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The Ever-Popular Vaal River Meander Wine Route Is Back For 2022

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Have you heard? Gauteng's most popular wine route, the Vaal River Meander Wine Route, is back, celebrating 18 years of fine wines and experiences. Expect a well-priced wine extravaganza like no other in a variety of different settings. Keep reading to find out more about the 2022 installment of this absolute must!

Don't Miss The Vaal River Meander Wine Route 

The popular 8-week annual Vaal River Meander Wine Route, is a well-priced wine and foodie treat to beat the winter blues, as well as being able to do this at a quirky variation of different venues on or around the banks of the Vaal River, just 45-minutes from Joburg.

Cost & Venues?

It's R50 per person to enjoy tastings of 8 different wines. Each of the venues on the Wine Route showcase different farms – so, you can hop from venue to venue to savour different wine farms’ vintages. The eight venues are all positioned either on or near the Vaal River.


The Wine Route is a relaxing way to taste the best South African wines, and a feel-good way to spend a lazy winter Saturday and Sunday (from midday to 18:00, every weekend).

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route will take place from Saturday, 04 June 2022 to Sunday, 24 July 2022, on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

The Experience

This is the perfect opportunity to appreciate the wonderful wines South Africa boasts – all in a welcoming environment.

Gauteng’s most popular Wine Route discerns itself from all the other Wine Routes in South Africa, in that it has a record number of ways in which you can enjoy this winter wine treat. Be it by houseboat, luxury cruiser, water-taxi, tour-bus or in your own car or by helicopter – the Vaal River Meander Wine Route has more ways to enjoy it than any other Wine Route in the country.

The different venues where you can enjoy all these tastings, are so diverse and offer contrasting experiences – as do their wines. Enjoy eloquently sipping wine:

  • at a classy hotel on the river;
  • in front of a roaring fireplace in a cosy pub;
  • while trying your hand at Lady Luck at the casino;
  • while enjoying the view from a boathouse overlooking the river;
  • a picnic wine tasting treat;
  • aboard your very own houseboat which you can enjoy travelling to different venues in for wine tasting;
  • a private wine tasting cruise for your group of friends or company;
  • or aboard a luxury cruiser restaurant enjoying your luncheon while also enjoying the wine tasting.

There are also special weekend accommodation packages which include fun things like Dinner Theater as well as delightful food and wine pairing meals.

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route

Great For Corporate

This is also a great opportunity for companies to entertain their clients or staff to well-priced wine tasting experiences, with or without food pairing – every experience with a distinctive edge.

If you want to organise a corporate or private group outing during these 8 week, 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.

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route

And The Grand Finale!

After the 8-week Vaal River Meander Wine Route, there will then be the grand finale – the Wine Expo at Stonehaven on Vaal, on Saturday, 30 July 2022 from midday to 5pm. The cost is R250 per person, and the ticket allows guests to enjoy wines from dozens of different wine estates at Stonehaven and includes a complimentary wine tasting glass, as well as a cruise aboard a luxury cruiser or a R50 food voucher.

Please note: Tickets will be on sale from 30 June 2022. No tickets will be sold on the day.

For More Information

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

Also check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

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