De Grendel

Cape Town

Established in 1720, the closest of the Durbanville wineries to Cape Town has a jaw-dropping view of Table Mountain from its tasting room. There's also a good restaurant and conserved areas of indigenous renosterveld (grey shrubby 'rhinoceros field' vegetation), all located on a working farm on the slopes of Tygerberg.

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1. Nitida

1.59 MILES

Excellent tastings of Nitida's award-winning wines are held in the wine cellar. Booking is recommended, as it's a small space. Also here are two…

2. Durbanville Hills

1.71 MILES

Offering a change from the historic Cape Dutch wine estates, this winery, best known for its merlot and sauvignon blanc, occupies an ultramodern building…

3. Hillcrest Estate

1.87 MILES

There's lots going on here apart from excellent wine-making, such as growing olives and producing Havoc Brew craft beers, which you can enjoy with a pizza…

4. Canto Wines

4.15 MILES

New to the Durbanville wine route, Canto is a boutique winery offering tastings in the church-like cellar/tasting room. Particularly popular is the bubbly…

5. Intaka Island

4.31 MILES

Intaka means ‘bird’ in Xhosa and you can see 120 feathered species, as well as 200-plus plant species, at this 1600-sq-metre wetland reserve. Learn about…

6. Meerendal

4.74 MILES

Although it was established in 1702 and has some of South Africa's oldest pinotage and shiraz vineyards, as well as a handsome Cape Dutch homestead,…

7. Langa Pass Museum

7.08 MILES

Step inside a grim apartheid relic at Langa's old pass office, where black people had to present their identity cards, and the attached court, where they…

8. Langa Mosaic Plinths

7.09 MILES

Each side of these colourful, mosaic-decorated plinths has a different theme, related to township history. One is the only memorial to the Mendi, a troop…