McGregor Fossil Hills Wine Hike

McGregor Fossil Hills Wine Hike

McGregor Fossil Hills Wine Hike

Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
Destination: Fossil Hills Wine Estate, McGregor.
Accommodation: Fossil Hills Wine Estate, Pinotage Main House and Annexe.
The accommodation is in a beautiful 5-bedroom house with a 3-bedroom annexe in a stunning garden with plenty of shady trees.

 Relax, unwind, and enjoy your time hiking & wine tasting with great food in good company.

A perfect combination of hiking, good food, great wine, and wine-tastings hosted in one of South Africa’s most beautiful landscapes. McGregor is located just outside Robertson in the Western Cape of South Africa, less than 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town.

if you’re a nature lover with an appreciation for fine wines, true countryside hospitality, and good food, then this Wine Walk is just the Breakaway for you.  Sleep in comfort, every night in the same bed, no packing & unpacking, before taking on the manageable valleys of McGregor.

Our StoryScape 5 Day Fossil Hills Wine Walk includes guided walks with daily distances of between 10 and 15 kilometres. The trail will guide you through the beautiful McGregor valley and lead you to several Wine Farms in the area. Our itinerary lends itself to enough free time after your guided hike to relax. With so much to see and do, you will be spoilt with choice. Alternatively, bunk down with a good book and a glass of wine and enjoy the country life.

INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation x 4 nights at Fossil Hills
  • Breakfast x 4
  • Lunch x 3
  • Dinner x 3
  • Wine tasting x 4
  • Transport where needed on the wine hiking route.
  • Transport to dinner in McGregor and back
  • Park fees
  • Trained guide
  • Leisure time on Fossil Hills Farm (hot tubs, mountain bikes, kayaks and canoes, picnic spots, hiking routes, fishing rods, chill with a glass of wine and enjoy the beautiful scenery)

EXCLUDED:

  • Snacks, meals, and any drinks not mentioned on the itinerary or drinks at restaurants and cellars, other than the set menu.
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner on the last night
  • Any transport to and from the destination

Itinerary

Day 1

  • 14h00 – check into your Fossil Hills Accommodation
  • After check in feel free to enjoy one of the many nature activities on the farm
  • 18h00 – Meet up for a welcoming drink, canapés, and a briefing of your adventure ahead.
  • 18h30 – An informative slideshow of fauna, flora birds & animals, endemic to the local area end your briefing.
  • 19h00 – Main meal at Pinotage House
  • 20h00 – Dessert with Grappa
  • Coffee/tea

 

Day 2

 Approximately a 13km Hike (light)

  • Expect to walk approximately 15km today.
  • 07h15 – Enjoy a continental breakfast at Pinotage House
  • 07h45 –Your guided hike starts on the way to Lord’s cellar. You will be transported from Pinotage House to the starting point with a stop at Tierhoek forest for a picnic.
  • Wine tasting and lunch at Lords Cellar
  • Transport back to Pinotage House
  • Leisure time on Fossil Hills Farm OR in McGregor, see things-to-do-list (own transport)
  • Dinner in McGregor (transport included)
  • At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling!

 

Day 3

Approximately a 10km Hike (moderate)

  • 07h15 – Continental breakfast at Pinotage House
  • 07h45 – guided hike starts on the way to Kleinberg hiking route, searching for fossils at Fossil Hills, beautiful vineyards viewpoint and on the way to McGregor cellar.
  • Wine tasting and platter for lunch at McGregor cellar
  • Leisure time
  • 17h00 Wine tasting at Bemind cellar in McGregor (transport included)
  • Dinner in McGregor (transport included)

 

 

Day 4

 Approximately a 12km Hike (light)

  • 07h15 – breakfast at Pinotage House Venue
  • 07h45 – A guided hike starts on Fossil Hills farm, Vrolikheid Nature Reserve hiking trail and bird hide.
  • Tanagra cellar for wine tasting
  • Walk to Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary for lunch and donkey tour.
  • Walk back to Pinotage House
  • Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure.
  • Dinner at your own account. Enjoy a night out in McGregor or bring something along to eat at the accommodation.

 

 

Day 5

  • Breakfast at Pinotage House Venue
  • Optional self-guided hike to Vrolikheid. Approximately 6km there and back

10h00 – Check out.

Remember your wine!