African Vineyard Guest House

African Vineyard Guest House...

...on the island of slow living.

African Vineyard Guest House, near Upington and Keimoes in the Green Kalahari region of the Northern Cape, offers luxurious and peaceful Upington accommodation in a tranquil setting on Kanoneiland, the largest inhabited inland island in South Africa. This Upington B&B/Guest house nestled on the island of slow living on a working farm, is part of the lush, fertile landscape of the Green Kalahari near Upington and is on route to Keimoes, Kgalagadi, Kakamas and Augrabies Falls. As a registered slow food establishment, this unique Northern Cape accommodation establishment’s meals are home cooked with a country-style flair and taste. African Vineyard is part of the Open Africa Kokerboom Food & Wine Route that runs along the Orange River from Upington to Kakamas in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

Situated close to Upington and Keimoes, African Vineyard is on the N14 route and is the perfect accommodation to experience the Northern Cape through the Green Kalahari, the legendary Augrabies Falls National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and the annual Namaqualand flower show.

This slow-food establishment is an intriguing mix of farm-stay and super-stylish elements, which translates into luxurious accommodation but with a homely, warm soul.  The ambience, slow food, fresh fruit and herbs, personalized service, country hospitality and luxury accommodation all mix to revive your soul. Guests are welcome to explore our vineyards, stroll along the Orange River or just relax in the swimming pool. Our exquisite garden is home to various species of bird and the eco-friendly dam is an island paradise for bird watching.

Accommodation at African Vineyard ranges from standard rooms to luxury suites overlooking the beautiful garden. The interior of this four star and AA superior Guest house/ B&B near Upington reflects the owners’ passion for all things natural and unique.  The décor is a blend of old and new with most of the woodwork unique pieces created by the owners.  All these elements translate in an atmosphere with a luxurious, yet well lived in and comfortable feel.
Our delicious meals are home cooked according to slow food requirements and can be enjoyed indoors or next to the swimming pool. Experience and explore your sense with our food and local wine pairing in an exquisite setting.
African Vineyard believes in bringing together people, food and beautiful things – but keeping it down to earth and accessible.

Escape to the island of slow living and food – on a working raisin farm - and experience country hospitality and friendly, personal service that will make your stay an unforgettable experience.


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African Vineyard Guesthouse is on the Green Kalahari, Quiver Tree Food and Wine route and on route N14

  • Keimoes - 15km
    Upington - 25km
    Upington Airport  - 35 km
    Kakamas – 70km
    Kenhardt - 80km
    Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – 260km  
    Augrabies Falls National Park – 105km
    Namaqualand Flowers – 250km

Directions: Take the Kanoneiland turn-off from route N-14 for 3km over the bridge. Turn right into town and left into the main street (follow the African Vineyard signs). Follow the main street for 1km and turn right onto a gravel road, after 500m, African Vineyard is the first establishment on your right.



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African Vineyard Guest House
Plot 79, Kanoneiland
PO Box 1071, Upington, 8800
Northern Cape, South Africa
Fax: + 086 650 8572
Cell: +27 83 461 1724 (Reservations)
Cell: +27 71 607 4582 (Reservations)
S28° 39' 22. 3 / E21° 04' 41. 1
S28° 39.372 / E21° 04.685

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