Arguably the most iconic destination in Cape Town, Table Mountain abounds with ancient history and is rich in folklore from the earliest inhabitants who once roamed the wilds of the Cape, living off the abundance of the land. It is also the perfect setting for a unique wine tasting experience and mountain safari presented by Durbanville Hills.
The Durbanville Hills Table Mountain Wine Safari offers both locals and international visitors the unique opportunity to experience one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world in a new and exciting way – while sipping on the delicious range of wines from Durbanville Hills. Guests will be treated to spectacular views of Cape Town from the comfort of the customised safari vehicle while enjoying access to exclusive areas of the mountain not usually open to public vehicles.
Radley Connor, Marketing Manager for Durbanville Hills describes the scenic trail, which starts at the cableway and boasts unprecedented views, leading into a beautiful forest of ancient oak and cork trees that eventually expose steep mountain cliffs of sandstone dating back millions of years. “At the highest point of the Safari, Table Bay, False Bay, the Durbanville wine ward and the dramatic Hottentots Holland mountain range are all clearly visible.”
Henri Bruce, host of the Table Mountain Safari tours on behalf of Durbanville Hills, explains that from this spot on Table Mountain, guests will look out on the unique location of Durbanville Hills’ cellar from afar, home to the extraordinary terroir that stabilises temperatures and eliminates extremes of heat and cold, and one of the main contributing factors that shape the range of Durbanville Hills wine.
“This exclusive wine tasting spot is in the company of historic cannons which, hundreds of years ago, were used as an early warning to signal ships approaching the Cape of Good Hope. It is here that guests relax and enjoy never-ending views accompanied by a selection of superlative Durbanville Hills wine and tasty nibbles,” Bruce says.
In addition to experiencing the hidden wonders of Table Mountain and tasting the Durbanville Hills wines, Connor adds that guests will also be contributing to the preservation of the Natural World Heritage site. “A great part of this exciting initiative is that 10% of all proceeds are donated to South African National Parks (SANParks) for the conservation and general upkeep of South Africa’s national parks.”
Details for this unique Table Mountain Wine Safari experience are as follows:
Operating days: Monday to Saturday
Time: Monday to Thursday and Saturday at 11h00 (Tour lasts approx. 3 hours)
Friday: 10h00 and 15h00
Venue: Table Mountain cableway (with collection points at selected guest houses and hotels in and around Cape Town)
Cost: R500pp, includes Wine Safari, tasting, snacks and a bottle of Durbanville Hills wine to take home
Space is limited and booking is essential. For more information, please contact Henri Bruce on 076 788 4992.