A Mammoth Wine Safari – the wild side of wine

South Africa is blessed with amazing diversity, and this is no more evident than the “mother city” of Cape Town.  Here, just 10 minutes from the bustling city centre, one can begin a safari of a different kind and enjoy some of the world’s finest wines and vistas – all on the Southern most tip of Africa.

The much spoken of diversity of this “rainbow nation” is wonderfully reflected in the wide array of options for the visitor, and it is in the winelands that you can experience a great deal of this distinction and difference, all with the common thread of wine running through.  There are many different regions, from Constantia on the city’s doorstep – a wine region set amongst palatial homes and equally imposing mountains, to the Swartland – just an hour’s drive from the hub of Cape Town.  The ever-popular Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Helderberg regions also all offer a unique take on the fruit of the vine – all with exceptional wines and outstanding views.  Not to forget the Overberg and the wines of Elgin, Botriver and the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, nor to ignore Durbanville and the regions further north like Robertson and the Breede River Valley.

As daunting as it is choosing the right safari destination, trying to discern quality and authenticity from a list of endless service providers all seemingly offering the world’s best safari experience, so too is it with planning and enjoying a winelands experience.  The choices are endless and the offerings vast and often vastly different.

To make the most of your visit to the Western Cape winelands, one requires insight, information and a good understanding of the offering, and this is where Mammoth Safaris comes in.  We have evolved relationships with some of the country’s (and increasingly now the world’s) finest wine producers and wine farms and will tailor make the wine safari of your dreams.  Our wine guru Gareth Hardres-Williams, himself a qualified winemaker with years of experience in the local and international wine industry, will hand pick destinations for you, and compile an itinerary that is perfectly suited to your needs.  Should you so wish, the visits can be guided by Gareth himself, or you can simply follow his suggestions and find your own way around.

For more information on the Mammoth Wine Safari contact Gareth on +27(0)823048278 or send an email to gareth@mammothsafaris.com

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