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Green Mountain Eco Route

The Green Mountain Eco Route, the world’s first biodiversity wine route, incorporates the area around the Groenland Mountain with the villages Bot River (Botrivier), Elgin Valley Grabouw, Houw Hoek and Villiersdorp in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom.
Just one hour from Cape Town, the route is ideally located for weekend getaways and easily accessible via the N2 past Cape Town International Airport and Sir Lowry’s Pass. For those travelling further to the Garden Route and Route 62, the area makes a great first stop in the Overberg, South Africa.

The Green Mountain Eco Route combines attractions including wine farms, activities, events, accommodations, restaurants, wedding & conference venues. It offers scenic beauty, natural diversity of terroir and a wide range of wine styles. Whether you want to crank uphill on your mountain bike, hike through acres of fynbos, experience a unique wine tasting with the winemakers, or enjoy meals made from locally grown produce, the Green Mountain Eco Route has things to do for everyone.

The commitment of all members of the Green Mountain Eco Route is conservation, sustainability and social upliftment. All members belong to the Groenlandberg Conservancy. All wine growers and grape producers are Biodiversity Wine Initiative members or champions. BWI members participating on this route include: Beaumont Wines,Eikenhof Farm, Mofam Trust, Molteno Brothers,Oak Valley Wines & Paul Cluver Wines.

The members of the Green Mountain Eco Route follow profitable, sustainable and ethical business principles and commit to the social upliftment of historically disadvantaged communities by using local people and resources throughout the route around the Groenland Mountain.

Biodiversity refers to the various systems and processes that allow life to persist over time. When biodiversity is intact, species and ecosystems are resilient and adaptive to environmental changes. But when biodiversity is lost, nature responds unpredictably and natural resources may be destroyed.

The Green Mountain Eco Route exposes visitors to both the wine and the biodiversity experience of each participating producer, promoting responsible eco-friendly tourism in harmony with nature.

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