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Sip, Savour, and Stay: Exclusive Winter Wine Experiences with Diners Club

This winter, Visit Winelands was invited by Diners Club to present a curated selection of wine packages and experiences at some of South Africa’s most prestigious wine estates to their clients.

Whether you are a wine connoisseur or simply looking to indulge in a luxurious getaway, these special offers are designed to delight your senses and enhance your appreciation of fine wine. Explore the rich heritage, exquisite wines, and exceptional hospitality offered by our estates, all at exclusive rates for Diners Club members.

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Sip, Savour, and Stay: Exclusive Winter Wine Experiences with Diners Club

This winter, Visit Winelands was invited by Diners Club to present a curated selection of wine packages and experiences at some of South Africa’s most prestigious wine estates to their clients.

 

Whether you are a wine connoisseur or simply looking to indulge in a luxurious getaway, these special offers are designed to delight your senses and enhance your appreciation of fine wine. Explore the rich heritage, exquisite wines, and exceptional hospitality offered by our estates, all at exclusive rates for Diners Club members.

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Easy Winelands hikes for all ages

It is spring at last and the fynbos, the natural vegetation of the Cape, is at its most spectacular with hundreds of species in flower. I have been trying to convince myself that it is time to get moving and shake off those nasty winter wobbly bits.

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Trail Running in the SA Winelands

The Winelands of South Africa are well known for their mountain biking culture, with a huge base of riders and an impressive network of trails cutting through the valleys. But there is also a growing movement of trail runners starting to take advantage of the impressive mountain passes, rolling jeep tracks and challenging technical single-tracks that are found throughout the wine regions.

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Here are some of SA’s favourite wine tasting rooms

Like wine, tasting rooms have their fans. Ask anyone for their favourite and you’ve launched a debate.

For some, it’s about architecture; others, the view. There are tasting rooms that are great because they’re like the local pub; a place about people. And still more that have a following because of the art or the frogs (keep reading) or the vibe.

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Tripping on the Garden Route

“It’s just a perfect road-trip,” declares Doornkraal Farm Stall owner Celia le Roux suddenly.

We’re sitting on the stoep of her well-known roadside wine shop, deep in rural Klein Karoo territory, and she’s punting the Garden Route. “Drive the R44 from Montagu to Oudtshoorn, then head back via George and the Garden Route,” she adds.

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Start your journey into SA wine at these top wine bars

Drinks with friends used to be such a complicated affair. Bars were for some, and even those people couldn’t use just any bar. It was the ugly side of Cheers, Where Everybody Knows Your Name™. You had to be sure these were your people, once your eyes had adjusted to the smoke and dim interior.

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Magical Autumn Experiences in the Cape Winelands

Step into the cosy season with our selection of winelands experiences that are perfect for autumn. Nostalgic farm-style dining, wine lounges with breathtaking views, family-friendly picnics, exclusive wine and food experiences… Take your pick from our list of magical autumn experiences in the Cape Winelands.

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Coastal Regions: Best beaches and surf in the Winelands

South Africa is famous for its long coastal stretches and world class vineyards. Pristine white-sand beaches, epic surf spots and row-upon-row of vineyards are all calling cards for the country, and visitors come in the thousands, drawn by the vast diversity of varietals and the endless stretches of coastline. The only question is which do you do first? Sample an award-winning vintage or soak up the sun on a Blue Flag beach? The good news is that you can do both with a number of the country’s winelands within a stone’s throw of the beach.

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Ultra-Luxe Winelands Experiences for the Connoisseur

The Cape Winelands serves as a natural choice for anybody who appreciates the finer things in life.

Be it for an escape from reality as you indulgently fly in for lunch, sip bubbly after a spa treatment, or enjoy an extended stay in a tucked away private villa – the discerning traveller is certain to find what they’re looking for among the vine covered mountains and valleys.

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Top adventure experiences in the South African winelands

The South African winelands are not only home to some of the world’s finest vintages and award-winning estates, but also incredible adventure experiences. From mountain biking to quad biking, zip-lining to trail running and sky diving to abseiling, for those seeking adrenaline-fueled adventures, those brave souls willing to tackle the extreme, you will get your fix in the winelands.

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Big 6 experiences in and around the South African Winelands

There are many things that South Africa can boast about, but arguably, there are two things that sit on top of that impressively large list of bragging rights: wine and safari. Few other destination can match up in terms of diversity and quality, so why not combine them? Next time you visit the SA winelands, be sure to pair the world class vintages with the might and beauty of the Big 6 and more.

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Eight brilliant places to pop the question

You’re ready to take your relationship to the next level. It’s time to pop the question. The real question however, is: where to do it?

Fear not, the winelands have you covered – from Plettenberg Bay to Doringbaai and beyond. Here’s a short list of suggestions to get your started. Remember that most need to be booked in advance.

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Wine tasting in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands

The wine scene in KwaZulu-Natal has been coming along for some years, but for the average wine-lover it has hardly been worth dedicating a trip to its exploration, until now. With three established wineries consistently producing own-brand bottled wine across a variety of styles and categories, an informal wine route has arisen stretching over 120 kilometres.

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Don’t forget the winelands if you’re packing for Plett

Most people head for the beach when in Plettenberg Bay, but that’s changing as the region’s winelands break into the mainstream.

Wine has been part of the tourism attractions of Plettenberg Bay since the early 2000s. Today, the number of farms and estates provide interest and a diversity of activities to keep new visitors engaged for more than just a few days.

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New experiences in the Hemel-en-Aarde Wine Valley

There are a range of new experiences to be had at wineries in the Hemel-en-Aarde region near Hermanus.

Wineries here are renowned for their Cap Classiques, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay, although its cool climate is the reason for great success in many other wines too.

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Top 10 Places to Stay in Hermanus

Not many destinations can tick all the boxes: ocean, mountains, fynbos, art, culture, sport, shopping, good food and fine wine.

Well, Hermanus can, and that’s why this seaside town has become exceptionally popular over the years. In fact, it’s constantly growing with exciting new developments and experiences that cater for locals, visitors and the new influx of remote workers.

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6 Places to Pinot Noir in Hemel En Aarde

On August 18, the world celebrates Pinot Noir.

The month was also chosen for a competition dedicated to South African Pinot Noir wines, driven by Cape Wine Master Hennie Loubser. “It’s a niche category, but growing,” he says, adding that entries for the Mosaic Top 5 Pinot Noir competition have exceeded their expectations.

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