The impressive botanical gardens around the world (P.31) - Stellenbosch (South Africa): The heart captivating “land of wine”


( South Africa is one of the most exciting wine regions in the world right now, with critics and consumers getting ever more excited about the quality, drinkability and affordability of its incredible wines. One of SA’s most famous regions is Stellenbosch, which sits in splendour on the coast of the Western Cape around 50km east of Cape Town and is becoming particularly well known for its incredible hospitality when it comes to wine and food experiences.

The wine industry has exploded here in recent years, resulting in a plethora of wine estates throughout the region throwing open their doors to enthusiastic wine tourists. Tourism here is booming thanks to Stellenbosch’s welcoming attitude, dramatically beautiful scenery and glorious weather, it's a wonderful idea to spend a few days in South Africa touring some of the region’s very best wineries!

Le Pommier, or ‘The Apple Tree’, is a former apple orchard situated in the beautiful Banhoek Valley. Just 35 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, Le Pommier has something for everyone – begin with a tasting of their award-winning wines before grabbing a spot of lunch in the rustic South African restaurant. After all this indulgence, it’s completely understandable that you may not want to leave, and luckily there are a range of luxurious accommodation options on-site with all kinds of activities available for residents, from trout fishing to mountain biking through the dramatic landscape. Wine holidays at Le Pommier is truly not an opportunity to be missed!

The Spier Wine Farm is one of Stellenbosch’s oldest working wineries, with a heritage dating back to 1692 – however, this winery is anything but tired, and it’s impossible not to fall in love with the boundless energy that greets you. As well as wine, the owners are passionate art lovers and the winery is home to one of the largest collections of contemporary South African art in the world.

The best wineries in Stellenbosch have something for every guest and Spier Wine Farm is no exception! Whether it’s a breezy Segway tour through the vines, a tasting of some of the most awarded wines in South Africa, or an unbelievable Eagle Encounter with the many birds of prey who have found sanctuary at Spier, Spier Wine Farm covers it all.

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