The Olifants River is a river in the northwestern area of the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The upper and main catchment area of the Olifants river is around Ceres and the Cederberg mountains.
The Olifants River wine route starts at Citrusdal, 180 km outside of Cape Town and meanders along the river for 120 km until it reaches Lutzville and the country’s most westerly vineyards.
This wine route encompasses 200 km of stark contrasts and extraordinary beauty, and the wines produced are quality, value-for-money wines. Rainfall is low and soils vary from sandy to red clay loams, but the Olifants River provides an abundance of water.
Exemplary of the region, Cape Rock takes a refreshingly real approach to the climatic challenges of growing grapes and winemaking in the Olifants River region. Located on the West Coast of South Africa, Cape Rock embraces what nature has provided and uses it to complement its wines instead of disguising the true origin of the grapes through more modern winemaking techniques. Cape Rock can be found roughly 300km North of Cape Town in between the towns of Vredendal and Lutzville on the banks of the Olifants River.