The Erinvale Estate in-house concierge service can put together any of the outings listed below and can tailor-make excursions based on specific interests.
Heart of the Helderberg Tour
Visit Morgenster Estate to enjoy a tutored tasting of their acclaimed olives, olive oils, and splendid wines while taking in panoramic views. The historic Vergelegen Estate, a custodian of South African culture and heritage, offers wine tasting, intriguing replicas of life on the estate hundreds of years ago, and immaculate gardens. Lourensford Estate is a hub of outdoor activity on a vast property incorporating a river, dam, and mountains. Their variety of homemade products includes wine, coffee, chocolate, and cheese.
Rolling vineyards and quaint Cape Dutch homesteads await, as well as award-wining wine farms offering some of the country's best wines. The winelands are divided into various different regions, each offering their own 'wine route'. The most popular and well-known are Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Wellington, and Paarl. Not to be forgotten are the highly acclaimed wine estates in the Constantia Valley. Also located in beautiful surroundings with stunning mountain backdrops, the Constantia Valley boasts some of the oldest estates and homesteads along with award-winning wines.
Whale Watching in Hermanus
Approximately an hour from Somerset West is the seaside town of Hermanus. Hermanus is hailed as offering the best land based whale watching in the world. From May onwards, Southern Right Whales pay homage to these warm, shallow waters in order to calf their young. The best time for whale watching is between August and November.
The Garden Route includes stretches between the coastal town of Mossel Bay and Nature's Valley. The Garden Route is named after its lush greenery and the vast Tsitsikamma Forest and its route includes the towns of Mossel Bay, George, Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, and Nature's Valley.
Nearby Beaches and Watersports
The beautiful sandy beaches of Strand and Gordon`s Bay, just around the corner, is an outdoor and sports lovers' paradise, offering something for everyone, be it sunbathing, swimming, surfing, or sailing.