The following social events will enhance delegates’ visits and allow the South Africans to show their warm hospitality.
Sunday, 4 November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, starting at 19h00
Tuesday, 6 November, starting at 19h00 (venue TBA)
Wednesday, 7 November at Ballroom Cape Town International Convention Centre, starting at 19h00
Cape wine routes
When one reflects on the splendours of the Cape
– lush green valleys, rugged mountains, azure
seas and sky - the Cape’s winelands are usually
top of the list. Visitors pour into the Western Cape
to experience the viticulture, restored Cape
Dutch farmsteads with their distinctive gables
and thatched roofs, and the mountains that form
the dramatic backdrop to all of this. The Cape
winelands are some of the most scenic in the
world and wine tourism is one of South Africa’s
fastest growing industries. South Africa also has
the largest number of Fairtrade certified wineries
in the world.
An emerging ethos has taken the local wine
industry into the global arena. South African
wine has come of age and is now competing on
the world wine stage. A whole new generation of
winemakers has appeared and there has been a
shift from grape farming to wine growing.
The Cape’s winelands stretch from the coast
to the plains of the Little Karoo, where grapes
are also grown in the riverine valleys. There are
currently some 560 wineries and 4 400 primary
producers of vineyards in the Cape, divided
by the Wine of Origin Scheme into four main
regions: The Breede River Valley, The Little
Karoo, Coastal and Olifants River.