Driving up North on the N7 you will be able to enjoy the Namaqua West Coast wine route.
The fertile soil of the Olifants River Valley makes for ideal growing conditions to produce distinctive wines. Add to that a relatively mild climate, a low rainfall and cool sea breeze that slow down the ripening process in the summer months. All these factors assist in the production of outstanding grapes and the ultimate result is good quality wines.
The wines are being recognised by expert assessments, both locally and overseas. West Coast wines regularly feature as medal winners, but do not expect big crowds as some of the wineries are family-run farms and quite low key, although they produce award-winning wines.
Towns such as VanRhynsdorp, Klawer, Lutzville, Doringbaai, and Strandfontein are all places of iconic beauty and many wine farms along route. Each in their own right. Here you can still experience the vast spaces, and beautiful farms.
Namaqua West Coast follow just after Lambertsbay and Clanwilliam, known for its rocky coastline and hidden bays, unique arid landscapes, and many outdoor experiences. The carpets of flowers that appear after the rain are a particular highlight in season with the backdrop of beautiful vineyards.
A word of warning, the West Coast gets into your blood and transforms you, you will never be the same again.Route