Meerendal Wine farm is located a mere 20-minute drive north from Cape Town’s bustling city center, boasting an illustrious history dating back to 1702, when the first sixty thousand vines were planted. In the present day, Meerendal is celebrated for its exceptional and award-winning wines, which are the delight of oenophiles worldwide. For those seeking a break from the madding crowds, this wine estate provides a plethora of outdoor activities that are sure to appease even the most adventurous of spirits, making it an irresistible destination for wine enthusiasts and travelers alike.
Things to do at Meerendal wine farm
- Wine Tasting: Sample some of Meerendal’s exceptional wines
- Restaurants: Home to two popular restaurants that serve up delicious food and stunning views
- Botique Hotel: Luxurious accommodation in a peaceful and tranquil setting
- Running, Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails
One of the highlights of a visit to Meerendal Wine Farm is, of course, the opportunity to sample their exceptional wines. Their tasting room is open every day, and visitors can choose from a range of different tasting options, including a classic tasting of five wines or a premium tasting of six wines.
Dating back to 1943, Meerendal Cellar was equipped with twenty open concrete fermentation tanks and storage tanks made of concrete. Although these tanks are still in use, the cellar now showcases state-of-the-art stainless steel tanks and advanced winemaking equipment, seamlessly merging traditional methods with innovative techniques.
Anticipate a relaxed dining experience with a vibrant atmosphere, welcoming service, and a menu featuring an array of appetizers, salads, prime cuts, and other delectable options. This popular restaurant strives to offer something for everyone, whether you’re in the mood for nachos and chili poppers, a crunchy salad, or the best burgers in town. Bossa Nova takes pride in using quality ingredients, serving generous portions, and providing real value for your money, ensuring that you always enjoy a satisfying meal.
LaRomantica embodies the essence of the Italian lifestyle, which is colourful and rich in flavour. Our comprehensive menu combines the best of Italian and South African cuisine and perfectly complements Meerendal’s selection of fine South African estate wines. LaRomantica restaurant is designed to emulate a cozy, home-cooked feel, where the kitchen is considered the heart of all South African homes, and where everyone feels like a part of the family.
The 5-star Botique Hotel
The charming boutique hotel is situated in a gracious Cape Dutch homestead that blends timeless grandeur with modern elegance and luxury. The hotel features spacious, uniquely designed suites that are furnished with exquisite furniture and large, extra-length king-sized beds, along with Egyptian cotton bedding and all the necessary amenities to ensure a five-star luxury stay. The air-conditioned suites are equipped with minibars that are stocked upon request, as well as espresso machines, flat-screen TVs, and room safes.
The rooms in the Manor House have been named after noble South African grape varieties produced at Meerendal Wine Estate, and offer spectacular views over the vineyards or the Boland Mountains – a true countryside haven. The Garden Suites, separated from the Manor House, have a patio and a small private garden tucked away between the trees. The two Luxury Garden Suites, surrounded by extended lawn areas, offer sunset views from the patios. The accommodation range is completed by a cute and well-stocked self-catering Garden Cottage, situated in a private pocket of the estate.
Fly to Meerendal Wine Farm
Booking a helicopter flight from the V&A Waterfront to Meerendal Wine Farm is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories. It’s the perfect way to see Cape Town from a different perspective and to explore the natural beauty of the region while enjoying a luxurious and unique mode of transportation.
As you soar over the city, you’ll get a glimpse of the busy harbour and the bustling streets below, before heading toward the scenic wine-growing region of Durbanville. The Meerendal Wine Farm is set in the heart of this area, and the helicopter will land on the estate’s private landing strip, allowing you to disembark right in the heart of the vineyards.
*Please note that landing at Meerendal wine farm is subject to the land owner’s permission.
*Sport Helicopters will contact Meerendal and arrange the necessary landing permits.