In case you were wondering what to do with yourself on February the 18th, and if you have a lot of time and money on your hands, both of which you’re not quite sure how to deal with, well, why don’t you think of getting to the Cape Wine  Auction which I featured last week? Here your time and money will be put to good use and some wonderful people who are in need of support will bless you. Just in case you were wondering what you will be able to bid on, here are  some ideas to whet your appetite…………………………

The Cape Wine Auction lots are unique experiences that are not available for purchase and never repeated. They include rare wines, bespoke international adventures, stays in world-class accommodations and access to the inner sanctum of the South African wine industry.

Beyond Benguerra. I can see you and eight guests there!


“These opportunities come along once, for one auction only and never again, so what you bid for is truly exclusive and rare” says Darielle Robertson, Cape Wine Auction director.


Cheetah Plains–perfect


Some of the exciting lots confirmed for this year’s catalogue include:

  • A three-night getaway for eight guests at &Beyond Benguerra Island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, including return private charter flights from Cape Town or Johannesburg, return scenic helicopter transfers from the lodge and Vilanculos’ private island guide, dive master and butler and all meals and local drinks.
  • A three-night ultra-luxury safari experience for eight guests at the exquisitely appointed Cheetah Plains game reserve.
  • Three nights for six guests at one of Ellerman House’s exclusive luxury Villas in Cape Town along with cases of The Ellerman 2019 wine, The Ellerman 2020 wine and The Ellerman Gin. Plus three nights for six at the gorgeous Silvan Safari Lodge in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.
  • A vast and eclectic collection of close to a thousand wines, with rare vintages dating back to the early 60s, and including selected vintages from Kanonkop, Meerlust and Clos des Mouches.
  • From Creation Wines, a six-course wine and food pairing for eight along with 48 bottles from the world-acclaimed, single-site specific Art of Creation portfolio; two nights for eight in a 5-star private villa,at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve; three nights for two guests in Parama 003, one of the best located, 5-star apartments overlooking the V & A Waterfront and lunch for four at Ellerman House.

More exceptional lots are being added to the catalogue daily for what promises to be one of the biggest and best Cape Wine Auction events ever!

Grootbos Villa


A limited number of tickets for this year’s Cape Wine Auction dinner and dance, taking place on Saturday, February 18 at 18h00, cost R7500 per person and are available via Webtickets at