Wellington Wine Walk
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Wellington Wine Walk  – The original (3 days 3 nights)

Arrival Day 

Check-in at Diemersfontein Wine and CountryEstate just outside Wellington any time after 14:00. (DBB). See directions. Meet your guides here for a walk briefing followed by your first wine-tasting.

Walk Day One:  BUCHU AND OLIVE TRAIL (14KM) Happy Hiking Group

Day One of your Wellington Wine Walk starts early. Your guides will come to the Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate car park to collect you. You will be taken by tractor and trailer from Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate to the foot of the original Du Toit’s Kloof Pass. Walk uphill for about 45 minutes and then stroll along contour paths through the forest and fynbos. Then walk downhill through the biggest and oldest buchu and olive farms in the country and proceed to the impressive Cascade Country Manor for lunch. After lunch visit their lovely waterfall – a popular site for wedding photographs. The afternoon walk involves walking through more olive groves to Druk-my-Niet for a well-deserved wine-tasting. Finally cross the road to Augusta Kleinbosch, where you will check in for the night (DBB).

Level: Moderate, some uphills, but mostly level and downhill.

Walk Day Two: KUIER TRAIL (16KM)

("Kuier" means having a relaxed and sociable visit. In this case we visit some very innovative farms.)

Your guides will come to Augusta Kleinbosch to collect you. Hike uphill for about 45 minutes through vineyards. Walk along a contour path around a koppie and past some interestingly shaped granite rocks. Proceed on to the top of the hill for a presentation on the healing properties of Buchu and vine propagation (“stokkies”), while taking in the panoramic view all around you. Taste some of Elsabe’s delicious olive products and pinotage jam. After a good kuier proceed on to Hildenbrand Estate for a wine-tasting accompanied by a light lunch. From here hike through more vineyards to your next guest house: Dunstone Country House, Val du Charron or Monte Video (DBB) – depending on availability.

Level: Moderate, a few uphills, mostly level.

Walk Day Three: BOVLEI WINE TRAIL (9KM)Doolhoh Labyrinth

Your guides will meet you and take you by shuttle up to the old tunnel on Bain's Kloof Pass (half way up the pass) from where you will start walking down on a steep farm track through the fynbos and vineyards to the Doolhof Estate for your first wine tasting. Walk on to Welvanpas (where Piet Retief, the Voortrekker, lived as a child) for your second wine-tasting accompanied by a light lunch. Proceed  through the Bovlei valley, past the vine nurseries. The shuttle will collect you to take you to a final wine-tasting at Bosman’s Family Vineyards restored state of the art wine–cellar at Lelienfontein. The shuttle will wait for you and take you back to Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate where your walk ends.

Level: Downhill and level, easy hiking.

Optional extra night

An optional extra night’s accommodation at the end of your walk is a popular choice, particularly for groups from afar, as it allows you to relax and really enjoy your last night together before heading back home – not to mention the luxury of having a bit of a ‘lie-in’ the next morning!

Please contact us if you wish to get a quote for the extra night.

 

 
 
Contact Details
Email: info@winewalk.co.za

Elaine Wegelin - Phone +27 83 235 5570
Katrin Steytler - Cell +27 82 335 8132

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