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Uncorking the Cape

The Cape Winelands are nurtured in a culture rich in history, cuisine, art and architecture set against a backdrop of magnificent natural splendor making it one of the most scenic wine destinations in the world.

Grootbos is situated less than 2 hour’s drive from Cape Town in the heart of the Overberg wine region, making it an ideal destination for wine lovers and travellers on the classic Cape circuit.

Join Grootbos on a guided tour to visit the southernmost cellars on the African continent and experience the warm, welcoming hospitality of this off-the-beaten-track wine region. Or simply sit back and select any one of the delectable wines from the menu at Grootbos’ restaurants to savour the subtle expressions of the local terroir.

Exploring the Winelands

You needn’t go very far from the city centre of Cape Town to find yourself in ‘wine country’. Constantia is a mere 15-minute drive. The traditional, historical wine producing towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Worcester are within easy day-trip distance of Cape Town and offer wine and food experiences to suit every taste. Off the beaten track but more sociable and personal because of it, are the wine regions of the Overberg, West Coast, Robertson and the small Karoo.

The most comfortable way to visit any of these areas is to arm yourself with a good wine guide and a designated driver, or jump onboard a guided wine tour.

Guests at Grootbos can join a guided tour to the Overberg ‘wine pockets’ of Stanford, Hermanus, Elim and Cape Agulhas – all within a half hour’s drive. Wine tours are included in your accommodation fee and no pre-booking is required.

Blessed with Beauty and Abundance

A visit to the Cape would certainly be incomplete without taking time to meander through the scenic Winelands, soaking up its rich culture and savouring its diverse and delectable offerings. From the first humble vineyard planted at the foot of Table Mountain to the sprawling complex of wine estates across the Western Cape, there is so much to explore and enjoy.