5 Unique Wellness Experiences in the Winelands



5 Unique Wellness Experiences in the Winelands

The global wellness tourism market is on an impressive ascent, projected to reach a staggering $1178.93 billion by 2027, with a growth rate of 9.5% annually. At the forefront of this growth in South Africa are the Cape Winelands and Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa, both synonymous with holistic wellness and luxury. Here, the emphasis is on the seamless integration of relaxation and adventure, set against a canvas of sprawling mountain and vineyard vistas.

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa, tucked away in the Heart of the Helderberg, offers a refined, peaceful wellness experience. Guests can retreat to Erinvale Spa or embark on an array of outdoor activities to benefit from the fresh mountain air and year-round sunshine – whether it’s a challenging hike in the Helderberg mountains or a leisurely round of golf.

Read on to explore some of the most sought-after wellness experiences awaiting in the Winelands.


  1. Tantalising tastings

Resetting and indulging the senses is just as important as a deep tissue massage or a sunrise yoga session when dedicating time to self-care. What better way to do this than by sampling the region’s abundant flavours, from wine to olive oil?

The cherry on top? In the Winelands, there’s a story and a piece of history behind every nibble and sip.

Here are just a few tastings to look forward to during your visit:

  • Premium range wine tasting at Vergelegen Wine Estate or Lourensford Wine Estate.
  • Olive oil and wine tasting at Morgenster Estate.
  • Coffee Tasting at Lourensford Wine Estate’s Coffee Roasting Company.
  • Beer tasting at Lourensford Wine Estate’s Abru Brewery.
  • Artisanal gin tasting at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa.

Of course, Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa also offers legendary culinary experiences, with all meals expertly catered to satisfy every palate and a choice of three world-class restaurants: Stefan’s, Magnolia Social Dining Lounge and Oak Terrace Bistro.


  1. Hiking in the Helderberg Nature Reserve

For those who find their wellness rhythm in the heartbeat of nature, a hike through the Helderberg Nature Reserve is an absolute must. Inhaling the fresh mountain air is a natural detox that city life rarely affords, and the Vitamin D boost is guaranteed to work wonders to lift the spirits.

Along with the Helderberg Nature Reserve, you can also enjoy the outdoors on your bike as you explore Lourensford’s scenic mountain biking trails, covering a total distance of 145 km.


  1. Giving back

Wellness extends beyond personal health and into the realm of giving back, an act that nourishes the soul and has a profound impact on mental health. Engaging with the local Winelands community through the work of the Imibala Trust offers guests at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa a chance to contribute meaningfully to the lives of children affected by poverty. The Trust’s initiatives provide children with education, dignity, and creative opportunities.


  1. A restorative night’s sleep at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa

At the heart of your time spent at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa is the promise of an exceptional night’s sleep thanks to the sumptuous Sanders 600 thread-count cotton linen that graces every bed, coupled with the plush comfort of Kauffmann bedding that envelops you in a cloud-like embrace.


  1. Work on your swing

Wellness comes in many forms, and for some, it’s found on the fairways of a golf course. On our hotel’s doorstep, Erinvale Golf Course, designed by Gary Player, is a prime example of how the physical challenge of the game meets the aesthetic pleasure of its surroundings.

As neighbours to this prestigious course, Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa’s guests benefit from our memberships at Erinvale Golf Club, unlocking preferential rates and exclusive access. And for those who wish to explore beyond, the Cape is peppered with other esteemed greens—Stellenbosch, De Zalze, Arabella, Devonvale, and Pearl Valley, to name a few.

Keen to work on your swing and get the whole family involved? How about a spot of mini golf at Lourensford’s Ultimate Putt? The 18-hole course promises hours of family fun in the sun.

Not big on golf? Then replace the greens with the padel court – did you know Lourensford is also home to The Padel Hub, one of the first padel clubs in South Africa? The sport is taking the country by storm and is the perfect way to work up a sweat and savour an endorphin boost. Why not couple your game with a mouthwatering lunch and wine tasting for a truly idyllic day out?


Book your wellness-focused stay

Are you inspired to prioritise self-care?

A stay at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa is the very definition of restorative luxury. You have access to our onsite hair salon and Erinvale Spa, where our therapists are ready to pamper you from top to toe. But the luxury of Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa doesn’t stop at the spa door. From hiking adventures to culinary experiences, we offer a truly holistic wellness experience in an incredible setting. Imagine perfectly manicured gardens, historic oak trees, and sweeping views of the Helderberg. At Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa, luxury is woven into every detail and every moment of your wellness retreat.

Invest in your well-being and book your stay at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa today. We look forward to welcoming you.