Hermanus Tours
Hamilton Russell Winery & Fynbos Walk

Hamilton Russell Winery & Fynbos Walk

By Sun Road Trading
Rotary Way is part of Fernkloof Reserve , famous for its biodiversity with more than 1300 plant species and 60 km of walking trails. Once on the Jeep track we follow the  gentle rolling path, dressed with colourful fynbos to Hamilton Russell Estate and Bouchard Finlayson Estate where we relax and reward ourselves with a wine tasting. Much of the land surrounding these wine estates are left wild as a conservancy of pristine indigenous fynbos flora.

Ages 18-90, max of 15 per group
Duration: 2–4 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Bottled water
  • Wine tasting
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Includes a ight platter to share at Bouchard Finlayson
  • Entry/Admission - Hamilton Russell Vineyards
  • Entry/Admission - Bouchard Finlayson Winery
What's not included
  • transport at end of walk -Bouchard Finlayson

  • Bouchard Finlayson Winery, R320, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa
    we can arrange a taxi transfer
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 40497P8

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • does not operate on Sundays
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 40497P8

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    • Sun Road Trading
      Hermanus, South Africa
      Joined in December 2019
    • tamarakennedy
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great place to visit
      A lovely reserve with lots of hikes. Suitable for all levels from 30 min to long half day hikes. We saw lots of different types of birds and animals including a honey badger.
      Written 14 July 2023
    • Happiness577738
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Overberg vine to beach slack pack 3 nights. Our trip included Fernkloof, Spookfontein and Hermanus.
      Thanks to our guides Gilly and Ralph who made our Overberg Vine to Beach trail unforgettable. Beautiful nature combined with good knowledge and friendly guides made this trip very special. Definitely worth while! Excellent food and accommodation at High Seasons.
      Written 24 May 2023
    • Excursion313567
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Cluff Paths
      These cliff paths provide a great experience in walking next to the coast line with a cool breeze off the ocean and amazing views. We walked from the Old Harbour area to Kwaaiwater and a few walks from Kwaaiwater to Voel Klip and back. The paths are well maintained and there is security patrolling the paths so we never felt unsafe.
      Written 5 January 2023
    • PTOwner15
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Super panoramic views
      Gilly and Ralph were really nice and knowledgeable guides. We spent 3 hours walking through the Reserve. We went about 7km through sometimes tricky terrain but they would have adjusted the length and trickiest if we had wanted. The stop for tea & muffins helped us get our energy back half way. Definitely recommended
      Written 5 November 2022
    • 114bridgetb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect Wine Walk
      This was the most awesome wine walk , we were 11 people and stayed at High Season Farm. From the minutes we started we are treated to the very best of food and wine , the daily walks were all manageable . It was all so unexpected and Gilly and Rolf do a fantastic job, would highly recommend to anyone wanting to walk the Hemel and Aarde Valley
      Written 23 September 2022
    • Sakkie8412
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great trip in Kogelberg and Hermanus!
      We had a blast with Gillian and Ralph!!! They are friendly, organized, did everything they should and so much more. They share their knowledge of the wine and fynbos and everything else. It was a hike to remember! Thank you so much, can definitely recommend any tour guided by them!
      Written 8 August 2022
    • Voyage44867231387
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wine and Nature combo. Want to be active by day while enjoying the exquisite Hemel-en-Aarde Valley at it’s best
      Travelling is all about creating beautiful & unforgettable moments. Hosted by the amazing couple Gillian & Ralph the Overberg Wine Walk is one of those memories you will treasure forever. Breathtaking scenery, majestic mountains, flowers , birds and the most beautiful vineyards. The piece de resistance is the wine tasting and gastronomic food this valley offers. You will experience the best that the Walker Bay wine region has to give. We started our first day with a wine tasting at the gorgeous Hamilton Russel Estate.Top visits Ataraxia, Spookfontein,Bosman,La Vierge, Newton Johnson and Creation where we had a special visit to our table by Carolyn Martin. Get your friends or family together and plan a visit with Gillian and Ralph. It is so worth it!
      Written 24 November 2021
    • D2437WRninaw
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      A sad way to conduct business
      We were very keen to try this, required details to create our plan. Communication was passive aggressive and unhelpful. We are seasoned travelers and like to know what is on offer and structure our holidays around choices listed by companies. We usually do go on private bespoke tours overseas and are accustomed to companies having tour structures in place which one can use as a guide and then make adjustments to. In our communication we attempted to receive information like this. We were met with vague suggestions and ultimately were told that: “I don’t think we are the 'right company' for you” Simply for asking for structured guidance. We are surprised that a company can so miss interpret a simple request for information, and the tone of the response leads us to agree with the statement quoted. Travel is a joyful experience and we would not feel comfortable with people who conduct themselves in such a dismissive and disrespectful way. We certainly will not be joining them and would discourage friends who might consider this too. The tone is set to not trust that travelers would be treated with respect and kindness.
      Written 1 October 2021
    • DanieL1136
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Babylonstoren Wine Walk
      We did the Babylonstoren Wine Walk with Ralph and Gill as our guides, I have to say that was a fantastic day with these two very interesting individuals. They made it so interesting, so much so that we will do more walks with them.
      Written 9 June 2021
    • Heloisef
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Once in a lifetime experience (will have to go again!)
      What a fantastic experience! We travelled to Hermanus for a girls weekend amidst the Covid 19 drama (obviously before lockdown was even announced), we really considered canceling but it was the best decision to go! Gillian and Ralph were exceptional hosts from the initial booking. They were able to accommodate our specific requests without any complaints. Their knowledge of the area and plant life on our walks were amazing. The whole trip was a once in a lifetime experience, we visited stunning wine farms, walked through the most beautiful surroundings and ate like absolute kings (or queens in our case). Even though our plans changed daily with new rules implemented for Covid 19, they were able to roll with this and change around things to make sure we still had a fabulous time. I will highly recommended this trip to anyone that loves wine, lives nature and just likes experiencing the best our country has to offer.
      Written 2 April 2020
    • Elrika H
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous Wine Walk in the Hemel & Aarde Vallei Mar20
      An unforgettable experience!! The wine walk with Gillian and Ralph as our guides absolutely blew us away. Exquisite sights, amazing views and superb food .... obviously with lots and lots of wine!! So many highlights through out the weekend but our brunch tasting at Creation and the walk to Ataraxia were really special. I strongly recommend this to everyone!! An absolute must do!
      Written 1 April 2020
    • Daveyt1969
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Kogelburg Trail-African Sun Road (Ralph and Gilly).
      We had a fantastic day with Ralph and Gilly who guided us on the Kogelburg Trail. Their knowledge of plants, animals, insects and geology is outstanding, they are super passionate about nature and are able to pass this across in the most engaging way. We (Danel my wife and myself), picked up so much- plantlife especially, all through the most scenic of walks. Ralph and Gill met us at 7.15 prompt and drove us from the meeting point to the reserve (we were a group of 2 so could fit), then at stops around the trail brewed coffee and also provided two large bottles of water each and a fantastic packed lunch. The trail is long so you need to be fairly fit, but the pace was comfortable-the scenery takes your mind off any aches! Ralph and Gill offer a lot of shorter walks and different options, we are super tempted to book a wine walk as well! They are super organised and very accommodating-we booked at short notice, though I would suggest to book early as we were lucky they could accommodate us. We are looking at a whale tour for the future. Nothing but praise to give!
      Written 22 December 2019
    • MagsieMarloth
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wine walk
      What an amazing experience!!!! Our hosts / guides (Gilly and Ralph) were out of this world. They were so knowledgeable and professional, but also felt like family towards the end. The trip exceeded all expectations and I cant wait to be back!! Thank you for intoducing me to this amazing part of our country!
      Written 20 December 2019
    • Lutricia792
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Winewalk Nov 2019
      I did not know what to expect but this definitely was one of 2019's highlights. All details were well planned. Gillian and Ralph were well informed and they can cook! I would love to bring my kids to enjoy the fynbos and learn more about the beautiful Hemel en Aarde valley. Thanks once again on a grand finale for 2019.
      Written 5 December 2019
    • Adventurer648590
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Customised Tour with AfricanSunRoad
      I would highly recommend AfricanSunRoad for your Wine Walk, Gillian and Ralph are the most incredible guides.
      Written 3 December 2019
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
    Very good

    Cape Town, South Africa49 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    We had a great tasting and the young lady who assisted us was extremely friendly and charming. The wines, while very limited are lovely. They do come with a hefty price point but it is plain to see that this is and always has been, a premium brand.
    Written 12 July 2022
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