The tasting room at this small winery is in a converted blacksmith’s; there’s also a range of grappa to sample. Game drives to see wildebeest, zebras and a variety of antelope are available and include a wine tasting in the vineyards. Bookings are essential for the drives. The restaurant, Racine, has a lovely deck overhanging a stream. It's walkable from the town if you don't mind the uphill slog.

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1. Ceramics Gallery

0.73 MILES

Franschhoek boasts many fine galleries, mostly along Huguenot Rd. At the Ceramics Gallery you can watch David Walters, one of South Africa’s most…

2. Huguenot Memorial Museum Annexe

0.91 MILES

Part of the Huguenot Memorial Museum, this annexe offers displays on the Anglo-Boer War and natural history. Admission to the annexe is covered by a…

3. Huguenot Memorial Museum

0.93 MILES

This museum celebrates South Africa’s Huguenots and houses the genealogical records of their descendants. Behind the main complex is a pleasant cafe, in…

4. Haute Cabrière

1.05 MILES

Best known for Méthode Cap Classique (MCC; wine made in the Champagne method), there is also an excellent range of white and red wines, plus a brandy. The…

6. Grande Provence

1.21 MILES

A beautifully revamped, 18th-century manor house that is home to a stylish restaurant and a splendid gallery showcasing contemporary South African art…

7. Mont Rochelle

1.56 MILES

Along with the uberplush hotel of the same name, this winery was bought by Richard Branson in 2014. You can pair your wines with a trio of canapés (R140),…

8. Leopard's Leap

2.95 MILES

The bright, modern, barn-like tasting room has comfy couches strewn around – you can either take your tasters to enjoy at leisure or sit at the bar for a…