Jakkalsvlei, directly translated as Jackal’s Marsh, is a family owned winery nestled in the beautiful, world famous Garden Route. The Jonker family has been proud owners of Jakkalsvlei since 1972, and today it is farmed by the 3rd generation Jonkers on the farm.
The farmland was called Jakkalsvlei because of all the foxes, jackal’s and wild cats seen in the mountains surrounding the farmland. While hunting in the Southern Cape during this time, Nelis Jonker senior was inspired to buy this beautiful piece of land. Jantjie Jonker, Nelis’s grandson settled on the farm in 2006. In 2008 he bottled the first wine under the Jakkalsvlei label.
Today Jakkalsvlei wines are enjoyed by people all over South Africa, including some fine restaurants. You can’t help but fall in love with the breathtaking views and the beautiful mountain range surrounding the farm.
Come explore this unique, off the beaten track wine farm in the Garden Route and experience true Southern Cape hospitality.