Exploring the Cape Peninsula on a Bicycle


Cape Point Nature Reserve is probably one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cape Town, along with exploring Table Mountain making use of the recently upgraded cableway. However the Cape Peninsula is home to a wealth of amazing destinations to explore. Traveling in Cape Town, you should take the opportunity to visit a few of the world famous wine farms located in the Stellenbosch area. Discover and explore the history and award winning wines on each farm. Enjoy the wine, food and in most cases spectacular views found in this part of the Western Cape.

Let’s have a look at some of the wine farms:

Spier Wine Farm

If you find yourself in the fortunate position of staying at Cape Town backpackers, Ashanti Lodge, then you will also have access to their amazing Travel desk which offers hundreds of local tours at really affordable prices. Spier not only offers a unique signature wine collection that is sure to impress, but the wine farm also offers five star accommodation at their hotel and delicious meals at their restaurant. Spier also offers venue space for those business meetings and workshops. The farm is a wonderful venue where you could have your wedding, with a variety of packages to choose from. Trying to think of something to do on a warm and lazy Sunday afternoon? Have a picnic at Spier and enjoy their delicious farm-style food under the shade of a beautiful oak tree.

Blaawklippen Wine Farm

Located on the slopes of the Stellenbosch Mountain, the Wine Estate is one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms, being founded in 1682. You can enjoy their wine in the tasting room or attend one of their interesting cellar tours, learn all about the process of making the perfect bottle of wine. For a more unique experience, book one of their wine pairings, how does macaron’s and wine sound? The Wine Estate also offers delicious food at, The Bistro, where you can enjoy traditional farm style dishes.  On Sunday’s the Wine Farm hosts a family market where you can find beautiful crafts and can savour some mouth-watering foods that are available.

Morgenhof Estate

The Estate lies on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains which is just outside the town of Stellenbosch. Staying in Cape Town? No worries, it will only take you a short 30 minute drive to reach the Estate where you can enjoy their renowned and excellent wines. The Wine Estate is also a very popular wedding and conference venue, offering interested parties an old world charm.  Don’t want to travel all the way to the Estate, why not stay over in the Manor House, and experience authentic 1830’s style and luxury. Ashanti Travel are well known in the adventure tourism industry but their variety of packages extends way beyond just that.

Delaire Graff Estate

This Wine Estate is a beautiful place to visit. The spectacular views combined with their modern winery, luxury Lodges and relaxing spa, is a destination which is bound to leave you with fond memories. The Lodges offer guests a place in which they can find a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. The accommodation offers world class services, with each Lodge having its own sundeck that offers visitors the most fantastic views. The Estate also offers wonderful food at their restaurants where dishes are prepared with local and fresh ingredients.

The Estate not only offers wonderful wine and delicious food, but also has its own boutique shops. One of the boutiques offers unique and exquisite pieces of jewellery that are handmade in London by talented craftsmen. There is also an exclusive clothing and homeware boutique, offering unique ranges only available in store. Discover stylish handbags and accessories at the Vana Boutique.

There are a variety of tours available or you could just gather a few friends together and enjoy a day out exploring the different wine farms. The more adventurous can attempt something more unique, for instance, experience the winelands cycling. Get out and about and have fun cycling through the beautiful and scenic vineyards. Ashanti travel offers this unique tour adventure. Have a go at their relaxed 10km ride or the more adrenaline pumping 20 km option. The tour will take you to three of the best wineries in Stellenbosch.