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South Africa, February 24 – March 6, 2017

Wine Tour to South Africa: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and more! Meet the ambitious and talented winemakers with us — In the last twenty years South African wine country has gone through a revolution. Today South Africa is a major producer of quality wines. The new generation winemakers have increased the quality dramatically. There is a lot […]

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South Africa, Safari and Wildlife Add-on, March 5-9, 2017

An Extraordinary Nature and Wildlife Experience — After the wine tour we can offer you an extraordinary four day tour to malaria-free private game reserves in the Eastern Cape, an hour’s flight time from Cape Town. You will get the chance to see all of the Big Five: elephant, lion, rhinoceros, buffalo and leopard (not […]

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By the sea near Cape Town

South Africa, Golf Experience Add-on, February 21-25, 2017

Four Days with the Best of Cape Golfing — For a golfer South Africa is a perfect destination. It has world-class golf courses located in breathtakingly beautiful landscapes. Climate is warm but generally not exceedingly hot, not even in summer. The sea is never far away in Cape golf country. And it has the delicious […]

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South Africa: a wine country with great variety

South Africa’s wines have had great success in various parts of the world. However, it is a wine country that does not rest on its laurels. The producers are constantly seeking new challenges, new districts and new varieties. Down on the south coast the climate is cool and this suits some varieties such as sauvignon […]

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Safari in South Africa – in addition to the wine tour in South Africa

After the wine tour we offer you a four-day trip to private game reserves in the Eastern Cape, one hour flight from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. The reserves are malaria-free. You will have several exciting game drives, including one in the Addo Elephant National Park. Here they have not only elephants but also the […]

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Explore South Africa’s many wine regions on the wine tour

South Africa’s vineyards cover an area of just over 100,000 hectares (a little less than Bordeaux). The production is around 10 million hectolitres, which means that the country ends up as number seven in the world in terms of wine production. The acreage has been stable in recent years. What has changed is that more […]

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South African wines, a success story worth a voyage

It is only 20 years since we started drinking South African wines. But now we take them for granted. The quality of the cheap wines is reliable. And the more ambitious wines become more and more interesting. This we have noticed since coming here for the first time in 2010. More and more producers are […]

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De Zalze Golf Club

Four fantastic golfing days to add to your wine tour to South Africa

If you are a passionate golfer you should take the opportunity to enjoy a few days on the course when you come to South Africa. Now you have the possibility to add four days of golf as an add-on to our wine tour of South Africa. You will play on four different top-quality golf courses […]

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The beach at Camps Bay in Cape Town

Top quality wines, wine entrepreneurs and beautiful landscapes, the wine tour to South Africa

To call South Africa a New World country when it comes to wine is really wrong. A few years ago it celebrated the 350th anniversary of the first wine made in South Africa, so they made wine here before vines were grown in the Medoc. But at the same time it is correct. It was […]

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Add a fabulous safari experience to your wine tour to South Africa

Once-in-a-lifetime wildlife and game reserve excursions South Africa is a country that makes great wines, but it is also a country with an exceptional animal life and flora. Now you have the possibility to add four fantastic days of safari and unique wildlife experience to your wine tour. This unique wildlife experience is offered as […]

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Exclusive wine and food tours to Chile-Argentina and South Africa in winter 2017 launched by BKWine | Press Release

Exclusive wine and food tours to Chile-Argentina and South Africa in winter 2017 launched by BKWine The wine travel specialist BKWine has launched two new long distance wine tours: one to Chile and Argentina, and one to South Africa. Both will take place during the winter season 2017. These luxury tours focus on the wine […]

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The 2017 wine tour programs to Chile-Argentina and to South Africa are now ready

The wine tour to Chile and Argentina earlier this year clearly showed that this today are two countries making great wines. Those who say that it is just low-end mass-produced wines are living in the past. For sure. Here you can find very talented producers making elegant and characterful wines from both classic and unusual […]

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The new program for the Chile & Argentina tour now up; South Africa soon to come

We have finished the final touches on the program for next year’s wine tour to South America, with Chile and Argentina.  As we tend to do, we have reviewed it and renovated it from top to bottom to make it even better. The last tour we did was a very good illustration of that these […]

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The modern winery at Vina Vik, Chile

Dates set for 2017 for the wine tours to Chile-Argentina and South Africa

We have now nailed the dates for the two long-distance wine tours coming in the winter of 2017. It feels far away but you may need a good margin for so long and so special a trip. Here are the dates: Chile and Argentina wine tour in South America: 28 January to 12 February 2017 […]

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TWE Best Wine Travel Destination: Franschhoek in South Africa

The Wine Enthusiast recently did a special feature on what they think are the World’s Best Wine Tour Destinations for 2016. Here are some more details on one of the destinations on their list: Franschhoek in South Africa. You can see the Wine Enthusiast’s full list of best wine travel destinations in my previous post […]

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“The most delicious journey” – South Africa

“The journey that is the most delicious” is when you are traveling around in South African vineyards, says Anna Norström in one of Sweden’s biggest newspapers, Svenska Dagbladet, “In South Africa there are wineries close one to another, the gastronomy is high class.” It is quite true. It is nice, and a well-deserved attention that […]

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Glass of Bubbly features BKWine South Africa tour

Luxury magazine Glass of Bubbly on our wine tour to South Africa

Our spring wine tours were recently featured in the online magazine Glass of Bubbly. The magazine is, as you can guess, focussed on sparkling wines so what must have caught there eye was some of the excellent sparkling wines made in South Africa. They use the same winemaking techniques as in Champagne but here in […]

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Press release: New World vs. Old World on spring wine tour program 2016 at BKWine Tours

BKWine has released the spring wine tour programs for 2016. It is a duel between the Old and the New World: one tour of the great classic wine region Bordeaux and one to an emerging New World country, South Africa. Both tours are organised by award winning wine writers Britt and Per Karlsson. Full tour […]

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“Lasting” memory from winery visit in South Africa

In most cases, when you visit a winery, it is to taste the wine, talk to the winemaker and see the vineyard and cellar. Only on the rare occasion you also get the possibility to actually make your own wine. But that is what our travel guests on the latest wine tour to South Africa […]

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Vineyards and mountains in Stellenbosch – FEATURE

An introduction to the wines and wine regions of South Africa

South Africa is a fantastic wine country to travel in. The wines are very good, you can find world class wines here if you know where to look. After having visited the South African wine regions several times over the past few years we have several very good “addresses” to show you. The landscape itself […]

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