Cinderella of the Breede

Bonnievale, on the banks of the Breede River, is a small beautiful farming community, 180 kilometers east of Cape Town on the R317, tucked between two mountain ranges, the Riviersonderend and the Langeberg. The Breede river and a series of canals feed the lush green fields while the fertile and soft land sustains dairy, fruit and wine produce. The roadside is lined with flower-edged vineyards and fruit farms and the town is known as the 'valley of wine and cheese' after the fine wines and award-winning cheese that are produced here.

Just a two hour drive from Cape Town will take you to a relaxing weekend break that will prepare and restore you for the week that lies ahead while you experience the superior personal customer service and charm that Bonnievale has to offer.


There are many tours available for those who cannot sit or lie in one spot; from wine tasting at the various vineyards to visiting an operational dairy farm where you can experience nature up close and personal.

For the more active there is hiking and 4x4 trails or you can ride a bike. One of Bonnievale’s charms and allures is the independence and freedom that you will experience while exploring it and the fond memories you will take home with you.

Bonnievale is a fisherman’s paradise with well-stocked ponds on farms that you can take advantage of or you can spend an afternoon along the Breede River with its breathtaking views.


If you’re following the well-known Robertson Wine Valley Route stop in at Bonnievale for a peaceful and relaxed getaway that will take you back to a simpler time in life.

  • Arendsig
  • Bonnievale Wines
  • Bushmanspad Estate
  • Goedverwacht Wine Estate
  • Langverwacht Cellar
  • Quando
  • Van Zylshof
  • Wettevrede Wine Estate
  • Wolvendrift Private Cellar

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