The Ever-Popular Vaal River Meander Wine Route Is Back

Have you heard? Gauteng’s most popular wine route, the Vaal River Meander Wine Route, is back for its 2017 edition. You can expect a wine experience like no other in a variety of different settings and ways, be it by house boat, luxury cruiser, wine route taxi, speedboat, water-taxi, tour-bus or your own car. 

The Ever-Popular Vaal River Meander Wine Route Is Back

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Begin The Celebrations With The Vaal River Festival

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route starts off with an official launch on Saturday 24 June 2017 with The Vaal River Festival at Stonehaven on Vaal. Guests can expect a day filled with plenty of wine tastings, complimentary Vaal River cruises, lots of delectable food options to indulge in, live entertainment and a complimentary kids’ pay area. Sample and enjoy your choice of over 200 wines, both on land and aboard luxury cruisers. The cruisers will depart for 45-minute cruises at regular intervals throughout the day’s festivities. The Vaal River Festival has a limited number of tickets available, so book your tickets ASAP.

Date: Saturday, 24 June 2017 from 12:00 to 20:00

Venue: Stonehaven on Vaal, Gauteng

Cost: R100 per person. Tickets available from Computicket. Or email for details of the venues selling tickets.

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route 

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route – held over six weeks – is a well-priced weekend wine treat to beat the winter blues. It’s a fun way to taste some great wines while exploring the various participating venues. To be part of this popular wine experience, make sure you get your Vaal River Meander Wine Route Passport to see the selection of venues you can visit and which wines they will each be showcasing.

There will be a wine-tasting fee payable at each venue you visit, with a selection of different wine farms at each and every venue.  Each venue has at least eight wines on offer. Some venues have up to 16 wines. Wine-tasting fees during the six-week Vaal River Meander Wine Route are as follows:

  • R20 for 8 wines
  • R30 for 12 wines
  • R40 for 16 wines

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route

The Wine Route is perfect for wine connoisseurs and those who want to appreciate the wonderful wines that South Africa produces. There are a number of different ways in which you can enjoy this winter wine feast. Be it by houseboat, luxury cruiser, wine route taxi, speedboat, water taxi, tour bus or your own car, the Vaal River Meander Wine Route has more ways to get there than any other wine route in South Africa.

The different participating venues are so diverse and offer contrasting experiences. The common thread is that each will be presenting great South African wines. You can enjoy sipping wine at a classy hotel, in a cigar lounge or in front of a roaring fireplace in a cosy pub. You can even enjoy wine tasting while trying your hand at Lady Luck in a casino. Or what about savouring wine as you cruise aboard a luxurious cruiser down Millionaire’s Mile, at sunset on a boathouse overlooking the Vaal, or in a character-filled wine cellar?

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route

There are also optional extras to add to your experience, such as:

  • Cruising wine-tasting luncheons aboard a luxurious cruiser
  • Special overnight weekend breaks at lodges and hotels along the Vaal
  • Food and wine pairing lunches
  • Houseboat weekend stays (throw anchor and moor at the different venues along the Vaal River for wine tastings)
  • Special spa treatment packages

This is also a great opportunity for companies to entertain their clients or staff to a lovely wine experience with or without food pairing – every experience with a distinctive edge. If you want to organise a corporate or private group outing during these six weeks, there are a number of packages to choose from, and personalised packages can be put together for you too – tailored for your individual, corporate or private needs.

2017 Vaal Wine Route Passports can be found at all the participating venues containing a map of the Route, all the specials available at each venue and the wines that can be tasted. Visit six or more venues, get each of the venue’s Passport Pages stamped and you could stand a chance of winning the Grand Vaal Wine Route prize!

Date: Every Saturday and Sunday from 25 June 2017 to Sunday, 30 July 2017.

Venue: 17 different venues on and around the Vaal River area

Cost: Between R 20 and R 40 per person

For More Information

For more information, contact each of the venues, email or visit to see the various packages and routes.

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13 thoughts on “The Ever-Popular Vaal River Meander Wine Route Is Back

  1. the environment looks recharching when it comes to mind peace body and soul.. I see myself chilling while enjoying great glass of wine


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