10 Must Do’s when you visit the Heart of the Helderberg

One may think that the Heart of the Helderberg has little to offer since the area is so quaint but we’re here to tell you that the perfect city escape is just a short 30 minute drive from Cape Town.

Accra Classroom

Vergelegen Wine Tastings and Cellar Tour

The stunning Vergelegen estate has so much to offer guests with its lush gardens, award winning wines and grand cellars. You are able to enjoy a wine tasting inside their tasting rooms or outside on the patio, overlooking the gardens. It is the perfect place for an afternoon of activities in the Helderberg.

Lurra Spa at Erinvale

Just across the road from Vergelegen, you will find Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa, situated in its own peaceful corner of the property we have Lurra Spa. A hideaway for guests looking for ultimate relaxation and hand tailored treatments according to your exact needs. Relax next to the pool and join us for a healthy lunch after your treatment to make a day out of your self-care moment.

Coffee Tasting at Lourensford

If you are looking for your caffeine fix, Lourensford Coffee Roasting Company is the place for you. They have a large variety of single origin coffees that you are able to taste and purchase for at home enjoyment. We recommend the new Kenya – Blue Mountain Single Origin Coffee, as well as the Ethiopia – Limu Single Origin coffee

Olive & Olive oil tasting at Morgenster

This may be more for the foodies; however it is such a unique experience that we wouldn’t want you to miss out!

Morgenster also boasts a beautiful range of wines that you can pair with your olive & olive oil tasting. Be sure to take some pictures of the amazing views and the olive groves.

Artisanal Gin tasting & Sushi in Magnolia Social Dining Lounge

The newly opened Magnolia Social Dining Lounge is the perfect place for you to wind down after a day of touring around the city. We offer Gin tastings, as well as specialty gin cocktails that go together perfectly with our sushi menu. Embrace the ambiance and invite a group of friends to join you on your tasting journey.

Gary Player Erinvale Golf Course

Erinvale Golf course is famously designed by pro-golfer, Gary Player. Enjoy this 18-hole course all afternoon and then head over to the clubhouse for some celebratory drinks. The driving range is also a great place to warm up before your tee off time.

Helderberg Nature Reserve Mountain Hike & Bird Watching

Escape from the bustling city to explore nature in the Western Cape at its finest. The nature reserve is teeming with wondrous flora and fauna, a great location to get in some bird watching or hike through nature, up into the Helderberg Mountains. There are also numerous trail running routes in the reserve for your enjoyment if you require something a bit more fast paced.

Strand & Bikini Beach

A trip to the Cape would be remiss without a beach day, laying on the sand with a pair of shades whilst you soak up that much needed vitamin D. Strand is just a quick drive from Somerset West and it has some quaint restaurants and ice cream shops for you to stop at after your day at the beach.

Lourensford Market

The weekend market at the historic Lourensford Wine Estate offers you all that you could hope for in a market setting; live music, delectable foods, handmade crafts, extraordinary art and artisanal, locally sourced produce. Grab a glass of Lourensford wine and wander around the market while you take in the warm summer breeze.

Vintage Cars & Craft Beer at Lourensford

Also at Lourensford Wine Estate, the Motor Studio boasts a large selection of vintage cars for your viewing pleasure. From Mustangs to Ferraris, they have a beautiful collection for you to browse as you sip on your ABRU beer that is brewed on premises, craft beer and cars sounds like the perfect afternoon before you head into the market and find some delicious food to snack on.

We hope that this leaves you dreaming of your next city break, the Heart of the Helderberg eagerly awaits your visit.

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