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Paardeberg Region Swartland Wine Route

The Paardeberg ('horse mountain') divides the Paarl and Swartland wine regions. This hilly, off-the-beaten-track region offers delightful surprises waiting around every bend.

The climate during winter is very cold, with an average rainfall of 400-600 mm. Summer is typically very hot during the day, with cooler temperatures at night.

Some of the highest vineyards above sea level in the Swartland region are found here, at about 700 m. Vines are planted on the slopes of the Paardeberg in relatively deep soil consisting of decomposed sandstone, granite and some clay, while glenrosa-scali-type soil is found on the lower northeastern slopes.

Swratland Wine Route Paardeberg Region Map

Photo Gallery of the Paardeberg Area of the Swartland Wine and Olive Route
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The Paardeberg seen from a distance. wine Pruning on a Paardeberg farm. wine Sunrise over a winter landscape. wine Labourers tending to bush vines. wine Morning mist over Annex Kloof.

Joubertskloof in the Paardeberg. wine The Paardeberg. wine Babylon's Peak. wine Paardeberg farm scene. wine Table Mountain in the far distance.



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