If you think of the Winelands at the Cape, the first thing that comes to mind is of course the vineyards that nestle against the mountain ranges. The numerous wineries with their excellent wines provide the visitors with a culinary experience. The breathtaking landscape is also a great scenery for sports enthusiasts. Those who not only want to enjoy the wines but also want to be active can explore the Winelands in a sporty way - by Segway, on the water, by bike or on foot on the golf course.
Experience nature in a rowing boat at Babylonstoren
At Babylonstoren, water rates can paddling at Dam. Simply register at the reception and ask for one of the three rowing boats of the winery and go on a discovery tour on the hotel‘s own water reservoir lake. Let enchant you by the wonderful view and a rich bird world. By the way: You can reach the lake ideal by walking or cycling because it is only 1.5 kilometres away from the winery.
With the mountain bike from Muratie up to the Simonsberg
Speaking of cycling – who likes to ride the bike finds a special challenge at Muratie: the winery‘s own Mountain Biking Trail. Master 530 metres of altitude difference at Simonsberg and immerse in the South African mountains. Three of the four loops lead mainly on simple trails without jumps or stone fields. The distance is almost 35 kilometres long and offers the possibility to connect individual sections. Who want to feel a touch of thrill can do a night drive and finish it off with a glass of wine.
Cruise the vineyards by Segway at Spier
Who does not want to be so fast on the way can do a Segway tour at Spier. Since 30 minutes is practiced before each tour they are also suitable for beginners – Segway novices can get off to a comfortable start.Longer trips are connected with some effort. You can choose between three tours: one-hour Farm Tour, two-hour Vineyard Tour with wine tasting or the Sunset Tour. The last one reward you with a breathtaking view you have over the vineyards at sunset.
Steenberg – a paradise for golfers
Passionate golfers get their money's worth on a visit to Steenberg because the 18-hole golf course with its five tees has been awarded as one of the best conditioned golf courses in South Africa. The facility is rich in wildlife and is carefully cherished by the staff. The course has four different environmental areas (Wetlands, Parklands, Fynbos and The Cape Flats) and offers different levels of difficulty from junior to championships. Whether beginner or advanced, whether on the water, on land or in the mountains - you will get to know the Winelands on the Cape from a completely different side.
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