Eikehof
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The boutique winery of the Malherbes of Eikehof can be found amongst the decades of old oak trees from which it get its name. Fourth generation Francois Malherbe makes his wine in the same cellar that his great grandfather used. Eikehof has one of the oldest still producing vineyard blocks in South Africa.
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  • Carlos Alvarez
    Orlando, Florida10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Family Vineyard
    We had a great visit to Eikehof. The wines are of excellent quality and the family owners are very friendly and great conversationalists. We enjoyed learning of the long family history of making wine and learning about each varietals story. The also serve various different options of cheese and charcuterie boards which we also enjoyed with the wine. I would highly recommend Eikehof, do not let the size fool you, they make great wines and speaking directly to the family owners is a welcomed change from the bigger, commercial wineries.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 21, 2023
  • DWV
    Austin, Texas7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extra Day in South Africa
    We had an extra day and just looking for a casual small winery. Perfect spot. Great host with Caleb. Good wines that we will share with friends back in Texas. Highly recommend this stop over.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 27, 2023
  • MDRedSox
    Newmarket, New Hampshire169 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small, family-owned winery.
    A nice, family owned winefarm in a sea of what feel like large winefarms. Personal attention and lovely wines. Worth the stop. Nice views out the back of the tasting room
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2023
  • CM E
    Washington DC, District of Columbia103 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful family owned and run winery!!
    Wonderful family-owned and run winery (now in 4th generation). Meet the actual owners. We were welcomed by the husband and wife team who gave us a welcome taste. We then did a 4 wine taste with a large meat, fruit, and cheese tray. Everything was wonderful. This was the only winery where we bought wines to take home with us. Highly recommend it for a small, family-owned winery experience!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
  • Langstone111
    Newport, United Kingdom130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Small Wine Farm
    Lovely welcome to this fantastic small family wine farm. All the staff were very welcoming especially Caleb. Choose the wine tasting and cheese and fruit platter which was so good! We asked where the cheese was made so that’s tomorrow’s day out sorted. The wines were all really good. Bought 6 bottles and some fresh peaches for breakfast. We will visit again for some wine and that cheese and fruit platter. As well as the lovely cheese and wine the views were pretty spectacular too from under the shade of the oak tree.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 1, 2023
  • mrgrumpy
    Northumberland, United Kingdom85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed
    Great wine tasting experience in fact one of the better ones we have had in this area. Caleb? Was informative and answered all our questions. The present owner took time to speak to us and you get the passion the owners have with their fourth generation farm. We also took to some of their wines and getting some shipped back home
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 11, 2024
  • Kalkan White
    Kalkan, Türkiye7,473 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our favourite wine tasting experience!
    We had a fantastic experience at this charming boutique winery. Amazing vista to enjoy the wines, delicious cheeseboard & really passionate staff. We even met the owners who took the time to talk to us too. Excellent wines not to be missed!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 16, 2024
  • Xanadu-Scotland
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wine tasting & delicious platter, with unbeatable view
    Authentic Family owned vineyard for delicious tasting & cheese and fruit platter. Highly recommend. Owners take time and obviously pride in detailing their delicious wines. Their staff too are without doubt excellent-informed, friendly and welcoming. We left having bought semillion wine, a leather bag, and an amazing smelling bunch of fresh eucalyptus! Superb experience. Don’t miss out.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 26, 2024
  • Anthony S
    San Francisco, California15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect Stop in Stellenbosch
    My wife and I had this as a stop for the Wine Tram stop back in September, and we highly recommend making it a part of your time in Stellenbosch! The property is beautiful and the wines were great, but our favorite part of our stop here was definitely Anunwa, who was not only knowledgeable about the wines, but took the time to talk to us about our travels and where we're from. We loved chatting with him about the NFL!! We will definitely be ordering some of their wines and shipping them back to the US, and look forward to catching up with Anunwa next time we are in South Africa!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 18, 2024
  • Gary P
    Royston, United Kingdom54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A winery with a difference
    What a different experience. Warm and friendly in the approach to wine tasting with owners and staff who are committed to the love of their wines. A smaller operation that really has that personal touch. We asked our host Caleb to choose the wines he would recommend. He offered wines that paired so well withe the variety of meats and cheeses available to sample from their menu. Having visited a number of wineries in South Africa and other countries this will remain a favorite.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 22, 2024
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DRIVER2580
Harrogate, UK182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were taken here on a private tour from our hotel, we had planned to visit the following day on the wine tram. We rested here for over an hour for a mixed meat, fuit, cheese platter whilst we tasted the wines. The owners, (husband and wife), sat with us at times to talk about the estate and their wines which was really educational. As opposed to many of the other estates, they had a lovely
outside sitting area under the shade of the trees with views across the farm, (there is also an indoor area). This was one of our favourite vinyards to visit.
Written March 5, 2020
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Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again! Francois and Elize
Written March 6, 2020
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evanses5
Miami, FL963 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Our group of twelve was surprised when our guide took us to this smaller winery. It was a very nice surprise. Eikehof is a family run affair. We found the wines excellent and the cheese and fruit platters were artfully displayed. Please take time to walk their lovely grounds. This place must better than the big well know places near by.
Written February 5, 2020
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Thank you so much for your review! We always aim to have our guest feel the passion that we have for our family-owned winery. We hope to see you again soon. Francois and Elize
Written February 7, 2020
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Mick D
Huddersfield, UK129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This was one of our stops on the wine tram out of Franschhoek. We were travelling as couples and were going to give it a miss-thank goodness we did not ! A small family run farm which has been in the same family for generations. Warm and friendly welcome by members of the family. Excellent tasting with input from the wine maker who explained the processes in detail and with enthusiasm-what a difference from some of the other stops on the tram. Would be worth going directly and having a leisurely platter on the terrace rather than rushing to get back on the tram. Will consider this next time.
Written March 20, 2020
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199cate
London, UK98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
This is an absolutely stunning, small winery owned and run by the loveliest of people. The owners and staff are so friendly and knowledgeable and make sure to talk with every single group about the winery.
You can sit in the shade under one of the magnificent oak trees or go for a walk amongst the vines.
The wines are delicious, I especially enjoyed the Shiraz and the Semillion and the tastings are very reasonably priced. They also offer a free welcome drink of their delicious rose. Additionally they sell some fruit and flowers.

It is on the red line of the hop on hop off wine tour and was my favourite out of all the different wineries we visited.
Written January 28, 2022
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Joe, Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
What a fantastic experience at Eikehof. We visited 7 wineries over 3 days & Eikehof was the most welcoming & most intimate & personal for sure; a refreshing change from some of the bigger commercial operations. The only 1 of the 7 that offered a free glass on arrival & the only 1 that the owners stopped by to chat & tell us all about their fantastic history & wineyard. So relaxing sitting in their wonderful winery tasting some great wines & oh the cheese & fruit platter was truly excellent too. Highly recommend a visit
Written December 8, 2022
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Caleb Parel
Cape Town Central, South Africa5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Wow what an amazing view and experience at this outstanding wine farm! We had an absolutely unforgettable experience at Eikehof. Our host Aunwa De Wet was one of our main highlights at this humble yet exquisite wine tasting experience. Exceptional service! He made us feel special and obligated to return just to re-experience greatness. The wines were great as well. Would recommend to anyone who appreciates class and beauty. Amazing family vibe as well. Also really loved the English bull terrier of the owners. Wow!
Written December 17, 2021
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laney365
Southampton, England228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Went here as part of a wine tasting day and this was our favourite by far. It is a family run vineyard with superb wines which are reasonably priced. We sat on picnic benches overlooking the vineyard and had a choice of wines to taste. The family spoke to us and told us about the history and how they are diversifying into fruit. Other people were tucking into beautiful cheese platters which looked delicious whilst the rooster pecked around the table whilst a mole was digging up the lawn whilst an ostrich played in the field. Totally grand!
Written November 24, 2022
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Huw E
Henley32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
After 2 days of wine tram tours (12 vineyards) we stoped off at Eikehof. This a family run vineyard and Elize was a great host and took time to explain the wines in relaxed manner. The setting is lovely and shade provide by large oak trees. Short walk to the vines and tried the Merlot grapes - lovely and sweet. Went for small cheese board to accompany wines which was excellent combination. We agree it’s the most authentic Franshhoek winery and a must do on the wine tram…. highly recommended!
Written March 20, 2022
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Xanadu-Scotland
Scotland28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Authentic Family owned vineyard for delicious tasting & cheese and fruit platter. Highly recommend. Owners take time and obviously pride in detailing their delicious wines. Their staff too are without doubt excellent-informed, friendly and welcoming.
We left having bought semillion wine, a leather bag, and an amazing smelling bunch of fresh eucalyptus! Superb experience. Don’t miss out.
Written January 26, 2024
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Jmw1187
Durham, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
A wonderfully personal visit to this brilliant vineyard.
After being greeted with a complimentary glass of delicious rose, we were welcomed by the owners who were so kind. The shared the interesting history of the vineyard and the wonderful wine they sell.
Highly recommend!
Written August 5, 2022
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