Hemel en Aarde Wine Route

Posted on Wed March 19, 2014.

Need we give you more reasons to venture away from the Hustle and Bustle of City life? Escape to our own unique “Heaven and Earth” Hemel en Aarde Valley Wine Route for an unforgettable day or weekend getaway.

After moving to Hermanus in August 2013 we were delighted to discover the picturesque Hemel en Aarde Wine Route. The Route practically starts on our doorstep just 2,4kms from The Manor.

Hermanuspietersfontein is the beginning of the meandering route which leads you into the magnificent Hemel en Aarde mountain range with Mount Babylon being the highest majestic mountain on route. This road is also an alternative route to Caledon, linking Hermanus and the surrounding areas to this town.

The Wine Route, along the R320, boasts a vast array of superb restaurants, deli’s, farm stalls and undoubtedly world class wine farms. Wine farms to visit en route; Creation, Jakob’s Vineyards, Domaine des Dieux, Mount Babylon, Ataraxia, La Vierge Collection, Spookfontein, Newton Johnson Vineyards, Sumaridge, Bouchard Finlayson, Ashbourne, Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Southern Right, Whalehaven
Wine paring as well as tastings make for a wonderful day spent in the country featuring beautiful vistas of the vineyards and the awesome mountain ranges.

You can also enjoy a more thrilling experience by taking a tour of the valley via horseback at Cloud's End, or you can choose to enjoy an adrenaline pumped afternoon of paint ball wars, quad biking or zip-lining tours at SA Forest Adventures. Hiking and mountain biking trails can also be arranged for the more adventurous and active.

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