• Imiso

    Andile Dyalvane and Zizipho Poswa are the winning team behind Imiso Ceramics Studio that produces high end design commodities for the interior market.

  • Avoova

    Avoova designs and creates exquisitely handcrafted décor, jewellery and objet’s d’arts. Uplifting a community in the Karoo and offering a modern, sophisticated South African artform to the world.

  • SAM – SA Market

    Cape Town’s South African Market, a reservoir for trendy local labels on buzzy Loop Street, is enjoying huge popularity. Buy local. Support the South African economy & look great by purchasing from over 40 local designers.

  • Diamond Works

    Witness first hand, the art of diamond cutting and the careful craftsmanship of jewellery manufacturing by skilled experts – while enjoying a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. You can book a diamond tour in various international languages.

  • Watershed

    Explore a world of African innovation, craft and design – all under one roof. Visit the Watershed and discover a myriad of locally sourced and produced art and crafts, from design and furniture to fashion and jewellery.

  • Graham Beck Wines

    Situated 10 km outside of Robertson on Route 62, the Graham Beck Estate’s Madeba farm, is situated in the breathtaking Breede River Valley bordering the semi-arid Little Karoo region. An ethos of farming in harmony with nature ensures Graham Beck Wines are making significant strides in protecting our precious natural heritage. The Graham Beck Robertson Cellar is a testimony to inspired vision and foresight. Bordering Madeba is the Graham Beck Private Nature Reserve, an area that extends to the eastern slopes of the Rooiberg. 1885ha of land had been registered with Cape Nature and in 2006 the Riverine Rabbit, a critically endangered species once thought extinct, was seen residing in the Breede Sand Fynbos section, the most endangered veld type on the site.

  • Merwida Wines

    The estate has been in the van der Merwe family since 1840, and home to Merwida wine farm. With 600ha of wetlands conserved on the farm, Merwida is proud of this healthy wetland with its abundant indigenous palmiet covering most of the area. This near pristine wetland, the largest along the Breede river system, supports a unique collection of aquatic insects, as well as many water-dependent birds and animals. The American Colonial Merwida Country Lodge offers an unforgettable stay or to host wedding or other function.

  • Schalkenbosch Wine Estate

    Schalkenbosch Estate is situated on the outskirts of Tulbagh, an easy 80 min drive from Cape Town. The Estate also offers three comfortable, fully equipped self-catering cottages set in the gardens of an old Cape Manor House. The Cape Dutch farm house dates back to 1792 and has been proclaimed a National Monument.

  • Koelfontein

    Koelfontein has been the proud heritage of seven generations of the Conradie Family. Cecilia’s Farm Shop on Koelfontein sells dried fruit & nuts and seasonal fresh fruit. One of the historical farm houses, Die Kloof, recently renovated, offers self-catering accommodation A walking tour of the farm follows a clearly marked-out route, which begins at Die Kelder and exposes visitors to interesting aspects of farm life, such as export fruit orchards, award-winning vineyards and farm animals. Hiking trails extend into the foothills and mountains themselves around Gydo Pass. Two-thirds of the farm is dedicated to the preservation of indigenous Fynbos, which includes the rare, threatened Lowland Fynbos. Flourishing indigenous vegetation makes it a bird-watching paradise.

  • Cederberg Private Cellar

    Dwarsrivier farm – where Cederberg Private Cellar is situated – is surrounded by the Cederberg Wilderness Area. The Cellar belongs to one of eight landowners whose property borders on the Wilderness Area. It offers unique wines with altitude, as SA’s highest vineyards, as well as plentiful hiking options, accommodation and wine tastings. Only about 300ha is used for farming, the holiday resort and staff housing, with the rest of this unspoilt land placed under CapeNature’s care – with 5,200ha under conservation. Cederberg farms sustainably and because this isolated area is virus free it has minimal disease, allowing for little to no chemical intervention. Wine tasting available on farm without reservation required. Accommodation: self-catering chalets and camping available at Sanddrift Holiday Resort on the farm. Access to many of the Ceberberg Hiking trails and rock art features, with permits available from farm shop. Office hours for accommodation bookings and shop (incl. hiking permits and maps):

  • Cloof Wine Estate and Burgherspost

    Sister estates Cloof and Burgherpost co-operate closely in both farming and conservation matters. With a combined total of 1,094ha under conservation, they contribute to the preservation of 611ha of Swartland Granite Renosterveld and 598ha of Atlantis Sand Fynbos – both highly endangered vegetation types. Cloof and Burgherpost believe in the value of investing in conservation strategies such as clearing of alien vegetation, supervised by a full-time conservation manager. On this West Coast land, there is a game camp stocked with locally indigenous mammals, and nature drives are offered to experience conservation in agriculture. Come for lunch, wine tasting, game drive or a nature walk. The Cloof Kitchen restaurant offers light lunches alongside the tasting room.

  • Sir Robert Stanford Estate

    Established in 1855, Sir Robert Stanford Estate is situated on the southern slopes of the Klein River Mountains overlooking the peaceful village of Stanford. This 164ha estate is member of the Klein River Conservancy with more than 200 species of fynbos under conservation, mostly consisting of Overberg Sandstone Fynbos and some Elim Ferricrete Fynbos. Since 2003, indigenous trees have been planted and 32ha have been cleared of alien vegetation. Access to fynbos areas is also strictly controlled to prevent fynbos harvesting, and quarries are being rehabilitated where sand mining once took place. Biological farming methods are used, such as turkeys that are kept for snail control, yearly planting of cover crops, as well as making their own compost and mulch. Visitors can stroll through the vineyards or enjoy a tractor ride to experience nature up close. A delightful country style restaurant, Madre’s Kitchen, uses only free range meats from the Overberg and local produce, keeping the food miles as low as possible.

  • Hermanuspietersfontein Wingerde

    The picturesque 320ha farm nestles in the mountainous valley area close to Stanford and the Atlantic Ocean. The farm is a haven for a variety of fauna including leopard, duiker, reebok, serval and baboon. All freely roaming the land. Untouched slopes are covered in fynbos; as well as concerted efforts in clearing land of invasive alien plant species. The vineyards are planned around fynbos corridors and pathways to connect biomes and provide access for animals and birdlife across all ecosystems. Tilling by earthworms, brings valuable underground benefits such as air, moisture, bacteria and soil-conditioning materials. The happy flock of ducks is in charge of biological snail control. Self-catering cottages are available on the farm. Visit the winery and cellar for tastings and the very popular Saturday Food and Wine Market at the Hemel and Aarde Shopping Village.

  • Hamilton Russell Vineyards

    One of the most southerly wine estates in Africa and close to the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hamilton Russell Vineyards – established in 1975 – was the pioneering wine producer in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. The Estate specialises in producing highly individual, terroir driven Pinot noir and Chardonnay. This family-owned farm has a private nature reserve with pristine mountain fynbos and two small wetlands as part of the 407ha under conservation across the adjacent properties owned by the family. Hamilton Russell have also extended the natural biodiversity into the vineyards by establishing biodiversity islands and species-diverse permanent cover crops. The land is also home to numerous species of animals, including klipspringer, caracal and bat-eared fox. By-appointment tours and tastings bring the family-farm experience to life.

  • Bouchard Finlayson Estate

    Located in the wine ward of Walker Bay, the 125ha property currently has 22ha under vines; the rest is covered by the spectacular indigenous ‘fynbos’ flora of the Western Cape.  Farm tour and nature walks guided by Bouchard Finlayson’s very own resident amateur botanist, Frank Woodvine, are available by appointment. A unique wine tasting excursion combines a scenic guided nature walk through the 100ha of protected Fynbos on the Hemel en Aarde Valley wine farm, with a tasting of its latest vintages and a delicious Bouchard Brunch Board with bread, olives, olive tapenade, in the cellar or on the terrace overlooking the vineyards.

  • Wildekrans Wine Estate

    This 1000ha estate is tucked away in the Overberg overlooking Walker Bay. Almost half of this large estate is under conservation, and Wildekrans is passionate about protecting natural habitats on the farm, from restoration of riverine areas, to creating favourable habitat for birds such as the iconic Blue Crane. A scenic drive through the farm boasts indigenous trees replanted and active fynbos restoration underway, with signage to educate visitors of the uniqueness of the natural species and efforts in restoring these landscapes. restaurant: Country themed restaurant, ‘Open’, offers a fresh, modern menu. Dinner by reservation for groups of 10 or more. Enjoy Food and wine pairings by winemaker, William Wilkinson.

  • Truth Coffee

    Voted as one of the world’s top coffee shops, a visit to the East City is incomplete without a caffeine stop at this steampunk inspired, quirky café. While the decor alone is something out of a film, the real reason locals flock here is to get their hands on a steaming cup of hand-roasted joe, believed to be crafted from the best beans in the city.

  • Crossley & Webb

    This designer venue is a must-visit for motor enthusiasts with a taste for the finer things in life. Have your car serviced or browse Crossley & Webb’s incredible collection of vintage and contemporary cars while sipping on a delicious cup of Truth or Deluxe coffee. Feeling peckish? Grab one of their famous almond croissants.

  • Field Office

    This contemporary café is owned by local furniture designers Pedersen + Lennard and offers artisanal coffee, fresh juices and light meals in a stylish yet comfortably casual showroom. It’s the ideal place to eat, drink, shop and work, with many designers making this gem their office for the day. While you can’t go wrong ordering any item off the menu, keep your eye on the notice boards for daily steals – like any two coffees for R30.

  • Haas

    The creators of Haas envisioned a space filled with beauty and inspiration and this is exactly what they managed to create. Not only is their coffee absolute perfection, they also have delicious treats to indulge your sweet tooth. Surrounded by quirky and unusual pieces of art and design, Haas is the perfect place to sit and brainstorm or to simply let your brain relax and weather the storm. The Haas Collective consists of an advertising company, coffee shop, as well as an art & design collective. This truly unique space has its own personality – not lending itself to the trend of being another cool hipster joint in Cape Town. A highlight for all creatives.

  • New York Bagels

    For the best bagels in town, head down to 44 Harrington Street. New York Bagels (NYB) offers endless varieties of freshly baked doughy delights, that you can grab during your lunch-break or pick up en route to a De Waal park picnic. Choose from toppings like hot beef on rye; bacon, avocado and slow roasted tomato or traditional cream cheese and salmon. Feeling like something sweet? Treat your tastebuds to a decadent chocolate croissant or a slice of NYB’s famous cheesecake.