African Vineyard Guest House
Kalahari, Northern Cape
Experience relaxed top Upington accommodation at African Vineyard Guest House & Wellness Spa on Kanoneiland, 25km from Upington and 15km from Keimoes on the island of slow living. African Vineyard is the perfect jewel to experience the Green Kalahari in the Northern Cape. Located among lush vineyards on Kanoneiland, the largest inhabitant river island in South Africa, this award-winning 4-star & AA superior guest house is also home to one of the few signature Kalahari Spas in South Africa. We take proud in using Kalahari ancient desert products.
Escape and disconnect from the big city life and revitalize your body, soul and mind at the Wellness Spa with an added Outdoor experience. African Vineyard combines magical ingredients to create an unforgettable farm stay experience that includes free WiFi. The ambience, food, treatments, personalized service and modern accommodation combine to deliver country hospitality at its best. Guests are welcome to experience the wellness spa, enjoy the exquisite garden and rich bird-life or experience local food and wine pairings.
Spacious, beautifully appointed rooms, from standard to luxury, open out onto the green oasis of a garden that is alive with birds. Dinners are served on request, as are six-course food-and-wine pairings (bookings essential).
African Vineyard is uniquely located on a working grape farm on Kanoneiland (“Cannon Island”) in the middle of the Orange River, which is known as South Africa’s longest river and offers a lovely venue for weddings, functions and conferences.
Whether your wish is to go river rafting, game viewing, bird watching, wine tasting or on a scenic photographic safari, African Vineyard is an ideal stopover on route to some of South Africa’s most iconic destinations in the Northern Cape.
Kanoneiland and African Vineyard are on the Open Africa Kokerboom Food & Wine Route and are just
40min from Upington airport;
15km from the little river settlement of Keimoes;
25km from Upington, the largest town in the region;
105km upstream from the Augrabies Falls National Park, South Africa’s largest and most dramatic waterfall;
250km east of the semi-desert Namaqualand region that is transformed into a riot of spring flowers in August and September;
260km from the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, a vast wilderness that straddles the borders of South Africa and Botswana, and is home to black-maned lions, magnificent birds of prey and the iconic scenery of the Kalahari.