Written by nkosiyati Khumalo


If Stellenbosch is the Beyoncé of SA’s wine regions, then the Helderberg is Solange – underestimate it at your peril. You can’t strike a wrong note at estates like Lourensford, Vergelegen, and my particular favourite, Morgenster, which dates back to 1711 and hosts a surprisingly captivating olive oil tasting.

Your hosts through the region will be Penny and Keith, founders and owners of Silver Forest, which boasts five-star everything, a great spa, drought-friendly borehole water,
and has hands down the most comfortable beds in all of the Western Cape. Blackheath