Western Cape Guide
While the Western Cape is known for its excellent wine tasting – an activity popular among locals and foreigners – gin tasting has become the latest must-do activity in the area. In the last few years, craft distilleries have popped up all over the place, not just in the Western Cape, but also in Jo’burg and Durban. These distilleries are trailblazers in the country, stocking local bars and restaurants with their popular gins. And if you’re a local gin lover, you can visit most of these distilleries in person, where you can witness the gin making process for yourself, and sample the gins too! A gin tasting experience is a great activity to add to a Garden Route holiday itinerary, or a safari holiday in the Western Cape. Gin enthusiasts – both in South Africa and abroad – will be happy to know that we’ve put together a guide to the craft distilleries of the Western Cape, featuring some of the country’s top distilleries and their gin.