TYGERKLOOF DISTILLERY explore, taste, celebrate
Tygerkloof Distillery, the home of GINSMITH GINS, is about 2 hours from Cape Town.
The GINSMITH Gin Tastings and Tapas and Tastings experiences make for an interesting and adventurous day out. A number of our guests have said that their experience at GINSMITH was 'the highlight of their time on the mountain'.
Our beautiful fynbos farm high in the mountains bordering the Grootwinterhoek Wilderness Area, is accessed just north of Porterville via the Dasklip Pass (famous for paragliding), with breath taking views extending from Table Mountain to the West Coast village of St Helena Bay.
On the mountain you may well see black eagles, cape vulture and other bird and animal life. On our farm we have seen porcupine, leopard, ratel (honey badger), klipspringer and aardwolf, mountain reebok, grysbok and recently two caracal kittens. More often than not a troop of baboon and dassies, are around. The fynbos is beautiful and unspoiled, and waterfalls and pools abundant.
Should you wish to overnight we have a guest cottage which is ideal for a couple. Tygerkloof Guest Cottage. In addition there are a number of guest houses and chalets available on the mountain and in Porterville village. The well known campsite, Beaverlac, is accessed from the top of the pass. Guest cottage accommodation include: Pampoenfontein cottages, Berghoff chalets, Heidedal Guest House, Rockhaven, and Cedar Peak guest farm.
The last kilometre of road up to the distillery is a track which can be driven with an ordinary sedan, slowly and carefully. A SUV or equivalent is recommended.
TYGERKLOOF DISTILLERY TASTINGS:
We, the owner/distillers offer GIN TASTING or TAPAS & TASTING & options.
The tasting comprises a full introduction to the distillery,
copper potstill, botanicals and the artisanal process followed in
making our gins.
Guests are offered a tasting of each of the three GINSMITH gins,
followed by a choice of their favourite gin, is served as a garnished
G & T.
TAPAS AND TASTING
This includes a gin tasting along with a delicious
selection of italian style tapas.
We are able to host a maximum of 12 people.
ALL TASTINGS ARE STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT
We cater for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries,
gatherings, team builds, or any event that you may wish to mark.
Please contact us for a quote for GINSMITH to be served at your
event, from our elegant portable bar.
GINSMITH PINK R350
GINSMITH NAVY R385
GINSMITH THE STEPCHILD R350
Ginsmith Gins, Tygerkloof farm, Tygerkloof Distillery, Grootwinterhoek Conservancy, Porterville. 6810
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