The northern-most wine Region in the Western Cape, Olifants River consists of three districts, namely Lutzville Valley, Citrusdal Mountain, Citrusdal Valley as well as a few wards with no districts, which are Spruitdrift, Vredendal and Bamboes Bay. The wine route in this fertile valley is called the West Coast Wine Route which has become synonymous with good food, good wine and good company.
Three of the largest wine cellars in South Africa ‚ Namaqua Wines, Klawer Wine Cellars and Lutzville Vineyards ‚ can be found here, as well as the country’s largest organic wine cellar, StellarOrganics, and several smaller boutique wine producers. The region gently undulates from mountain peaks like Gifberg, Maskam and Koebee to the rich Olifants River Valley, which forms an integral part of the West Coast Wine Route, and the West Coast with its charming fisherman’s villages.
PLACES TO EAT
This regions covers many small towns. many miles and many types of places to eat including open air beach restaurants. It is best to visitthe websites or information offices in the relevant towns for further information. Some suggestions:
For further information on accommodation in the area contact www.westcoastwineroute.co.za.
Koekenaap, Lutzville, Vredendal, Spruitdrift, Bamboesbaai, Clanwilliam, Piekenierskloof
Clanwilliam to Citrusdal, Piekenierskloof plus Cederberg & Swartland’s Piketberg and Porterville