“Girls Weekend Away”

Our traditional Wine Walks have become celebrated special events, ranging from annual reunions and family holidays to recent birthday celebrations. In October 2019, we hosted a group of four remarkable ladies for their annual excursion. Last year, it was Carol’s turn to arrange this unforgettable outing. She reached out to Gill from Overberg Wine Walks, and everything fell perfectly into place with meticulous planning and execution. Experience the allure of the Overberg region as you embark on a delightful wine-tasting adventure with us. Immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes, savor the finest wines, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a fun-filled family vacation, or a unique birthday celebration, entrust Overberg Wine Walks to handle every detail. Our team of experienced guides and event planners will ensure a seamless and unforgettable wine walk experience. Book your wine walk today and let the adventure begin!

The Hemel Aarde Valley is a haven for those who appreciate the gentle rhythm of walking amidst nature, with the promise of unforgettable food and wine experiences in enchanting settings. Immerse yourself in the magical embrace of the ‘Heaven and Earth’ valley, where city life is but a distant memory, and the fynbos-covered hills and sprawling vineyards invite you to unwind. Discover award-winning wine estates, meet colorful local characters, savor exquisite cuisine, relax in cozy country cottages, and indulge in world-class wines.

This extraordinary experience will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. As you traverse the trail, your luggage will be seamlessly transferred between cottages, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the journey while carrying only a light day pack. Accommodations in the valley consist mainly of 4-star guesthouses and farms, designed to cater primarily to couples. We also offer flexibility with queen beds and twin beds; just let us know your preference in advance. Whether you’re a group of 2 or 12, we welcome you with open arms and will tailor the route length to suit your fitness level and interests, typically covering 10-12 km per day. For those who prefer a more relaxed pace, there is the option of 5-7 km walks with ample time for wine tasting. With over 15 vineyards to explore in the valley, wine enthusiasts will be in paradise.

Currently, we offer 3 enticing multi-day Overberg Wine Walk options: the 2-night Overberg Wine Walk, the 3-night Overberg Wine Walk, and the 4-night Overberg Wine Walk. As one visitor eloquently put it, ‘The hills embrace the valley so closely that they seem to touch the sky, leaving you with nothing but a breathtaking view of Heaven and Earth.’ In October, we had the pleasure of hosting a group of four vibrant ladies for their annual ‘Girls Weekend Away’, who chose the 2-night Overberg Wine Walk. Passionate about animals, nature, and the art of enjoying life, they were truly an inspiration. Join us on this remarkable adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 1

Soon after their arrival in the valley on Day 1 Friday afternoon, we showcased the breathtaking Walker Bay/ Hermanus scenery from the heights of Rotary Way Drive. The easy downhill stroll to Hamilton Russell Vineyards was lined with aromatic fynbos, then olive trees, horse paddocks and finally vineyards. The tasting by Chantel their home-grown tastemaster is professional and the wine sensational.  This estate first put Hermanus on the world wine map by pioneering cool-climate pinot noir & chardonnay in the valley.

A sighting of Blue Cranes added interest to our walk to neighbouring Bouchard Finlayson Estate, the most awarded vineyard in the valley. Well known for their world class Pinot Noir, the Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Blanc de Mer and Hannibal the red blend, are all exceptional.

That evening we enjoyed calamari and lamb chops while entertained by the resident peacock before chatting about the weekend activities.

Day 2

On the second day, Saturday morning, we embarked on a captivating journey along the majestic Babylonstoren mountain range. As we made our way up, we were filled with excitement, knowing we were heading towards the highest winery in the valley – Ataraxia. Here, we indulged in the exquisite handcrafted wines that left our taste buds tingling with delight. Descending through the lush vineyards, we found ourselves walking alongside the picturesque Kleinrivier Mountainside, blessed with its olive farm. The rugged limestone terrain added an element of grandeur to our adventure, leading us to the charming tasting room and boutique restaurant of Spookfontein. In this idyllic setting, we treated ourselves to a delectable lunch prepared by the culinary maestro, Chef Charl. The renowned restaurant provided the perfect atmosphere to unwind and admire the breathtaking fynbos-clad mountains we had traversed earlier. Our journey covered a distance of 11 kilometers, leaving us with unforgettable memories.

Day 3

Sunday called for a toast with champagne at the Framehouse of Bosman Hermanus. Indulge in a wine tasting experience with awe-inspiring views before taking a leisurely stroll along a picturesque country road to Oldlands Stud Farm. While there may not be wine at this stop, you’ll be treated to a captivating walk through orchards and the vineyards of Sumaridge. Prepare your taste buds for a sensational feast as you enjoy their excellent wine paired with delectable platters. The tasting room offers panoramic vistas of the scenic De Bos Dam and the vast ocean. It’s here that we raise our glasses to celebrate the completion of the trail (7km).

Overberg Wine Walk

Ataraxia Wines