One of the Cape’s lesser-known jewels is the Overberg Wine Route, which crosses breathtaking terrain and spans 250km.
Cool sea air flows across the Overberg region, bringing with it spectacular grape-growing conditions for producing award-winning wines. From Elgin to Elim, the Cape South Coast is speckled with wine estates, each offering exclusive wine tastings and cellar tours. The diverse landscape gives each winemaker something unique to work with, but overall, slow-ripening grapes burst with flavour and a distinct coastal character.
Creation Wines is a real treat for your senses. Specializing in carefully paired food and wine dishes to provide a taste sensation! Situated in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus this promises to be a treat for everyone.
Gabrielskloof in Bot Rivier is a hidden gem. The restaurant offers hearty, honest, soul food prepared with love with an ever-changing menu. Kids options too. Chefs are sincerely passionate about everything local and source most of their produce from neighbouring towns and villages. Their aim is to show visitors what true Cape Overberg hospitality is, sample their homegrown olive oil, or enjoy food and wine pairings. There is a courtyard for kids to play and a big basket of fun toys to keep them entertained for hours.
Klein River Cheese
Klein River Cheese at Stanford offers delicious gourmet picnic lunches from the new Picnic Shed. Picnics can be enjoyed on the veranda of the beautifully renovated Picnic Shed during the cooler months or on the banks of the tranquil Klein River; under the trees or lawns during the warmer months. This family-friendly farm has a kids menu, a Klein River wine list, and lots of freshly produced cheeses to choose from. There is a large playground with trampolines, jungle gym, merry-go-round, tree houses, swings, a slide, sandpit, balance beams, and see-saw for endless fun.
* Please do not bring your own food, beverage, or wine.
Walkerbay Estate includes Birkenhead Brewery which was the first wine and brewing estate in the Southern Hemisphere. Here you will find a small but growing vineyard, winery, and micro-brewery. Enjoy delicious food and freshly home-brewed beer. The cooking style is ‘home comfort’, incorporating dishes to especially design to accompany locally produced beer, cider and wines. With open lawns and safe play areas for kids, Walkerbay Estate makes the perfect family day trip.
Old Mac Daddy
Part caravan park, part designer farm lodge – this little hotel is certain to please if you are looking for a wholesome spot to unwind. Set on the pine-whispering slopes of a beautiful corner of the Elgin Valley, Old Mac Daddy offers trailer units with artist-themed bedrooms and uber-contemporary living spaces as well as comfortable glamping style tented options and 2 self-catering units for larger extended families or groups of friends.
Just an hour out of Cape Town and set amongst the apple orchards, Old Mac Daddy offers open spaces, mountain paths, a lakeside beach, and plenty of outdoor activities for the whole family.