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Wellington Wine Walk

... a taste of the Cape's finest!

This three day three night hiking trail through the beautiful Wellington valley in the Winelands of the Western Cape - 75 km from Cape Town, South Africa, takes you through indigenous fynbos, vineyards, orchards and olive groves.

Enjoy hiking with a difference. All you carry is a light day-pack and we transport your luggage to the next stop. Walk at an easy pace and enjoy the scenery as you discover hidden treasures. Stop and taste the wines, cheeses and olives produced in this fertile valley. Local guides, fully accredited and well versed in the history and culture of the area, will accompany you.
 
At the end of each day we provide comfortable accommodation in three different guest houses on historic Huguenot farms, each offering traditional Cape cuisine.
 
Groups of 6 to 12 persons (sharing) are preferred, although we do accommodate individual hikers as part of a group. As the Wellington bowl experiences extreme heat during summer, we operate these walking tours from March through to November.

Please use the Quote and Booking Request Form to request a quote or make a booking.  When booking for a party of guests, please get each member of the party to supply details of their specific interests, dietary requirements, fitness levels etc. either through the use of the quote/booking form or via email. This will allow us to ensure that everyone has the best possible experience.

 

 

 

DAY 1 (ARRIVAL):

Arrival at Diemersfontein Country House between 14H00 and 16H00

Wine tasting. Dinner. 

DAY 2:

Breakfast at 7H00

Tractor ride at 8h00 to the foot of the original Du Toits Kloof Pass. Start hiking at 8h30. Walk on contours with exquisite views and beautiful fynbos. Descend on the oldest and biggest buchu and olive farms in the country and walk past a buchu factory. Lunch at Cascade Manor. Hike through olive groves. Olive tasting at Drakenstein Olives. (Not on weekends then tasting will be presented at lunch.)  Arrive at  very historic Augusta Kleinbosch guest house at 16h00.  Dinner.

DAY 3:

Breakfast at 7H30.

Walk through fynbos and organic, herb, buchu and vine cutting farms to Hildenbrand Estate for olive oil and wine tasting presented by the remarkable Rennie Hildenbrand. After lunch proceed through the vineyards of the Blouvlei farm to more tastings at wine estates and pay an optional visit to an art gallery en route to the following guest houses. (Bovlei Valley Retreat or  5 Mountains.)  Dinner included.

DAY 4 (DEPARTURE):

Breakfast at 7h30. Shuttle leaves for Bain's Kloof at 8h30. Walk down fynbos slopes to Doolhof Estate for wine tasting. Then down the Bovlei Valley past Welvanpas (where Piet Retief lived) to historic Nabygelegen for wine tasting, cellar tour and lunch. Then brandy tasting at de Compagnie, a visit to a prize winning farm garden (when worthwhile at the right time of year), walk past biggest vine cutting farm in the southern hemisphere and 2nd oldest mission church to Redemption Leather shop. Shuttle then provides transport back to your cars at the starting point at Diemersfontein (16h00). 

(Itinerary subject to change.)    

All trails and hikes are organised and scheduled on request. Please book all longer trails and hikes at least fourteen days in advance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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