The farm derives its charming name from the legendary colony of water tortoises that was found on the land in the 1800’s. Skilpadvlei has been in the hands of the Joubert family since 1917.  Today, fourth generation Willie Joubert upholds the proud family tradition of harnessing the rich potential of the land with a dedicated commitment to quality. Skilpadvlei is a fully operational farm, with 60 of the 78ha under vineyards and also includes six self catering guest cottages, wedding and conference facilities as well as a restaurant and wine tasting area. For more information go to

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