With majestic mountains on the one side and the ever-flowing Breede River on the other, with beautiful fruit and wine farms lining the way, the awe-inspiring surroundings invite you into Bonnievale to meet the people who pride themselves on their warmth and unpretentious hospitality. Bonnievale is situated on the banks of the Breede River. Surrounded by the Langeberg Mountain Range in the north-east, and the Riviersonderend mountains in the south-west, it is one of the most beautifully situated towns in the Western Cape. The town is approximately 180km from Cape Town and 100km from the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas.
Bonnievale is known as The Valley of Cheese and Wine for a good reason. There are 2 Co-operative Wine Cellars, 4 Estates and 2 private wine producers in the area. The Robertson Wine Route, which includes all the wine cellars in the Bonnievale area, has in recent years won great acclaim in South Africa and around the world, for the production of outstanding white and red wines.
We boast two cheese factories in Bonnievale: Parmalat and Mooivallei Suiwel. Parmalat processes cheese, butter, milk, and whey powder. Parmalat's Bon Blanc (white cheddar) was crowned Dairy Product of the Year at the National Dairy Awards. All milk received from Parmalat's milk producers is tested and analysed every single day before it is pasteurised or processed. The Bactoscan (the only one in Africa) tests total bacteria counts, while other sophisticated equipment tests for antibiotics, any additives including water content, as well as protein and butterfat. Proof of Parmalat's awareness of hygiene and quality is the fact that the Bonnievale factory was the first factory outside South East Asia to receive the 20 Keys Bronze Award for extremely effective and efficient systems.
We can meet any accommodation request in our beautiful valley - from luxury accommodation to camping. With the river and mountains - what more do you need for a glorious, relaxing break, away from the stresses and strains of modern living?
Hope to see you soon!