The Drift

Where is The Drift?

The Drift is about an hour and a half's drive from Cape Town, smack bang in the heart of the beautiful Overberg District.

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A Family Farm in the Overberg

Bruce Jack, Farmer and Chief WinemakerWe farm on the slopes of a wise old mountain in the spectacular Overberg. We believe in leaving the land in a better shape than we found it. Organic practices guide our philosophy, and we farm vegetables, raw honey, mountain olive oil and very special wine, grown in extreme vineyards. We also offer luxurious, self-catering accommodation for visitors to this breathtakingly beautiful corner of the earth.

Stay at The Drift

Located one-and-a-half hour’s drive east of Cape Town, we can accommodate up to twelve people, offering a quiet getaway balanced with plenty of activities for active or adventurous visitors. There's a nature reserve behind us, a large games room and pool, excellent hiking and mountain biking by prior arrangement. The Whale Route is just a stone's throw away.

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Organic Philosophy

We have been farming all our vegetables biodynamically since 2001 and received full organic certification in 2012. This means we don’t use chemical fertilisers or pesticides on any of our vegetables. Our Villa vegetable garden is no exception. It's open to our guests and is always brimming with seasonal organic vegetables.

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Our Vineyards

The Drift Farm and winemaker Bruce Jack are members of the exclusive Premium Wineries of South Africa co-operative. The same environmentally-aware farming philosophy holds for the vineyards as it does for the vegetables and the olives, although the wines are not strictly organic at this time.

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Please do get in touch if you'd like to shoot the breeze about anything at all.

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Various june july 2014 incl ben rugby ikaya 076 July 24, 2014

Beanies and Veggies for the Ikaya Pre-Primary School, Kayamandi by Andrew Arnott

Ikaya Pre-Primary School is a critical stepping stone for Kayamandi's children. The project serves to introduce children to education while creating jobs and infrastructure to support this. The next goal is to support nourishment through sustainable vegetable gardens and introduce children to nutrition and the joy of gardening. 

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James mitchel3 July 23, 2014

James Mitchell’s Gone Fishing Cider SALE by Andrew Arnott

We're having a cider sale to make space for our new cider, due to arrive in a few months time. This means you can get our traditionally made James Mitchell Gone Fishing Cider at a refreshing price. 

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Cider-apples July 22, 2014

Wine, Watch Out! These Ciders Are Just as Good by Andrew Arnott

Most ciders have gotten a bad rap as being too sweet and fruity. But that’s starting to change. Case in point—a Normandy estate that is making cider that rivals the area's fine wine.

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