Overberg Wine Ramble
Check in to your 4-star cottage on a beautiful horse farm in the Hemel & Aarde Valley, a 40 hectare working farms within walking distance of many of the valleys award winning wine estates.
Depending on arrival time
Option A : Arrival in the valley after 12:00
A scenic, mostly downhill & easy walk from the top of Rotary Way though aromatic mountain fynbos to sample the fruit of Hamilton Russell‘s Estate vineyard. Hamilton Russell is one of the most southerly wine Estates in Africa and pioneered viticulture & winemaking in the Hemel & Aarde Valley. (Distance 5km)
Option B : Arrival in the valley before 11:00
Transfer to Fernkloof Reserve, a gem in the Cape Floral Kingdom where we experience exceptional floral biodiversity and magnificent scenery. Walking from the visitor’s center in Fernkloof Reserve we follow a path to the Jeep track and head along to Rotary Way –thereafter the same as Option A. (Distance 10km)
Take a leisurely stroll to Bouchard Finlayson, globally acclaimed for producing the best Pinot Noir in South Africa as well as exceptional Chardonnays’ & Sauvignon Blancs. The deli platter will not disappoint as you enjoy the beautiful garden setting.
From Bouchard Finlayson you will be transferred back to the farm for a relaxing evening
Traditional evening braai at the farm.
Enjoy a hearty farm breakfast before stretching your legs on one of the most scenic walking routes in the valley. We start our walk through the vineyards of Sumaridge Estates 104 acres nestling within 2 imposing mountain ranges in the Upper Hemel & Aarde Valley. We trail along country roads and single tracks through horse stud and berry farms with some magnificent mountain scenery en route to Moggs Country Restaurant for lunch. An apple orchard and a fynbos field to walk before reaching our overnight stop. In the shade of the oak trees we relax in the garden for another sensory overload as we sample a selection of South Africa’s Craft Gins.
Light snacks for dinner.
Enjoy breakfast before we follow a track skirting the base of the fynbos -lined mountain to Newton-Johnson vineyards. This route winds through vineyards, La Vierge Winery and downhill to the De Bos dam. The lovely farmlands and fynbos ramble takes us to the tasting room of Sumaridge for a wine tasting and magnificent platter. A short walk to Newton Johnson to sample their wine before we make our way to the farm (Distance 10.5 km)
12 km walk along the pristine blue flag Grotto Beach to a sandstone rock outcrop. Beach pack-lunch and coffee on the rocks. Interesting Marine life and shipwreck history make this a most enjoyable walk. Return to Grotto to celebrate the walks end.
4-5 hr walks.
For a quote or if you have any questions please contact us.
Quote includes the following:
- 3 nights 4 -star Farm stay accommodation
- Transfers to start of walks & return to farm at end of walks
- Breakfasts, picnics, lunches and braai as listed
- Tea & coffee & snacks on route and at accommodation.
- Lunch at the renown Moggs Country Cookhouse
- Cellar platters as listed
- All wine tastings (minimum 3).
- Professionally Guided (FGASA Field & Marine Guides, Cape Tourism & Wine Guide)
- First Aid & back-up assistance
- Wine purchases
- Drinks at restaurant
- Dinners other than braai
- Unscheduled taxi transfers