Written by Clifford Roberts; Photographer: Johan Viljoen
Swartland is all about the feels and is arguably the most fun wine region in the Cape. Yes, it’s a serious wine country too, but the expressions produced and the renowned spirit of its wineries clearly make it first on the list of places to visit for a good time.
The Swartland is big
Size matters and we agree. If you’re a wine-lover out for a great excursion, the bigger the area to explore, the bigger the potential for a good time. Swartland is huge. Just take a look at the map and the many towns along the way.
The Swartland is wild
Some say the further from the city you go, the wilder it gets. In our opinion, not necessarily. Swartland is a relatively short drive from Cape Town, but there are few regions with the diversity of wineries and styles of the Swartland. From orange to organic wines, big to miniscule wineries, strange winemakers to less strange winemakers – it’s all here.
The Swartland is for everyone
Farm life is family life and the Swartland has it in spades. But, if the two of you are inclined to go off by yourself, there are all kinds of quiet places of solitude. Just ask and we’ll point them out.
The Swartland is year-round
The Swartland doesn’t roll up the tar when everyone goes home. Come rain or shine, winter or summer, there’s something going on, which brings us to the final point…
The Swartland loves a party
Just this week, the annual Swartland Street Party was held. The event features local wineries and the opportunity to taste wines that are not always easily available. Take a look at the pictures. It says it all, doesn’t it? Swartland just has to be the most fun wine region in South Africa.