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Riebeek-Kasteel-with-snow-capped-Witzenberg-Mountains-in-the-background.jpg This tour focuses on experiences such as wine making, wine bottling & blending. Tastings of olives & olive oil as well as learning how to make local dishes such as Cape Malay Curry are also included.
You will also have the opportunity to visit several smaller wine estates and interact with the wine makers.

Comfy Country Cooking & Wine Experience – minimum 4 guests: (3-day & 2-night)

DAY 1:

  • Drive to Fynbos Estate for lunch (included) – either self drive or guided with transport included.
  • Cooking (South African dishes with local ingredients) in afternoon leading into dinner

DAY 2:

  • Wine & Olive day – visit the following places:

Meerhof Private Cellar:

Situated on the slopes of the Riebeek Mountain, Meerhof Private Cellar is surrounded by breathtaking views of Table Mountain and the Riebeek Valley. The winery was built on the old Bothmanskloof Pass which forms the link between Malmesbury and the picturesque Riebeek Valley. Meerhof entered the Young Wine Show for the first time in 2003 and was a class winner with their Pinotage.

Kloovenberg Wine and Olives:

Kloovenberg stretches along the lower contours of Kasteelberg (Castle Mountain). Owner and winemaker Pieter du Toit has selected the best red grape cultivars for his exclusive red wines, including Shiraz, Merlot, Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon. Olive specialist Annalene du Toit produces the estate’s olives, olive oils and olive-related products.

Het Vlock Casteel:

Het Vlock Casteel not only grow all their own olives and fruit, they turn it into mouth-watering produce.  A visit to Het Vlock Casteel is an opportunity to learn more about olives and olive oil – a tasting with a difference! They are renowned for their exquisite Merlot and award winning olives and olive oil.

Allesverloren Estate:

Allesverloren, the oldest estate in the Riebeek Valley, lies at the foot of the Kasteelberg (Castle Mountain) near the village of Riebeek West.  Since 1872 the farm has been owned by the Malan family.  Danie Malan (fifth generation) has been the winemaker since 1990.  Allesverloren is well known for their Port as well as an excellent range of red wines viz. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and oak-aged Tinta Barocca. They also produce Allesverloren Touriga Naçional – a limited edition of Portugal’s best loved cultivar.

  • Lunch at one of the excellent restaurants in the Riebeeck Valley (own account)
  • Back to Fynbos Estate for dinner & relaxing

DAY 3:
Three options depending on the time of year:

  1. Morning excursion – community project & enjoying tea time snack
  2. In wine making season there will be a morning activity of making, bottling & blending of wines – depending on the time of year.
  3. Shiraz & Art Festival (September)
  • Lunch at Fynbos – included – picnic somewhere on the farm (depending on weather) with wine tasting from local wineries & garagiste
  • Resting in afternoon till departure


  • Comfy en-suite farmhouse accommodation
  • All breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners
  • Cooking ingredients
  • Activities as per itinerary


  • Additional wines at meals
  • Meals not mentioned as included
  • Transport from Cape Town (can be arranged at additional cost)

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Varda & Dan
Dear Ince,

It is exactly three weeks since our return to Israel, full of stories, experiences and a definite wish to revisit SA in the future again.

I did want to say a special thank you  to you personally for the kind attention which you showed us from the first contact we made with you until the call asking us if all was ok.  The trip to the Drakensberg was just wonderful.  The scenery is not of your making but the conditions and our guide definitely contributed to a good experience.  We would recommend your company and Stef, our guide, to anyone at any time.  And if, at any time during the period of planning and decided, we had second thoughts about taking a trip of this kind, they soon dissolved.

I once again we wish you and your family a good 2012, in good health and fulfilment.
Sincerely good wishes and I hope that if you ever make a visit to our country, you will make sure to be in touch.
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