Top 10 Things to do in Bonnievale, South Africa

March 25, 2018 Misti Hsu

Discover the best top things to do in Bonnievale, South Africa including Platform 62, Marbrin Olive Farm, Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary, Goedverwacht Wine Estate, Marloth Nature Reserve, Farmer Redbeard, Montague Tractor Ride, Springfield Estate Winery, Viljoensdrift Wine Farm, Ashton Winery.
Restaurants in Bonnievale

1. Platform 62

30 Main Road, Ashton 6715, South Africa +27 23 615 1834
Excellent
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4.5 based on 73 reviews

Platform 62

PLATFORM 62 Tourism Centre offers miscellaneous entertainment for the entire family. The Shed Restaurant at PLATFORM 62 Tourism Centre offers great meals and quality coffee. the wine boutique offers you more than 600 wines to choose from! Enjoy a wine tasting and learn something new about wine. Our brandy tastings will blow your senses. We are surrounded by Vineyards and the Langeberg Mountain ranges which creates the perfect setting for you and your family to relax

Reviewed By Lynn0416 - Centurion, South Africa

Good farmstall to stop at. Local crafts, lots and lots of wine, and a restaurant. I have spent a lot more money than intended.Glad you enjoyed yourself at Platform. Please remember that we love it when you spend some of that hard earned money. Good wine is always a good investment. Enjoy See you soon. Or else just order online, We will deliver

2. Marbrin Olive Farm

30-39 Robertson Street | Klaasvoogds East, Robertson 6705, South Africa +27 78 916 3606
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5 based on 179 reviews

Marbrin Olive Farm

We are a small family-run boutique olive farm nestled in the renowned Robertson Breede River Valley surrounded by the Langeberg and Riviersonderend Mountains. We extract extra virgin olive oil and process our own unique range of table olives and tapenade. Come and enjoy the ambience of the Robertson Valley as well as the taste of our olives and olive oil, a fruit well-known for its remarkable health benefits. Heading out of Robertson towards Ashton on the Red you will turn left into into Klaasvoogds East (NOT Klaasvoogds West) and travel for about another 2km's till you see the big green Marbrin Olive growers board on your right, turn in there and follow the dirt road for another 2KM'S till you reach the tasting room. Road can be a little bumpy in places, but worth it.

Reviewed By lily_botha - Pretoria, South Africa

I found this attraction when I looked for thing to do around Robertson. We had a whole tour around Robertson visiting the wine farms and went to this farm. We were welcomed with open arms by Bryony. We sat outside and 2 other couples joined our family. My husband and I with my parents in-law. Clive was inside with another group and the tasting started. We tasted from the olives to the olive oil accompanied with a bread that Clive bakes. The nicest bread I had in a long time! Should have asked for the recipe. I think Clive could work in the theater as he is quite the entertainer. He made jokes and the atmosphere was great. We ended off with the most divine Limoncello. We left will olive oil, olives and would have bought more but were restricted on the plane. We had a lovely visit and would go there again. I would make a reservation for lunch and taste more of the produce incorporated in their food.

3. Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary

Robertson Road, McGregor 6708, South Africa +27 23 625 1593
Excellent
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4.5 based on 114 reviews

Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary

Reviewed By Gands48 - Cape Town, South Africa

We saw this on things to do in the McGregor region. It was a lovely warm day and we were greeted by a young guide who was extremely well spoken and well mannered.
We were given the safety talk and then entered into the donkey paddock.
There were quite a few donkeys ranging in age from around three to over forty I think. All have there names and if you are patient they will get curious and come to see you.
Many of these animals were rescued from terrible circumstances and are now pretty contented in their new surroundings.
At the end of the tour my daughter adopted a donkey, Bella.

4. Goedverwacht Wine Estate

R317, Bonnievale 7624, South Africa +27 23 616 3430
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Goedverwacht Wine Estate

Reviewed By AntSomersetWest - Somerset West, South Africa

We spent a very pleasant 45 minutes tasting wines guided by the winemaker of the farm. What more could you ask for? This is a farm well worth visiting- there is none of the flash and all of the original essence of a wine farm.

5. Marloth Nature Reserve

Swellendam, South Africa +27 28 514 1410
Excellent
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4.5 based on 104 reviews

Marloth Nature Reserve

Wildflowers, majestic mountain views, many hiking trails and rare birds and animals grace this sprawling national park.

Reviewed By Ilana U - Randburg, South Africa

A last-minute decision to check out Marloth led to a brilliant hike into the Forests of Swellendam. I opted for the Waterfall route (Duiwelsbos) which takes about two hours in total. Unfortunately I ran out of time and had to turn back before reaching the waterfall. But I thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous nature, myriad of bird and birdsong (including that of the elusive Dideric and Klaas' Cuckoo), the good weather and the relatively easy route.

6. Farmer Redbeard

Wilde Paarde Kloof, Ashton 6715, South Africa +27 23 615 1204
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Farmer Redbeard

Reviewed By Sarah O - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

We had such a lovely weekend with the Farmer RedBeard clan. We went collecting honey with Albertus and tasted it and other varieties on wonderful home made bread. Dinner was with extended family, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The following morning we picked our own peaches...MoreHallo Sara I have finally figured out how to use Trip Advisor.. Thank you for the great feedback, and ooking forward to your visit next weekend. Greetings Farmer Redbeard.

7. Montague Tractor Ride

Protea Farm | Koo Valley, Route 318, Montagu, South Africa +27 23 614 3012
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4.5 based on 104 reviews

Montague Tractor Ride

Reviewed By Debra B - Cape Town, South Africa

The tractor trip is well worth the trip. Treat yourself to a potjiekos lunch, set in the unspoilt forest. Good old traditional South African fare cooked on the fires. Vetkoek and freshly baked bread and preserves for starters. Other than the selection of potjies there's pudding and delicious coffee - brewed on the fire:-)

8. Springfield Estate Winery

R317 | Bonnievale Road, Robertson 6705, South Africa +27 23 626 3661
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4.5 based on 167 reviews

Springfield Estate Winery

Springfield Estate is a family owned wine estate situated in the Western Cape of Southern Africa. The Bruwers are descended from the French Hugenots and have been farming this land for five generations. At Springfield Estate, we are passionate about our craft. We believe that our name is our most precious possession, and our motto, Made On Honour, applies to every facet of our being. Our wine at Springfield Estate is made from single vineyards, mostly using natural yeast. This allows the character and the individuality of the grape to truly show itself. Due to our natural yeast fermentation, we strive to work as naturally as possible, both in the vineyard and the cellar.

Reviewed By WCPT - Cape Town Central, South Africa

A yearly visit and consistency remains. Time old traditions meet affectionate experiences. Wonderful.
It was busy today, the long weekend was in full swing, a queue formed out of no where. A first for me and fun. There’s a reason why everyone was queuing, in my opinion, they set the current benchmark for excellent unique wine, that is consistently good and new market, yet steeped in tradition.
The future of wine is here. A product that carries new traditions which intrigues me.

9. Viljoensdrift Wine Farm

Robertson 6705, South Africa +27 23 615 1901
Excellent
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4 based on 208 reviews

Viljoensdrift Wine Farm

Reviewed By graiglea - Frankfurt, Germany

After previous pleasant visits I booked my family on the river cruise and picnic, telling them they won't believe the peace and solitude of the experience, topped off by the beautiful setting. The setting never changes, but the peace and solitude we expected was abruptly interrupted by loud noisy machinery adjacent to the building that went on throughout the time we were there, it literally drove us away after wanting to enjoy the rest of the afternoon after the mini-cruise. The deli selection was soooooo limited we literally had only a few items to choose from for the picnic, and at exorbitant prices. had a similar experience with the poor selection on my last visit and had emailed the place requesting they improve their food selection, but it obviously fell on deaf ears. Even had to pay for paper plates and utensils or if we didn't we'd had to share one knife between four people. Staff were not pleasant or friendly, so never again.

10. Ashton Winery

Main Road | Route 62, Ashton 6715, South Africa +27 23 615 1135
Excellent
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Ashton Winery

Situated in the heart of the 'Valley of wine and roses' in the fertile Robertson area, from grower to winemaker, we have a passion for producing an exciting variety of wine styles from the best quality grapes.

Reviewed By Elton_Bear - Hertfordshire, England

We has a personal reason (my partner's late husband's name) to visit this winery which is situated quite close to the rather busy R60 main road into Ashton. So not exactly the most tranquil of settings. The tasting option was interesting - a selection of six varieties with six different chocolate accompaniments, accompanied by tasting notes for each combination. Slightly surprised to find the wine we then chose to buy (actually at the top end of a very reasonably priced range) being out of stock. No sales pitch pressure though that applies to most RSA wineries in our experience.

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