Bonnievale, also known as The Valley of Cheese and Wine, 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.

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. There are 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.

Here in Bonnievale is accommodation for everyone’s needs in this 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? There is great variety of activities for visitors in the area: wine tasting at the several cellars for the wine enthusiast, hiking, 4×4 trails, golfing, fishing, canoeing, a trip on The Breede River Goose, bird watching and most of all – just relaxing, breathing fresh air and enjoying the hospitality of Bonnievale and its people!





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