The spectacular Hemel En Aarde Valley is situated just outside of the coastal town Hermanus which is regarded as the best place for land based whale watching in the world.
The Hemel en Aarde Valley offers some of the best wines and restaurants on offer in the Cape Province. At the start of the wine route the Hemel en Aarde road meanders past well known landmarks such as Hermanuspietersfontein, Die Wijnskool, Hamilton Russel, Plaaskombuis and Bouchard Finlayson.
Up on the plateau it passes La Vierge, Sumaridge, Newton Johnson, Moggs, Spookfontein, Ataraxia and Creation. Surrounded by vines, orchards and olive groves and situated between Spookfontein and Newton Johnson is Clouds End Farm on the mountainside with spectacular views of the valley and De Werf Country Estate with its freshwater dams at the foothills of the imposing Babylonstoren mountain range.
Both these establishments have characterfull and affordable self-catering cottages.
For the more adventurous there is MTB trails, paragliding, zip lining, quad biking and horse riding. For the rest – wine tasting!
All in all the Hemel en Aarde Valley offers an unique, safe and relaxing experience for the whole family.