Excelsior Wine Walks

Join the valley’s most popular Wine Walks adventure.


After a scrumptious breakfast, we depart from Excelsior Manor and follow the Cogmanskloof river down to its confluence with the Breede River. Our first stop is the grandiose House of Chardonnay, the tasting room at DeWetshof Estate, for an early morning wine tasting. From here it is a short walk to the Van Loveren Family Vineyards. The lush gardens, which have been lovingly cultivated over generations, create the perfect setting for a tantalising MCC tasting and pairing.

From Van Loveren the walk ambles through vineyards and crosses over the Breede River were the hikers can enjoy the coolness and birdlife. The trail continues along the foothills of the Elandsberg Mountains, with a panoramic view over the Goudmyn area. Down to the river once again, where hikers will be picked up by the Viljoensdrift river barge for a well-earned picnic lunch on board the boat! Washed down, of course, with a variety of Viljoensdrift’s fine wines. Leaving Viljoensdrift it is a leisurely 3 km walk back to Excelsior.

9 or 12kms (your choice)

After another hearty breakfast, we depart Excelsior heading to Arabella Wine Estate, for our first wine tasting. Along the way, you might be lucky enough to see a new-born foal, as Arabella has a long-standing affinity for thoroughbred race horses! A short 3km walk brings you to the next wine tasting of the day: Zandvliet Estate – birth place of the famous race horse Pocket Power and well known for their exceptional Shiraz. You will be treated to award winning wines in their beautiful Kalkveld Lounge.

Hopping on the Wine Valley Safaris bus, we drive to Kleinhoekkloof, our last destination of the day: A family owned boutique wine estate that also specialise in handmade charcuteries. Here you will be spoiled with lunch platters and their excellent wine, followed by an optional 3km hike on the farm. Those that don’t feel up to more walking, can relax in the garden. A tasting of their other Boutique wines wraps up the day, before heading back to Excelsior by bus.


This day begins with a quick bus ride to the Klaasvoogds valley, starting with a stroll through the Sheilam Cactus Gardens, home to roughly 2000 plant species and known as one of the finest collections of specimen plants. Just 3 km away, we’ll make our first official stop at Owls Rest Lavender Farm. Here, you’ll learn about lavender farming, its uses, and healing properties, accompanied by a refreshing drink—though no wine just yet!

Don’t worry, wine is not far off. Another 3 km brings us to Kranskop for our first wine tasting of the day. You’ll enjoy a tasting of their award-winning wines, set against the panoramic views of the Klaasvoogds valley. The day culminates at Marbrin Olive Farm, where Clive and Briony will share their passion and knowledge. Relish in olive oil and olive tastings while a three-course vegetarian lunch paired with Excelsior wines is prepared. The Wine Valley Safari bus will then return you to Excelsior, rounding off a day of tastes and sights.


2024 (3 night package) 
R6750 pp sharing
R7950 pp single

2024 (4 night package)
R8000 pp sharing
R9200 pp single

(Please note: in order to keep the single supplement low, our smaller rooms will be utilised
for single guests)

To make a reservation contact Kirstin on +27 23 615 2050 / +27 82 850 2267 or guesthouse@excelsior.co.za

Day 1:

  • Arrival – check in between 14:00 & 18:00
  • A short introduction by the owner before dinner – depending on availability.
  • 3 course set Dinner including Excelsior wines

Day 2:

  • Continental & cooked breakfast buffet.
  • Meet tour guide that will walk with you for the next 3 days.
  • First day of walking and tasting.
  • Lunch at one of the Estates with wine.
  • Walk/transported back to Excelsior.
  • Leisure time.
  • Excelsior Reserve Wine Tasting & Blending Experience.
  • 3 course set Dinner including Excelsior wines

Day 3:

  • Continental & cooked breakfast buffet.
  • Day 2 of walking and tastings begin.
  • Lunch at one of the Estates with wine.
  • Walk/transported back to Excelsior
  • Leisure time.
  • 3 course set Dinner including Excelsior wines

Day 4:

  • For 3 night package:

  • Continental & cooked breakfast buffet

  • Bags need to be packed and rooms vacated in morning before tour so that we can clean rooms
  • Last day of walking and tastings begin
  • Lunch at one of the Estates with wine
  • Walk/ transported back to Excelsior
  • Departure

Day 5:

  • For 4 night package:
  • Continental & cooked breakfast
  • Departure by 10:00
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