I was booked for a wine lands tour yesterday, and in order to try somewhere different I took our passengers to Waterford Estate. What a fantastic vineyard. Sure the wine tasting is a little more expensive than most but you get real value for money.
Superb surroundings set in well-designed gardens; Tuscany styled tasting rooms where you sit at individual tables on the veranda and served by one of many assistants. Completely different from most vineyards.
To get to Waterford take the R44 from Somerset West to Stellenbosch opposite the Stellenbosch Golf club turn right down Blaauwklippen Road. You will find Waterford near the end of the road.
Soak in the scenery whilst sitting at one of the tables tasting wonderful wines and chocolates from Belgium. waterford
Waterford does not have a restaurant so we decided to drive on and have lunch at Dieu Donne in Franschhoek. Always a very nice place to eat one your favourite meals !
After lunch we drive up the Franschhoek Pass with its views over Franschoek. Passed Theewaterkloof Dam and across the modern bridge over the dam, which takes you towards Grabouw. theewaterskloof
However we turn left off the main road onto a dirt road that takes us passed rolling farmland and down Van Zyle’s Pass eventually arriving at Bot River and tarmac. From there we drive to Klienmond and along the coast passed Gordon’s Bay and home.
A very nice round trip to accomplish in one day.