The Kokerboom (Quiver Tree) Food and Wine Route takes the traveller into one of the most interesting and beautiful areas of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province.
Strewn with vineyards, its home to Orange River Cellars, the second largest wine co-operative in the world. Dried fruit industries like raisins, peaches, apricots and plums, pecan nuts, citrus and dates are fast-growing industries too.
The self-drive route allows visitors to explore the customs, traditional cuisine and must-see attractions of the region. En-route, visitors can enjoy Kalahari sushi, wine and brandy tastings, home-made cheeses, meat delicacies and much more.
Did you know?
Aloe dichotoma (the quiver tree or kokerboom) is a tall, branching species of aloe, indigenous to Southern Africa. It can be seen specifically in the Northern Cape region and parts of Southern Namibia. The Quiver tree is a botanical symbol of this part of the world.
Attractions and Activities on the route
The Orange River is an attraction of itself with river rafting, boat trips and swimming or relaxing on the side of the river. Its most impressive feature is the 56m Augrabies Waterfall situated within the Augrabies Falls National Park.
The Quiver Tree Route is an excellent photographic route and ideal for motorcycle safaris. It is close to Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park and Witsand Nature Reserve with its ‘roaring’ white dunes.
Within the route you’ll find the following:
- Many kilometres of vineyards
- Tierberg viewpoint
- Wine-making & brandy-making
- Excellent traditional food – Nama cultural engagement
- 4×4 Trails
- Hot-Air Ballooning
- Game Drives
- Arts & Crafts
- Farm stalls
- Donkey cart rides
- Koms Kokerboom Nursery (Quiver Tree Nursery)
Towns on the Route
Although the Quiver Tree Route is not about towns per say, but rather about the surrounding areas, the towns do form a component of the routes and offer visitors attractions of their own.