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Visiting South Africa & Silkbush

Having been to South Africa 41 times since 1994, we still remain taken by its incredible beauty, boundless opportunity, and the welcoming and genuine hospitality of its people.

Because many international travel agents are not regularly on the ground nor detail oriented, we’ve made the videos to help you plan a visit to famous Cape Town through Stellenbosch wine country and on to Silkbush Mountain Vineyards and our Guest Cottage.

After the videos have wet your appetite, you can download maps and three detailed articles to assist anyone planning an initial trip to the  Beloved Country. We have distilled the major insights gained from years of travel to South Africa, the Okavango Delta game camps of Botswana, and Tanzania/Zanzibar.  The document also includes links to other websites, suggested guide services, lodging, travel itineraries.


These professional videos were made by Rene and Corne Van Rooyan in South Africa, to share our unique high elevation winefarm, Silkbush Mountain, and to introduce you to some of the winemakers who buy Silkbush Estate Pinotage Grapes. Alana Gentry and Dave Jefferson also produced a narrated slideshow for people planning a trip to the Western Cape called, A Tale of Two South African Mountains: Table Mountain and Silkbush Mountain. We hope you enjoy the videos and come visit us soon.

(Full Screen Viewing: Click the icon next to HD on each video.)

Trip Planning & Maps

After you’ve watched the video, A Tale of Two Mountains, you can use this page to print out maps and Dave’s PDF, Planning a Trip to South Africa, which includes South Africa travel information and tips, a travel checklist and “Ten Perfect Days”, a proposed Itinerary.

DOWNLOAD THE PDF: tips and contact information for restaurants, lodging, guides and a perfect ten-day trip.

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