore. Discover the unique ways of getting around on your wine adventures in the Robertson Wine Valley.
By Boat

Viljoensdrift is a family-owned farm and winery, nestled on the banks of the Breede River, the lifeblood of the Robertson Wine Valley. Wine tourists can expect much more from Viljoensdrift than just a taste of their distinctive wines. A visit to this peaceful haven, a mere 90 minutes from Cape Town, also promises an inspirational riverside experience including a relaxing boat trip on the tranquil waters of the Breede River, a taste adventure from the deli and a gourmet picnic on the banks of the river.

Image: Viljoensdrift Wines

By Train

The New Cape Central Railway (NCCR) wanders down the Breede River Valley through some of the richest agricultural regions of South Africa, bringing the breathtaking beauty of this area to travellers with luxury and enjoyment. Enjoy a relaxed steam hauled trip through the stunning vineyards and open fields of the Breede River and Langeberg valley which forms the Cape Central Valley. While on the approximately four-hour journey, you will be treated to 9 wine tastings from local wineries including Robertson Winery and Bonnievale Wines and other guest wineries hosted by La Verne Wines as well as an onboard-deli serving light meals by Spasie on Breede restaurant.

Image: Bonnievale Wines

By Bike

Van Loveren Vineyards has three mountain bike routes that offer amazing views of the farm and the Robertson valley. The routes range from an easy, scenic route for families to routes of intermediate difficulty that will keep fitter riders occupied for a few hours. You can bring your own bike or rent one from the farm. The routes all start and end at the Van Loveren tasting room, where riders can cool down afterwards.

Image: Van Loveren Vineyards

By Foot

The Excelsior Wine Walk is an exciting three-day excursion with daily distances of between 9 to 14 kilometres. It stops off at more than half a dozen prominent wine estates and there are some non-wine related surprises along the way! Excelsior Wine Estate is the starting and ending point for the 3 days. A full continental and cooked breakfast buffet and gourmet 3 course dinners, inclusive of Excelsior wines, are served at the Excelsior Manor House, whilst lunch is enjoyed at a venue along the route.

Image: Excelsior Wines

By Adventure vehicles

The Wine Valley Safari is the best way to explore and discover the beauty of the Langeberg Wine Region. Choose from a diverse range of vehicles, including adventure options, vintage Kombi’s (vans), and VIP luxury transport. Enjoy wine and olive tastings, exquisite cuisine, and scenic views without the hassle of driving. Experience an unforgettable adventure in the heart of South Africa’s wine country!

Image: Wine Valley Safari


By Air

Wine Tasting by Helicopter in Bonnievale. It sounds like an incredible experience for wine lovers and anyone looking for a unique and unforgettable adventure. The Breede River Valley in South Africa is known for its stunning scenery and exquisite wines, and combining a helicopter charter with wine tasting is a great way to experience both. The aerial views of the valley’s vineyards, mountains, and rivers will undoubtedly be breathtaking, providing a bird’s eye view of the region’s natural beauty. Landing at local wineries and indulging in gourmet food pairings will give visitors a chance to sample some of the area’s finest wines and culinary delights.

Image: Moya Aviation


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