Darling Wine Experience
Tel: +27 22 492 2839 Fax: +27 22 492 3261
Open: Monday-Thursday: 08h00-17h00, Saturday by appointment
Tel: +27 22 492 2276 Fax: +27 22 492 2647
Open: Monday-Thursdays 08h00-17h00, Friday 08h00-16h00,Saturday 09h00-12h00
Public Holidays confirm prior to visit.
Tel: +27 22 492 2825 Fax: +27 22 492 2693
Open: Monday-Friday 09h00-15h00, Saturday 09h00 – 13h00
Closed on Christian holidays
Tel: +27 22 492 3540 Fax: +27 22 492 3470
Open for sales: Monday-Fri 09h00-18h00, Saturday 09h00-17h00, Sunday 10h00-16h00
Tasting by appointment only
Bird Watching Sites
Rietvlei & Milnerton Lagoon - +27 21 557 5509
15km from Cape Town city centre
Picnic and toilet facilities, 8 information boards, hide overlooking pans
West Coast National Park - +27 22 772 2144
Langebaan Lagoon in the park was registered as a wetland of international importance for birds, with the RAMSAR Convention, which came into force 1988. A number of bird hides overlooking various areas of the lagoon. Another feature is the breeding colonies on the four islands near the mouth of Saldanha Bay. The islands can be visited by boat in the company of a park guide.
SAS Saldanha Nature Reserve - +27 22 702 3523
Reserve is controlled by the South African Defence Force (SANDF) and is accessed via their property at Saldanha Bay. Hiking trails are open 7 days a week throughout the year. Approval is required on entry. The shooting range may however be in use. Bookings for groups essential.
West Coast Fossil Park - +27 22 166 1606
Run by South African Museum the Fossil Park is open by prior arrangement. Large dam with hide. Variety of duck and open veld species can be seen.
Vredenburg/Saldanha Golf Course - +27 22 715 3003
Two hides overlooking the dam on the northern boundary of the golf course can be visited with permission from the Club Manager.
Berg River Bird Hides - Velddrif - +27 22 783 1821
This site on the estuary of the Berg River is an important bird area and a proposed RAMSAR site. A hide is situated off Voortrekker Road, past the Riviera Hotel where the key to the hide is kept. More than 200 species of birds can be viewed.
Bloemendal (11-12kms from Velddrif on Velddrif/Hopefield Road)
Langrietvlei (19km from Velddrif on Velddrif/Hopefield Road)
Swartjiesbaai +27 22 783 3088 (Booking essential)
Rocherpan Marine & Nature Reserve - +27 22 931 2900
The Reserve provides a sanctuary for one of South Africa’s most endangered coastal birds – the Black Oystercatcher. Additional attractions are whales from June to December. Picnic sites