Just a 45-minute drive from Cape Town and you’re in the scenic mountains and valleys of the Winelands – gracious gabled Cape Dutch homesteads, cask-lined cellars, oak-treed towns, historical monuments and fine restaurants. The charming towns and wine routes of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington are there to be explored and savoured, like good wine !
With a selection of over 200 cellars to choose from, you are guaranteed to taste some fine wines.
The historic centre of the university town of Stellenbosch is packed with cafes, galleries and restaurants (roughly 75 of them). The attractive town of Franschhoek is also a culinary delight, with many award winning restaurants and cafes.
Experience the historical and cultural heritage of the region while visiting quaint villages and vibrant townships, outdoor museums and galleries, open-air theatres and outdoor art and craft exhibitions.
For the more adventurous visitor there are activities such as canoeing, 4x4 trails, horse-riding, hiking, mountain biking, rock pool swimming, abseiling and kloofing. The best time to visit is October – April, with September and May still very pleasant months, with some great deals to be had !