Highlanders Wine farm, South Africa

Highlanders Wine Farm

While “roughing” it on an overland camping safari, one of my favourite campsites that we stayed at was Highlanders Wine Farm.

Highlanders Wine Farm South Africa

Nestled at the foot of the Cederberg mountains, Highlanders is also a lodge and campsite.

Campsite at Highlanders wine Farm

It is classified as a wine farm and not a winery because the grapes are only grown here.

Once they’re ready for harvest, the picked grapes are sent to another location. There they are then crushed, pressed and fremented into the true nectar of the gods… wine!

Cheers Highlanders wine farm

Even though the whole process isn’t completed on site, it would be a travesty to not sample what these grapes will eventually become!…

So let the wine tasting begin!

We tried six wines off the menu.

Ready for the wine tasting at Highlanders wine farm

The sauvignon blanc was up first. Fruity and not too dry, quite nice.

Then the rose, which was a little too sweet for my liking.
The Michelle sparkling, pinotage and merlot were all really nice and more to my taste.

Some cheese and crackers were served up. Which was also very much to my taste 🍷🧀😉!

Wine and cheese tasting at Highlanders wine farm

Last but not least…. Highlanders’ own creation the African Ruby Vermouth a rooibos tea infused dessert wine.

I’m not used to drinking fortified wines but this one was quite good! You can only get this direct from Highlanders which makes for a great travel memento or gift.

After the tasting, I would like to say that the slow paced sipping of drinks continued. But that would be a lie.

A big night was had, sampling not only more wine but all of the bar’s offerings! We all woke up very hungover the next day!

Haha, good times and lucky this was our last night of camping. So it felt like a fitting ending to go out with a bang 🍾.

South Africa is home to some of the most beautiful “wine lands” in the world. So it might be hard to choose just one place to visit. But if you’re in the Cederberg region and want to check out a wine farm in action, Highlanders is definitely a good option!

For more information on Highlanders Wine Farm check out their website

To read all about the rest of our African adventure, check out these blogs –

Table Mountain

A day trip to Robben Island

Highlanders Wine Farm

Gariep River Canoeing

Fish River Canyon

Canon Roadhouse, Namibia

Dune 45, Sossusvlei Namibia

Solitaire, Namibia

Quad bike riding in Swakopmund

Spitzkoppe mountains Namibia

Waterholes, West Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park Namibia

Etosha Night Safari

Ghanzi Bushmen

Flight over the Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Chobe River Cruise

Chobe National Park – Botswana Africa.

Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe

Cape Town – South Africa