Welcome to the SANTAM Swartland Wine and Olive Route

The warm and welcoming Swartland area of the Western Cape encompasses a uniquely diverse geographic region, from the undulating hills of the Paardeberg in the south to the rolling waters of the Berg River in the north.

Here lie the charming historic towns of Malmesbury, Piketberg and Porterville, and the twin villages of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West, nestled on the slopes of the Kasteelberg.

Sweeping wheat fields – golden in summer, mint-green in winter – are punctuated by azure dams on working farms, and sheep and cattle dot the landscape. Huge swathes of natural vegetation burst with indigenous fynbos and the rich resident birdlife is complemented in spring by migrants, with buzzards and kites common along roadside fenceposts.

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In this little Mediterranean corner of the world, fruit orchards abound, vineyards carpet the slopes and olive groves nestle around unexpected corners.

This quietly charming world of abundance and colour welcomes visitors – to be cosseted in guesthouses BnBs, to feast on fresh and deliciously prepared local produce and, above all, to sample a wide range of palate-pleasuring wines.

Wine tasting in the Swartland Wine and Olive Route South Africa

Wine

The Swartland has become known internationally as the South African wine region with a difference. It could be argued that some of the most innovative wines are produced here.
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Olives Swartland South Africa

Olives

In this little Mediterranean corner of the world, orchards and vineyards carpet the slopes and olive groves nestle around unexpected corners. Some of the finest olive oils in South Africa are produced in the Swartland.
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Swartland Travel and Tourism South Africa

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It’s close enough to get to, yet it’s a perfect place to get away from it all. Each producer on the Santam Swartland Wine & Olive Route offers guests a uniquely different experience. 
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Wine Route Festival

Events

The Swartland is famous for its festivals, which cover everything from food and wine to art and music, and take place throughout the year.
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