Durbanville Hills

Cape Town

Offering a change from the historic Cape Dutch wine estates, this winery, best known for its merlot and sauvignon blanc, occupies an ultramodern building commanding a hilltop above the Durbanville vineyards. There’s a good restaurant (8.30am to 3pm Tue-Sun, and 6pm to 10pm Tue-Sat), splendid views of Table Bay and Table Mountain and an indigenous plants garden.

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1. Hillcrest Estate


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2. De Grendel

1.71 MILES

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…

3. Nitida

1.73 MILES

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4. Canto Wines

3.54 MILES

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5. Meerendal

3.96 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,…

6. Intaka Island

5.29 MILES

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7. Bloubergstrand

6.25 MILES

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8. Langa Pass Museum

8.53 MILES

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