Activity guide to Wine Farms in the Cape Winelands (Champion Wine Guide)

Thursday, 16 November, 2017
Champion Wine Guide
A new (and free) eco-tourism app shows activities and outdoor events happening at wine farms in the Cape Winelands. Wine lovers, locals and tourists are encouraged to use this guide to discover nature at its finest – from fynbos walking trails and cycling tracks, to seasonal menus at scenic restaurants and special places to relax.

When it comes to deciding what to do over summer weekends around the Cape, there is a multitude of events and activities to take part in. Most people look for central places to visit where they can engage in a multitude of experiences. The Cape Winelands is budding with many new outdoor experiences for locals and international visitors which is not always well-known. Now, the Champion Wine Guide brings you information on experiences on wine farms which you, your family and friends can enjoy together.

The Champion Wine Guide brings together the collective activities and events from 38 nature conservation minded wine farms, in a single, easy-to-use platform at your fingertips. The app is focussed on friend groups and families that want to find places where they can hike, mountain bike, dine, stay over and drink wine. It also provides first-hand opportunity to view promotions and specials from wine farms.

A few of the many featured experiences would include the Fynbos and Wine Tasting (a sense-ational experience) at Bartinney, free wine tasting at Backsberg, San Rock Art viewing at Cederberg Wines and Saturday morning farmer market at Hermanuspietersfontein.

The app is provided by the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) which runs a land and water stewardship program with 38 wine producing farms in the Western Cape - called the Conservation Champions*. Together, WWF-SA and 38 Champion wine farms endeavour to protect endangered environments and animals, uphold the highest standards in environmentally friendly wine production and promote sustainable farming practices. WWF-SA proudly supports the conservation efforts of all Champion wine farms, and proactively works alongside their farm managers to decrease their environmental footprint within the Cape Floral Kingdom.

These wine farms are fully aware of their vital role in conserving the biodiversity hotspots of the Succulent Karoo and Cape Floral Kingdom and are committed to being custodians of the land. Therefore, the Champion farms have opened their gates to visitors to share the beauty and vulnerability of unique fynbos and renosterbos environments. To activate environmental responsibility, they collectively tell the story of habitat protection, invasive alien plant removal, water conservation, sustainable farming and their use of renewable energy.

Download the app on Android or iOS from

*Read more about the journey from the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI) to the Conservation Champions at