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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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What’s New in the Durbanville Wine Valley?

The Durbanville Wine Valley has been a hive of activity in recent months. Among the changes are new facilities that have opened, including a wine lounge with spectacular views. Many of the wine farms of this famous area have also lined up special events where the region’s wine and food are on display.

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An Insider’s Guide to Durbanville Wine Valley

Durbanville’s wine route has a charm of its own; offering warm hospitality, a restaurant on most farms, a child-friendly atmosphere, a wide selection of wines and personal experiences, that keeps locals and visitors coming back again and again.

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Discover gems along the R62 in the Klein Karoo

If there is one word that describes the Klein Karoo it would be ‘resilient’. The rugged beauty of the landscape surrounded by blue mountains offers an escape to a place where time seems to move slower, the air feels fresher and the stars shine brighter.

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What’s new on the Constantia Wine Route?

The Constantia Wine Route is known all around the world for being the oldest wine region in South Africa. And although this classic wine destination has a rich heritage with deep roots, it is continuously evolving – adding new wines, exciting experiences and special offers to keep visitors coming back for more.

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Constantia Wine Route – An Urban Oasis

The region has a rich history dating as far back as 1685, but what’s most interesting is how the modern influences have helped to build this region up to a world class route that’s highly accessible. It’s Cape Town’s vineyard and a sweet escape from the hum of the city.

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The tale of Catharina of the Cape

You must hand it to Catharina Ustings Ras. If the stories are even half true, she would have been someone to meet. The 17th century woman crossed the oceans, braved hostile territory and was unafraid of brandishing a weapon.

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Namaqua West Coast: It’s a Way of Life

There’s plenty of great food and fine wine in the world, but nowhere else has the ‘weskus vibe’ of the Namaqua West Coast. The people you meet here are what sets this place apart.

The scenery is much like you’d expect: little red fishing boats resting on the beach, an icy, bright blue ocean, fields of flowers lining the roads and fresh fish being served up with a glass of white wine. Stay a few days and join in some of the discoveries that we made on a recent road trip to the region.

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The wine route less travelled

The N7 from Cape Town isn’t an obvious track for a close-to-home wine trip, but those in the know tell you it’s where some of SA’s real winery gems lie.

“We’re on the very edge of the border. In fact, most people who arrive here by chance are surprised to discover vines out here,” says viticulturist Hein Grobbelaar. In fact, Org de Rac is quite possibly more well-known than its actual location, out here on the rim of the Swartland.

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A Swartland Retreat: Kalmoesfontein Farm

Kalmoesfontein Farm, located in the scenic Paardeberg area in the Swartland is a working wine farm, the home of AA Badenhorst Family Wines, luxury farm-style, self-catering accommodation, and plenty of peaceful wide-open spaces. Kalmoesfontein is all about slow living.

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Take a road trip to the Swartland

There are at least a hundred reasons to visit the Swartland region, the top three being the world-class wine and olives, its proximity to Cape Town and the quiet beauty of the area.

We recently went on a road trip of the Swartland and put together this weekend of activities, recommended accommodation and (of course) food and wine that will make you fall in love with this region just like we did. Try it over a weekend or whenever you have a chance to break away.

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Going back West

Wine doesn’t immediately come to mind in discussions of the Cape West Coast. This doesn’t mean there isn’t anything for wine lovers to see.

Short excursions to favourite places may not always appear to link up with interests in wine, but in the Cape, that’s rarely possible. One route where this again reveals its truth is up the West Coast. Just two hours out of the city, the region provides not only an array of marvellous experiences but some outstanding wine-related stops too.

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Don’t Forget to Discover Darling

For the past few years, thousands of international music-lovers have descended upon the Cloof Wine Estate in Darling for the Rocking the Daisies Music festival.

While, due to the pandemic, the festival headliner, British rapper Stormzy, did not have the opportunity to travel to Darling in 2020, the Darling wine route boasts a myriad of reasons for him to discover Darling, post-pandemic.

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Explore the wineries of Stanford

Stanford has always been a popular break-away destination thanks to a combination of factors. Many visitors eventually retire there too. It’s a mix of well-preserved historical buildings, lush gardens, muted CBD, diversity of activities on surrounding farms and distance from the city all conspire to make it so.

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The Chardonnay Way

Without Chardonnay, Dom Perignon would never have uttered the words: “come quickly, I am tasting the stars.”

Without Chardonnay, Winston Churchill would have been less inspired to fight for Champagne.

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