Luxury Hotel accommodation in Hermanus Western Cape South Africa with best land based whale watching in the world, great white shark cage diving, famous Wine Routes in Hemel-and-Aarde valley, penguin viewing, blue flag beaches and all nature can offer an hour from Cape Town and Table Mountain.

   

 

Activities - Wine Farms and Brewery Tours

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Visit some of the best vineyards in South Africa with world renown status.

Near the Southernmost point of Africa lies a valley named Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) framed by mountains and within sight of the ocean, with frost free, soft, beneficial weather and the most perfect clay shale vineyard soils... Numerous world renowned wine farms are situated in this valley – herewith a few we will visit on our private tour.

BOUCHARD FINLAYSON is renowned as one of South Africa’s top wineries and this can be attributed to their philosophy and focus to produce wines of the finest quality Bouchard Finlayson invites you to visit the farm as well discover the local area. The 2008 edition of the Platter wine guide has voted the Bouchard Finlayson Tête de Cuvée Galpin Peak Pinot noir 2005 as the only Pinot noir to be awarded this prestigious 5-star rating and has been selected out of over 6000 wines to receive the prestigious and esteemed Platter ‘Wine of the Year 2008’ award.

SUMARIDGE is the newest winery in the Hemel en Aarde Valley and is dedicated to producing world-class wines. Sumaridge has embraced these traditions. This 216-hectare property sprawls across the north facing slopes of the valley, from the foothills of Galpin Peak in the Fernkloof Fynbos Nature Reserve to De Bos Dam, presenting breathtaking views over Walker Bay and the Babylonstoren mountains.

HAMILTON RUSSELL VINEYARDS is located in the cool, maritime Walker Bay district, in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. The estate specializes in producing highly individual, terroir driven Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which are widely regarded as the best in South Africa and among the best in the New World.

LA VIERGE WINERY AND RESTAURANT The trendy Restaurant and Champagne Verandah sets the stage for an exquisite experience that combines Beauty, Culinary indulgence and unsurpassable views. Situated on the La Vierge wine estate in the stunning Hemel en Aarde Valley, the restaurant overlooks the picturesque valley with its vineyards and farmlands, as well as the Atlantic Ocean. Lunch at the restaurant is optional and since this is the last port of call highly recommended.