Slackpack Vine to Beach
This is Wine Country
On our wine walks, trails and slackpacking walks or hikes which are based in the famous Hemel en Aarde valley, and part of the Overberg and Cape Fold-belt mountains. Because this is a wine region, with many world famous wine Estates like Bouchard Finlayson, Sumaridge and Spookfontein. Bouchard famous for its award winning Galpin Peak Pinot Noir. Almost 90% of the Hemel en Aarde wine farms and estates are IPW compliant
The Hemel en Aarde valley is often referred to as ‘Little Burgundy’ because of the valleys reputation for producing world class Cool Climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Slackpacking Vine to Beach
After the wine walks in the beautiful Hemel en Aarde valley we hike up the old ‘Baboon Path’ to the summit of Aasvolekop at 824 m AMS above mean sea level. This is where we have lunch and freshly brewed coffee or tea with spectacular views of the Hemel en Aarde valley to the north, Maanskynkop and Klein Rivier lagoon to the east. Looking south we have a view of Walker Bay and the pristine Grotto blue flag beach. This also gives us a view of the next days walk which takes us to ‘Sopiesklip.’ From Aasvolekop we descend through Fernkloof reserve, along the ‘pipe track’ into Voelklip and our hotel destination for the night.
Overberg vine to beach slackpack. 3 night option
|Day 1||Arrive after lunch||Settle into accommodation||Braai and stars||Km|
|Day 2||Hike farm accommodation to Spookfontein cottages||mostly flat – easy walk||Wine and dine||10|
|Day 3||Spookfontein to Baleens Hotel Hermanus||a bit of a climb – moderate||Dinner||12|
|Day 4||Baleens Hotel to Sopies Klip return- 12 km beach walk||long beach walk – moderate||Grotto beach finish||12|
The Overberg vine to beach slackpack. 4 night option
|Day 1||Arrive after lunch||Settle into accomodation||Braai and stars||Km|
|Day 2||Hike farm accommodation In Hemel en Aarde valley to different farm accommodation||
mostly flat – easy walk
|Dinner and wine||
|Day 3||Hike farm accommodation to Spookfontein cottages||mostly flat – easy walk||Dinner and wine||10|
|Day 4||Spookfontein to Baleen’s||Bit of a climb – moderate||Dinner and wine||12|
|Day 5||Baleens to Sopies Klip||Beach walk – easy walk||Depart midday||12|
|Total distance approx||46|
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