Bot River Wine Route


Derived from Dutch meaning “valley of the horses”, the area has a long history as home to farm communities. In 2004, the current owners established 23ha of vineyards on the border of the Babilonstoring Nature Reserve and conserve more than 1 000ha of the property's 1 430ha. The farm is 100% black-owned and managed. PaardenKloof reds are released after a five-year maturation period and the whites after 18 months in the bottle. All are registered as single vineyard wines. Varieties include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. A range of younger vintage wines was launched in 2016.


White and Dessert Wines

Sauvignon Blanc

Red Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir

Wine experiences

Wine & Food Pairing

Vertical Tasting

Wine Club

Wine or Cooking Classes


SETTING Ecology is a country lodge style Restaurant overlooking a beautiful natural garden. It is inspired by the fact that we are farmers. Enjoy our child and pet friendly farm environment. SOUTH AFRICAN HOME MADE We live by the philosophy - “know how your food is produced”. We will never put an item on our menu that we ourselves are not proud of eating. Most of the items on our menu are sustainably produced. Our primary sources are our own farms, neighbouring farms & the Overberg region. We invite you to enjoy the farm to table experience we offer. PAARDENKLOOF WINE We own PAARDENKLOOF ESTATE and ECOLOGY WINES. We produce premium hand-crafted single vineyard, single varietal wines in our mountainous vineyards. Be sure to taste these exceptional cool climate wines. Ask your waitron for pairing recommendations. FARM STALL We also carry a variety of locally made craft beers and ciders and fresh farm produce in our Farm Stall. Pop in to get our pure raw honey, delicious jams and preserves, spices, chutneys and gifting


Outdoor Experiences

Hiking Trails
Farm Animals / Wildlife: Farm Animals
Farm Animals / Wildlife: Bird Watching
Farm Animals / Wildlife: Petting Zoo

Lifestyle Experiences

Public Events / Festivals
Arts & Culture
Grounds: Picnic Area
Grounds: Public Garden