Kick back, fill up your glass, look out over some impossibly picturesque countryside, and feel the pace of life slow… right… down. Our wine holidays are about connecting you with a region properly, this means taking time to savour a culture and a landscape just as much as the quality wines that are produced there.

Whether it’s discovering a delicate Pinotage in the hillsides beyond Cape Town, drinking in the stunning vineyards set against dramatic mountain scenery, or drifting through the stunning Constantia valley after seeing penguins on the beach, every wine holiday in South Africa should be this immersive.

Wine adventures in South Africa

The South Africans view wine as absolutely central to a content way of life, and we agree. It’s something that brings people together, to bond a group of friends or family.

And South African wine is about so much more than pinotage, merlot and cabernet sauvignon, (though they are classics for a reason). A wine holiday in South Africa will reveal to you the complexity of South African grapes and the connection the wines have with the landscape – all whilst helping you understand South African culture and how it is reflected in their wine.

A South African wine holiday helps you truly get in touch with an area’s heritage and culture, it’s landscape and physical conditions, and how they all come together to produce incredible, world-leading wines. It’s about exploring via bike, hike and tastebuds, about meeting the people who produce such a luxury that is craved all over the world.

With local producers, fourth-generation artisans and family-run estates showing you the way around South African wines, you’ll return with new skills and satisfied tastebuds.

Where to experience wine holidays in South Africa

Explore one of the many diverse regions in South Africa on a pure wine holiday, or combine your experience with another passion like cooking, painting, or cycling.

Head to incredible Cape Town, a city perched dramatically between the swirling, misty Atlantic Ocean and ridges of jagged mountaintops,

Whatever your tastes, you can find a wine holiday in South Africa to indulge your inner sommelier and a group of like-minded people to experience it with. Never settle for an ordinary South African holiday again.

Who are our South Africa wine holiday guests?

Fervent wine lovers, beginners who struggle to tell their Medoc’s from their Merlot’s – everyone is welcome on one of our South African wine holidays.

You’ll meet people of all ages and nationalities on wine holidays in South Africa, from solo travellers to couples to friends. Some love local, seasonal wines, others are simply looking for a getaway that blends relaxation with true indulgence.

All that’s required is a passion for wine, a love of relaxation and a thirst for new adventures. Sound like you?

Thousands of people have already discovered that our eclectic mix of wine holidays in South Africa are as diverse as the people who go on them. Come and join them.

Why choose Not In The Guidebooks?

We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.

We’ve got local partners all across South Africa, from the plains of the Kruger to the wild beaches of the Cape of Good Hope. Choosing a Not In The Guidebooks holiday in France means you don’t have to choose between a beach holiday or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.