Wine on Route 2023: Explore Handcrafted Cheese and Wine at Van Gaalen’s Social Hike


Van Gaalen Cheesery in Hartbeespoort is hosting another Wine on Route social hiking event on 5 and 6 August 2023. The experience is a family-friendly 4km hike that brings together nature scenery and the cheesery’s selection of their best produce paired with top South African wines. Live music is also planned for the event.

All ticketholders get a goodie bag with their wine glass, a day permit for the trails, water, a light snack, a pen and some information on the wines on offer.

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How it works

Guests kick off their hike of Van Gaalen Trails and are warmly welcomed by a different wine estate approximately every 600m of the way. Try a wine and cheese pairing with Van Gaalen’s very own handmade cheese. Hikers who reach the halfway point get a light snack to replenish the intake as a bonus.

Featured wine farms include Montpellier de Tulbagh, Durbanville Hills, Zardetto Wines, Brampton Wines, Misty Mountain Estate, and tipple from Magalies Liquor. 

End the challenge with more wine and good food as well as live music to set the mood for a vibey atmosphere. There’s also a VIP ticket option that covers designated parking, waitron service with platters and wine in a privately sectioned-off area.

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About the trail

With sporting forests, pecan nut plantations, farmlands and long reed tunnels with exceptional flow, this route is perfect for groups and families looking to get active outdoors.

The River Trail at Van Gaalen forms a loop with plenty of shade and scenery along the Magalies River and is the ideal route to develop your mountain biking skills. 

Wine on Route

Where: Plot 260, Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort
When: Saturday, 5 August from 10am to 6pm. Sunday 6 August from 10am to 6pm
Cost: R350pp incl entry and permit fee, cheese and wine tastings, and goodie bag | VIP ticket – R450pp incl entry and permit fee, cheese and wine tastings, goodie bag, private parking, food, private allocated area after hike, and waiter service | Kids – R50pp | Book via Computicket

Tel: 083 226 7834
Instagram: @vangaalencheese
Facebook: @vangaalenkaas

Discussion3 Comments

  1. Very disappointed on Saturday at Van Galaans

    They did not send batches of people at intervals to avoid queues of people at the wine spots

    No cheese whatsoever to do any pairing with

    They ran out of wine ….

    The route was very badly marked towards the last wine tasting area

    Very poor show

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