Wine tasting

Somerset West is home to some historic and nice architectural wine estates where you can taste wines and even olive oil : Vergelegen, Lourensford, Morgenster, Flagstone, Waterkloof, Journey's End, Idiom, ...
Over the past decade South African wine makers have also been producing some very fine MCC's (Méthode Cap Classique, an alternative name for bottle-fermented sparkling wines - Méthode Champenoise).
You can also visit estates on the wine routes to Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, Wellington, Elgin or the Cape Peninsula (Constantia, Tokai).