Wine Walk South Africa
This is Wine country
Our Wine Walks in the Overberg wine region of South Africa form part of the Western Cape Overberg. Therefore the soils in the area are ideal for vineyards and the Fynbos of the Cape Floral Kingdom.
Wine Walks and Hikes
Enjoy hiking through the beautiful Hemel en Aarde valley in the wine lands of the Western Cape wine region about 92 km from Cape Town, South Africa. This is wine country, where the many wine estates that offer wine tastings from award winning wines famous in the region. This experience is guaranteed to satisfy the most discerning wine enthusiast on any of our walks and hikes.
Guided by local FGASA ( Nature,Field & Marine Guide) and Wine & Cape Tourism guides. Both are fully accredited and well versed in the history and culture of the area accompany you through indigenous fynbos, vineyards, fruit orchards, berry farms and olive groves. The walks stop at the vineyards and taste the Hemel en Aarde valley award winning wines for wine tastings and local produce of this fertile valley. Meet local wine makers and learn more about their award-winning wines. Hear their unique life stories on our wine walks.
Day Wine Walks
We have 4 day walks to chose from.
- Babylonstoren Wine Walk
- Bouchard Finlayson Experience
- Sumaridge Experience
- La Vierge Experience
We also offer other exciting walks
Babylonstoren Wine Walk
Scenic valley stroll on farm roads and single track trails alongside the impressive Babylonstoren & Kleinrivier Mountains, through olive groves and vineyards.
- 9 km (3-4 hrs walking time)
- Easy-moderate walk
- Fynbos, vineyards and farms
- Tastings at Ataraxia and Spookfontein
- Lunch option at Spookfontein or nearby Moggs Country Cookhouse
Bouchard Fynlayson Experience
Fynbos & vineyard ramble from La Vierge hilltop through to Bouchard Finlayson Estate, the most awarded wine estate in the valley.
- 6-7 km (2-3 hrs walking time)
- Easy walk
- Protea fynbos, farm lands, Afromontane forest & vineyards
- Wine tastings at La Vierge & Bouchard Finlayson
- Deli platter (2 people sharing)
Sumaridge Estate Experience
Panoramic mountain views are enjoyed as we walk around the De Bos dam, through vineyards, orchards and horse stud farms. Returning to the beautifully appointed Sumaridge tasting room to sample the estate wines.
- 6-7 km (2.5-3 hrs walking time)
- Easy -moderate walk
- Farms, fynbos, orchards and vineyards.
- Wine tasting at Sumaridge Estate
La Vierge Route
Start the adventure with a La Vierge wine tasting, enjoyed with a fabulous view of the Hemel & Aarde Valley wine valley. From here the trail winds through farmland and country roads to Sumaridge Wine Estate for another excellent tasting of the valleys best.
- 6 km ( 3-4 hr total time)
- Requires a later start time (from 10 a.m)
- Easy – moderate walk
- Wine tasting at La Vierge winery and Sumaridge Estate
We have a selection of wine tasting walks to choose from, ranging from 2 to 5 hour DAY walks that can fill a morning or afternoon. The Overberg Wine Walk consists of longer overnight 1 to 5 day walking trails staying over in the valley. Walk at an easy pace and enjoy the unparalleled scenery and hidden treasures of the Hemel en Aarde “Heaven and Earth” Valley. Experience the valley fynbos as you traverse through wine, berry and horse farms. Coffee, tea and lunch breaks at well planned locations along the various routes become highlights on our wine walks.
Because the overnight slack-pack hikes are fully catered and luggage is transferred ahead to your overnight stop. Carrying only a light day-pack on our wine walks enables full enjoyment of the trails and frees one to carry cameras and binoculars (over 60 endemic bird species in the region).
One of the wonderful aspects of the walks is that the distances can be increased to suit the more energetic groups. There is a vast network of trail routes in the Overberg wine lands. On the other hand the hikes or walks can be adapted into shorter, easier walks/hikes for others. The trail lies in the midst of the Cape Floral Kingdom and without question is floristically the most well-endowed walking trail in existence. The Mediterranean climate of the region favours walking all year round. The diverse ecological habitats from marine to mountain makes for interesting and varied walking/hiking experiences.