A magnificent new route forms part of Durbanville Hills’ new, guided experiences in celebration of the cellar’s unique view of Table Mountain, Table Bay and Robben Island.
Durbanville Hills Wines has added a route, not open to the general public, to its Table Mountain wine-tasting excursions experienced in the comfort of a customised safari vehicle. The striking Durbanville Hills cellar sits on the side of a series of rolling hills with magnificent views of Table Mountain and Table Bay – the very geography that lies at the heart of what makes the wines so unique. The historic route starts at the cableway from where it continues along the slopes of Devil’s Peak offering spectacular views of Table Bay, Lion’s Head and the Cape Peninsula. The area, rich with indigenous flora, is also home to historical Malay burial sites, the King George and two other blockhouses that were predominantly used as early warning lookout-points. Near Rhodes Memorial, the tour will include a stopover at a breeding programme established for the protection of the Cape Mountain Zebra and other animals that once used to freely roam the slopes.
At a carefully selected spot chosen for its beautiful scenery, a wine tasting experience will be presented with a selection of the finest wine from Durbanville Hills, complemented with a selection of cheeses and fresh breads. With collection points at selected guest houses and hotels in and around Cape Town, the new historical tour compliments the other two options currently available, whereby guests can choose to visit Table Mountain followed by a tasting of Durbanville Hills’ wines at a lookout point overlooking the city. Guests can also visit the home of Durbanville Hills Wines, a mere 30 minutes from Cape Town’s city centre, where they can choose between a tasting of eight wines or a biltong and wine pairing.
Costs: From R130 to R200, with collection and drop-off at hotels and guest houses on selected days. For bookings, contact Henri Bruce on 076 788 4992.
Compiled by Katherine Swift
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