Hermanus, Western Cape
Cradled amid the hills of the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley,
Bouchard Finlayson is widely acclaimed as one of South Africa’s leading boutique wine cellars.
With a terroir defined by both ancient soils and a cool maritime climate, the vineyards of Bouchard Finlayson are famous for producing award-winning
Pinot Noir, elegant Chardonnay and terroir-driven Sauvignon Blanc, while inspired blends showcase the depth of skill and innovation in our winemaking team.
The Bouchard Finlayson cellar is conveniently located a scenic 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, close to the world-famous whale-watching centre of Hermanus.
Visit the Meller family farm, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Fauxquets Valley, and discover how the island became home to the award-winning Rocquette cider.
The guided 90-minute tour will begin with a stroll through the estate, with a brief stop to feed the rainbow trout in the lake, and an explanation of how the cider is made. You’ll then enjoy a cider and fruit liqueur tasting in the picturesque tasting room, accompanied by delicious Guernsey cheese and biscuits, and homemade apple chutney.
Price: £20 per adult (16 - 17 year olds are £15 and children under 15 are free)
Take a thrilling ride along Guernsey’s southeast coastline with our partners at Island Rib Voyages, and discover the island’s secrets from the sea.
While overlooked by the dramatic cliff scenery, you’ll hear all about pirates and smugglers, see the island’s smallest fort, where Victor Hugo walked and swam, and both Napoleonic and German fortifications.
There’s also the chance of spotting dolphins, puffins and seals, all with the wind in your hair, and the sun on your face.
Price: From £29.50 per adult
The Duke of Richmond serves a sumptuous Afternoon Tea daily in the Zebra Lounge, the Conservatory or, weather permitting, on the sun-washed terrace. Afternoon Tea remains one of life’s great traditions and our menu naturally includes the classics; a selection of delicious finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with preserves and clotted cream, and Chef's delicate tea pastries.
Price: From £25 per person
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Explore the wonderful world of gin as we take you on a gin safari. Join us for a gin tasting journey with a difference. You'll hunt down rare botanicals, discover exotic flavours and then capture them in your very own bespoke brew.
We have four gin safaris waiting to be discovered, each encompassing three gins from across the world.
Price: From £27 per person
A 50-minute boat ride from Guernsey, Sark is the crown jewel of the Channel Islands, with a population of around 500 people. Cars are prohibited so a horse-drawn carriage is the best way to see all this beautiful spot has to offer. Accompanied by Philip Perrée, one of Sark’s best known characters and most knowledgeable tour guides, your experience is yours for the making.
Marvel at the island’s unspoilt landscape and charming unpaved roads, explore the island museum, and cross over the famous La Coupee to Little Sark, where you might stop for some lunch or afternoon tea.
Price: £180 per five-seater carriage for a full day tour