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Monday, 13 May, 2013
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The South African winelands are beautiful. Diverse, varied and flaunting an air of approachability, no wonder South Africa as a whole is rated so highly as a tourist destination.
It's an impossible task to pick just four wineries to be part of our main Spotlight feature but the below encompass a rich array of activities and attractions to fill the month of May.


Middelvlei
A perfect family atmosphere awaits you here. You will be welcomed by a tail-wagging pack consisting of the hospitable Dachshund Pinotage, Chianti the Bl├╝mmenweiler and Alsace the Boerboel pup. Tinta, the gentle Great Dane and the Ridgeback, aptly named Malbec, complete the welcoming committee so prepare to receive some sloppy kisses.
The winery is also home to the Momberg family wine blending experience which is great for groups of friends. (for more information, click here)
For warm hospitality and good food, join in the Boerebraai fun at Middelvlei where their resident braai expert will prepare your chops, boerewors and chicken sosaties to perfection.

La Motte
Rich in history, music, culture, art, great food and a commitment to keeping the environment intact. La Motte in Franschhoek, with it's sweeping drive, emotive museum and range of walks and hikes, could keep anyone entertained for the entire day.
For Mother's Day, we suggest taking the important females in your life to their Winelands Tea, a beautiful selection of pastries and confectionery (for more information, click here).

Excelsior
Owned by the de Wet family since 1870, it's steeped in history and was once an ostrich farm. Now run by Freddie and his son Peter, it's an honest, down-to-earth winery with a beautiful tasting room overlooking the dam where you can blend your own wine (Our news editor was lucky enough to try her hand at it with Freddie's help, click here to view the video). It's the perfect place to escape from the world as they have converted their 'Feather Palace' into a luxury guest house.

Rooiberg
Home to South Africa's biggest chair, scaling 9metres and acting as a perfect lookout point for Robertson, Rooiberg beckons you to take a seat.
Bodega de Vinho is their bistro and here you will find the best steak and red wine pies this side of...well, anywhere. They also do the best Pain au chocolats outside of Paris.

View our May Spotlight page, highlighting this month's theme, "Wish you were here..."

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