There is much to delight you on the Hermanus Wine Route. The estates produce some of the finest wines in the country, particularly acclaimed are the Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, and the food they offer is scrumptious. It’s easy to spend a few days sampling both while enjoying scenery that cannot be surpassed. The standard of accommodation is high, and it is a treat to partake of local wine and food pairings – so take a drive up the R320 and discover the magnificence out there; it’s well within your reach.
People rush to Stanford to experience a slower pace of life; at the same time local winemakers industriously craft award-winning wines. Stanford is a well-preserved Victorian village with a rich history and offers much as a destination. Take a boat trip on the meandering Klein River to watch birds; enjoy a leisurely lunch while tasting wine; visit a farmyard for a different kind of experience. Myriad pleasurable options await you. The wines produced in the region are recognised for their quality, and offer great value for money.
Exhilaratingly different and not to be missed is the windswept wild beauty of Africa’s southernmost region. Here winemakers craft their excellent produce under difficult climatic conditions. Explore, stay over at one of the nature parks, and take in the beauty of the region. Why go to Greece when there is Arniston! After the endless horizons of the Strandveld, immerse yourselves in the bliss of its transparent turquoise sea and forget all else.
It’s rather an interesting place, Bot River, where young winemakers produce excellent quality Chenin Blanc, Shiraz and Pinotage; where the living is easy and unpretentious and where you would be genuinely welcome if you chose to stay on a wine farm. The range is wide and the region is unspoilt in its beautiful simplicity. It is well worth exploring.