Welcome to the Voor-Paardeberg; a Western Cape wine region that has all the charm of an undiscovered country landscape, yet is easily accessible, approximately 45 minutes’ drive from Cape Town.
Our vineyards run off the South-facing slopes of the Paardeberg Mountain. The decomposed granite soil, along with habitual afternoon South Westerly winds, give our wines a vibrancy in an otherwise warm climate area.
As a destination Vondeling includes a historic Cape Dutch homestead and St Clement’s Chapel; a consecrated church.
There are breathtaking views of mountains and vineyards in every direction. It’s a privilege to be able to view the surrounding landscape from the highest peak of the Paardeberg where you’ll find one of the Cape’s original Signal Cannons, which was once used to communicate to farmers that a ship had arrived in Cape Town’s Table Bay Harbour.
The Paardeberg Mountain is rich in indigenous fynbos. Notably, there are four species that are endemic as well as unique to the area: the Babiana Noctiflora, Erica Hippuris, Oscularia Paardebergenis and Serruria Roxberghii. Vondeling is actively involved in preserving and protecting this natural heritage.