Venues, Directions and Maps
Registration @ Zorgvliet Estate from 16:00 - 19:00 13 April 2017
Early Registration (from 06:00 - 07:30) and Start (incl. light breakfast) of Stage 1: Zorgvliet Estate
(Registration venue and Start)
Seven kilometers outside Stellenbosch in the heart of the wine lands you will find a place of serenity and ultimate beauty
Wine has been a product of the Valley since the first white man settled there. Vine cuttings were sent to the first commander of the Cape, Jan van Riebeeck, from Germany’s Rhineland in 1654 but arrived rotten. Another batch, sent in the following year, proved to be the root and foundation of the wine industry. The first wine was produced on February 2, 1659 and Van Riebeeck wrote joyously in his diary: Today, praise be the Lord, wine was made for the first time from Cape grapes.
For directions and more information please visit: https://zorgvliet.com/
LE FRANSCHHOEK HOTEL & SPA
Finish (incl. lunch and dinner) of Stage 1 and Start (incl. breakfast) of Stage 2: Le Franschhoek Hotel
Located in the world famous Cape Winelands, Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa has become one of the most romantic getaways in its class. Capturing the essence of luxury, the impeccably appointed Le Franschhoek offers unparalleled views of the Franschhoek Mountains & is the perfect setting for a taste of the legendary Cape Wine Routes. Features include a destination Camelot Spa & world class conference facilities.
For directions and more information please visit: http://www.lefranschhoek.co.za/
For more accommodation options see http://franschhoek.org.za/franschhoek-accommodation/
(Stage 3 Finish venue)
It all began in 1791; a journey of discovery with the love of winemaking at heart. Philippus Wolvaart, a man of courage and vision, bought the farm that lay between the Berg and Palmiet rivers for 5600 guilder. Hand in hand with his wife, Margaretha, they nurtured the land and built a strong foundation on which the success of Nederburg was to flourish.
For directions and more information please visit: https://nederburg.co.za/
Spouses/friends meal package:
Riders can book a meal package for their wife/partner to enjoy daily lunches, breakfasts and dinners with the riding pairs. You can book this package when you enter on-line.