I try out the Durbanville Hills Table Mountain experience

by Karisa

I few weeks ago I had the pleasure of joining the Durbanville Hills Wine team for their Durbanville Hills Table Mountain Experience.

They actually launched this Table Mountain Experience last year, but have recently added a new restricted access route.  This was a chance to see a part of Table Mountain limited to only the die-hard trail running & cycling community – but on top of that – we’d also be sampling some beautiful wines while taking in the views.  Now what could be better than that I ask you?

With a customized safari vehicle as your mode of transportation, the route kicks off at the Table Mountain cableway…

From there it continues along the slopes of Devils Peak offering spectacular views of Table Bay, Lion’s Head and the Cape Peninsula.  En route your lovely guide, Henri, gives you some really cool background info about the flora of the area, the historical Malay burial sites, plus the King George (and two other) block houses which you’ll get to see.

Then, at a spot chosen for its views-for-days appeal, your wine tasting will commence paired with a selection of cheeses & fresh breads.

Here’s lookin’ at you Cape Town… Cheers!

This really was an extra-special experience & an absolutely lovely way to spend the morning… I can highly recommend this tour to both those visiting the city and locals who just want to try something a little different.

Wanna get in on the action?  Then take note of the following:

  • They have this Table Mountain historical tour along with two other tour options where guests can choose to either visit Table Mountain followed by a tasting of Durbanville Hills’ wines OR you can visit the home of Durbanville Hills Wines, a mere 30 minutes from Cape Town’s city centre where you can choose between a tasting of eight wines or a biltong and wine pairing.
  • Costs range from R130 to R200 with collection and drop-off at selected hotels and guest houses on selected days.

A big thank you to Durbanville Hills for having me.  My wine tasting standards have definitely been taken to a whole new level now.


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