River Cruises

Trail your feet in the cool waters of the Breede River, while toasting the good life with a glass of Viljoensdrift wine on board their elegant flat-bottomed river boat named

Uncle Ben 2.

The approximately 1 hour-long meander along the river, flanked by indigenous Breede River Yellowwood and Wild Olive trees teeming with a variety of bird species, sets the scene for a leisurely riverside experience. Fill your picnic basket to the brim with sumptuous fare from our deli, add a bottle or two of Viljoensdrift’s fine wines and enjoy your picnic during your trip down the river. What better way to spend a laid-back afternoon with family and friends?

The 50 minute river cruise comes at a mere R70 for adults, including wine tasting prior to departure, and R20 for children between 3 and 12 years. The boat departs daily at various times depending on reservations. Minimum of 6 adults required per cruise

Thereafter there will be trips hourly depending on bookings (a minimum of 6 Adults or a minimum amount of R420 will be required to let the boat depart). Advanced bookings essential. Check-in 30 mins. prior to departure.

Contact Claude Regester at

Tel: + 27 23 615 1017 or Email: rivercruises@viljoensdrift.co.za to book.

Deli & Picnic

The beautiful barn spills out onto a sunny deck which boasts panoramic views and is home to the new self-help deli. Fill your basket for an unforgettable gourmet picnic on the deck, on the boat or along the grassy slopes of the riverbank.

Partner freshly-baked ciabatta with pâté, cheese or any other perfect partner such as olives with a hint of garlic, bay and oregano, Shiraz conserve, basil pesto or smoked olive tapenade. Add ostrich carpaccio, apple wood smoked chicken or smoked salmon trout and a bottle (or two) of Viljoensdrift’s fine wines for a supreme culinary treat.

Complete the taste experience with chocolate salami, homemade nougat or traditional koeksisters. We regret no BYO.

Deli closes 30 minutes prior to closing time.

Tasting Room

The Viljoensdrift team creates three different ranges of award-winning wines that appeal to a diverse wine audience – from the most discerning wine connoisseurs to those who enjoy ultra-quaffable wines.

In terms of value-for-money you won’t be disappointed with prices ranging from a pocket-friendly R30.00 to R120.00 – indeed something for every palate and every pocket without compromising on quality.

Savour the cream of the Viljoensdrift crop in the Riverside Tasting Room and make sure to sample and stock up on your favourite wines from the premium Cellarmaster’s Selection, their flagship River Grandeur or the easy-drinking Viljoensdrift range.

Riverside Trading Hours

Mondays – Fridays 9h00 – 17h00

Saturdays 10h00 – 16h00

1st Sunday of the month 10h00 – 15h00

Peak Season (November till end February)

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

***Deli closes 30 minutes prior to closing time.***

Closed on Good Friday, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

For enquiries and/or further information, please contact Claude Regester at

Tel: + 27 23 615 1017 or Email: rivercruises@viljoensdrift.co.za

Functions

Brides-to-be or individuals seeking the most idyllic venue for their prospective events will do well to explore the exciting possibilities of the different Viljoensdrift function venues.

Spectacular riverside scenery will act as the backdrop to your festivities, and the warm hospitality the Viljoen’s extend to all their guests will steal your heart. The look and feel of the venue, which can accommodate up to 60 people (seated), can best be described as contemporary country with a quirky twist.

An imposing fireplace in the reception area renders the venue equally ideal for cosy winter get-togethers. The venue flows out onto an expansive wooden deck with panoramic views of the Karoo landscape which is perfect for pre-dinner cocktails or even a romantic starlit feast.

An eclectic 40 seater air-conditioned, cinema style venue – complete with old-fashioned bioscope seats lovingly restored to its former splendour – is just the thing for intimate weddings ceremonies or conferences.

For enquiries and/or bookings, please contact Alexandra Hathaway-Sharkey at

Tel: +27 23 615 1017 or Email: functions@viljoensdrift.co.za