The Cape Winelands is a destination of ultimate indulgence and relaxation. Whether you are looking to simply de-stress and un-wind and soak up the atmosphere, or whether you are looking to go on a cultural adventure visiting historical monuments, vineyards and galleries. The Cape Winelands will not disappoint you.

Cape Winelands Highlights

  • Stellenbosch – historic university town with a lively atmosphere thanks to the many students in residence. Numerous world famous wine farms along the Stellenbosch Wine Route.  Eagle Encounters Conservation Centre and famous Moyo restaurant with it’s massive African buffet at Spier Wine Estate. Art galleries. Lots of restaurants, cafés and bars in town. Nearby Devon Valley is a pretty place worth the short drive.
  • Paarl – busy Winelands town in the ‘Pearl Valley’ with plenty of wine estates to visit. Drive up to the fascinating Taal Monument (built to honour the Afrikaans language) and enjoy incredible views in all directions.  Klapmuts – A suburb of Paarl, with a rural charm of its own, best known for Butterfly World.
  • Franschhoek – named ‘The ‘French Corner’ after the French Huguenot refugees who settled here in 1688, this is the prettiest Winelands village with a picturesque main road crammed with stores, galleries, bistros and sidewalk cafés. World class dining in town and at nearby estates.
  • Wellington – Great wine aside, Wellington also offers wonderful hiking and mountain biking in the mountains. Coffee shops and antiques. A dramatic drive across Bain’s Kloof Pass with its spectacular scenery makes the trip worthwhile.
  • Tulbagh – quaint historical village crammed with restaurants. Annual ‘Christmas in Winter’  is a popular Tulbagh event.
  • Overberg – Popular tourism region renowned for excellent whale watching in winter, especially in Hermanus. Locally produced wines, historic architecture, rural charm.