Overview & Attractions
A short distance from Cape Town are the Winelands, South Africa's premier wine producing region. The stunning scenery, historic towns and beautiful vineyards all help to make this a great place to relax and enjoy the sights at a leisurely pace.
Nestled between towering mountains lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley, considered to be the food and wine heartland of the region, where leading wines are developed and top chefs create international cuisine. Stellenbosch is one of the oldest towns in the country and is a perfect base to explore the Winelands.
In and Around:
Not far away from Cape Town you will find Constantia Valley which features forests, stately homes and vineyards. Home to some of the Cape's oldest wine routes, it is an idyllic location in which to enjoy the wines. There is also a range of interesting walks and hikes. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are not far away and are home to a wide diversity of Cape flora.
Stellenbosch: The oldest town in the country after Cape Town, it is one of the most scenic areas to visit in South Africa. Offering a variety of accommodation, Stellenbosch is an ideal base from which to explore the Winelands. The small town is packed with history for visitors to discover, plus excellent restaurants and warm South African hospitality.
Franschhoek: Known as the food and wine heartland of the country, fine wines are produced all around and world-class cuisine is available in the wide range of restaurants. In addition to this, Franschhoek offers breathtaking scenery and a town that is packed with wonderful arts and crafts, antique shops and galleries.
Paarl: As with most of the towns in the Winelands area, Paarl has a historic charm, culture and heritage. A great destination if you are looking to experience natural beauty. The area offers breathtaking scenery with many cycling and nature trails as well as Paarl Mountain.