Meander through the famed Cape Winelands. A perfect blend of art, nature and mildly decadent food paired with the finest wines in the world.
The Cape Winelands district includes five local municipalities; namely Drakenstein, Stellenbosch, Witzenberg, Breede Valley and Langeberg (formerly known as Breede River/Winelands). The area is one of the "pearls" of South Africa's rural and small-town sub-regions, but disparate with a relatively high and diverse level of development. The Cape Winelands region is the source of many legendary Cape wines, the produce of row upon row of grapevines, many of which were first planted hundreds of years ago. Its classic Cape-Dutch homesteads, mountainous surrounds,
grand heritage and sumptuous restaurants have earned the Cape Winelands the right to call itself South Africa’s culinary capital. Apart from a wide choice of wine estate cellars lined with top-class wines, visitors will discover a variety of locally produced cheeses, olives, export-quality fruit and organic produce to sample and buy. The sheer beauty of the Winelands not only lures photographers and artists to capture its magnificence, it regularly plays host to weddings, conferences and special occasions.
- Franschhoek‘s excellent restaurants are renowned at home and abroad.
- Add stunning mountains, galleries and antique stores to paint a picture of the hospitality that characterises this small town.
- With its historical charm, culture, architectural heritage, wine and one of the largest solid rocks in the world, Paarl Mountain, Paarl is bursting with breathtaking scenery and offers the fitter tourist a choice of cycling and nature trails.
- This was the first wine region in South Africa to establish a route along an organised network of wineries.
- Don’t miss out on a scenic drive up Bain’s Kloof Pass. Robertson – the “Garden Town of the Boland”
- Sample a glass of pinotage, which is a red wine blend unique to South Africa
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- Best time to travelYear round. Long summer days are perfect for lounging. Autumn sees bright leaves in the vineyards and winter makes indoors cosy before the spring.
- Traveling with ChildrenCape Winelands is an ideal adult-only destination.
- WildlifeA scenic paradise for hikers and cyclists, with superb year-round birding.
- LanguagesEnglish is widely spoken throughout the country even though South Africa has eleven official languages - Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Swati, Sotho, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Northern Sotho and Southern Ndebele
- Flying to the Cape WinelandsHere a rental car is advisable and, of course, a map of the several wine routes is essential.
- CurrencySouth African Rand. Credit cards are also widely accepted.
A self-drive adventure exploring South Africa's beautiful Cape Town, Cape Whale Coast, and the Garden Route, ending with a luxury African Safari.
Enhance Your Experience With
- Specialist wine tours with Catherine Dillon
- A helictopter flip over the Winelands
- Explore the Cape Winelands by bicycle
Sumptuous rooms and suites boast every luxury and convenience to ensure guests enjoy an exceptional stay.
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