In wine terms, the Northern Cape includes the district of Douglas and three wards ‚ Hartswater, Lower Orange as well as Rietrivier in the neighbouring Free State province.
The head office of Orange River Wine Cellars is located in Upington, a town in the Northern Cape Province on the banks of South Africa’s largest river. It has established five wineries, namely Kakamas, Keimoes, Upington, Grootdrink and Groblershoop. The wine grapes of Orange River Wine Cellars originate from 900 expert grape farmers all along the Orange River, also known as the Great Gariep.
These pockets of vineyard land stretch over a distance of more than 300 kilometres between Groblershoop and Blouputs. The terroir diversity of this unequalled thirstland translates into the production of cultivar and blended wines of inimitable variation insofar as aroma and taste are concerned.
PLACES TO STAY
There is a comprehensive choice of accommodation in the Northern Cape from game lodges and country retreats to luxuriousguesthouses and B&Bs. For further information visit www.sa-venues.com/northern_cape.htm.
WHAT ELSE TO DO
Hartswater, Douglas plus Jacobsdal in the Free State