Old Station Building, 64 Main Road, Vredenburg, 7380, Western Cape, South Africa



Darling Wine Experience

Cloof Cellars

Tel: +27 22 492 2839 Fax: +27 22 492 3261

e-mail: info@cloof.co.za web site: www.cloof.co.za

Open: Monday-Thursday: 08h00-17h00, Saturday by appointment

Darling Cellars

Tel: +27 22 492 2276 Fax: +27 22 492 2647

e-mail: info@darlingcellars.co.za Web site: www.darlingcellars.co.za

Open: Monday-Thursdays 08h00-17h00, Friday 08h00-16h00,Saturday 09h00-12h00

Public Holidays confirm prior to visit.

Groote Post

Tel: +27 22 492 2825 Fax: +27 22 492 2693

e-mail: gpwines@wcaccess.co.za Web site: www.grootepost.co.za

Open: Monday-Friday 09h00-15h00, Saturday 09h00 – 13h00

Closed on Christian holidays


Tel: +27 22 492 3540 Fax: +27 22 492 3470

e-mail: ormonde vineyards@iafrica.com

Darling Wynhuis

Tel: +27 22 492 3740 e-mail: darlingwines@westc.co.za

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