What's On in the Vaal


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This unique inland Wine Route has grown in popularity for over a decade now, to where it can now claim to be the best supported Wine Route in Gauteng, entertaining thousands of wine lovers over the dry winter months of the Highveld. The secret to its success, is that it is a well priced family winter outing, at a time  when most Gautengers are starved of something fun and it won’t burn the wallet and it is in close proximity for all to enjoy.

Just 45-minutes from Johannesburg, via good freeway access, one finds oneself at a dozen or more venues on and around the banks of the Vaal River, who have all joined together to showcase over 200 different wines between them. 

There are many ways to enjoy the 6 week Vaal River Meander Wine Route, be it by vintage car, house boat, luxury cruiser, wine route taxi, speedboat, tour-bus, a chauffeur drive or your own car - the Vaal River Wine Meander has that special something for everyone!


Some of the experiences available in 2016:

Sunday Luncheon: all wine connoisseurs get a 20% discount between 12:00 & 15:00 with Kids dining free at the BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal.

Enjoy a Cheese Platter for 2 @R120.00: Selection of 5 Cheeses with Biscuits, Parmesan Crisps, Pickles, Preserves & Fruits at High Stakes Restaurant at the Emerald Resort & Casino.

Buy 2 bottles of wine at the Lefelong Cafe and get a Lefelong platter free

Cruise the Vaal while enjoying wine tasting every Saturday from 15H30 - 17H00 @ R100.00 per person (includes cruise & wine tasting presentation).

Purchase wines at Liquor City Vanderbijpark at less 10% across the board.

For any wine sold over R180.00, get a free burger and chips or a medium sized Pizza at The Loch Vaal Hotel.

Stay for the weekend at R1,700.00 per couple inclusive of a Farmhouse Breakfast and receive a complimentary L'Ormarins Brut Classique on arrival at the Merchant Business Class Hotel.

Buy a Sunday Meal at R70.00 per person at Midcorner Shisanyama and get a complementary glass of wine with your meal.

Buy any 6 bottles of wine at Model Bottle Store and get a 10% discount excluding wines that are on special.

Enjoy Alfredo Pasta and wine tasting @R100.00 at Montagues in Henley-on-Klip

Stay at the Vaal River for the weekend at R1615.00 per room per night for 2 adults sharing based on a Dinner, bed & breakfast basis with a bottle of wine at the Riverside Sun.

Experience a return Speedboat River Taxi trip between Stonehaven, Emerald Resort & Casino and Riverside Sun @R310.00 p/p (min 4 people) from Stonehaven on Vaal.

Savour a Biltong & Cheese Platter for 2 @R120.00 at The Art Farm.

Share a Cheese Platter with Brie, Gouda, Blue cheese, Camembert and Cream cheese served with assortment of savoury biscuits, fruit and cocktail snacks for Two at R100.00 at The Shack.

Book affordable weekend accommodation with wine tasting at The Shakespeare Inn at R500.00 for 1 nights stay based on a single or double bed.

Enjoy a weekend package with 1 Night Standard Accommodation Bed and Breakfast, Lunch based on a Wine Pairing Menu 4 course plated meal with wine tasting of 8 wines and a Half-Day Spa Package at R2800.00 per couple at the Waterfront Countrylodge & Spa.

Wine Route

Date 16 July - 21 August 2016