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Hermanus Wine & Food Festival

Hermanus Wine and Food Festival

Every year in October, we all celebrate the Hermanus Wine & Food Festival in the Wine region of Hermanus and Walker Bay celebrates our many diverse Wines, Wineries and Wine Makers by staging the annual Hermanus Wine and Food Festival, with over 250 wines from over 80 wine estates on offer. This year the festival is on the 5 and 6 October 2018 The Hermanus Wine and Food Festival is always voted / nominated as being 1 of the top 10 Best Wine Shows in South Africa. Each year the event grows bigger and better and attracts at least 5,000 people throughout the weekend. This year African Sun Road is offering unique guided day walks through the fynbos of the Hemel en Aarde valley to the local Wine Estates and vineyards during  the Hermanus Wine & Food Festival.

Hemel & Aarde Valley Vineyards

Fynbos & Wine Day Walk

Walks & Trails Distance (km)

Time (hours)

Difficulty
Scenic Wine Ramble

5

2.5 -3

easy mostly downhill
Fernkloof & Wine Walk

10

4-5

moderate
Galpin Peak Wine Hike

13

5-6

moderate with        5 km ascent
       
       

Overnight Trails

Hemel & Aarde Valley Slackpack trail Distance (km)

Time (hours)

 Difficulty
Day 1 16 km 6 hrs moderate
Day 2 15 km  hrs easy to moderate

Overberg Wine Walk

Hermanus Wine & Food Festival

During the Hermanus Wine + Food Festival custom-made walks and hikes can be arranged. A Guided Overberg wine walk from 2-4 days within the fynbos, vineyards and olive groves of the Hemel & Aarde Valley in the Overberg. The Hemel & Aarde Valley starts about 3 km from Hermanus town and heads northeast to Caledon along the R320, dotted with vineyards, berry farms and farm-stalls to visit.   Explore the beautiful bio diverse reserves and estates , sample award winning wines and overnight in comfortable guesthouses and farms. Many of the numerous vineyards scattered throughout the Hemel en Aarde valley  offer walks through and across their farms and offer light lunches and meals with their vineyards best. Its possible to do day walks with lunch stops or longer hikes of one day or longer with dinner and overnight accommodation at the wine estates or guesthouses, self catering chalets or B&B’s. All these options are tailor-made to suite fitness levels and special interest groups. Feel free to contact us for more options.

 

Hermanus as a base

If you prefer to enjoy the option of hiking the vineyards and olive groves of the Hemel & Aarde Valley during the day, and also enjoying the night life of the many open-air restaurants and coffee shops  with the possibility of seeing our annual visitors the Southern Right Whale, we can arrange accommodation in one of the many hotels or B and B’s. Hermanus also has an abundance of other marine life to enjoy, Brydes, Minkie and Humpback  Whales, Bottelnose and common Dolphins, pods of over 500 have been seen feeding from the Cliff Path. Another option to consider is the many exciting cycling routes the area has to offer in the Hemel & Aarde Valley, we have a very well equipped cycle shop where one is able to hire a mountain bike and equipment required to suit your needs.

Hemel & Aarde Valley Vineyards

Fynbos & Wine Day Walk

Walks & Trails Distance (km)

Time (hours)

Difficulty
Scenic Wine Ramble

5

2.5 -3

easy mostly downhill
Fernkloof & Wine Walk

10

4-5

moderate
Galpin Peak Wine Hike

13

5-6

moderate with        5 km ascent
       
       

Overnight Trails

Hemel & Aarde Valley Slackpack trail Distance (km)

Time (hours)

 Difficulty
Day 1 16 km 6 hrs moderate
Day 2 15 km  hrs easy to moderate

 

Overberg Wine Walk

A Guided Overberg wine walk from 2-4 days within the fynbos, vineyards and olive groves of the Hemel & Aarde Valley in the Overberg. The Hemel & Aarde Valley starts about 3 km from Hermanus town and heads northeast to Caledon along the R320, dotted with vineyards, berry farms and farm-stalls to visit.   Explore the beautiful bio diverse reserves and estates , sample award winning wines and overnight in comfortable guesthouses and farms. Many of the numerous vineyards scattered throughout the Hemel en Aarde valley  offer walks through and across their farms and offer light lunches and meals with their vineyards best. Its possible to do day walks with lunch stops or longer hikes of one day or longer with dinner and overnight accommodation at the wine estates or guesthouses, self catering chalets or B&B’s. All these options are tailor-made to suite fitness levels and special interest groups. Feel free to contact us for more options.

Hermanus as a base

If you prefer to enjoy the option of hiking the vineyards and olive groves of the Hemel & Aarde Valley during the day, and also enjoying the night life of the many open-air restaurants and coffee shops  with the possibility of seeing our annual visitors the Southern Right Whale, we can arrange accommodation in one of the many hotels or B and B’s. Hermanus also has an abundance of other marine life to enjoy, Brydes, Minkie and Humpback  Whales, Bottelnose and common Dolphins, pods of over 500 have been seen feeding from the Cliff Path. Another option to consider is the many exciting cycling routes the area has to offer in the Hemel & Aarde Valley, we have a very well equipped cycle shop where one is able to hire a mountain bike and equipment required to suit your needs.  

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