IMPACT: Stories of the Solms-Delta

CAP 145-301
Highlights
  • Visit to Cape Winelands – Franschhoek Valley
  • Visit to Van De Caab Museum, Wine Tasting & Lunch at Solms Delta
Program Overview
Country: South Africa
Depart: 03/21/2017 0830
Return: 03/21/2017 1430
Duration: Full-Day
Difficulty: Moderate
Capacity: Min. 10 / Max. 40

IMPACT Opportunity

Program Fee
$107 (early booking: $101)

Solms-Delta Wine Estate was established in the mid-1700, when Hans Silverbach and his wife Ansela van der Caab, a freed slave settled on the farm. Today it is owned by the world-renowned neuroscientist Professor Mark Solms who took a philanthropic approach to estates, from the vineyards, the wines and farm workers.   Currently Solms-Delta is in the forefront of redressing the social and economic legacy of South Africa’s past. Enjoy a tour of the Van De Caap Museum. Learn more about the history of the Delta farm from the very beginning of human settlement, through pre-colonial rural usage of the land, the inducting of private ownership through colonial viticulture, the effects of slavery and apartheid and the establishment of a democratic South Africa and their hopes for the future.

Continue on a guided tour to comprehend the social history of Solms-Delta, through the voice of a farm worker. The Wijn De Caab Trust was established to break the cycle of poverty and dependency amongst wine farm workers and employees. See the changes that have been brought by the effects of black empowerment initiatives to the transforming of housing, education, medical care and general quality of life the farm inhabitants. The tour will end with a wine tasting followed by a delicious lunch on the estate. After lunch return to Cape Town.

Meals Included

3-course lunch

1 soft drink per person

 

Special Note

-Participants to wear comfortable light-weight clothing and comfortable walking shoes and bring sunblock, sun hat, sunglasses and windbreaker.
-Guests must be at least 18 years of age to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages.