The Vaal River Meander Wine Route​ Is Back!


The ever-popular annual Vaal River Meander Wine Route is back for their 20th edition! This is a well-priced wine and foodie treat that’s sure to beat the winter blues. The Route incorporates a diversity of local venues, on or around the banks of the Vaal River, just 45 minutes from Joburg. Book your food and wine experience now.

A Well-Priced Wine & Foodie Experience

The Wine Route is a relaxed way to enjoy the best of South Africa’s wine, and a feel-good way to spend a lazy winter Saturday and Sunday (from midday to 6pm every weekend). R80 per person is all it costs to enjoy tastings of 8 different wines. All of the venues on the Wine Route showcase different Wine Estates. This means you can go from venue to venue, tasting a new selection of wines that you’ve never heard of. You might even find your “new favourite” along the way.

This is an opportunity to appreciate the wonderful wines South Africa has to offer – all in a welcoming environment.

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 9 weeks – there are a number of packages to choose from. As well as personalised packages can be put together for you too – tailored for your individual, corporate, or private needs.

Where Is It?

Gauteng’s most popular Wine Route discerns itself from other Wine Routes in South Africa with its 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 in a helicopter – the Vaal River Meander Wine Route has more ways to enjoy the experience than any other Wine Route in South Africa.

The different wine tasting venues are so diverse and offer contrasting experiences – as do their wines – with the single common thread of each presenting great South African wines. You might select a venue where you can enjoy eloquently sipping wine at a classy hotel on the river. Or in front of a roaring fireplace in a cozy pub.

What about enjoying sipping wine while enjoying the view from a Boathouse overlooking the river? How about a picnic wine tasting treat? You could also try your hand at Lady Luck at the Casino. Another option is a private wine tasting cruise for your group of friends or colleagues; or aboard a luxury cruiser restaurant.

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

When Is It?

Diarise these dates:

  • Vaal River Meander Wine Expo – Saturday, 01 June 2024   
  •  Vaal River Meander Wine Route – Saturday, 08 June 2024 – 28 July 2024

Click here to get your tickets to the Vaal River Meander Wine Expo now.

For More Information About The Vaal River Meander Wine Route


For more information, contact each of the venues, or email to get more details on the various packages and routes.

For general enquiries, you can call 016 982 2951/2.

Also, check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

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